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« on: April 18, 2015, 01:49:53 pm »

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August 7, 2007.

Not a bad editorial in some ways, actually.
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2015, 01:52:22 pm »

Yes, O'Malley has always been of the "center" wing. He also repeats the myth that the DLC helped Democrats in the 1990s, which is not true.
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2015, 01:54:12 pm »

But he's our progressive savior from Hillary. Sad
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2015, 02:36:58 pm »

This may haunt him in the primaries, he was a part of the DLC.
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2015, 02:39:51 pm »

Didn't he also endorse Hillary over Obama in 2008?
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2015, 02:41:56 pm »

Didn't he also endorse Hillary over Obama in 2008?

Yes.
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2015, 02:42:39 pm »

Didn't he also endorse Hillary over Obama in 2008?

Not only did he endorse Hillary, he was one of her very early backers.
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2015, 02:45:29 pm »

What a flip floopper.

No wonder Walter Mitty decided to abandon that unprinciples weasel and back Lincoln Chaffee instead.
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2015, 02:55:12 pm »

Didn't he also endorse Hillary over Obama in 2008?

Not only did he endorse Hillary, he was one of her very early backers.

At the time, it was too soon in his gubernatorial career for him to run, and he probably looked at the rest of the field and noted it consisted of:

A Senator in the middle of his first term
A one term senator who was on the 2004 losing ticket
Two liberal loons (Kucinich and Gravel)
Two candidates who he may have liked but who he knew had no chance at the nomination (Biden and Dodd)

So, that left Richardson and Hillary, so he endorsed the better GE candidate (Hillary). It wasn't a full-throated endorsement, just supporting the candidate who obviously looked like "the best of a bad field" at that early point.
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2015, 02:57:14 pm »

Supporting Martin O'Malley is stupid. 

Look at John Edwards, moderate DLC Senator to hope of the left-wing of the Democratic party.  That was a move purely out of convenience and ambition.  In the words of Holden Caufield, he was a big phoney and so is Martin O'Malley. 

If you want to seem different and unique, buy a pet snake or something. 
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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2015, 03:41:23 pm »

Makes me wonder if he's just a stalking horse.
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