Remember Martin O’Malley? You can be excused if you don’t, he’s pretty forgettable. He was part of that “deep bench” of democrats who ran for president in 2016. Outmatched and overshadowed by a brain damaged liar and a perverted socialist kook, O’Malley dropped out of the democratic primaries after gaining less than 1% of support. Most people might be discouraged by this poor showing, but the former Governor of Maryland thinks it’s his ticket to the White House in 2020.
Donald Trump is only in his second month in the White House, but already one Democrat is polling his party’s Iowa caucus-goers ahead of a possible 2020 run for the presidency.
The leadership PAC of former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley commissioned a Public Policy Polling survey of the first-in-the-nation caucus state earlier this month…
Shockingly, O’Malley paid for a poll and got some fairly encouraging results:
The poll, which shows O’Malley at 18 percent of Democratic caucus-goers in a field of nine potential candidates if the contest were held today, also asked the Iowans about New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker; former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro; New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo; Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Kamala Harris of California and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota; Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg; and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. “Not sure” got 32 percent of the vote.
It’s unclear if “Not Sure” is Luke Wilson’s character from Idiocracy or if people just aren’t ready to make up their minds this far in advance. In any case, O’Malley wins the Iowa caucus so long as nobody appealing decides to run and that’s not nothing.
As funny as it is that O’Malley thinks he has a good chance to be president, the list of potential democratic candidates is downright hysterical. If these are the liberal kooks the democrats are going to put up in 2020, it’s safe to assume that Donald Trump will be a two-term President. It’s like the democrats learned nothing from the last election they lost because they presented a very weak candidate who was out-of-step with the vast majority of Americans. Hey, I’m not going to complain; I hope the democrats continue this downward spiral.
Speaking of funny, check this out:
“Gov. O’Malley spent a lot of time in Iowa during the campaign and made a very favorable impression on Iowa Democrats. We wanted to see if the conversations he started with Iowans resonated and are glad to learn that they did,” said O’Malley’s campaign manager Dave Hamrick.
Let’s flash back to December of 2015, just ahead of the Iowa caucuses, when O’Malley held a rally and literally only one person showed up. That person’s name was Kenneth and apparently O’Malley wants to run for president so he can continue the conversation they had. I think it’s a little bit of an exaggeration for O’Malley’s campaign manager to plural words like “conversations” and “Iowans” when it was only one guy, but part of running a campaign is hyping things up.
I put “awesome” in my title because I am genuinely excited about O’Malley’s potential run. Not because I like him or support him in any way, but rather I enjoy writing about him. He has zero personality to go along with his zero good ideas and he’s an emotionally fragile doofus, which means I’ll get plenty of hysterical stories out of him. Plus, if this poll is accurate and he’s the democratic front-runner, it guarantees another four years without a democrat in the White House. There isn’t anything about this I don’t love.