Could this be the precursor of the 2016 Presidential contest? Spokespersons for Governor Martin O’Malley (D-Maryland) and Chris Christie (R-Denial) are flaming each other on Twitter.
O’Malley is also the Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, and his communications director, Lis Smith has been pointing out some of Christie’s failures and O’Malley’s successes. Specifically, she points out that Maryland’s unemployment rate is 6.8% while ours is 9.1%. She also mentions that school funding has increased in Maryland while it has decreased in New Jersey, and retweeted O’Malley’s disappointment with Christie’s pro-pollution withdrawal from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Not to be undone, Christie’s GOP has been railing about unspecified broken campaign promises by the Maryland governor and a tax hike there. Of course, they don’t mention the myriad of tax hikes under the Christie administration.
Both governors are young, articulate, smart, and ambitious. Christie gets better press because of his bombast and pontifications. But look for O’Malley’s presence to be more apparent after the 2012 presidential elections. Meanwhile, following both governors on Twitter is good entertainment.
O'Malley's Press Conference at the NJ State Democratic Dinner - New Brunswick, NJ - April 6, 2011