Deval Patrick, Ex-Governor of Massachusetts, Is Considering White House Bid
November 11, 2019 at 10:48 PM - Views: 89 #220219
Days after Michael Bloomberg began taking steps to enter the 2020 race, Mr. Patrick’s conversations with top Democrats are the latest evidence of an unsettled presidential primary field.
Former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts has told Democratic officials that he is considering making a last-minute entry into the 2020 presidential race, according to two Democrats with knowledge of the conversations, the latest evidence of how unsettled the party’s presidential primary is less than three months before the Iowa caucuses.
Mr. Patrick has told party leaders that he doesn’t think any of the candidates running have established political momentum and that he thinks there is an opening for somebody who can unite both liberals and moderate Democrats, according to Democrats who have spoken to him.
At the same time, Massachusetts Democrats close to Mr. Patrick have started to reach out to prominent party leaders in early nominating states to alert them that he may run, according to one Democrat who has received an inquiry.
A pair of moderate candidates — former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind. — and two progressives — Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont — are now dividing the vote in Iowa and New Hampshire, according to recent polls. But none of them has been able to pull away.
November 11, 2019 at 10:55 PM #220222N2DocParticipant
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The Vichy dems are panicking . Good. Patrick has zero chance.
November 11, 2019 at 10:56 PM #220223MistaPParticipant
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fine, does anybody literally even know what he looks like?
November 11, 2019 at 10:58 PM #220225
There is a photo of him at the NYT link.
November 11, 2019 at 10:57 PM #220224djean111Participant
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For fuck’s sake – Patrick worked for/may still work for Bain Capital – researching ways to “help” the poor and make a profit. I would have to look it up, but last I heard he decided that poor neighborhoods really need fitness clubs.
November 11, 2019 at 11:04 PM #220228surrealAmericanParticipant
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Does the phrase, “a day late and a dollar short” mean nothing to him?
November 11, 2019 at 11:28 PM #220271Ohio BarbarianModerator
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Oh, FFS! A black Corruptocrat who worked for fucking Bain Capital! They are getting desperate. They know that they can’t keep Joe Biden out of the public eye forever and that he loses support after ever public appearance since he’s a cognitively declining basket case of a classic out-of-touch politician. I guess all the Vichy Dems have is the ID politics game, which no longer works. Look at what they’ve trotted out.
Blue Dog Vichy Dem from Youngstown. Destroyed by both Bernie and Tulsi.
Black woman prosecutor and attorney general. Black folk won’t vote for her. Torpedoed and sunk by Tulsi.
A coffee billionaire. Ignored.
Some other kind of billionaire. Ignored and caught trying to buy votes.
A health insurance CEO megabillionaire. Laughed off stage.
Some Vichy Dem brew pub multimillionaire from Colorado. Booed off the stage.
The Great Gay Hope from Indiana. Caught in a racist police scandal, bland yet warmongering platitudes foundering.
A white female prosecutor from Minnesota. Only able to secure Bill Maher as a fan.
Some other guy from Colorado. Forgotten.
Now an asshole billionaire from New York City. Yeah, that’ll play well in the heartland.
Corey Somebody. Julian Somebody. May as well try a corrupt black guy named Patrick. Guess they figure the black Irish are the hip swing constituency this year.
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November 11, 2019 at 11:56 PM #220336HassleCatParticipant
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Let’s do this the easy way. Anyone not running for president, raise your hand. Anyone? Anyone?
November 12, 2019 at 12:17 AM #220340
It just seems like some weird scam by the DNC to have this many candidates because Bernie coming in second in 2016 would be the natural front runner in a normal primary.
November 12, 2019 at 12:36 AM #220347GZeusHParticipant
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Hurry, hurry, Bernie is starting to break out. Quick, every CorpoDem in the locker room, out on the field right now! Even you half-assed 4th stringer bench warmers, up and at ’em. If Bernie gets any closer to the nomination, the gravy train is gonna derail. Won’t anybody think of the corporate teat-suckers??
November 12, 2019 at 12:39 AM #220348srobertParticipant
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Good. More centrists splitting the centrists votes makes it all the more likely that the nominee will be a progressive.
November 12, 2019 at 3:44 AM #2205063fingerbrownParticipant
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They see Bernie getting more and more of the black and brown vote, so this is the new desperate neoliberal candidate of color (and an Obama favorite) to throw against the wall. Good luck corporatist assholes!
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November 12, 2019 at 5:04 AM #220579Pam2Participant
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They already had Booker why do they need him?
November 12, 2019 at 5:55 AM #220641Babel 17Participant
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Even with Rosario Dawson as his new significant other Booker can’t get his feet under him. And I’m watching her on Netflix, literally just a few minutes ago, patching up both Daredevil, and The Punisher. They were shot, cut up, beat up, and near death, but she got them up and running again.
I guess with Booker she’s met her match. I hope she can persuade him to endorse Bernie before he goes back to being a Senator. Heck, bring him out on the campaign trail with her, and they can both feel the Bern.
November 12, 2019 at 5:05 AM #220581Pam2Participant
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“Mr. Patrick has told party leaders that he doesn’t think any of the candidates running have established political momentum”
Turn off MSNBC, you are in the Bernie Blackout.
November 12, 2019 at 5:44 AM #220590Babel 17Participant
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This tells voters who only lean towards Biden that many prominent Democrats think Trump will likely get reelected if Biden heads the ticket.
The problem here for the establishment is that Biden, Buttigieg, Gabbard, Sanders, Warren, and Yang, have a core of supporters who will scream bloody murder if they see party insiders starting to rig things, this late in the game. A couple of months ago it would have been a different story, but now it would look like the DNC is really and truly just a club, and voting democratically, in an orderly fashion, to arrive at a nominee was just an experiment.
The criteria for polling (and what polls got used) would be a likely target if rigging was going to go on. I’m still amazed that they got away with suddenly changing the rule for having two debate nights if there were ten or more candidates who still qualified. I have to think that denying Gabbard time to speak was a big factor in that. With just five or six people on stage she could have taken on the warmongers in at least some detail, and the moderators would have been extremely obvious if they tried to give Gabbard scant time.
CNN and MSNBC might get new marching orders if Biden is to be supplanted by a different establishment favorite. And President Obama, and others, might get drafted into finally weighing in.
November 13, 2019 at 6:33 AM #221912SatanParticipant
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First it was Bloomberg. Now Mitten’s favorite fake “Democrat” Duval Patrick. And not to be outdone, Her Royal Corrupted Majesty of the Weathervanes is claiming that people are “pressuring” her to get in the race.
Just when it looked like the clown bus was ready to downsize to at least a clown minivan….. the Turd Way brings in more benchwarmers.
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy
November 13, 2019 at 6:59 AM #221916algernonParticipant
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I think that’s great – wonderful – the more the merrier.
The self-styled “centrists/moderates” can have a debate based on denialism, and the “progressives” can have a debate about issues like universal human rights, such as the right to health care and educational opportunities and so on, and how best to implement these ideals. On a lot of this stuff, the US doesn’t have to reinvent the wheel. It can study all instances and learn from the successes and failures of the past, just as every other country does. Study how other countries have paid for it. Learn about how it isn’t a strain.
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