- Governors are usually considered to be effective presidents because the issues they deal with (working with legislatures, dealing with day-to-day policy issues, assembling a team of experienced aides) are similar—in nature if not in scale—to those of running a country.
- He has strong executive experience: eight years as governor of Maryland (2007-2015), eight years as mayor of Baltimore (1999-2007), preceded by eight years on the Baltimore City Council.
- He may be the best manager in government, a least that’s what the Washington Monthly said in 2013. And according to the Boston Globe, Hillary Clinton said in one of her private emails in 2010 that O’Malley "should be reelected by acclamation for steering the ship of state so well.”
- He represents a new model of "entrepreneurial, data-driven governance," according to Politico, while other Democrats represent the old, tired, centrist ways of the party.
Nancy S Bishop
Nancy S. Bishop is publisher and Stages editor of Third Coast Review. She’s a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and a 2014 Fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. You can read her personal writing on pop culture at nancybishopsjournal.com, and follow her on Twitter @nsbishop. She also writes about film, books, art, architecture and design.