Last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick threw his endorsement behind longtime friend Barack Obama. The endorsement was seen by some as an opportunity for Obama to leverage his grassroots support in Massachusetts to garner votes in neighboring New Hampshire for the important early primaries. The Patrick speaks, people —- particularly young people —- listen.
But Obama seems to be losing steam using the same language of hope that catapulted Patrick to the Governor’s office in his own historic election. A growing number of Boston-area activists, mostly young professionals, say they are looking for Obama to share ideas with substance.