Former Gov. Martin O’Malley, D-Md., wants a change in U.S. leadership come 2016, attacking presidential frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush.
“I think that our country always benefits from new leadership and new perspectives,” O’Malley said Sunday in an ABC News interview. “Let’s be honest here, the presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families. It is an awesome and sacred trust that to be earned and exercised on behalf of the American people.”
The likely presidential candidate has told reporters that he would decide on a 2016 White House bid by the spring. But O’Malley’s criticisms of Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee and Bush, the current Republican frontrunner, on national television could indicate that the former Maryland governor has already made up his mind.
“I believe that there are new perspectives that are needed in order for us to solve the problems that we face as Americans,” O’Malley said. “And I believe that new perspective and new leadership is needed.”
When asked if he supported Hillary Clinton as a candidate for the White House, he said he remained undecided.
“I don’t know where she stands,” O’Malley said. “Will she represent a break with the failed policies of the past? Well, I don’t know.”