Former MA Governor Deval Patrick Reportedly Considering Jumping Into 2020 Race
“Patrick’s interest in the race advanced in recent weeks as top Democratic donors became increasingly concerned with the field”
Now that the 2020 election is a year away, the field of Democratic candidates should be shrinking, not expanding. Last week it was reported that Michael Bloomberg is thinking of jumping into the race.
Now former MA Governor Deval Patrick is said to be considering a run.
What does this say about confidence in the candidates who are already running?
Andrew O’Reilly reports at FOX News:
Deval Patrick considering entering 2020 Democratic presidential primary
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is the latest Democrat to consider joining the 2020 Democratic presidential primary fray, with sources close to the politician telling The Associated Press he’s mulling a White House run.
Patrick ruled out a run earlier this year but has since been talking with party operatives and donors about launching a campaign. His deliberations came as some Democrats have expressed uncertainty about the party’s current crop of contenders.
Patrick has not made a final decision on whether to run and would face fast-approaching deadlines to get on the ballot in key states.
Patrick has been a close ally of former President Barack Obama. He made history as Massachusetts’ first black governor, serving from 2007 to 2015.
Patrick is not only an ally of Obama, they share a professional link with Democratic campaign adviser David Axelrod. Years before Obama’s campaign slogan became “Yes we can,” Deval Patrick’s slogan was “Together we can.”
Stephanie Murray and Marc Caputo of Politico explain why this is happening:
Patrick’s interest in the race advanced in recent weeks as top Democratic donors became increasingly concerned with the field, according to one friend who spoke to the former governor last week.
The donors, many with ties to Wall Street, see Patrick as the perfect candidate: a dynamic, African-American progressive governor who got elected in a heavily white state and who also has good ties to the business community thanks to his time in Bain Capital, the firm founded by another former Massachusetts governor and former presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.
“This is coming from Wall Street. They’re terrified of Warren. And these guys would help Biden. But they’ve been in a room with him up close and they have doubts,” the source said. “Deval wants this. He regrets not having done it. His wife was ill. But since then, she has gotten better. But the field has gotten worse.”
Coming in so late would make this an uphill battle for Patrick, but he has other issues that would be even more problematic for Democrat primary voters.
After leaving the Massachusetts statehouse, Patrick became an executive at Bain Capital. You may remember Bain as the evil corporation reviled by the left when another Bain executive, Mitt Romney, ran for president in 2012.
First, billionaire Tom Steyer.
Then, even richer billionaire Michael Bloomberg.
Today, it’s Deval Patrick, who has worked for:
—Subprime mortgage lender ACC Capital Holdings
—Bain Capital (current) https://t.co/62NBQq4kc3
— Alex Kotch (@alexkotch) November 11, 2019
Whether or not Patrick jumps in at this late stage is almost irrelevant. The real story here is how this reflects on the rest of the field and a growing fear that the party doesn’t have confidence in anyone who is running.
This is a nightmare for the left.
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If you thought they had some lightweights in this race, Deval Patrick would qualify as a featherweight or less. No substance, but he does have the skills of Biden as a plagiarist. Massachusetts is the gift that keeps on giving (The Duke, John. F.(I severed in Vietnam) Kerry, Fauxcahontas….
Yes, it’s truly hard to believe that this place was one of the original thirteen. Course that could be said of NY, Delaware, and bunch of the others.
But for your list, don’t leave out Fat Boy himself. Here he is coming out of the water after being told that Japanese whaling boats were spotted on the horizon,
As to Deval, he’s a top-notch grifter who’s played the AA angle to the nth degree and is rich for having done it.
Is Howie Carr still doing his show from “the bridge” every Chappaquiddick anniversary? Read “Senatorial Privilege” by Leo Damore … but have your BP meds handy.
Deval has made a career and became quite wealthy as professional window dressing.
Should he run will his fellow dems run ads accusing him of killing people because he works at Bain Capital as they did to Mitt Romney?
He was on the board of that subprime lender that went belly up long before Countrywide which means they were among the most “predatory” of lenders yet not a peep from the MSM when the little guy was running for office in MA.
I didn’t think that Bill Weld could possibly become relevant to any election. Then came the Devil, trading as Deval.
If you start seeing swarms of flies, keep an eye on them and him.
Erkel for President, the most inept empty suit to ever serve as Governor of Massachusetts.
No, no, no, a thousand times no.
Chicago native, Massachusetts Democrat.
No, no, no, a thousand times no.
So a chubby version of Obama. Chicago politics will be in the forefront.
Obama has burned the idea that electing someone who is Black will cause racial healing so all these candidates will not repeat the vote Obama got in 2008 and 2012 with Whites or enthusiactic Blacks and Minorities.
Gee, mom. All the kids are doing it!
Apparently the clown car isn’t full yet.
So now we have a choice to savor….Massachusetts lib in pants or Massachusetts lib in skirt. Really?
remind me… which is which?
Eventually, every Democrat will be be introduced as “former presidential candidate”. Coupe Deval was feeling left out.
All these people who are being urged to get into the race are being urged by the consultants who make money if their candidate runs.
No one wants [ Deval | Bloomberg | Fill-in-the-blank ] outside of a very very very small base.
It’s about collecting some coin, and clicks for bloggers.
When you play poker you learn that you can’t beat something with nothing. The Dems seem to have absorbed that lesson–or at least realize that Trump, for all his many faults, is really something.
Not a royal flush, but at least a full house. And the Democrat clown car is currently filled with bupkis.
Affirmative Action in action.
well, bernie’s in it for one more shakedown, why not this guy?–any good con artist knows that timing is everything
win or lose, he’ll make some bucks snd legally without embezzling/extorting folks
Bernie is fading fast everywhere. 4th in NH, 4th in IA.
Are people, even idiot dems, finally waking up to the fact that he is dangerous, angry, bitter old commie?
That 4th house may not be attainable if he keeps fading.
They see Warren as his younger replacement for the extreme leftist positions, Crazy Uncle Bernie is old and recently had a heart attack. That makes even crazy leftists go hmmm. He is an also ran, but lacks the appeal of his failed attempt to go against Hillary in her rigged election. There are always sell by dates on these candidates, and Bernie’s expired year ago.
Mark Sanford announces he is dropping out of presidential race!
That is all. Carry on.
His interest advanced when he realized the rest of them were getting rich off the unspent funds in their warchests
I had originally expected him to be the 0bama machine’s candidate in 2016, but once Charlie Baker trounced him in his own state that became unrealistic so they dropped him.