Deval Patrick Is Running for President, and That’s a Problem for Joe Biden
Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has officially entered the 2020 Democratic primary. Despite his late entry into a field where 3-4 candidates split the lion’s share of support from primary voters and the rest struggle in the single digits, he is seen as a formidable candidate with a legitimate chance.
Patrick has previously claimed he had no intention to run, but clearly that has changed, and I can’t help but wonder why. Despite him entering as a formidable candidate (so did Beto) he’s entering very late, and just barely in time to file for the New Hampshire primary, and will probably struggle to raise money. But, make no mistake about it, Deval Patrick is a threat to Joe Biden.
Within months of Donald Trump taking office, Politico reported that Obama’s inner circle was urging him to run, including advisors David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett. Jarrett even said that President Patrick is what “my heart desires.”