Amid a vicious winter storm on Monday that forced some presidential campaigns to cancel their scheduled campaign stops in Iowa, only Martin O’Malley decided to press on.
And one man at his last event, the only person to show up, in fact, “was glad to see me,” the former Maryland governor said. But he still would not commit to caucus for O’Malley.
“The very last event of the night, we actually had a whopping total of one person show up, but by God, he was glad to see me. So we spent the time with him,” the Democratic presidential candidate told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday, speaking from Des Moines.
For O’Malley, having this storm as an excuse for the small turnout was probably a blessing. This is a campaign that never got off the ground, probably because the Democrats are the party of old white people. A 52-year-old young buck like Marty O has no place there anymore.
It’s amazing how much the nominating mindset for the two parties has flip-flopped. For decades the GOP rewarded whomever happened to have been hanging around the longest. It was a process that was never questioned, and rarely worked. Now the Democrats are pushing everyone to the side for a doddering grandma who can’t make it through a debate without getting lost on her way to the bathroom.
For the candidates who may actually still have a shot, the Iowa storm has been wreaking a bit of havoc.