Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says “maybe” to a 2016 presidential run. During an interview on WCVB-TV’s political show “On The Record,” Patrick said, “There are a lot of people who have asked me to think about it.””I’m under no illusions. It’s a huge decision, not just for me but for my family,” he added.
Patrick acknowledged criticism of his eight years in office from the three Democratic candidates hoping to succeed him during a live debate aired on WCVB on Wednesday.
But as if he’s preparing for a possible presidential run, Patrick was quick to list what he considers to be his political legacy.
“Look there are always challenges,” said Patrick. “I will say that after having managed the commonwealth through the worst economic downturn in living history and through a terrorist attack, being first in the nation in education, health care coverage and veterans’ services and clean tech and so forth, that’s a pretty good management record.”
Patrick also explained why he made an exception in his usual policy of not endorsing candidates in a Democratic primary when he endorsed Warren Tolman over Maura Healey for attorney general Thursday. Source: WCVB-TV
The last time someone from Massachusetts ran for the White House (Ahem–Mr. 47%), hey came up short. I am not sure how I feel about Deval Patrick going up against Hillary Clinton. But hey, Barack Obama did it and he won.