Friday, April 13, 2007

Patrick on Romney

Last night, Governor Deval Patrick was on Newsnight with Jim Braude (video here). There was nothing particularly earth shattering about the interview, but Braude spent most of it seemingly trying to get the Governor to say bad things about people -- Joan Benjamin-Wallace, Don Imus, Al Sharpton, and so on. Patrick mostly avoided doing so, but toward the end of the interview, Braude asked him about Mitt Romney and what he would say to someone who asked about the former Governor as he runs for President. Here is Patrick's response:

Well, I think [Romney] is a very nice man, and a charming one, but his leadership was about press avails and photo-ops and flash, and not about substance. We're dealing today with decisions he didn't make and should have, and decisions he did that were not in the long term best interest of the Commonwealth.