A Fond Farewell to Martin O'Malley, Who Never Did Get His 30 Seconds to Respond

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On Monday evening, the nation said, “Goodnight, sweet prince” to Martin O’Malley, who suspended his presidential campaign after receiving less than one percent of the vote in the Iowa caucus.

“I want to thank everyone who came out to our events and lent me their ear an everyone who went out to caucus for me tonight,” he said during his announcement.

I, for one, am going to miss that muscular slice of white bread, if only because he served as the angelically oblivious child in Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton’s messy divorce.


Still, we’ll always have the memories. Here are a few I’ll cherish most.

When he showed that he wasn’t just a pretty face—he was also a fire rapper:

When he hung out with the one guy to attend a campaign event:

When he knew that all you need to get a party started is a guitar and a heart:

When all he wanted was a 10 seconds to respond:

When all he wanted was 30 seconds to respond:


Marty, I hope you get all the 30 seconds you want in Heaven.

Contact the author at joanna@jezebel.com.

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Emma Golddigger

And a hearty “see you later, alligator” to music critic, cookbook author, and honorary Duggar Mike Huckabee. (Sorry, I thought changing the subject in O’Malley’s goodbye article would be a fitting tribute to O’Malley.)