Appearing on State of The Union Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) on Sunday told CNN’s Candy Crowley that Romney was sending “coded messages” and pandering to white voters by making birthplace jokes.
O’Malley “The birther comment, when you combine it with Mitt Romney’s other comments, comments he made abroad about the president not truly appreciating — when he was in England — the Anglo-Saxon perspective in the world, when you put it together with his anti-immigrant policies and the things that he has said, I think that what it reveals is sort of a perspective on America that would take us back to the days of [1950s sitcom] Ozzie and Harriet.”
O’Malley “Look at the number of Republicans that have signed bills that make it harder to vote. When you have a party that says coded things, that makes totally false ads up about saying the president is trying to undo welfare reform, I think you’re going to see a lot of pretty heavily and not-so-subtly coded messages from the Romney-Ryan campaign that it is not in keeping an America with that is moving forward, that is growing, that is becoming more diverse with fuller freedoms for every individual.”