Since 1960, no road to Oval Office from Mass.
Once upon a time, Massachusetts was a breeding ground for presidents. But after Mitt Romney’s failure to unseat Barack Obama, it now looks more like a graveyard for White House aspirations. Romney on Tuesday became the third straight major-party nominee from the Bay State, after John Kerry in 2004 and Michael Dukakis in 1988, to lose his bid for the presidency. “The fact is Massachusetts is not a particularly good training ground,” said Elaine Kamarck, a professor at Harvard.