Gov. Deval Patrick Says He Won’t Enter 2016 Presidential Race

CBS Boston

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS) — Outgoing Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick told NBC’s “Meet the Press” Host Chuck Todd Sunday he will not be running for president in 2016.

“I’ve thought about it, but no, I can’t get ready for 2016,” Patrick said during the interview. “I’ve felt it’s been two really challenging and fun terms, but I didn’t run for the job to get another job. I ran to do this job.”

However, he cautioned against Democrats backing Hillary Clinton  as the “inevitable” presidential nominee for the upcoming elections.

“I think the narrative that it’s inevitable is off-putting to regular voters,” Patrick said.

“The American people want, and ought to want, their candidates to sweat for the job, to actually make a case for why they’re the right person at the right time,” he added.

Patrick addressed a number of issues during his interview Sunday, including his opinion on the grand jury’s decision…

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