Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley had one person attend his Iowa event on Monday amid a huge snowstorm, according to a report from Politico.
While other presidential candidates canceled Monday events because of the inclement weather in the area, the Democratic candidate continued his Iowa swing, about a month out from the first-in-the-nation caucuses. One man showed up at the event but after meeting with O’Malley wouldn’t say whether he planned to support the former governor.
"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," O’Malley said in a Tuesday interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe.”
Kenneth credited the former governor for still showing up. “I think you have a great platform to be running, and I think you have a great future here in Iowa," reporter Sarah Beckman quoted him as saying. "On paper, if I were to look at just the resumes, you would have the strongest resume in my mind.”
Kenneth went on to express concerns with both Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonPerez to hit the Sunday shows following election victory Five takeaways from CPAC Clinton: Dems will be 'strong, unified' with Perez MORE and her chief rival Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPerez to hit the Sunday shows following election victory How Perez edged Ellison for DNC chair Clinton: Dems will be 'strong, unified' with Perez MORE (I-Vt.).
“I don’t think Sanders would be easily electable. So don’t underestimate the fact that Iowa will turn out differently,” Kenneth continued. “I think it will turn out differently than what the polls are showing. Jimmy Carter would not have been president if it weren’t for Iowa.”
But O'Malley, a distant third in the three-person Democratic race, brushed off the fact that Kenneth remained uncommitted after the meeting.
"So I wasn't surprised that he was uncommitted," 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."
Other presidential candidates who planned Iowa visits on Monday canceled their events due to the snowstorm, including Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioAt CPAC, Trump lashes out at media Conquering Trump returns to conservative summit Rubio brushes off demonstrator asking about town halls MORE (R-Fla.), who pushed back campaigning with Rep. Trey GowdyTrey GowdyA guide to the committees: House Congress asserts itself GOP rep says media is 'blurring' fact and opinion MORE (R-S.C.) until Tuesday.
The Iowa caucuses will be held on Feb. 1.