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Old 02-07-2013, 03:05 PM
 
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Face it, O'Malley's tax and spend record is such that he'd never in a million years appeal to the masses. Indeed, O'Malley has raised Maryland taxes roughly 20 times since 2007 and the State has actually seen a DECREASE in revenues.

So why does he even contemplate Presidential aspirations? Not to mention that his speech at the 2012 Democratic Convention was not well received, and even Marylander's give him the big thumbs down for a Presidential run.

Can someone please tell O'Malley to ride out his term and disappear for good? He has no future in Presidential politics.

NONE.

Poll: Most Maryland residents don't think Martin O'Malley should run for president | WashingtonExaminer.com

Not everyone felt jazzed up by O?Malley?s speech - Washington Post

http://www.cnbc.com/id/48120446/In_M...Out_Rich_Study

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Old 02-07-2013, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Hey MOM, don't run for President. You will make a fool of yourself. Wait until Mikulski retires and sail into the Senate............then keep screwing all the rural parts of the state.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:12 PM
 
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Well, I'm from Minnesota, and I actually quite like Martin O'Malley. I do think that's he's a bit left of what might be acceptable in a general election, though.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Well, I'm from Minnesota, and I actually quite like Martin O'Malley. I do think that's he's a bit left of what might be acceptable in a general election, though.
He plays slash and burn politics in his own state, I can't imagine him being able to build any kind of consensus as the head of the Federal Government where you have to deal with both Dems and Republicans, urban and rural legislators, liberals and conservatives, separation and divisions of power.

It would be a nightmare. It is always MOM's way or the highway. That works OK in a one-party state dominated by liberal, educated, suburbanites. I don't think it would work trying to lead a hetrogenious country.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Well, I'm from Minnesota, and I actually quite like Martin O'Malley. I do think that's he's a bit left of what might be acceptable in a general election, though.
You're not affected by his idiotic policies over there in Minnesota, so it's understandable.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:00 PM
 
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There was a recent poll regarding how MDers feel about him being president. Too lazy to search since I'm half awake.


While most feel he is ok as a governor (seventy-something % or lower, can't remember), only 26% would approve of him becoming pres.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:10 PM
 
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I don't understand all the hate for O'Malley. In my opinion he was a far better governor than Ehrlich. Yeah, so he raised taxes. What Democrat do you know wouldn't raise revenues during a period of huge fiscal gaps?

And if not O'Malley then who???
Biden? too old for the job and not enough public support
Clinton? frontrunner but may not run, and since when has Hillary gotten along with conservatives?
Cuomo? NY gov. Basically an O'Malley cloan with greater name recognition. Just like O'Malley he raised taxes on high-earners, passed same-sex marriage, and is proposing strict gun control
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:18 AM
 
Location: South Carolina - staying with brother in Columbia
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I don't understand all the hate for O'Malley. In my opinion he was a far better governor than Ehrlich. Yeah, so he raised taxes. What Democrat do you know wouldn't raise revenues during a period of huge fiscal gaps?

And if not O'Malley then who???
Biden? too old for the job and not enough public support
Clinton? frontrunner but may not run, and since when has Hillary gotten along with conservatives?
Cuomo? NY gov. Basically an O'Malley cloan with greater name recognition. Just like O'Malley he raised taxes on high-earners, passed same-sex marriage, and is proposing strict gun control
When has Obama gotten along with conservatives? Most polarizing president that I can remember.

If the solution to deficits is more taxes, that only encourages politicians to spend more to justify higher taxes. I can't believe how many people buy into this logic that citizens ought to balance their bloated budgets with higher taxes. We don't suffer from lack of tax revenue in this country, it's the budgets that are bloated.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:20 AM
 
Location: South Carolina - staying with brother in Columbia
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I think Democrats are going to struggle in 2016 because they likely will have to run a white person and I don't think the minorities who love Obama are going to like that and they won't be as enthusiastic and it's likely the economy will be in it's 8th year in the toilet under Obama's leadership. That's generally not the way to win the presidency although this country appears to be becoming socialist Europe.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:52 AM
 
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O'Malley is not a statesman type public official. He is the golden boy of the Maryland Democrat machine; everything he does has a political motive. Everything he does will benefit himself, his family, his cronies or the Democrat machine. His success in the state does not translate to national prominence. He probably reads the New York papers everyday to see what Coumo is doing and saying and takes his cue from that. Sooner or later Milkulski will retire and O'Malley will appoint himself in her place.
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