From Todd Purdum’s page one news analysis article in this morning’s New York Times:

“I’m all that’s left standing of the Old Man in the Mountains!” Mr.Kerry declared Monday in Portsmouth, comparing his craggy Yankee profile to the famous granite rock formation at Franconia Notch that crumbled last year. Mr. Kerry hopes that he will soon loom alone on the political landscape, but, as Robert Frost memorably wrote, “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall.” [The full text of the Frost poem is here]

Ummm, thanks, Todd. We think.

—B.K.

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