Skip to comments.Gov. Deval Patrick travels to Chicago for second high-level Obama strategy meeting
Posted on 02/12/2011 3:31:47 PM PST by matt04
BOSTON - Gov. Deval Patrick hopped on a plane to Chicago Friday evening for a meeting with President Barack Obamas top political advisor David Axelrod, one the principal architects of the presidents 2008 election and a former advisor to Patricks first campaign for governor.
The meeting between Patrick and Axelrod comes just days after the governor flew to Washington, D.C. to have dinner with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine, the former governor of Virginia and a classmate of Patricks at Harvard Law School.
Over salad, salmon and calamari on Tuesday night, Patrick and Kaine discussed the presidents re-election campaign in 2012 and ways in which the governor could be helpful to Obama on the campaign trail, Patrick told reporters on Wednesday.
The governor has indicated a willingness to assume a larger national profile to help his friend Obama win re-election in 2012 following his own victorious campaign last November when Patrick bucked the anti-incumbent trend across the country that saw Democrats take a beating at the polls.
Asked this week whether there was a lesson for Obama and his advisors to take away from his victory in Massachusetts, Patrick quipped, Thats what they tell me.
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I think the only reason why he won was cause there was a major third party candidate and the vote was split..
The professionals want Biden out and Patrick in.
I wonder if he got groped at the Airport before getting on the plane.
of course he talking to DEVAL HE STOLE MASSACHUSETTS how because of a useful third party canadate tim cahill. who refused to fet out of the race a life long liberal dem switch to independent!!!!!!!!!! please spread this high and wide!!!!!! stole 7 percent of vote
The problem for Obama is that Deval’s strategy won’t work for him.
Deval had three things going for him: Strong 3rd party candidate, Liberal RINO opponent (depressed conservative base), liberal electorate (Mass is not PA, OH, VA, or FL).
You have to remember that Massachusetts was the petrie dish for the Obama campaign. Devaluate’s campaign was run by Axlerod. “Yes we can”, “together we can” and the rest of that nonsense went directly from Devaluate’s campaign to The Messiah’s national campaign.
So Devaluate, whether or not he has pressing business with the jackals in the State House, is compelled to go see his homies in Chicago.
That’s the national plan. Somehow make it a three-way race.
Harvard Law School ‘graduate’. Failed his Mass bar exam twice. ( 99.9% of HLS pass on the first try ). Third time a charm.
First time yes.. Second time no. He could have lost if there was no strong third party candidate..
You got that right! He’s starting to make M.Stanley Dukakis look like a hero!
Kinda like Barky is starting to make Jimmuh look good!
Sure. And, in fact, Obama cribbed some of his campaign speeches from Deval. There was a bit of plagiarism, if that’s the apt word. Or maybe it was the Teleprompter’s fault.
If Palin somehow wins the Republican primaries, I'll bet there will be a three way race. The establishment will not let her win.
You took the words right out of my mouth. I think that even Obama now views Bite-Me as a liability in 2012. Obama's ego will not let him recognize himself as the liability.
Nuthin racist about this prezdent.
Obama’s only hope is a three way match up. I just hope we’re not that stupid.
The results were:
48% / 1,108,404 - Deval (D)
42% / 962,848 - Baker (R)
8% / 183,933 - Cahill (I)
1% / 32,823 - Stein (G)
I’m not sure she’s the right one either. Otoh, she would definitely not be DC business as usual, and she would shake the Ruling Class up pretty badly. Also, she would drill baby brill, and root out waste and corruption. We’re certainly overdue for that.
Usually, if a presidential election has a three-way race, it hurts the incumbent party. In 1968, when the president was a Democrat, George Wallace ran as an independent, helping Nixon win with about 45% of the vote. In 1992, when George H.W. Bush, a Republican, ran for reelection, Perot ran as an independent, helping Clinton win with 43%. In 2000, when the president was a Democrat, Nader ran for the Green Party, helping Bush win with about 48%.
The difference in 2012 is the revulsion TEA partiers/conservatives now harbor toward RINOs. McCain turned our stomachs to such a degree that we just won’t sit around and take it anymore. The Dems are counting on this, and will invade our open primaries to insure we get a RINO so liberal we rebel. The RNC open primary system is broken, but the Ruling Party RINOs that run it won’t fix it. Dems don’t let Republicans choose their candidate, but we have little choice under the current system.
In some states, Republicans can vote in democrat primaries and vice versa. I live in Illinois, where we have open primaries. Each voter can choose, on primary election day, which party ballot he or she wants to use.
What matters most are the early primaries. Where is IL in the lineup? If the first GOP primaries were closed, it wouldn’t be as problematic if later primaries were open. Our problem is we get heavy Dem and Independent voters early in the process, and our first primaries are held in the northeast. [IA isn’t, but it’s fairly liberal, or at least has been. NH had become quite liberal, but it appears that at least a slight shift back to conservative is underway. Won’t matter, though, as they have open primaries, same day registration/voting, and make NO attempt to verify residence. Students are bussed in from other states and vote in the NH primary; this is a fact.]
The IL primary is the second Tues. in March. I hope that NH will change its law and require each voter to prove his or her address.
My fondest wish will never happen, but I would love to see IA knocked off its perch. Ethanol subsidies are killing us across the board, but as long as IA is #1 we’ll be screwed. Politicians are so shameless. Unless the TEA party more or less runs the table in 2012, there’s really not that much hope.