I take a back seat (WAY in the back) to my NR colleagues when it comes to sports stuff, but it strikes me that there is an obvious GOP spin to the Red Sox championship. The curse survived John Kerry as Lt. Governor and as junior Senator for 20 years. Once Mitt Romney became governor, however, the team’s fortunes changed. Surely superstitious Red Sox fans can appreciate they have Romney to thank. Must have something to do with his baseball first name.