I dunno, folks. Just watch this and tell me what you think. First part is Deval Patrick on the Boston Common on October 15, 2006. Second part is Barack Obama the other day in Wisconsin.
UPDATE: Credit where credit is due: tblade got the same idea posted before I did. (But without the spiffy video splicing!)
FURTHER UPDATE: As Jasiu notes in the comments, both Patrick and Obama are confirming that Obama borrowed the rhetorical “just words” device from Patrick.