|88th Governor of Connecticut|
January 5, 2011
|Preceded by||Jodi Rell|
|29th Mayor of Stamford|
December 1, 1995 â€“ December 1, 2009
|Preceded by||Stanley Esposito|
|Succeeded by||Michael Pavia|
|Born||Dannel Patrick Malloy
July 21, 1955
Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
|Alma mater||Boston College|
I have to tell you, I'll be right up front about it: I'm the governor of the state of Connecticut, and I can't write anything well.
I can't write things. I'm embarrassed all the time about that, particularly if people don't know that about me.
The early development of the human brain is extremely important for setting the table, if you will, for potential future accomplishment.
We have to expose Republicans for the frauds that they are when it comes to what they want to do for working men and women.
You can't separate me from my upbringing as a child overcoming learning disabilities and having to make my way through that.
Connecticut would not be Connecticut if we cut $3.5 billion out of the budget. We are a strong, generous, hopeful people. We'd be taking $800 million out of education. You can't do that in this state.
When we protect our children in their schools or on our streets, we are living up to our obligations – obligations which we should take solemnly.
Religious freedom is already protected in the United States. It's in our Constitution. It's in most state constitutions.
No one is confused about what a Democrat is in a presidential election. In every election other than a presidential election, our voters are confused. We've given out too many different messages.
We found that Central Americans and Hispanics are somewhat reluctant to send their children off to school as early as Anglo-Americans born in this country. There are some cultural differences.
You know and I know and economists know that trickle-down economics doesn't work.
I don't think that we'll support any state that is prepared to discriminate against the citizens of Connecticut.
There's a difference between expanding someone's potential and expanding their actual performance. Performance may measure other things, whether one's culture supports education, other socio-economic factors.
Being bombastic for the sake of being bombastic has just never been my take on the world.
Indiana houses the home offices of most fraternities and sororities in the country. If Indiana doesn't pass a law that guarantees people that they'll be free of discrimination, those fraternities and sororities need to move out of Indiana.
If you're nice, if you like yourself, if you treat other people well, you're going to be successful. I guarantee it.
If we stand idly by while states legalize bigotry, we are responsible for allowing it to happen.
Democrats tend to think of elections as cycles. Republicans don't: It's ongoing and constant.
I am a person of faith who believes deeply in the right to exercise religious beliefs.
I don't mind the rich getting richer, but the poor shouldn't be getting poorer, and there should be more people moving into the middle class.
A state that houses the NCAA headquarters. Quite frankly, if Indiana doesn't say that they're going to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation, the NCAA needs to move out of Indiana.
Whenever people say, 'You should be president,' I say, 'I thought you liked me.' Listen, I thought being mayor of Stamford was a wonderful job. Being governor of a state for a period of time is a wonderful job, and I'm not sure I'm at all attracted to Washington.
What we want to do is guarantee all 4-year-old children in the City of Stamford a prekindergarten experience regardless of their financial circumstances.
If a Democrat took Republicans on rudely, they wouldn't be elevated in the Democratic Party. There's a different standard. We're supposed to be polite to people.
Codifying discrimination in our laws should be something we read about in American history, not on the front pages of today's American newspapers and magazines.
What I'm hoping to do is see Democrats get elected. That's what I'm trying to contribute to.
I have just been the man in the middle, trying to make sure that we steer the right course.
No state, as a matter of public policy, should turn back the clock on progress by, in effect, legalizing and relitigating the same types of discriminatory laws and debates that took America centuries to overcome.
Simply because you're a Democrat doesn't mean you can't speak to these issues in language that appeals to voters, particularly independent voters.