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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...

gretchen w, cassidy February 03, 2014 at 03:03 PM
Martin makes me laugh
John Mitcherling February 03, 2014 at 08:44 PM
I wish him well - he works hard for Maryland - he believes in what he does - Life is surprising and the future comes one day at a time - We all change and can make a meaningful difference in this world - It is his time and place - Believe !
MP February 03, 2014 at 09:20 PM
Someone has obviously drunk the Kool-Aid. Martin is only looking out for one person--himself. MOM has convinced himself that as President of the National Democratic Governor's Association he is a National political figure--with a 2% recognition rating. How well do you think it is going to play nationally when the rest of the country learns he has raised taxes 37 times during his tenure as governor?

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