Sunday, April 12, 2015

Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley: Presidency not a hereditary right

Can you say Barack Obama in 2008? It really looks like former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley could pose a very serious challenge to Hillary Clinton being anointed the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

During an interview with MSNBC, O'Malley said that the presidency is not "a hereditary right."

MSNBC interviewer: You've got Bush, you've got Paul, you've got Clinton. Three potential dynasties right there. Are there too many dynasties?

O'Malley: You're calling the Pauls a dynasty?

MSNBC interviewer: You tell me. Are there too many dynasties in American politics right now?

O'Malley: Look, I think the presidency is not a crown to be passed back and forth between two families. It's supposed to be a contest of ideas and opportunity for candidates to earn this awesome trust.

I don't believe that it's a hereditary right.


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