Thrill and Agony

By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 14, 2012

Winner: residents. Massachusetts could have really screwed itself Tuesday, by voting a full slate of Democrats to the US House and Senate, had Romney won and the GOP taken control of the Senate. The state would have had nobody with any pull, as federal decisions were made about funding, contracts, military base closings, and more. The country bailed us out.

Loser: future presidential hopefuls. Romney joins Kerry, Paul Tsongas, Michael Dukakis, and Ted Kennedy on a list of failed contenders that, you'd think, might discourage people from backing Bay Staters — although from the way people are talking about Warren, maybe not.

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