Strait Talk: Presidential Candidate Martin O'Malley Recaps the Debate

ABC News contributors Matthew Dowd and LZ Granderson break down the ABC News Democratic presidential debate.
3:47 | 12/20/15

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Transcript for Strait Talk: Presidential Candidate Martin O'Malley Recaps the Debate
Eight Matthew Dowd Mario and egress. We drink we lots yes it's very pleased with the debate tonight we had a good exchange of ideas there's always issues would have liked to gotten into. Greater depth we didn't talk too much about climate change who didn't talk about immigration reform but I'm. I thought tonight's debate it was a very very good from from my standpoint I was able to draw the contrasts. In ways that we hadn't before I was able to get vision to a new generational perspective when it comes to foreign policy and also national security. And I was able to highlight the fact that as a governor in America I've actually worked on these issues and got an important things done not by dividing people about bringing people together. The come into the night with a game plan that you weren't going to be ignored them. It was that undermine the rest of your team talked about. Yes sure it was. The and so I did my very best looking we offer candidacies the people decide. But I have an obligation as a candidate to draw the contrast and to let people know what the differences are between us ultimately the choice is up to the people. Let's so I had to be a little more. Asserted them perhaps aggressors and ordered prices something closer to equal time but I thought we did better on that score than we ever had and that's what you need to do so. Well I thought we were just knocking at your best night enabling users to debate the question that we were talking with requests from here when action. That was a local question but obviously affects America. Your answer thought that's area on your experiences near Baltimore as governor of Maryland that you take. Evidently I mean that you definitely view me now. I had so much more I wanted to say. Honestly. There are things that we know that that work in and we need to do more of them this is is huge public health epidemic and instantly. We don't talk about him. And in its it's a point of the chain for so many families. And so we all need to connect with one another we need to take the anonymity off of this problem and it might be is a tremendous opportunity for us as a country. Two to help heal from this skirt in my own city in my own state. Buried so many people from overdose deaths and a lot of time some able to talk about how we reduce violent crime and homicide rates will be saved even more lives. By increasing drug treatment by understanding the continuum of care. It's and it's a lot of that is about public health connections and connecting to people like I said on the debate stage what we do. But a person presented with a near overdose death in an emergency room we're presenting with a bola. Rated and with the Herring addiction what would we did how would react. Wire those that are addicted wire there are lots worth less than somebody that's different from a bullet so I hope a move that issue down the road and and I'm looking forward to working honest Reza. And they want eating index thanks for stopping by thank you have a good Christmas holidays and our family thank you good luck on the trail excellent care thank you think you. Today we got it so we're gonna wrap that instantly to rent for us as a great way to route we that it was. We don't need death and left I got a letter that other people that do very open next. Come next. Your property having between Christmas and new years street talked I feel that the union between them we don't want him like on the 48. Both these perfect time as had a wonderful. Christmas holiday and New Year's holidays Merry Christmas happy Kwanzaa at these activists hope you get what you've always wanted. You two miles I think that might.

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