Martin O’Malley Will Decide on 2016 Bid by End of May
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said he will decide by the end of May whether he is running for president in 2016 - and that it would be “an extreme poverty indeed if there weren’t more than one person willing to compete for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party.”
“I believe that if you have the executive experience, the ideas that can serve our nation well, and the ability to govern, you should offer your candidacy and then let the people decide. If we do that, then we can be the party that leads our country into the future,” O’Malley said in an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. “But we won’t do it unless we offer ideas for the future and break with things like bad trade deals, the systematic deregulation of Wall Street that many Democrats were complicit in and helped get us into this mess.”
O’Malley has made trips to both Iowa and New Hampshire this year and speaks like a politician who is ready to run for the White House.