Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Gov. Deval Patrick travels to Chicago for second high-level Obama strategy meeting
The Republican via MassLive.com ^

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 Obama’s top political advisor David Axelrod, one the principal architects of the president’s 2008 election and a former advisor to Patrick’s 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 Patrick’s at Harvard Law School.

Over salad, salmon and calamari on Tuesday night, Patrick and Kaine discussed the president’s 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, “That’s what they tell me.”

(Excerpt) Read more at masslive.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: chicago; davidaxelrod; devalpatrick; illinois; massachusetts; obama
Doesn't Cadillac Duval have issues to deal with in Massachusetts or is that sate so problem free he has the time to spend taxpayer money to travel he country to help Obama.
1 posted on 02/12/2011 3:31:56 PM PST by matt04
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: matt04; All

I think the only reason why he won was cause there was a major third party candidate and the vote was split..


2 posted on 02/12/2011 3:36:19 PM PST by KevinDavis (If you buy a car from GM, you are supporting Obama..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: matt04

The professionals want Biden out and Patrick in.


3 posted on 02/12/2011 3:37:28 PM PST by Publius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: matt04

I wonder if he got groped at the Airport before getting on the plane.


4 posted on 02/12/2011 3:41:49 PM PST by Radix ("..Democrats are holding a meeting today to decide whether to overturn the results of the election.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Radix

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


5 posted on 02/12/2011 3:46:54 PM PST by truthbetold11 (truthbetold11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: matt04

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).


6 posted on 02/12/2011 3:50:03 PM PST by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: matt04

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.


7 posted on 02/12/2011 3:53:06 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis

That’s the national plan. Somehow make it a three-way race.


8 posted on 02/12/2011 3:53:32 PM PST by Fantasywriter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: matt04

Harvard Law School ‘graduate’. Failed his Mass bar exam twice. ( 99.9% of HLS pass on the first try ). Third time a charm.


9 posted on 02/12/2011 3:56:32 PM PST by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Stormdog; All

First time yes.. Second time no. He could have lost if there was no strong third party candidate..


10 posted on 02/12/2011 4:01:42 PM PST by KevinDavis (If you buy a car from GM, you are supporting Obama..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Fantasywriter; All

Bingo....


11 posted on 02/12/2011 4:02:29 PM PST by KevinDavis (If you buy a car from GM, you are supporting Obama..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis

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!


12 posted on 02/12/2011 4:03:04 PM PST by acapesket
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Stormdog

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.


13 posted on 02/12/2011 4:03:10 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Fantasywriter
"That’s the national plan. Somehow make it a three-way race.

If Palin somehow wins the Republican primaries, I'll bet there will be a three way race. The establishment will not let her win.

14 posted on 02/12/2011 4:07:21 PM PST by WHBates
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Publius
The professionals want Biden out and Patrick in.

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.

15 posted on 02/12/2011 4:14:04 PM PST by RobertClark (On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: matt04

Nuthin racist about this prezdent.


16 posted on 02/12/2011 4:16:12 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (talk to the hand)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis; WHBates

Obama’s only hope is a three way match up. I just hope we’re not that stupid.


17 posted on 02/12/2011 4:34:53 PM PST by Fantasywriter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis; All

The results were:
48% / 1,108,404 - Deval (D)
42% / 962,848 - Baker (R)
8% / 183,933 - Cahill (I)
1% / 32,823 - Stein (G)

http://www.boston.com/news/special/politics/2010/governor/results/


18 posted on 02/12/2011 5:04:41 PM PST by matt04
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Fantasywriter
Well I said “If Palin wins the primaries”. For some reason they, the establishment on both sides, hate her. I'm not sure she is the right one, or is ready, but the fact that so many despise her tells me that she has got something that scares the crap out the elite.
19 posted on 02/12/2011 5:19:23 PM PST by WHBates
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: WHBates

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.


20 posted on 02/12/2011 7:38:36 PM PST by Fantasywriter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: WHBates; Fantasywriter

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%.


21 posted on 02/13/2011 3:11:16 PM PST by PhilCollins
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: PhilCollins

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.


22 posted on 02/13/2011 3:30:40 PM PST by Fantasywriter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Fantasywriter

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.


23 posted on 02/14/2011 7:05:25 AM PST by PhilCollins
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: PhilCollins

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.]


24 posted on 02/14/2011 8:24:36 AM PST by Fantasywriter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Fantasywriter

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.


25 posted on 02/14/2011 9:09:49 AM PST by PhilCollins
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: PhilCollins

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.


26 posted on 02/14/2011 9:20:52 AM PST by Fantasywriter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson