What Is Martin O’Malley Reading In This Snapchat Planking Photo?


Like every other major Republican and Democratic presidential candidate still in the mix, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley hopped aboard the Oregon shooting train for political gain. These brief splashes were enough to garner some attention from the mainstream media. However, as J.D. Durkin argues, O’Malley is “caught in the wrong multiverse.” In other words, nobody cares.

At least, that was before this smoking-hot Snapchat video of the ex-Baltimore mayor started making the rounds on Tuesday.

Okay, I lied. It’s not that hot, but the video is still a fun, alternative, grainy look at O’Malley in action. The footage comes from a gym in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he’s busily preparing for next week’s CNN debate. Snapchat’s head of new, Peter Hamby tweeted out a screenshot of the Democratic candidate’s workout routine as part of a “Campaign story”:

So “O’Malley Hits the Gym” is the basic gist of this story, which visually cues a single question and answer anyone watching can automatically discern.

Reporter: Mr. O’Malley, how are you going to prepare for next week’s CNN debate? Mr. O’Malley: Plank for varying reps and read Debbie Wasserman-Schultz‘s latest Facebook post.

Hamby’s Twitter followers, campaign staffers and fellow journalists were quick to have some fun at O’Malley’s (and his) expense:

Yet no one thought to ask what O’Malley was actually reading on his iPad. Of all the things that might be on that screen, what might the candidate be reading in this Snapshat? Possibilities include:

[Image via screengrab]

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