I’ve been a fan of the Kansas City Royals my whole life. Set the last two years from your mind. I’ve seen a lot of losing. I know what cheering for a losing team feels like, what it …
Trump, Putin, and the GOP
One of the most remarkable things about the convention last night was that Governor Christie went after Hillary on Russia and Putin. I will quote him:
. . . she said our goal was to strengthen Russia.
Strengthen an adversary led by a …
Your Cynicism About Politics Is Well-Founded.
From the last Morning Jolt of the week:
Your Cynicism About Politics Is Well-Founded.
Those of us with memories that can go back a few months will remember that during his presidential campaign, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said nominating …
The Rats Are Scurrying: Republican Officeholders Who Endorse Trump Are Sellouts
The arch-villain in Donald Trump’s storybook account of American politics is the Republican party. The malign forces of progressivism may have been on the march for the past several years. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have been hovering like …
Dr. K. says, as reported below, that Chris Christie’s endorsement of Donald Trump “legitimizes Trump.” I know just what Dr. K. means. I also believe that, at the same time, the endorsement delegitimizes Christie.
More than most of my fellow righties, I have always admired Chris Christie. He’s not a down-the-line conservative. But down-the-line conservatism will probably not get you elected governor of New Jersey.
I like the way he has stood up …
New Hampshire Deals Death Blow to Christie Campaign
Nashua, N.H. — “Four years ago, people wanted me to run for president. I said no,” Chris Christie told a crowd of employees at DYN, a tech company based in Manchester, 30 hours before polls closed in the state’s primary. “…
It is a rude question, an insulting question, and even a McCarthyite question. But conservatives have been asking it for years: Is he doing it on purpose? Or is it simply accidental?
I will translate: Is Obama weakening America, both …
There is no way to sugarcoat Marco Rubio’s serious blunder at last night’s debate. Not only was he unprepared for an attack he should have seen coming from Christie and Bush — he played to type. At the very moment …
On Marco Rubio and Chris Christie’s Brutal Exchange
I distinctly remember at least two brutal debate moments from the 2012 election. The first everyone knows — Rick Perry’s famous forgetful moment. The second, few people remember, but I remember it well. In a debate just before the South Carolina …
Krauthammer’s Take: Chanting ‘Hillary, Lock Her Up’ Isn’t Going to Attract the Undecided
Charles Krauthammer argues that chants at the Republican convention could come back to haunt the Trump campaign:
I think execution is slightly over the top, but I would point out that yesterday, during the speech of Christie, a crowd of …
Superstorm Christie Demolishes Hillary
We’ll never know precisely what went through New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s mind in the moments before he took the stage Tuesday night. But one can’t help but think he wanted to show that he would have …
NH Union Leader on Christie: ‘Boy, Were We Wrong’
I don’t live anywhere near New Hampshire, but I just might take out a Union Leader subscription. On Monday night, the Granite State’s foremost newspaper apologized for endorsing Chris Christie:
Boy, were we wrong.
We endorsed Chris Christie in …
Nothing Will Redeem the Ruined Reputations of Trump’s Republican Collaborators
Donald Trump’s distinctive rhetorical style — think of a drunk with a bullhorn reading aloud James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake under water — poses an almost insuperable challenge to people whose painful duty is to try to extract clarity …
Krauthammer’s Take: Christie’s Trump Endorsement ‘Extremely Important,’ Legitimizes Trump
Chris Christie’s decision to endorse Donald Trump today is “extremely important” for two reasons, Charles Krauthammer said tonight.
“Number one, it legitimizes Trump in a way that I think is going to be extremely crucial here,” Krauthammer said on Friday’s …
Krauthammer’s Take: Christie’s Rubio Hit a ‘Political Suicide Attack’
Despite Chris Christie prevailing over Marco Rubio in their final debate skirmish, Christie hurt himself and other “mainstream” candidates, Charles Krauthammer said tonight.
“You can score a big hit on somebody but that doesn’t guarantee you’re going to succeed,” Krauthammer …
Rubio Was Right, and Christie Wrong, about Obama
Sometimes you outsmart yourself. After re-watching the excruciating Rubio-Christie exchange (embedded in David’s post), I can’t help but think that Marco Rubio outsmarted himself – or at least locked in on the wrong part of Chris Christie’s commentary …
Christie Revels in Rubio Takedown — But Did It Come Too Late?
Exeter, N.H. — Chris Christie said Sunday that Marco Rubio is no longer “the anointed one” after he tripped up during last night’s presidential debate, responding to Christie’s criticisms with a performance that has indeed disrupted the momentum …
Christie Bests Rubio in GOP debate while Cruz and Trump Coast
Why isn’t Chris Christie among the frontrunners?
Even if intellectually I know why Christie hasn’t broken out, I can’t help but wonder that after watching the last debate before the New Hampshire Primary. Christie provided one of …
The Night Chris Christie Killed the Romney Campaign
They say that elephants have fantastic memories. That may be why some Republicans still remember the night that Chris Christie killed the Romney campaign. And they still hold it against him.
In late October 2012, the race between GOP nominee Mitt …