It could be one of O’Malley’s more challenging bookings of late. The lead guest on Sunday morning is Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), who prevailed this week in his state’s high-profile recall election.
“A lot of people are wondering if Tuesday’s vote is a harbinger of things to come for the general election,” host Bob Schieffer says in a blog post about the upcoming Walker interview.
O’Malley, the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, has been asked to appear “to provide the other side’s perspective,” Schieffer says.
O’Malley offered a good deal of that to reporters Friday after appearing with economist Joseph Stiglitz at the Center for American Progress in Washington. Among other things, he said Republicans’ 7-to-1 spending advantage made the contest something less than a fair fight.
Sunday’s booking on “Face the Nation” comes a week after O’Malley made a four-state political trip that included a stop in New Hampshire, the nation’s first presidential primary state. He is frequently mentioned as one of the Democratic prospects for national office in 2016.
O’Malley last appeared on a national Sunday show two weekends ago, squaring off against Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House, on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” During that show, Gingrich advised O’Malley to raise a lot of money if he plans to run for president.