On Saturday, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is announcing his next move, presumed by many to be a campaign for president.
Here's a glimpse at what other publications are writing about O'Malley, his chances and what he may need to do to secure the vote by the 2016 election.
- The Wall Street Journal explores O'Malley's "underdog run for president," but says his strategy is this: "Cast himself as amore authentic liberal than Mrs. Clinton."
- CNN writes about his prospective pitch to the voters, which they say is "youthfulness." (Here's what we had to say about that.)
- An under-discussed issue, Bloomberg Politics writes, is race -- and that's an issue for both O'Malley and Bernie Sanders: "...given that Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner forthe Democratic nomination, has made a major speech outlining her criminal justice proposals, there's an expectation that those running to her left will also discuss, or at least mention, the issue."
- Is O'Malley trying to battle that issue? Buzzfeed reports that he has made a key hire ahead of the announcement: Gabriela Domenzain, the "former director of Hispanic media for Obamawhen he garnered a record 71% of the Latino vote in 2012."
- NPR dishes on O'Malley's nerdom -- his love of numbers, stats and data -- and more in their roundup of five things you should know about him. Here are seven from The Washington Post. And nine things to know about O’Malley’s political and financial history from the Center for Public Integrity.
- McClatchy Washington Bureau asks: Will Baltimore's troubles handicap O'Malley's White House hopes?
- But the biggest question is: How can he beat Hillary Clinton? The Post explains.