Over at MassPoliticsProfs, Erin O'Brien breaks down Gov. Charlie Baker's inauguration speech relative to his predecessor, Deval Patrick.

This narrative does not apply to Charlie Baker. Indeed, both he and Deval Patrick see vital, necessary roles for government. Much to the dismay of the Tea party, and most of the national Republican stars, Governor Baker likes government.

I submit that a comparison of Charlie Baker’s inaugural speech yesterday and Deval Patrick’s final State of the Commonwealth address last January makes their respective takes on the role government should play, and their conceptualization of Massachusetts residents, clear. And it boils down to: consumer OR citizen first?