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October 17th, 2012
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Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-MD): Obama 'dominated' second presidential debate

President Barack Obama came out swinging in the second presidential debate, but some have questioned whether he successfully outlined an economic plan for the next four years. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley joins “Starting Point” to answer those questions and discuss Obama’s performance in the debate.

O'Malley says Obama "dominated the debate," explaining how the president was able to draw "sharp and clear contrasts between policies that are causing us to recovery jobs versus the policies of the past that Governor Romney wants to take us back to that caused the job losses in the first place."

“As I look at it, we’ve had 31 months in a row of positive, private sector job growth. Our plan for the future is to continue to grow jobs,” the Maryland governor explains. “In fact, even some of the forecasts say there will be more jobs created in the next four years if we continue on this better path than if we go to the failed policies of the past.”

O’Malley also highlighted the importance of “moving forward with a balanced approach,” citing investing in infrastructure and clean energy as well as the ability to increase the number of stem graduates as ways to boost the economy.

Filed under: 2012 Race • Barack Obama • Presidential Debates
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