Under a federal law enacted in 2010, taxpayers now fund efforts by presidential nominees to begin their White House transition efforts even before the election. Unfortunately, it appears that Romney has now turned those taxpayer resources into yet another opportunity to make money.
Romney didn't lose because of a tropical storm. The great majority of voters had already made up their minds by then. Romney also didn't lose due to a lack of campaign funds, the (mythical) liberal media, or because America just doesn't like rich people.
Yesterday, the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) released the 14th installment of its weekly Horse Race poll, which found that President Barack Obama bested Governor Romney for the first time in four weeks.