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The bigger issue is, do we have the ability as a party to lead by our principles? Or are we going to conduct polls every time we try to determine where the middle is on any given day?

— Former Maryland Governor and possible Hillary Clinton rival Martin O’Malley, saying that Democrats need to start leading on principle instead of slavishly following polls (via The Hill).