Mitt Romney shed his Bay State political garments with the guilt-free ease of a practiced stripper. It wasn’t gut-wrenching. It was strictly business. Because of that, there’s a bitterness to his legacy in a state that has an outsized sense of its own importance. Massachusetts was a means to an end for Romney. For other Bay State pols, Massachusetts is an end in itself. John Kerry lost his presidential bid, and eight years later, he’s still in the Senate, hosting hearings for Gloucester fishermen.
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