Back then, O’Malley proudly proclaimed Clinton as the best candidate for the presidency.
“Senator Clinton has spent her entire life being a champion for the working families whose hopes and whose dreams are the very core of our nation,” O’Malley said on May 9, 2007, standing aside Clinton in front of the Annapolis, Maryland waterfront. “Today, it is with great pride and enthusiasm that I endorse my friend, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, to be the next president of the United States.”
On Friday, ahead of O’Malley’s expected presidential announcement in Baltimore on Saturday, the governor’s spokeswoman simply said that was then, this is now.
“Governor O’Malley has tremendous respect for Secretary Clinton, but times change,” said Haley Morris. “We need new leadership to address our nation’s big challenges right now — from the continued law breaking on Wall Street to a broken economy that’s leaving too many Americans behind. Governor O’Malley has the progressive values and record of getting things done to take these challenges on.”