While several Democratic candidates leave the presidential campaign, others enter the race less than three months after the Iowa caucuses, which begin the process of primaries in the United States. Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced Thursday that he joins the competition. In the video that he has spread to give the news he says that he “admires” and “respects” the other 17 members of his party who aspire to the White House, but that “none of them take advantage of the moment to unite the nation and bring some humility. "The 63-year-old African American, close to Barack Obama, has suggested that his position will be more centrist, rejecting the idea of establishing universal health coverage and proposing to" soften "the tax system instead of imposing a tax on the Heritage.
"You can't know if you can move forward if you don't get out and try," he said in the promotional video, in which he said to address people who "feel excluded" and want a future "not built by someone better than you , not built for you, but built with you. " Patrick's late entry into the campaign entails disadvantages: no dollar raised does not have an organization team and, in addition to not having participated in the previous debates, does not meet the requirements to appear in the coming ones.RELATED
One of Patrick's attributes is that he embodies the American dream. One of the African Americans with more weight in the Democratic Party, was born in a humble family in southern Chicago. "My grandmother used to tell us that we were not poor, but that we were only bankrupt, because she said it was temporary," Patrick said in an interview in 2011. "I learned to look up, not down, hope for the best and work for it". He left there to become the first member of his family to attend college, Harvard, where he studied law. He premiered in the world of work at the National Association for the Advancement of People of Color (NAACP) and later served as director of the Office of Civil Rights of President Bill Clinton. From that position he built the laws of positive discrimination. Then he moved to the private sector where he worked for Texaco and then Coca-Cola.
In the morning television program CBS on Thursday rejected the health system "Medicare for all", a proposal embraced by the progressive candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Like Warren, he was in favor of eliminating or reducing much of the student debt, but clarified that there were "other strategies that have been heard" to do so. The Massachusetts senator raises new taxes on businesses and big fortunes. "I don't think wealth is the problem. I think it's greed," Patrick said, adding that "taxes should increase for the most prosperous and the most fortunate," but "not as a fine."
Voters like a good story and, the now candidate, is recognized for telling the feats with the eloquence of great leaders. So much so that when Barack Obama was a senator in 2008 he was accused of having copied a speech by Patrick in 2006. "If your candidacy only implies words, they should at least be your own," Hillary Clinton accused her then rival in the primaries. Leaving aside the anecdote, Obama and the one who was the first black governor of Massachusetts (from 2007 to 2015) maintain a friendship that resulted in the new presidential candidate calling the ex-president on Wednesday night to tell him his political decision and he offered his advice, Patrick told The Boston Globe.
Although the ideas of the new candidate have been interpreted as centrists, something that could affect former vice president and candidate Joe Biden, now Massachusetts must choose between the two-time state governor, Patrick, or his current senator, Warren. In addition to the 16 other Democratic candidates and, of course, Republican Donald Trump. The one who still does not officially enter the race, but who has already enrolled in the Democratic primary in Alabama and Arkansas to keep the option open is the tycoon and former mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg.