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O'Malley sharply critical of GOP at convention

O'Malley sharply critical of GOP at convention

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley offered pointed criticism of Republicans in an address to the Democratic convention on Tuesday, arguing that President Barack Obama is best suited to right the U.S. economy while GOP nominee Mitt Romney's policies would only move the nation backward.

The Democrat said Obama's policies have helped the middle class despite recession and stubbornly high unemployment — to a crowd that chanted with him, "forward, not back." Though he never mentioned President George W. Bush by name, the address was clearly an attempt to tie Romney and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan to the former GOP administration that ended a second term with low approval...