His hard-​​fought reelec­tion cam­paign behind him, Pres­i­dent Barack Obama is undoubt­edly taking stock of the oppor­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges that await him in his second term.

To help us under­stand those key issues, we turn to two people with broad expe­ri­ence in state and national pol­i­tics, and the chal­lenges of being an elected chief exec­u­tive. One is a close, per­sonal friend of the pres­i­dent – the other was the Demo­c­ratic nom­inee for pres­i­dent him­self. Both have the dis­tinc­tion of having served as gov­ernor of the Commonwealth.

In the final install­ment of our series, Deval Patrick and Michael Dukakis offer their thoughts on how best to leverage the power of the presidency.

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