Martin O’Malley writes for the Des Moines Register:
I will not be running for president in 2020, but I hope Beto O’Rourke does. And this is why. In 2016, my long-shot presidential candidacy found its flame extinguished between a rock and an angry place in my own party.
America wasn’t in the mood for new leadership. We were in a mood of anger, rage and retribution. And in this mood, Donald Trump’s candidacy rose. It was good for ratings, and good for the Russians; but, bad for America. And, we got what we got.
But now, there is a different mood in our nation. People are looking for a new leader who can bring us together. They are looking for a unifier and a healer. They are looking for a leader of principle, and they are now looking for a fearless vision.
Read the full op-ed.
I will not be running for President in 2020, but I hope Beto O’Rourke does. It’s time for a new generation of leadership. https://t.co/6vDbAUvzDt
— Martin O'Malley (@MartinOMalley) January 3, 2019
NEW: Martin O'Malley says in @DMRegister op-ed that "I will not be running for president in 2020, but I hope Beto O’Rourke does," because it's "time for a new generation of leadership."
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