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The Democrats will convene in Boston late this month to officially pronounce John Kerry their man-who-would-be-president. The party’s national convention is sure to spotlight not just the senator from Massachusetts, but the politics of his home state and perhaps the wider “liberal” Northeast. In 1988, the first President Bush waged a winning rhetorical campaign against his Democratic rival, “the Massachusetts liberal,” then-governor...

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William Bole is a journalist and co-author, with Bob Abernethy, of The Life of Meaning: Reflections on Faith, Doubt, and Repairing the World.