What they're saying about Martin O'Malley

Now that former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has announced his campaign for president, he's appearing more in the national spotlight.

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:

  • Fox News looks at "why the media are yawning" about O'Malley:
    "O’Malley is basically an asterisk—or at least being treated that way by the media. His official announcement on Saturday didn’t make much of a pop."
  • The New York Times says, despite a perfect backdrop atop Federall Hill Saturday, O'Malley's announcement had some hiccups.
  • The Daily Beast took it a step further, calling the announcement amid protesters "embarassing."
  • Boston Herald columnist Joe Battenfeld lays out steps on how O'Malley can defeat Hillary Clinton
    "There are a few signs of hope for O’Malley. Though Clinton has cruised so far without having to actually answer to the voters, she’s shown signs of weakness. A new Quinnipiac poll showed a stunning 53 percent of voters don’t trust her and more than half of independent voters don’t like her. That’s got to make Democrats nervous."
  • The Washington Post points out that Clinton isn't the only person outdrawing O'Malley on the campaign trail:
    Vermont Sen. Bernie "Sanders -- a self-described socialist who many party leaders consider an unlikely standard-bearer -- has started to rise in the polls, while O'Malley is hovering in the low single digits. At campaign stops in early states and elsewhere, the firebrand from Vermont is drawing enthusiastic crowds that are several times larger than those that gather for O'Malley."
  • While also touting Clinton's power, NBC News says O'Malley remains Clinton's strongest challenger for the Democratic nomination.
  • O'Malley recently addressed his support of Clinton in 2008 in an interview with Politico.
    “Well I was for Secretary Clinton in 2008. She and I both worked hard to elect the president and to re-elect the president. But times change, and different challenges require new leadership,” he said

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