Martin O’Malley can’t catch a break. Even this piece from TIME leads in with the conceit that anyone not named Hillary Clinton is one of “Hillary Clinton’s challengers.” Last time I checked, there’s no such thing as an incumbent in an open primary. “Incumbent frontrunner” doesn’t count.
The degree to which this primary is open, though, is precisely the point. The DNC sets the rules. The DNC may as well stand for the Democratic National Clintonites. Talk about establishment.