Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley could succeed in doing what no Republican candidate has been able to do. He could be the one to bring down Hillary Clinton in the polls.
Despite the ongoing scandals and media-ducking, Hillary’s periodic dips in the polls continue to be buoyed by some inexplicable ability to defy what a clear majority of voters have deemed as untrustworthiness.
In the latest national poll from Quinnipiac, Clinton handily beats GOP leaders Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio by an average of seven points. Some speculate this as an electorate growing tired of scandal-mongering.
All which could be perfect timing for credible opposition within Hillary’s own Democratic ranks. For months Martin O’Malley has fanned the flame of intrigue around his nascent campaign for the presidency. Now it is clear he will make his candidacy official.
According to campaign insiders, O’Malley will make his official announcement next week at an event staged in Baltimore. This will be one week after filing paperwork for his Generation Forward Super PAC.
The irony is not lost on the O’Malley campaign. He finds the uphill challenge to bring down Hillary’s 63% approval for the nomination similar to Bill Clinton’s 1992 election. Clinton came from behind in victory and became known as the ‘Comeback Kid’.
What’s more, O’Malley’s clear juxtaposition of his youth and energy with Hillary’s age and past will surely play on Bill Clinton’s statement. The former president called him the most successful governor in the nation who ‘could be president’ one day.