Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering a run for president, said Sunday that it would be a mistake for the party if only one Democrat sought the nomination next year.
"I think 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," O'Malley said on CBS's Face the Nation. "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."
"I'll let others second-guess her strategies and tactics and she can certainly defend herself," O'Malley said. "I believe that the best way to campaign is one-on-one with people. You can't forge a new sort of consensus, you can't forge public opinion, by following public opinion."