In his op-ed piece in today’s Sun, Thomas F. Schaller looks past the 2010 gubernatorial race to 2014 when Martin O’Malley would presumably be finishing his second term. Since the Governor would be prohibited by term limits for running for a third term, the Democratic field would be wide open in 2014. He mentions our own county executive as one of the leading political thoroughbreds in that race.
“Barring some cataclysm, Mr. O'Malley will be the party's gubernatorial nominee in 2010, of course. But there are rumblings already about who will be best positioned to be the 2014 nominee.
Along with Messrs. Smith, Franchot and Gansler, that not-so-small list includes Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. Perhaps former congressman and NAACP president Kweisi Mfume will try to build upon his solid 2006 Senate primary effort.”
At least at that point he’ll be over forty!