Most Democrats are sitting on their hands waiting for Hillary Clinton to announce she is running for president so they can get to work electing the first woman to the White House. Most, but not all.
Last weekend Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley began to lay out his vision for the future as he stepped down as chairman of the National Governor's Association. Plotting a run for president against the prohibitive favorite may seem silly, but it makes sense for O'Malley to get in. He doesn't have much to lose. Here are four reasons O'Malley should run for president even if Hillary Clinton decides to get in.
The trick for O'Malley is to campaign vigorously for the office without banging up the probable frontrunner too much. The governor has a bright future in the Democratic Party and a knock-down bare knuckle fight wouldn't serve him or Clinton well. He should talk about his vision and leave the dirt digging to the Republicans who will surely be looking to derail Clinton.
Ultimately, there's no reason for O'Malley to sit this one out. He should run. What's the worst thing that could happen? (Famous last words!)