Besides his obvious choice, former Vice President Joe Biden, it appears that former President Obama is willing to back former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick — man, there sure are a lot of formers, there, huh?
I think it could go without saying, but we’ll say it anyway, that anyone who Obama is willing to back will essentially be a puppet. He’ll be looking for someone willing to push the Obama Deep State even further into the “normalcy” of American politics.
As written for The Daily Wire by Hank Berrien:
If there’s one other person the Obama inner circle wants to run for the presidency besides former Vice-President Joe Biden, it appears to be former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, according to Politico.
Obama strategist David Axelrod has been broaching the idea with Patrick; Obama Svengali Valerie Jarrett said a President Patrick is what “my heart desires.”
David Simas, Obama’s political director in the White House and now the CEO of his foundation, was Patrick’s deputy chief of staff.
Most of all, according to Politico, “ Obama … has privately encouraged him to think about it.” Politico notes, “Patrick is the only politician on the Obama Foundation board.”
A former senior White House aide said, “If you were to poll 100 notable Obama alumni, the only two people who would win that 2020 straw poll right now are [Joe] Biden and Patrick.” Another former top Obama White House official echoed, “the center of gravity would really shift in his direction in Obama world if he were to decide to run.”
John Walsh, his 2006 campaign manager and close adviser, cautioned, “At a time like this, you hope there are people who have some of Deval Patrick’s motivations and skills that are thinking about public service, but from my interactions with him, elected office is not his career.”