Governor Patrick discusses political future

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick gestures during a news conference at the Statehouse in Boston.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick gestures during a news conference at the Statehouse in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

BOSTON (WWLP) – Governor Deval Patrick went on national TV to talk about his political future and the potential political future of Hillary Clinton.

CNN’s Candy Crowley asked Governor Patrick to comment on the possibility of Hillary Clinton running for President again and if he thought she could go all the way in 2016.

“I guess I worry a little bit. She’s an enormously capable candidate and leader, but I do worry about the inevitability thing because I think it’s off-putting to the average, the average voter,” said Governor Patrick.

Patrick noted that Clinton was considered the early-on favorite for the 2008 democratic presidential primary as well but was famously bested by then-senator Barack Obama.

In response to another question, Governor Patrick re-affirmed his decision to run for re-election as the governor of Massachusetts.

“I’m not a candidate. You know, this is the first elected job I’ve had and I’ve– and I’ve given it everything; I’ve focused on it. We don’t have term limits, so I could technically run again. I was telling you before I have a term limit named Diane, and she’s had two terms and that’s it,” said Governor Patrick, referring to his wife Diane Patrick.

High-profile candidates for Massachusetts Governor include Attorney General Martha Coakley and on the Republican Side, former Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare CEO Charlie Baker.

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