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Peter S. Canellos | National Perspective

Bay State voters know their limits

David Axelrod (left) is Barack Obama's senior campaign adviser in his bid for the Democratic nomination for president. Axelrod also advised Deval Patrick during his 2006 run for governor of Massachusetts. David Axelrod (left) is Barack Obama's senior campaign adviser in his bid for the Democratic nomination for president. Axelrod also advised Deval Patrick during his 2006 run for governor of Massachusetts. (Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press)
By Peter S. Canellos
February 12, 2008

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WASHINGTON - In 2006, Deval Patrick ran for governor of Massachusetts on what his consultant, David Axelrod, called "the politics of aspiration." Patrick talked about hope - a lot. And when people said they were just words, he quoted the Declaration of Independence to upbraid those who think words don't matter. He told voters "Yes, we can," and later, more ... (Full article: 774 words)

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