On his way to losing the New Hampshire primary—and with it his chance at the GOP's brass ring—Mitt Romney had a few confident months. John McCain fell in the polls, and instead of attack ads Romney ran commercials introducing him to voters as a "business legend". They recapped his years as a venture capitalist and big-money turnaround artist (his most famous project being the 2002 Winter Olympics) over a hum of inspiring, faux-U2 music. In speeches and interviews Romney portrayed himself as a master fixer, ready to become what the conservative Weekly Standard called a "CEO president".
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At a time when legacy publications are increasingly seen as playing for one political "team" or the other, this type of editorial decision will not do anything to fix that perception.
The new president availed himself of Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Partisans who abandon constitutional principles because they prove inconvenient are in for a rude surprise when the other team wins.
The president could form a sizable splinter party if he's serious, but GOP defectors would have major ballot-access issues. Might they take over a smaller party instead?