Obama speaks for Boston Democrats
The Hiller Instinct: Obama speaks for Boston Democrats
So Patrick got much more than a standard presidential endorsement:
"I’ve been campaigning for a lot of folks. And sometimes, you know, you get used to hearing politicians speak, and occasionally I got to admit, you're in the back and you're on your blackberry, but when Deval speaks I listen,” said President Obama.
The President and the governor are so similar that, together they could make one speech:
"I believe and our guest today believes in the politics of conviction, not convenience," said Governor Deval Patrick.
"We believe in a country that rewards hard work," said President Obama.
"And I believe in leadership that asks us to turn to each other, not on each other," said Gov. Patrick.
"We believe in a country that encourages responsibility," said President Obama.
The President may be at the pit of his popularity in other parts of the nation, but not here.
Our most recent 7NEWS Suffolk University Poll shows the President is viewed more favorably than the governor, or any of his opponents.
So don't underestimate this event.
Beyond the enthusiasm it created for the governor, imagine what would happen if the President had not endorse him, or supported someone else.
And, if you're one of the governor's opponents, you know there's nothing you can do to top this today, and that there's no endorsement you can get in the next 17 days that will matter more in Massachusetts.
I’m Andy Hiller, and that’s my instinct.
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