The museum of losing presidential nominees in Norton, Kan., need enter no encomium upon Massachusetts; it needs none. The world — or at least political junkies — knows it by heart. There is Michael Dukakis, and John Kerry, and Mitt Romney. There is Rufus King, and Daniel Webster.
These men, all from the Bay State, failed in their pursuits of the presidency, and are now immortalized on the walls of Norton’s They Also Ran Gallery, which added Romney’s portrait to its hall of losers in a ceremony last month.