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Your post isn't fair to him, LWolf.

For instance, you emphasize his words "the answer is . . . a third way" but leave unbolded what he actually means by that phrase:

New international rules and institutions to ensure that globalization goes hand in hand with higher living standards, basic worker rights, and environmental protection."

and you bold quote this, "We need greater choice, competition, and accountability within the public school system," which is immediately followed by:

not a diversion of public funds to private schools that are unaccountable to taxpayers.

and this, "Conclude a new round of trade liberalization under the auspices of the World Trade Organization," which is followed by:

Strengthen the International Labor Organizationís power to enforce core labor rights, including the right of free association. Launch a new series of multinational treaties to protect the world environment.

In other words, your bolded quotes, which are all that someone skimming the material would see, give a false impression of what O'Malley is actually saying. Reading the bolded quotes alone, he sounds like a neocon. But if we read the entire paragraphs, we see that he is anything but.

Also, the document you are quoting from is dated 2010, so it is unlikely that he was saying it with a presidential run in mind.

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