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Kansas gallery recalls presidential also-rans

In this museum, only losers are welcome

NORTON, Kan. — The hosts served coffee and cookies beneath the rows of portraits. A curator delivered supportive, if not quite laudatory, remarks, and residents of this remote prairie town filled the small gallery with applause. Finally, the staff unveiled a formal photograph of a stoic Mitt Romney.

The 2012 Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor was not present for Norton’s quadrennial rite. He was not even notified.

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