The Democrats began their primary with over 20 candidates.
Now we are one year away from the election and their primary field keeps growing. Last week it was reported that Michael Bloomberg might be entering the race. Now, we learn that former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick is jumping in.
What does this say about the confidence in the candidates who are already running?
Also, why does anyone think Deval Patrick would stand a chance? He is currently an executive at Bain Capital, which the left said was an evil corporation when Romney was running in 2012.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Former Massachusetts Governor and Bain Capital Executive to Enter Presidential Race
Former two-term Massachusetts governor and Bain Capital executive Deval Patrick is set to announce his entrance into the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.
Patrick has told senior party officials that he will film an introductory video and enter the race before the Friday deadline to appear on the ballot in New Hampshire, according to a New York Times report.
Patrick initially declined to run in December 2018 after meeting with former president Barack Obama. He was urged to run by several members of Obama’s inner circle, but cited the “cruelty” of the electoral process and the likely strain on his wife Diane Patrick, who was at the time undergoing treatment for cancer.
The investment firm manager has reportedly reconsidered his decision in light of the contentious and divided Democratic field. Patrick follows another latecomer, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who took the first steps to enter the race after frontrunner and establishment candidate Joe Biden began to flounder in the polls.
Here’s a video report from CBS News:
People on the left don’t seem very excited about this:
I feel like Deval Patrick could’ve been a contender if he’d spent his post-gubernatorial years actually laying the groundwork for a presidential run rather than cashing-in at Bain.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) November 13, 2019
The last time that @DevalPatrick considered a presidential run, he called it off one day after this @zachdcarter report was published. He may be hoping that you forgot that he made money helping a GOP billionaire rip off black middle-class folks. I didn’t. https://t.co/s60rSZjNvM
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) November 12, 2019
First, billionaire Tom Steyer.
Then, even richer billionaire Michael Bloomberg.
Today, it's Deval Patrick, who has worked for:
—Subprime mortgage lender ACC Capital Holdings
—Bain Capital (current) https://t.co/62NBQq4kc3
— Alex Kotch (@alexkotch) November 11, 2019
The real story here is that the left obviously doesn’t believe any of the current Dem candidates can beat Trump.
This is a nightmare for Democrats.