If you're a governor looking at a presidential run, how much can you compromise to look good before it starts looking bad? That may be a question Mitt Romney's asking himself.
Scott Lehigh in the Boston Globe casts the bill signing ceremony as a carefully crafted presidential campaign photo op that quickly unraveled. Even though he nearly gave away the farm to his Democratic rivals, Romney won't find them praising his "bipartisanship" when the TV cameras come calling. (This is what happens when Republicans compromise their principles -- different from a little political horse trading -- Democrats, sensing weakness, will show no gratitude but instead ask for more.)