Worst of the DNC: Governor Martin O’Malley

By H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY

Governor O’Malley had way too much emotion and was speeding through his entire speech.  I am sure he was conscious of time but it is not a speech that I will remember from the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

He opened his speech with what seemed like a history lesson on Maryland—dating all the way back to 1776.  Then he gets in his grove where he adds in his catch phrase, “forward, not back”.  This phrase reminded me more of a high school election speech for student government, not a national convention where speakers are selected to talk about the party platform.

Of course it was to be suspected that there would be hard hits at Governor Romney and Paul Ryan, and that is exactly what he did.  Throughout his entire speech it seemed like he was trying to hard or it was bad acting.  Instead of being the democratic “forward not back” cheerleader, Governor O’Malley should try connecting with the American people in his speeches.