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Wed Jul 1, 2015, 05:26 PM

Martin O'Malley and the Poetry of Greater Purpose

http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/17536348-95/my-turn-omalley-and-the-poetry-of-greater-purpose

Thanks to bigtree:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251419125

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Reply Martin O'Malley and the Poetry of Greater Purpose (Original post)
Koinos Jul 2015 OP
elleng Jul 2015 #1
Koinos Jul 2015 #2
elleng Jul 2015 #3
Koinos Jul 2015 #4
elleng Jul 2015 #5
Koinos Jul 2015 #6
elleng Jul 2015 #9
lovemydog Jul 2015 #7
elleng Jul 2015 #8
lovemydog Jul 2015 #10
elleng Jul 2015 #11
lovemydog Jul 2015 #12

Response to Koinos (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 05:29 PM

1. Thanks for posting, Koinos;

it's well worth it! from the Concord, NH Monitor!

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 05:37 PM

2. That one article speaks volumes about the character of O'Malley.

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Response to Koinos (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 05:40 PM

3. Yes it does,

and I HOPE DUers are listening (those with open minds, at least.)

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 06:20 PM

4. His subtle nature -- simple but complex -- makes him invisible to many people.

He is not a flash in the pan.

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Response to Koinos (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 06:24 PM

5. Yes and/but,

2 interesting aspects of the situation, 'invisible' to those not into subtlety and complexity but NOT a flash in the pan, will be around!

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 06:57 PM

6. You bet: Slow and steady.

I imagine that the primary debates will be billed as the battle between "two giants," Hillary and Bernie. Then Martin -- calm, rational, and genuinely presidential -- will enter the scene.

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Response to Koinos (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 08:38 PM

9. Will be GREAT, Koinos!

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Response to Koinos (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 08:34 PM

7. From that article:

The buses stop at a house on a river where Gov. Martin O’Malley is having dinner with the friends of a long career. Green plastic tablecloths and cheap fold-up chairs crowd under a tent. Rain stops. Martin joyfully anticipates the fight ahead; gives thanks. Then he surprises with a poem, “These Chesapeake Men” – about fishers who selflessly brave the storm-tossed sea for those they love.

Shades of Robert Kennedy; politics and grace. With Martin, there is a poetry of greater purpose. Just the day prior, Martin gave a landmark foreign policy address, then joined the marriage celebration at the steps of the Supreme Court. A day of boldness of heart and leadership; to which he is no stranger. Passing marriage equality. Defending it at the ballot box. Fifteen years of hands-on executive experience. Data-driven governance. A Maryland DREAM Act. In a phrase, New Leadership.

Martin doesn’t need to “evolve” – he has led; never has that been more clear. On equality, terrorism, gun violence, racism, immigration, climate change, rebuilding our cities, economic rebirth – O’Malley comes out swinging. There are big ideas and there are those who achieve them.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 08:36 PM

8. Thank you, lovemydog;

this is LOVEly, as is he.

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Response to elleng (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 09:11 PM

10. You're welcome elleng.

Thanks to you & everyone else in this group.

I'm exploring around the group and posting what impresses me.

It's clear that Martin O'Malley listens, he's a fighter and gets results.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 09:16 PM

11. Yes. We should import that as a theme:

'Martin O'Malley listens, he's a fighter and gets results.'

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Response to elleng (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 09:20 PM

12. Yeah, that sounds good!

Martin O'Malley.
He listens.
He's a fighter.
He gets results.

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