In 24 hours, Gov. Martin O’Malley Flips on “Are You Better Off?”
As I’ve reported before, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, as the leader of the Democratic Governors Association, is a leading candidate for the 2016 nomination.
But in the last 24 hours, it appears O’Malley has been locked deep in the underground in Team Obama’s torture chamber where he recieived the Cory Booker treatment. In that amount of time, O’Malley flipped on the main question posed to voters by Mitt Romney’s campaign: “Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?”
Sunday (9/2) on Face the Nation:
Monday (9/3) in the National Journal:
A day after saying, no, the country was not better off than it was four years ago, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley reversed course on Monday and said, yes, indeed it was.
“We are clearly better of as a country because we’re now creating jobs rathare than losing them,” O’Malley, a Democrat, said on CNN’s Starting Point. “But we have not recovered all that we lost in the Bush recession. That’s why we need to continue to move forward.”
He then motioned to a panel that included Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, among others. “Is there anyone on this panel that thinks we’ve recovered all we lost in the Bush recession? Clearly we’re moving forward, we’re creating jobs, unemployment is down, job creation is up. And that job creation would not happen without the president’s leadership.”
O’Malley later took to Twitter to reiterate his point.
At the RNC convention, I was surprised to see Gov. O’Malley in a wildly intoxicited state at Bernini’s restaurant on Wednesday night. But whatever changed his mind overnight certainly hurt more than that hangover.