Opinion

Unprepared Politicians, Take 999, Martin O’Malley Edition

unprepared politicansI wish I had the ego of some of these politicians considering a run for the presidency. Really, it’s stunning. Let’s take Martin O’Malley, for example.

Via Mediaite:

When asked by George Stephanopoulos on Sunday morning to name the biggest national security threat the U.S. currently faces, former Maryland Gov. and likely Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley awkwardly struggled to name one.

O’Malley first said the biggest responsibility for any president is to ensure the safety of all Americans, and that there is clearly more than one threat at any given time — an obvious dodge of Stephanopoulos’ question. Stephanopoulos pushed back, asking him to name the most important one.

“The greatest danger that we face right now on a consistent basis — in terms of man-made threats — is nuclear Iran, and related to that, extremist violence,” O’Malley said slowly and awkwardly. “I don’t think you can separate the two. I think they go together.”

Watch the video here. He looks absolutely lost, stumbling and stalling, like he could’ve never imagined a question like that would be asked. Really, though? Is this the guy we’re supposed to believe would offer a challenge to Hillary in the primary? Come on, man.

You have to love these politicians that get on TV totally unprepared. Or those who show up at events where there is a Q & A and haven’t bothered to ponder the answers to what any idiot could guess would be a few of the top questions. No shame whatsoever? A head so big you think you’ll be able to figure it out on the spot and sound fantastic?

If I want good comedy, I’ll call my buddy Sherrod Small. Potential 2016ers, unpreparedness isn’t funny. Do us a favor and be prepared or get off the stage.

Jedediah Bila is co-host of “Outnumbered” on Fox News at 12pm ET. She is an author, columnist, and Fox News Contributor. Follow Jedediah on Twitter @JedediahBila.


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