What People Are Saying About Martin O’Malley’s Performance at the CNN Town Hall Forum in Des Moines
“Very Good In This Format” … “Connects With Voters When He Can Talk Directly To Him” … “ Very Poised And Tuned In” ... “Best Answer I’ve Seen Entire Campaign From Martin O’Malley Re: Racism” … “Cheers For Martin O’Malley When He Takes Off His Suit Jacket And Rolls Up His Sleeves” … “Large Applause” … “Biggest Cheers Of The Night By Suggesting Comprehensive Immigration Reform To Help Economy” … “Gave The Best Answer Re: His Tenure As Baltimore Mayor That I’ve Heard” … “Touts His Record As Mayor Of Baltimore, When He Banned The Box” … “O’Malley Is Great On #Climatechange & The Economy. Only One W/A Clear And Decisive Strategy”
Stephon Dingle WIAT @Stephon_Dingle: O'Malley's likability factor has to be going up with his showing tonight, very poised and tuned in. #DemTownHall
David Redlawsk @DavidRedlawsk: Sounds like @MartinOMalley has his supporters in the room. Jumps right into his upsetting apple cart talking point. #DemTownHall #iacaucus
Ginger Gibson @GingerGibson: Some cheers for Martin O'Malley when he takes off his suit jacket and rolls up his sleeves to answer voter questions.
Roger Simon @politicoroger: Martin O'Malley takes off jacket and some members of audience go "Whooo!" #DemTownHall
O. Kay Henderson @okayhenderson: “I’m not capable of doing Q&A in IA from a seat,” @MartinOMalley says as he stands, shedding coat, too #DemTownHall
Michael Smerconish @Smerconish: Best answ Ive seen entire campaign from @MartinOMalley re racism #DemTownHall - perhaps because he's heard it so often
Michael Skolnik @MichaelSkolnik: Martin O’Malley does very good in this format. He connects with voters when he can talk directly to them. #DemTownHall
Justin Fenton @justin_fenton: May not have worked for everyone, but @MartinOMalley just gave the best answer re: his tenure as Baltimore mayor that I've heard from him
Tom McKay @thetomzone: Martin O'Malley just gave one of the best arguments for clean energy this primary. no hectoring, focus on opportunity #DemTownHall
Ryan Koronowski @koronet: O'Malley is so very solid on climate and energy. You'd think more enviros would jump on that, to change political calculus, not bow to it.
Jessica M. Coggins @JessicaMCoggins: Large applause for @MartinOMalley when he talks about commitment to immigration reform #DemTownHall
The Times-Delphic @timesdelphic: O'Malley gets his biggest cheers of the night by suggesting comprehensive immigration reform to help economy #DemTownHall
EJ Dionne @EJDionne: Always glad when #O'Malley talks about having agenda for cities. So much focus on suburban swing voters that cities get lost. #DemTownHall
Katrina vandenHeuvel @KatrinaNation: Good for Gov O'Malley on immigration rights and understanding power of that & power of new metro/ cities agenda
The Advocate @TheAdvocateMag: O'Malley: His state was one of first to pass marriage equality--also passed trans antidiscrimination bill. #DemTownHall
Charles Clymer @cmclymer: Props to O'Malley on the transgender bill. That was one of his finer chapters. A big deal. #DemTownHall
Aura Bogado @aurabogado: I wasn't even going to tweet the #DemTownHall but O'Malley proudly claiming his opposition of the death penalty is huge. #BlackLivesMatter
Gaby Pacheco @GabyPacheco1: .@MartinOMalley one of the most important things I care about his record, is banning the death penalty. #DemTownHall
Gaby Pacheco @GabyPacheco1: .@MartinOMalley YES! National Service program is such a great idea, imagine all the change and positivity that would bring. #DemTownHall
Iowa Starting Line @IAStartingLine: Interesting story from @MartinOMalley on family that was fire-bombed by drug dealer. Don't always get those stories from him #DemTownForum
The Advocate @TheAdvocateMag: O'Malley--did a lot of things that worked well, restored voting rights, decriminalized pot possession, etc. #DemTownHall
RH Reality Check @rhrealitycheck: Martin O'Malley touts his record as mayor of Baltimore, when he banned the box bit.ly/1OmotuT #CJreform #DemTownHall
Jim Sciutto @jimsciutto: .@MartinOMalley gets biggest applause praising Iowa's strides in wind power, made in America #DemTownHall
Gaby Pacheco @GabyPacheco1: Did you hear how people went into uproar when @MartinOMalley talked bout bringing 11million out of the shadows! #DemTownHall
Lenore Carwile @MyLostLenore: Totally loving @MartinOMalley right now! Yes, we need a plan for climate change! Yes, we need job development! Yes, I am loving your views!
John Sloan III @JSloan3: But @MartinOMalley is great on #climatechange & the economy. Only one w/a clear and decisive strategy #CNNtownhall @Lis_Smith
Ted Rall @TedRall: Good answer from Martin O'Malley about climate change. It is the most important issue.
Only4RM @Only4RM: Damn. Tough but fair & necessary 1st Q for @martinomalley on zero tolerance policing in Baltimore & MD. Very good answer IMHO. #DemTownhall