'Keeping an open heart and an open mind about running again''Keeping an open heart and an open mind about running again'
Former Maryland governor and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley said Tuesday that he was keeping an "open mind" about another presidential run and that he thinks gun control is a winning issue for Democrats up and down the ballot in 2020.
O'Malley addressed a crowd of business leaders at the "Politics & Eggs" series hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College. In his remarks, O'Malley laid out an optimistic vision for America's future that was premised on embracing young voters to achieve progressive victories on immigration, gun control, and a bevy of other topics, according to the New Hampshire Journal.
O'Malley opened up his address by making light of his failed presidential campaign, saying his return to New Hampshire was "a triumph of hope over cruel experience." O'Malley also poked fun at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), his competitors for the Democratic nomination two years ago.
"History will prove that I was the only life-long Democrat who ran for president in 2016," O'Malley said.