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Is It Too Late To Jump In The Democratic Presidential Primary?17:00
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick talks with Bob Oakes at WBUR. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick talks with Bob Oakes at WBUR. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Two big names have been rethinking their decisions about 2020.

One is former Gov. Deval Patrick, who told WBUR last December that he and his wife had decided he would not run for president, calling the process "cruel."

Also considering a run is former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

So, we ask: Is it too late to get into this race? What would the path to victory look like? What do these late arrivals signal about the strength of an already-expansive field?

Guests

Anthony Brooks, WBUR senior political reporter. He tweets @anthonygbrooks.

Elaine Kamarck, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and founding director of of the Center for Effective Public Management. She is a superdelegate to the Democratic convention, served in the White House from 1993 to 1997, and was a senior policy adviser to the Al Gore campaign in 2000.

Michael Curry, the former president of the Boston branch of the NAACP and a member of the National NAACP's Board of Directors.

This segment aired on November 12, 2019.

Anthony Brooks Twitter Senior Political Reporter
Anthony Brooks is WBUR's senior political reporter.

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Tiziana Dearing Twitter Host, Radio Boston
Tiziana Dearing is the host of Radio Boston.

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Zoë Mitchell Twitter Producer and Studio Director
Zoë Mitchell is a Radio Boston producer and studio director.

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