One of the rising Democrats is Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, who is perhaps most vocal about a 2016 run.
In February, he said he was “preparing in terms of the tough work, the policy work, the ground work necessary to offer a better direction for our country.”
Trouble is, O’Malley barely registers nationally. Sunday’s ABC News-Washington Post poll showed Clinton lapping the field at 69 percent, Biden with 12 percent and O’Malley at two percent.
Brian Schweitzer, Montana’s straight-talking former governor who recently told Time magazine that “of course” he would be a better president than Clinton, is down at one percent.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is also discussed as a contender, but he too is a radar blip.
Faring better at seven percent is Senator Elizabeth Warren, the anti-Wall Street crusader whose populist message and commitment to rein in corporate abuse has struck a cord with many working-class Americans.