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Martin O’Malley Event in Iowa Draws One Person

Martin O’Malley Event in Iowa Draws One Person

How to know when it’s time to drop out.

Democrat presidential candidate Martin O’Malley held a campaign event in Iowa Monday and one single person showed up. In O’Malley’s defense, it was snowing in Iowa but still… one guy?

Here’s the worst part, the guy left uncommitted.

Nick Gass reported at Politico:

One person shows up to O’Malley event in Iowa, remains uncommitted

Amid a vicious winter storm on Monday that forced some presidential campaigns to cancel their scheduled stops in Iowa, only Martin O’Malley decided to press on.

And one man at his last event, the only person to show up, in fact, “was glad to see me,” the former Maryland governor said. But he still would not commit to caucus for O’Malley.

“The very last event of the night, we actually had a whopping total of one person show up, but by God, he was glad to see me. So we spent the time with him,” the Democratic presidential candidate told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday, speaking from Des Moines.

A tweet shared by a reporter who was present showed a bearded man, identified only as Kenneth, sitting at a table with O’Malley, who told MSNBC that he was “working on him” but also said people in Iowa “want to see the whole campaign play out” before deciding on a candidate.

O’Malley brought up the single supporter on MSNBC yesterday morning. He also tangled with former DNC chair Howard Dean about the lack of Democratic Party debates.

O’Malley also claims that he reached out to the Sanders campaign to arrange debates without the DNC but was turned down:

The saddest part of this story for O’Malley is that millions of Americans will read it and ask: Who’s Martin O’Malley? There comes a point where the only logical move is to drop out.

One media outlet chose a different way to report this story. Leon Wolf of Red State points to a headline from The Des Moines Register: 

Intimate. Heh.

Featured image is a screen cap from Twitter.


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Martin O’Malley, a man of the people person.

Looks like Mister Natural came for the free barbeque

One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do
Two can be as bad as one
It’s the loneliest number since the number one

No is the saddest experience you’ll ever know
Yes, it’s the saddest experience you’ll ever know
‘Cause one is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do

One is the loneliest number, worse than two
It’s just no good anymore since you went away
Now I spend my time just making rhymes of yesterday

One is the loneliest number
One is the loneliest number
One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do
One is the loneliest
One is the loneliest
One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do

Read more: Three Dog Night – One (is The Loneliest Number) Lyrics | MetroLyrics

This image, right here, is why the smart campaigns all cancelled their events. You never, EVER want a campaign picture to be able to be taken with one person in a sea of empty seats.

If you need any further evidence of this, remember the media hoopla that was made over the single person in the seats watching the “undercard” GOP debate at the JEB! Miami HQ. The media made a lot of it until they were forced to admit that JEB! wasn’t on-stage at the time the picture was taken, but it’s the type of image that can be used to KILL a campaign.

Further, at the undercard debate itself, the cameramen were very, very careful not to pan the audience, but even extreme care couldn’t mask the empty seats when they had to show the moderators. Look over their shoulders and the empty seats are clearly visible.