President Obama thinks Gov. Deval Patrick would make a great president

Boston, MA 051811 MA. Gov. Deval Patrick introduces US President Barak Obama to the crowd as he makes a fund-raisear stop in Boston at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts on May 18, 2011. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)/ MET Library Tag 05192011 National/Foreign
Gov. Deval Patrick introduced President Barack Obama during a fundraising stop in Boston at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts in May of 2011.
Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff

During an interview with NECN’s Alison King on Wednesday, President Obama said that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick “would make a great president or vice president.”

According to The Washington Post, Obama said:

"He's done a great job for the state of Massachusetts. And, you know, when you look at everything he's been able to accomplish, and the strength of economic growth and job creation, the reforms that have taken place around education and improvements in transportation, Deval's done a great job, and I think signals that he could be very successful at the federal level as well."

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The president also suggested that the governor will probably take some time off once his time in the State House is up.

The Boston Globe reports:

"I suspect, knowing his wife I as I do, that they're going to be taking a little bit of time off, but it's wise for him not to foreclose it, because he's an enormous talent and I know he still has a lot of energy and vision left in him."

Patrick has stated that he does not plan to run for president in 2016, but he has not completely ruled out a run at some future time.