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Poet Stephen Burt explains the Massachusetts heartbreak

Posted on the January 22nd, 2010

If you’re up to one more post-mortem on the Democrats losing the Senate race last Tuesday in Massachusetts, there’s a good one by Stephen Burt, a local resident himself, in the London Review of Books (“The People’s Seat” Jan 20, 2010):

National and international analysts will tell you that Massachusetts rejected Obama, and there’s something in that: according to one pollster almost 20 per cent of Brown’s support came from people who voted for the president but disapprove of him today…

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