RICHARD FERNANDEZ: No clear winner, but one clear loser.

David Goldman (Spengler) notes that political circles are rife with rumor. “A ranking Republican statesman this week told an off-the-record gathering that a ‘coup’ attempt was in progress against President Donald Trump, with collusion between the largely Democratic media and Trump’s numerous enemies in the Republican Party. The object of the coup, the Republican leader added, was not impeachment, but the recruitment of a critical mass of Republican senators and congressmen to the claim that Trump was ‘unfit’ for office and to force his resignation.”

Washington is now in situation elections were specifically designed to prevent.

That isn’t by accident.