Gov. Martin O’Malley: Presidency Not a Crown to be Passed Between Two Families

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Gov. Martin O'Malley, the former Democratic governor of Maryland who is considering a run for the White House, said today that new leadership is needed as the country heads toward the 2016 presidential race.

"The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families. It is an awesome and sacred trust to be earned and exercised on behalf of the American people," O Malley told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday.

When asked whether he was referring specifically to the Clinton and Bush families, the former governor said simply that the principle would apply to any two families.