At a Saturday morning rally in Federal Hill Park, Baltimore, Martin O’Malley formally announced his run for the presidency.
You can watch video from O’Malley’s announcement below:
David Corn, writing in Mother Jones, opined that O’Malley was an ideal challenger in that he would “make a good sparring partner. He’s a smart guy with sass, but he’s not a slasher who could inflict long-lasting political damage.” In other words, he’s not too tame, but he doesn’t have that Sanders-esque streak of tempestuousness that might rock the boat.
As Jill Lawrence wrote last month, in anticipation of more non-Clinton candidates: “The Democratic side of the arena has finally come alive.”
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