"I've seen it before," the former governor of Maryland and possible presidential contender said. "History is full of examples where the inevitable frontrunner was inevitable right up until she was no longer or he was no longer inevitable."
Clinton was considered inevitable to win the nomination in 2008 but ended up losing to Barack Obama.
O'Malley had previously dropped the inevitability comment in a television interview last month.
The former governor, who capped off his two-day trip to the first-in-the-nation caucus state with a speech to the Polk County Democrats in Des Moines, said that although Clinton is an "eminently qualified candidate," the Democratic Party is full of "good leaders."
"History is full of examples where people who are not very well known nationally can be very well known once they are willing to make their case to the people of Iowa," O'Malley said.
In some polls, he has scored in the low single digits in the state.
In a March CNN/ORC poll of national Democrats, only 1% picked O'Malley. In a January poll by Bloomberg Politics and the Des Moines Register, O'Malley was also at 1% among Iowa Democrats.
Clinton, who leads most polls by upwards of 40 points, is planning to launch her presidential candidacy on Sunday through a video message on social media, a person close to her campaign-in-waiting told CNN on Friday.
While he wouldn't say much about Clinton, when asked about her candidacy, O'Malley said, "if leaders believe that they have the experience and the framework to move our country forward, they should run. And they should engage with voters and our country would be the better for it."
O'Malley, like other Democrats, appears to refrain from directly attacking Clinton. Although last month on ABC, he said that the presidency is "not some crown to be passed between two families," he has not focused on her.
He has, however, openly teased a presidential run.
"I know that, as Democrats, we expect -- and I have heard this all over the country -- the Democrats expect a robust conversation about the issues we face as a nation and the challenges we face," he said. "They believe that that conversation needs to take place in something as important as a presidential primary."
He concluded: "It would be an extreme poverty indeed if there was only one person willing to compete for our party's nomination for President."
DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) —
`The explosion that happen in the City of Baltimore was inevitable. (O'Malley former Mayor to Baltimore City) O'malley had a major contribution to this exposure.
Well, it’s about time this is the direct result of Kirk Smoke taking the funds away from the Recreation Center when he was Mayor of Baltimore City. I grew up in Cherry Hill, and we had five Recreation Centers there (163, Community Building, Multipurpose Building, 160, and 164). While Kirk Smoke was in office, he removed them all. He claimed; the city had a lack of funds, which was not the truth.
A former NFL Player (BEAN) fought hard to keep the ONE that he was in charge off (163). Thank God he was successful in his fight because I may be dead by now.
The point is; we need the Recreation Centers back open with little league football, basketball, baseball soccer, “WORKSHOP PROGRAMS” and “EDUCATION PROGRAM” put in place. These are some of the activities that kept me off the streets and push me to quarterback in High School.
Guns and Drugs found the streets of Baltimore I wonder how they got there. That’s right, the thugs bought them there right Stephanie Rawlings? Sure, we need to feel that a black person life is of high value. If you value Black lives, it will help prevent blacks killing blacks—Freddie Gray’s death has brought gangs and Black People together as a whole. We can feed on this and uplift our culture, getting rid of the enculturation that lives in our City. Everyone seems to believe that black lives do not matter. Those that do not value black lives are under a great misconception—if anything we matter more. Someone always have to die to see change, Jesus, Martin Luther King, President Kennedy, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey now Freddie Gray. That’s right, make the comparison, a sacrifice for better living. Stop police brutality, or we will fight! Make a change or we will change something into nothing!
The people that are in power only understand violence. That is sad, but a true statement; ask the American Indians. Now, hopefully, they have gotten the picture; however, we must continue to understand our value. Black lives matter, we built this country on the back of “BLACKS”, therefore, let us stop killing each other and build up the community for the next generation. Put the guns down and go back to handling disputes with them hands, like we did when we were youth. If you were not tough enough to fight, you were not tough enough to be on the streets. Go back to this way of living, killing does not solve anything, when you fight with them hands, you end up making friends afterwards. You also become a tougher "MAN." Stop filling up the jails, the owners of these jails are making a lot of money when you get sent there. The Government pays big money to those that own the jails while you are in their custody. (locked-up)
West Baltimore has not been rebuilt in over 50 years. You cannot leave the very people that built this country, went to war for this country in world war two, behind. Leaving us behind will not happen, so it should not be tried, we want a clean, working, and educated community.
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"R.I.P. Freddie Gray"