Saturday, April 13, 2013

Gov. O'Malley considers 2016 presidential bid

Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says that he is will give some thought to running for president in 2016. He'll leave office under term limits in 2015, and he has every right to think about what comes next.
"I need to be spending a lot more energy and time giving serious consideration and preparation to what — if anything — I might have to offer should I decide to run for president in 2016," O'Malley said during a wide-ranging interview with editors of The Baltimore Sun.

While it is true that a Hillary Clinton run, or even a Joe Biden candidacy, would make it hard for anyone else to secure the Democratic nomination, things happen in politics. It's never a bad idea to be ready to take advantage of the unexpected.

Gov. O'Malley's name certainly comes up in conservation and, besides, coronations are unseemly things in a democracy.

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