Wall Street Hates O’Malley, and He Welcomes Their Hatred
June 3, 2015 (EIRNS)—Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley is "Wall Street’s enemy number-one," according to Fox Business News reporter Charles Gasparino, who reported from his Wall Street sources on Fox News on June 2 and 3.
"Martin O’Malley is now like, I would say, persona non grata, public enemy number-one in in the halls of Goldman Sachs, in the halls of Black Rock, the big money management firm; all throughout Wall Street right now,"
"O’Malley is the last person Wall Street would want to win. The financial industry was not expecting a presidential candidate to adopt that kind of aggressive approach towards Wall Street. Right now, people on Wall Street are talking about Martin O’Malley.... What they’re really worried about is not that he’s going to win. It’s that he’s going to force [Clinton] so far to the left with that resonating message.
"Did you hear what Martin O’Malley said the other day?" Gasparino asked on the air. "He said it point blank, ‘Do you want to elect the candidates that are supported by the CEO of Goldman Sachs? Well, that’s Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton.’ And I’m paraphrasing what he said, but he mentioned the CEO of Goldman Sachs. That’s the last thing—Lloyd Blankfein doesn’t want to be in the news anymore. He got the you-know-what kicked out of him back in 2009, 2010, following the financial crisis, and Goldman Sachs was the poster child for all that’s wrong on Wall Street.... They’ve been out of the news and they’re back in it because [of] Martin O’Malley.
EIR Founding Editor Lyndon LaRouche, who has named O’Malley "the only qualified candidate in the race thus far," laughed out loud at Gasparino’s identifying Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs’ notorious CEO, as the figure most furious at O’Malley. It reminded LaRouche of Franklin Roosevelt, who told audiences about Wall Street, "They hate me, and I welcome their hatred."
And in fact, as Business Insider headlined at midday June 3, "Martin O’Malley is happy to be ‘the last person’ Wall Street CEOs want running in 2016." The publication reported that O’Malley had issued a press release together with the video of Gasparino’s reporting on Fox. O’Malley wants to restore the Glass-Steagall Act, his spokesman told Business Insider, "to confront Wall Street and break the banks up into more manageable institutions."