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Is Gov. Patrick Considering a Run for President?

Speculation grows amid latest report.

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There’s been speculation for quite some time that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick would consider a run for president, and now it seems it’s a real possibility.

With the governor’s announcement he wasn’t running for reelection this fall and his second and final term coming to an end, questions surrounding his political future continue to grow.

In July, Patrick told reporters at UMass-Boston he would not run for president in 2016. The Boston Globe reported last summer that Patrick plans to return to the private sector after his gubernatorial tenure ends and spend more time with family and friends.

In an interview Sunday, Patrick told Politico he’s open to a White House bid at some point. When asked in an interview with the political website as to whether he could see himself as a national candidate, the governor said “Maybe. Maybe.”

“That’s a decision I have to make along with my wife of 30 years, and she’s a tough one to convince,” Patrick told Politico. “Let’s just see what time tells.”

Is the country ready for Presidential candidate Deval Patrick? Would you support the governor if he made a presidential bid? Tell us in the comments section below.
Myron Dittmer February 27, 2014 at 04:00 PM
Stay tuned, Marcia, this state will elect another left leaning liberal Democrat for governor again because.......most people in this state just don't care and believe that Democrats still care about the working stiff!A combination of Low information voters and the "takers" will ensure their success! Sad but realistic!
J. Parker March 03, 2014 at 02:19 PM
Wow, Myron, ain't "that" the truth ! Democrats vote for Democrats no matter WHO they are. They've been programmed. No amount of common sense seems to peneitrate a stubborn mind. Either that, or they're not educated politically and just vote the way of their elders. " Sad but realistic", so true.
Steven Sadowski March 03, 2014 at 02:38 PM
I agree that Dems will vote for a Dem based upon nothing else, but R's do the same. Everyone just roots for laundry.
J. Parker March 03, 2014 at 03:32 PM
Nope, Steven, the Repub's won't vote at all if they don't like either candidate. LOL Showed in the last election, didn't it ?
Jerry Chase March 11, 2014 at 05:09 PM
Besides the fact of the Coupe deValle's incompetency, Patch would be considered a more serious alternative news outlet if they did ask such incredibly stupid questions as this one was.

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