TAMA, Iowa — Snowstorms kept most Iowans from getting out to campaign events on Monday, but that didn’t keep Martin O’Malley from attending his — even if there was only one person there.
“We decided to plow through — quite literally some times,” O’Malley told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace on “Morning Joe” Tuesday. “The very last event of the night we actually had a whopping total of one person show up, but by God, he was glad to see me.”
The O’Malley campaign almost canceled the event due to the weather, but the former Maryland governor said he’s glad he pressed on. The voter showed up because he was still unsure about who to support, O’Malley said.
A reporter for a talk radio station in Iowa shared a photo of O’Malley talking to the voter.
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“It’s Iowa. People will wait here until the last couple of weeks. They want to see the whole campaign play out, so I wasn’t surprised that he was uncommitted, but I was glad that he took the time to come out in the snow to see me,” he said.
O’Malley didn’t say whether the voter changed his mind after the meeting.
“I think it’s a good sign for you that he came out,” Wallace said.
O’Malley is running in the single digits behind Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination, but is hopeful that voters will rally around his campaign.
“I believe that people are going to surprise the pundits and the bigwigs in Washington who thought they were cheated by trying to limit these debates,” he said.