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Md. Gov. O'Malley: Country Is in 'Cynical Time of Disbelief'

By    |   Monday, 18 Nov 2013 07:24 AM

Maryland's Gov. Martin O'Malley isn't yet a presidential candidate, but he was sounding like one on Saturday night.

Attending the New Hampshire Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Manchester, he rattled off a list of credentials for the job and screened a campaign video.

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The video paints him as the Baltimore mayor who brought down crime and a governor who was able to reduce Maryland's budget while developing its schools. He also pointed to his support for legalizing gay marriage, according to The Hill.

He also stressed his record as an inspirational mayor of Baltimore.

"The people of Baltimore rallied. Belief is important. Belief drives action. Now, like Baltimore in 1999, we, as Americans, are going through a cynical time of disbelief — a time, quite frankly, with a lot more excuses and ideology than cooperation or action.

"We seem to have lost the shared conviction we once had that we actually have the ability to make things better together."

O'Malley — who has said he is giving http://www.buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/martin-omalley-putting-together-framework-for-presidential-b "serious consideration" to a presidential run — is likely to face former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to BuzzFeed.

He got his first taste of presidential politics campaigning in 1984 for Gary Hart's while a student at Catholic University.

Neither Clinton nor Warren attended the Saturday dinner though their supporters were out in force.

New Hampshire's first-in-the-county presidential primary tentatively is scheduled for January 2016.

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