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Opinion

JOAN VENNOCHI

This election, the loser can only blame himself

During a recent panel discussion at Salem State University, the moderator invited Michael Dukakis to blame the media and the forces of Republican evil for his 1988 loss to George H.W. Bush. Dukakis declined the invitation. “I lost because of Mike Dukakis,” he said.

If President Obama wins reelection on Tuesday, he can thank Hurricane Sandy and Republican Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey. Those forces of nature gave him the look of leadership and bipartisanship when he desperately needed it.

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