It's a light-as-air endorsement, based primarily on the "Mitt will reach across party lines" argument. Which is bullshit. Mitt Romney was not a bipartisan leader. He vetoed 800 bills as governor of Massachusetts, and 707 of those vetoes were overridden by the Democrats in Massachusetts' state legislature. That doesn't sound like a real reach-across-the-aisle kind of record. Especially when you figure that Massachusetts Republicans didn't much like him, either:
I haven't put up many Slog posts about endorsements, because for the most part they don't matter. But I feel the need to make note of this one because I feel kind of bad for The Daily. This is probably the only time the paper is going to get to make a presidential endorsement, and they botched it. Come to think of it, I guess this endorsement could stand as a eulogy for The Daily: Too simplistic, not factually rigorous, and irrelevant.