Regarding the beginning of the outsourcing of Gov. Martin O'Malley("O'Malley takes party's message to New Hampshire," June 2), he seems to be contemplating a run for president. It would be a logical step for the ultra-liberal Governor O'Malley to follow the ultra-liberal President Barack Obama.
There is quite a similarity between the two men. Mr. O'Malley has a rubber stamp democratic majority in Maryland and has been able to expand state government and taxes at an alarming rate. President Obama passed all of his wealth redistribution policies by changing the rules with a compliant Democratic majority and essentially jammed unpopular programs down the throat of the American people.
They both speak in platitudes, offer no concrete solutions, and I often don't know where they stand after the speech is over. Simply stating that you are for the "working family" or talking about the need to "move forward" actually says nothing. This is what you get when you elect people with no practical business experience, who have never put their own money at risk, but have no problem spending other people's money in ever more wasteful ways. They cannot defend what they have done as the results are poor. So they stoop to blaming others and avoiding discussions of their failed policies.
We can only hope that we can get some adults in office that know how to solve problems and won't pander to unions and special interests and will represent all American citizens. Great leaders find real solutions in the face of great obstacles. Neither Mr. Obama nor Mr. O'Malley have proven to be leaders.
Steve Fonte, Linthicum