Later today the Obama-Biden campaign is expected to criticize Mitt Romney's time as governor of Massachusetts in a press conference.
But Romney's successor in the Bay State, Deval Patrick, is the latest Obama surrogate to veer off the campaign script.
While on MSNBC's Morning Joe earlier today, Patrick had this to say to Donnie Deutsch about Bain Capital, "Well, I think that the Bain strategy has been distorted in some of the public discussion. I mean Bain is a perfectly fine company. They’ve got a role in the private economy. And I’ve got a lot of friends there, and on both sides of the aisle. I don't think Bain is the point."
It's not on the clip--I will post a longer version if I can find it--but Patrick also commented on Massachhusetts' unemployment rate at the end of Romney's tenure. "I think when he left office, it was in the 4s. I want to say 4.3, about what the national average was," Patrick said.
And Patrick isn't just any Democratic governor. David Axelrod worked on the governor's 2006 campaign.
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