For some, especially those on the Far Left, the only thing that matters is gaining power. The Constitution and our democratic ideals are seen as impediments not treasured values.
The latest idea is to pack the Supreme Court either through adding justices or imposing term limits. No presidential candidate has committed to the idea but New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg have expressed interest.
Too many on both extremes live in an echo chamber where they only hear themselves and those with similar views. If they had any sense of where ordinary Americans stand, they would keep these ideas to themselves. Franklin Roosevelt had one of the greatest landslide wins in our history in 1936 but the country turned against him when he tried to pack the court.
Republicans should rejoice every time one of these nutty ideas come along. If the Democratic nominee endorses them, it will cost them votes.