Obama's New Refrain is Deval Patrick's Old One

One small Obama-related detail from last night: The “Yes we can!” refrain that Barack Obama trumpeted in his concession speech was actually the campaign theme adopted by Deval Patrick, a top Obama supporter who rode the slogan to the Massachusetts governorship in 2006. Patrick, the first African-American governor in Massachusetts history, showed a cross-partisan appeal similar to Obama’s in ’06, winning strongly even in Republican areas in his 20-point triumph. Patrick campaigned for Obama in New Hampshire over the weekend and was in attendance at his campaign party in Nashua tonight.

Obama's New Refrain is Deval Patrick's Old One