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Ready to Run: O'Malley Says He 'Would Make a Good President'

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says he is preparing for a 2016 presidential bid. But will he run if Hillary Clinton campaigns?

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says he is preparing for a 2016 presidential bid. File|Patch
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says he is preparing for a 2016 presidential bid. File|Patch

While Democrats across the country wait to hear if Hillary Clinton is going to run for president in 2016, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is preparing for a possible presidential bid, he told The Washington Post.

O’Malley has been meeting with foreign- and domestic-policy experts privately to prepare, and told the newspaper that he would make a good president “for these times especially.”

The governor is in his final term in the statewide office.

“To squander this important period of preparation because of horse-race concerns and handicapping concerns is just not a very productive use of energy,” O’Malley told the Post. “Right now, I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing — the thought work and the preparation work.”

Sources told the newspaper that O’Malley wants to run for the White House in 2016, but probably won’t if Clinton runs. He was the second governor in the country to support Clinton’s 2008 run for the presidential nomination.

>>Read more of the interview with O'Malley at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/not-waiting-for-clinton-md-gov-omalley-aprepares-for...

Carol B February 03, 2014 at 07:05 AM
ADVANCE NOTICE TO ANYONE PLANNING TO RUN AGAINST HIM: I have never participated in a political campaign, but will be glad to make yours my first. I have already told OweMalley that he needs to change the name of the state to Taxis: we struggle to keep our homes while he taxes rainwater. He'd tax the air we breathe, if he could figure out how to do it. President? I wouldn't vote for him for hall monitor!
Carol B February 03, 2014 at 07:07 AM
That's TAXUS--not taxis. Gotta love the Droid spell-check.
Shanna February 03, 2014 at 10:04 AM
NNNOOO DON'T DO IT!!!! I don't think anyone from Maryland that is in their right mind would vote for him.
Martin Layman February 04, 2014 at 05:08 AM
I post here before and it was taken down, so I will be a little more subtle. He is not President material, He is arrogant and in it for the money. He has divided this state and taxed our rain water. He is more of a dictator than a governor now, I can't imagine him as President of the United States. He is not a nice man.
John A Johnston February 04, 2014 at 07:16 AM
Yep I posted here before too and it was scrubbed, Owe'Malley is smoking some good drugs to think he would make a good president, Yep Martin he is a dictator allright!!!
Rev. Doc February 04, 2014 at 07:50 AM
Owe-Malley sucked as Mayor and left the city in shambles, Really sucked as Governor and the State is now in shambles, and as President, he would finish off what is left of America after O'Vomit's path of destruction upon the Constitution. O'Malley is another Communist Liberal Retard!
OLASO February 04, 2014 at 10:11 AM
He will make Obama look like a genius and create for the country the same welfare state that he has created in MD. God help these United States.
Dan Helfrich February 04, 2014 at 11:07 AM
All you name-calling malcontents ought to research just how well our state is doing, all things considered, and then come back and say the O'Malley run is a bad idea. Just because you aren't happy with his progressive political views doesn't mean this state is in a shambles. Give me break!
skip hall February 04, 2014 at 12:53 PM
Maryland used to have 13 fortune 500 companies now there are only 3, o'malleys progressive(liberal socialist) political views are whats running this state into the toilet open your eyes.I will do all that I can to oppose this idiot!
Nanny February 04, 2014 at 01:06 PM
He ruined the city and the state with over taxing. I am still wondering about where all the lottery and casino money is going too?
Terry February 05, 2014 at 12:54 AM
Owe'Malley raised taxes and created more "fees" (more taxes!) 78 times as Governor! Click here, or copy/paste in your web browser to read for yourself: http://marylandhousegop.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/tax-fee-and-toll-increases-1-14-141.pdf?utm_source=Jan+31+2014&utm_campaign=jan+31&utm_medium=email Owe'Malley is a legend, all right......only in his own mind! Definitely a progressive, left-wing, Socialist Obama wanna'-be...

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