"I guess I worry a little bit,” Patrick told CNN.
Democratic leaders offered some advice and expressed some concern this Sunday regarding Hillary Clinton’s potential run for the 2016 presidential nomination.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick discussed Clinton’s potential for a campaign run during an interview on CNN’s State of the Union. Patrick feels the perception that Clinton is the inevitable frontrunner may become a hindrance down the road.
“I guess I worry a little bit,” stated Patrick. “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…voter.”
Patrick stated he was unsure whether or not Clinton would run for office. There is speculation that Patrick may run for the presidency, as his term ends in 2015. He is currently not planning to seek re-election for governor of the Bay State.
California Senator Dianne Feinstein also expressed similar concern about Clinton’s high profile image on the same program.
“I did talk with her and thought it would be better that she not get out there early, because her favorability was so high, that all that could happen in this is go down, because somebody would do the stupid things that Karl Rove has just done,” Feinstein said.
Feinstein was referring Rove’s recent remarks on Clinton’s health in which he raised questions about the former first lady’s cognitive abilities following a head injury in 2012.
In addition, Governor Jerry Brown (D-Cal.) provided his advice for the former secretary of state on ABC’s This Week with host George Stephanopoulos.
“She’s got the capacity,” said Brown, “but like any frontrunner, she has to be cautious and wise in how she proceeds forward.”
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