Of all the presidential candidates, Martin O’Malley might have been damaged most by his utterance that “all lives matter.” He thought it might calm the racial infighting among the rowdy crowd at Netroots Nation, but instead it inflamed the audience so much that he stayed behind to apologize and eventually admitted, “That was a mistake on my part.”
Hillary Clinton too has been stung by the “all lives matter” no-no, with many on Twitter saying Clinton could say goodbye to their votes after she uttered the phrase in a black church.
Republican candidate Carly Fiorina appeared for a brief interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly recently with the chaos of Ferguson as a backdrop, and didn’t hesitate to say that all lives matter. Fiorina also took a direct shot at the abortion industry, accusing it of specifically targeting African American communities.
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