Former two-time Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, has formally announced he is running for the presidency.
Who would he be taking primary votes from?
My guess is he would be taking them “primarily” from Joe Biden, on the grounds that, while hardly a moderate, Mr. Patrick is closer to being a moderate – thus similar to Biden – than Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders.
I’m also guessing that, as a Black candidate, he will also pull from Cory Booker and Kamala Harris – though given their minuscule poll numbers, the pickings there will be pretty slim
Now that I have speculated, let’s see what the next couple of polls show, so we might have a better idea of what impact, if any, a Deval Patrick candidacy will have.
More on this as it becomes available.