Gov. Patrick Calls On Dems To Stand Up For Obama

September 4, 2012 12:00 AM
Gov. Patrick Calls On Dems To Stand Up For Obama

" CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick used his speech to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night to slam Mitt Romney, who held the job before him, and to call on Democrats to stand up for President Barack Obama.

“Mitt Romney talks a lot about all the things he’s fixed,” Patrick said. “I can tell you Massachusetts was not one of them. He’s a fine fellow and a great salesman, but as governor he was a lot more interested in having the job than doing the job.”

Absent from the speech was any mention of the Massachusetts health care overhaul passed during Romney’s tenure that became the model for the national version Obama pushed through. In the past, Patrick has praised Romney for his role in instituting the state law while criticizing him for vows to repeal the national version.

Patrick has been traveling around the country stumping for Obama. A political action committee formed last year to fund his travels and other activities on the president’s behalf had raised $1.3 million as of June "

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