How have the messages of hope presented by President Obama and Gov. Patrick fared during these tough economic times?
|I think both of them have backed up their messages of hope by implementing programs to address unemployment [and] the housing crisis, and even changing the face of American politics across the world.
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|The fact that they have overcome and achieved lets me know that anything’s possible.
|We were in recession before their elections. … Obama and Patrick didn’t diminish my sense of hope, but in fact, they added to my faith because you know they have [the interests of] minority and poor people at heart.
|Much like the opulent and magnificent Titanic, the American economy hit an iceberg. But the hope is that both Obama and Patrick can make Americans learn from their past mistakes and look toward the future confidently.
|Leaders that are effective are able to handle day-to-day issues as well as touch the soul. Both Obama and Patrick come from lives of early struggle, so when they talk to people in times of struggle, they speak with understanding. And that’s hopeful.
|Initially you had to believe there was hope, but the system was just so broken — a state of disrepair — that it appears that all of the promises they made became impossible, at least in their first terms.
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