Born into a Democratic family, he took time off from Catholic University to work on the 1984 presidential campaign of Gary Hart, who overcame 1 percent polling numbers to nearly defeat Walter Mondale for the Democratic nomination.
“He should run, not only for his own sake but I think for the party’s sake,” Mr. Hart said of Mr. O’Malley, a friend, in a telephone interview. “I don’t believe in coronations. I guess Walter Mondale was the Hillary Clinton of that time.”
—“Martin O’Malley, a Hillary Clinton Loyalist, Is Now a Potential 2016 Alternative,” as DNC house organ the New York Times continues the far left’s rumbles against the party’s aging and gaffe-prone dowager.