Martin O'Malley Faces the Wonk's Dilemma

The former Maryland governor is winning the ideas race but not the campaign.

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley introduces US President Barack Obama at Prince Georges Community College on September 26, 2013 in Largo, Maryland.

Photographer: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Some 20 major candidates are running for president in 2016, but just one of them has put his name to a series of detailed policy proposals that activists in his base call "fantastic" and "great" and "moving the debate forward."

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