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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick open to White House bid
Politico ^ | 02/24/2014 | By ALEXANDER BURNS

Posted on 02/24/2014 7:04:10 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signaled Sunday that he would be open to a White House bid at some point, though the governor has previously ruled out seeking the presidency in 2016.

Asked in an interview whether he could see himself as a national candidate — not necessarily in 2016 — the second-term Democrat responded: “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 said. Prodded further, the former Justice Department official responded: “Let’s just see what time tells.”

Only the second African-American elected governor of a U.S. state, Patrick gave a blockbuster speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention declaring it was “time for Democrats to stiffen our backbone and stand up for what we believe.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 2016demprimary; devalpatrick; patrick2016; potus

1 posted on 02/24/2014 7:04:10 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I can see the GOP giving him a look...


2 posted on 02/24/2014 7:06:02 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, that’s zackly what we need: another obama clone.


3 posted on 02/24/2014 7:06:29 AM PST by Salvey
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course he is. He’s another of the beige bolsheviks that David Axelrod specializes in pushing into high office. In fact, he was Obama v. 0.9.


4 posted on 02/24/2014 7:08:19 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just wait until team Hitlery get through with him. Should be fun.


5 posted on 02/24/2014 7:08:22 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Deval has an impressive record already.

The possible future?

Imagine: Ten thousand helpless children murdered
and raped each year, in foster homes across the USA
by known felons in Deval Patrick-DNC way.

Imagine: Every record of the DO”J” deliberately
corrupted to enable Holder to incarcerate anyone he wants,
anytime he wants. The Deval Patrick-DNC way.


6 posted on 02/24/2014 7:10:47 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Salvey
Yeah, that’s zackly what we need: another obama clone.

He's a clueless BHO clone. When he ordered the shutdown of the area chasing after the surviving Boston Marathon bomber, he was going to take off for his mansion in Western MA, leaving the everybody else stranded.

BHO had to call and tell him to stay put...

7 posted on 02/24/2014 7:11:04 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: SeekAndFind

another brudder.....and another LEFTIST brudder at that....

I will have no problem voting for Colonel West or even the much maligned Herman Cain.


8 posted on 02/24/2014 7:12:02 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: McGruff

True, very true.

I wonder how they’ll do it though. People are either going to be a racist or sexist, it’ll have them punching themselves in the mirror.

But he does have one thing going for him, he was masterful at taking away peoples rights after the bombing. So, the elite will love him for that.


9 posted on 02/24/2014 7:12:13 AM PST by qaz123
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To: SeekAndFind

We already have a devil in the White House.


10 posted on 02/24/2014 7:12:45 AM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, he remembers when his own momma held him.)
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To: McGruff
Just wait until team Hitlery get through with him. Should be fun.

On that front, her team failed to stop an unknown Senator from attaining the highest office.

11 posted on 02/24/2014 7:14:00 AM PST by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just when one thinks that the presidency IQ cannot be lowered.


12 posted on 02/24/2014 7:16:19 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

Every weeks it’s a new scandal that anyone else would have been run out of office for. But not Cadillac Deval. We don’t even have a Lt. Governor to take his place because he was corrupt.


13 posted on 02/24/2014 7:21:17 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

BTW, Deval Patrick is a flaming closet case.


14 posted on 02/24/2014 7:22:28 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Clintons are about to become racist again.


15 posted on 02/24/2014 7:25:56 AM PST by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s worse than incompetent. God help us.


16 posted on 02/24/2014 7:26:45 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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17 posted on 02/24/2014 7:44:59 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: massgopguy

Another wild leftie who never takes responsibility for anything. He’s a walking disaster with a sweet girly voice.


18 posted on 02/24/2014 7:48:29 AM PST by surrey
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, that’s just what we need - another L.O.C.*

*Loser of Color


19 posted on 02/24/2014 7:50:00 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: SeekAndFind

Think there’s enough White Guilt to get him elected?


20 posted on 02/24/2014 7:50:15 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The only way Patrick becomes president is to be Hillary’s VP. As the old witch’s dementia takes hold during her second term, Patrick might have a shot at serving out the remainder of that term.

But nominated on the democrat ticket? In 2016? Not a snowball’s chance in proverbial hell.


21 posted on 02/24/2014 7:54:47 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is from The Onion right?


22 posted on 02/24/2014 7:56:53 AM PST by xkaydet65 (.You have never tasted freedom, else you would know it is purchased not with gold but with steel)
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To: SeekAndFind

Tell me this is joke. Right?


23 posted on 02/24/2014 7:59:21 AM PST by golf lover (goingf)
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To: McGruff
Another clue?

I have a sneaky feeling that Hillary's health problems are worse than anyone in her camp is letting on.


24 posted on 02/24/2014 8:03:08 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have long been predicting a Patrick/O’Malley (Com-MD Gov)ticket and see no reason to change my mind.


25 posted on 02/24/2014 8:03:43 AM PST by crusher (GREEN: Globaloney for the Gullible)
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To: SeekAndFind

I imagine there are some good White House job openings in custodial and maintenance. Maybe assistant toilet plunger?

He could have a future as the executive lawn care supervisor in charge of scumber and unfound Easter eggs.


26 posted on 02/24/2014 8:09:44 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ah! Another affirmative action president. That’s exactly what this country needs.

Let’s be honest here. Barack Obama was and is completely inept. He’s not some mad genius expertly plotting to destroy the country. He’s simply not up to the job. Even worse, America elected him twice even though he continues to demonstrate a complete lack of skill as chief executive.

Frankly, he was a complete nobody out of Illinois, but his skin was black. There, I wrote it. A white guy with his political (non) record would have been laughed out of the race, but somehow Barack pulled it off. I’ll attribute it to white guilt and black racism until someone proves me wrong.


27 posted on 02/24/2014 8:12:15 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: Sooth2222

I think Hillary’s VP will likely be a DeVal Patrick/Cory Booker type. With a “wink wink” to the entitlement army about Hillary’s health issues.


28 posted on 02/24/2014 8:15:59 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: ScottinVA

The article says he will not run in ‘16.


29 posted on 02/24/2014 8:39:54 AM PST by Lisbon1940
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To: McGruff

I’ve read that Patrick is an associate member of the Clinton Crime Family. I think he’s a likely VP candidate.


30 posted on 02/24/2014 8:42:19 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: SeekAndFind

First genuine male Black presidential cadidate?

as opposed to first shemale, Kenyan, bi-racial fraud President


31 posted on 02/24/2014 8:48:24 AM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: SeekAndFind

Three guarantees:
1) Death
2) Taxes
3) Hillary the Dem nominee in 2016


32 posted on 02/24/2014 9:40:26 AM PST by kpbruinfan ("Time, if nothing else, will do its worst so do me a favor and tell me the good news first." - Peart)
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To: kpbruinfan

Hillary the Dem nominee in 2016

________________

Hillary who?


33 posted on 02/24/2014 9:48:22 AM PST by Chickensoup (leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: kpbruinfan

I don’t buy item 3.


34 posted on 02/24/2014 2:25:09 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Sooth2222

Those two make Arafat in his last days look good. The masks aren’t going to hold up much longer.


35 posted on 02/24/2014 2:33:24 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Ezekiel

The masks aren’t going to hold up much longer.


And IMHO that day will come sooner rather than later.

Arpaio’s and Zullo’s press conference in March will be a game changer from what I read...


36 posted on 02/24/2014 2:35:11 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

You get the impression that even those not paying much attention have a foreboding sense that the inevitable SHTF day is fast approaching?

It’s an overwhelming sensation that everyone is on edge waiting for “it”, even if they can’t put their finger on what “it” is. A very unnerving lull before the storm. Those who see it coming aren’t necessarily confident that they will be prepared.

Kind of like knowing a 9.0 EQ is imminent, but being helpless if it happens on the school field trip day to the nuke plant.

Tension you can cut with a knife.


37 posted on 02/24/2014 2:51:15 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Ezekiel

Heck, you can cut it with a dull butter knife. Have to move it aside with hands just to walk through it.


38 posted on 02/24/2014 5:09:43 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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