Deval Patrick Considering Entering Dem’s Presidential Race

Wait, what? Another candidate I know little to nothing about is waiting until the last minute to enter an already crowded field. Like he hasn’t noticed the 20 candidates at the bottom of the heap in the single digits? Or the 20 candidates below them who don’t even register?

Former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts has told Joseph R. Biden Jr. and other Democratic officials that he is considering making a last-minute entry into the presidential race, the latest evidence of how unsettled the party’s 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.

Ah…so the former governor has noticed the 40 candidates who haven’t established political momentum. What makes him think he can do better entering the race so late? Not making any of the early debates? And not being well known outside of the Northeast?

Mr. Patrick, I recommend finding a quieter less expensive hobby for this coming year. You have 6 weeks to select a New Year’s resolution!!

My off hand suggestion is Michael Bloomberg write Mr. Patrick a check to stay out of the race and then get out himself. He’ll have spent less money and saved himself a lot of pain and heartache.


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