Yes, please. This would be a marvelous idea.
As the political vultures circle around the incumbent, a longtime backer and financier of former Gov. Martin O’Malley is touting him as the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
John P. Coale, whose $500,000 loan helped put O’Malley over the top in his 2006 race against Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., tweeted his support Wednesday as speculation swirled that U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida might be on her way out.
“Martin O’Malley 4 DNC Chair. Acceptable to both candidates, did great job as [Democratic Governors Association] chair. Great on TV. Huge on executive experience,” Coale wrote.
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O’Malley is a veteran of the Sunday morning talk shows and became one of the top surrogates for Obama in 2012.
He served as chair of the Democratic Governors Association, and raised significant sums on their behalf. And he was a two-term governor of Maryland after serving as mayor of Baltimore.
He’s good on TV. He can raise money. He’s got the DGA background. He’s been a mayor and a governor. And as we all know, he would win both the swimsuit and rock god competitions as well. Sign him up. Who’d be able to compete with this?