Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley may announce his bid for the 2016 Democrat Party presidential nomination as early as Thursday night. The announcement is expected to be made on a conference call among top donors. O’Malley is considered a long shot by most pundits. At the same time, the former governor is viewed as the most “viable” alternative candidate to Hillary Clinton, the presumptive nominee. Still, most pundits view the current crop of prospective Democrat presidential candidates as mere sparring partners for Mrs. Clinton. They are expected to allow her to sharpen up her campaign skills en route to her inevitable coronation as the party’s nominee.
Sam Tabar has become aware that, as far as the presidential announcement goes, other pundits believe O’Malley will make the announcement over the coming weekend. His close aides do not concur with that assessment. All that is truly known is that O’Malley will make his announcement by no later than May 30. A campaign aide of O’Malley recently confirmed that statement. Among O’Malley’s top achievements, which he cites as a justification for his candidacy, is his anti-crime stance taken as mayor of Baltimore several years ago. O’Malley turned around the city from one of the nation’s most dangerous metropolitan cities to being one of the safest. However, the recent riots in Baltimore cast his anti-crime policies in a potentially negative light. Some people are now claiming that the tough anti-crime policies may have inadvertently generated the unrest which erupted in late April.