On Monday, a vicious winter storm swept Iowa and forced some presidential campaigns to cancel their scheduled stops. Former governor of Maryland and Democratic candidate Martin O’Malley chose to continue on.
He ended up with only one man showing up to his final event. The man’s name was Kenneth and he was “glad to see me,” according to O’Malley. However, Kenneth would not commit to caucusing for O’Malley.
“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. So we spent the time with him,” the Democratic presidential candidate told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday, speaking from Des Moines.
Reporter Sarah Beckman tweeted the above showing O’Malley speaking with Kenneth.
O’Malley said. “But I was glad he took the time to come out in the snow to see me. We almost canceled that last event but we were out there anyway, so we plowed through.”
According to Beckman’s report, Kenneth told the Democratic candidate who polls at the bottom of his field that he had the strongest résumé of the three Democrats seeking the nomination. “I give you a lot of credit for coming out here,” Kenneth told O’Malley. “I’m glad you took the time.”
Chris Christie and Marco Rubio, both Republican candidates, were also planning to visit Iowa at the time but chose to postpone those plans.