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But the Democratic party has no obligation to let non-Democrats run as Democrats.

Or should we also allow "moderate" Republicans to run as Democrats? Why not let Greens and Libertarians run as Democrats too?

Where does the "trojan horse" movement stop? That's why I also oppose open primaries. Otherwise, we turn the "party system" into a "no-party" system.

People who belong to political parties have certain things in common. One thing they have in common is their commitment to work for the good of the party and all its members.

Someone who has bashed the Democratic party for thirty years has shown no such commitment.

I hate the game of golf. I think I will join a golf club and spend all my days and nights bashing the game of golf, critiquing members who play the game, complaining about the food, and openly questioning whether this club should be allowed to continue to exist. And I will also assert my right not to contribute financially to the club.

As I recall, the US constitution does not guarantee the right of any non-party member to run as a candidate in any party he or she chooses.

Sorry about the rant, but I believe that the Democratic party should be for Democratic candidates only.

The situation we find ourselves in, on the other hand, is that we have an anti-Democrat running as a Democrat. Nearly the entire party has been thrown under that candidate's bus.

"Women will be on Hillary Clinton’s vice president list" (Boston Globe)

Hillary Clinton’s short list of vice presidential options will include a woman, a top campaign official said in an interview — creating the possibility of an all-female ticket emerging from the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

Clinton wants “the best person to make the case to the American people,” her campaign chairman, John Podesta, told the Globe. “We’ll start with a broad list and then begin to narrow it. But there is no question that there will be women on that list,” he said, adding that staffers are still focused on clinching the primary.


http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2016/04/20/women-will-clinton-list-what-about-elizabeth-warren/OkjhdprEAehh8y2wTW70tL/story.html

Very interesting thought...

What do you think?

Martin O’Malley Supporting Iowa Endorser in Run for Student Senate

http://whotv.com/2016/04/06/martin-omalley-supporting-iowa-endorser-in-run-for-student-senate/

What goes around comes around. And for one Drake University student, that’s a good thing.

Kenia Calderon tweeted a video Wednesday of former presidential candidate Martin O’Malley endorsing Calderon as she runs for Equity and Inclusion Senator at Drake University.

“Hello, this is Martin O’Malley, encouraging you to vote for my friend Kenia for Equity and Inclusion Senator at Drake. #VoteKenia,” the Democrat said.


Calderon was a DREAMer (Maryland Dream Act) who had endorsed O'Malley on a blog in the Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kenia-calderon/why-i-support-martin-omal_b_8281806.html

He remembered.

Just received this postcard from Martin O'Malley

My wife said it brought a tear to her eye. I can tell you that I felt the same.

Dear __________,

In a political year that was often dark and turbulent, you gave me the ability to fight for the country we carry in our hearts.

From day one, you and I understood that this was a tough fight against long odds. I hope -- notwithstanding the disappointment -- you take some satisfaction in knowing that we gave it our very best. And on important issues like climate change, immigration reform, economic justice, cities, criminal justice reform, comprehensive gun safety, compassion to refugees, and many others -- we did, in fact, lead and drive the debate.

None of this would have been possible without your generosity. Thank you for being my friend, and thank you for allowing me -- in the course of this tough fight -- to reflect the goodness, the integrity, and the courage of the people of the United States.

Sincerely,

Martin O'Malley

*If you would like to help the Governor retire his small amount of debt, visit martinomalley.com/contribute


Yep, we are going to send a small contribution his way. Even though he didn't "win," his presence in the race gave us more than he will ever know.
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