Let’s not forget the programmed disdain for Obama that began Rubio’s downfall

  Sen. Marco Rubio’s withdrawal last night from the race for the Republican presidential nomination will now spawn a raft of perfunctory post-mortems on the failure of his once-promising candidacy. But an important underlying factor likely will be missed in most of these retrospectives. Yes, it will be pointed out that Rubio blundered by getting down in the gutter with Donald Trump. The Florida senator’s snarky remarks about the size of The Donald’s male member will be cited as especially foolish. And yes, much will be...

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Cowardly Chris Christie lies about previously favoring gun control

Why should I bother picking on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie? After all, his chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination are not much better than mine. But I can’t resist the temptation of blowing the whistle on Christie for his display of craven political cowardice the other day. Simply stated, he’s not a man of his word. Christie understands that any Republican who expresses any sort of favor for gun control will be lucky if he isn’t drummed out of the party. There is simply no way on Earth that any such...

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Why do the media hype Chris Christie more than Ben Carson as a presidential possibility?

Political numbers-cruncher Sam Wang (above) of the Princeton Election Consortium raises an interesting question about several of the prospective candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Citing a recent CBS poll showing that Republicans are far more strongly in favor of surgeon Ben Carson running for president than New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Wang ASKS: “[W]hy are reporters covering Christie and not, say, Ben Carson?” Why, indeed? The answer, of course, is that too many political pundits know too little...

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Don’t bet on Chris Christie ever becoming president

Television pictures of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hugging Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones during an NFL playoff game the other day have prompted lots of speculation on whether such images might affect Christie’s chances of winning a presidential election. It’s a silly question. In the long run, it matters not whether Christie is a Cowboys fan. Yes, many of his New Jersey constituents may resent his affection for a Texas football team. And yes, his dealings with Jones may raise some ethical questions. But there are other...

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Former aide says he gave Christie prior notice of plan for bridge foul-up

Uh-oh! Just when some people were beginning to think Chris Christie might survive the bridge scandal after all, a BOMBSHELL EXPLODES: On Dec. 13, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) told the press that no one on his senior staff had prior knowledge of the plan to close access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in September. But a lawyer representing Christie’s former campaign manager Bill Stepien now says that was wrong. The claim was included in a letter sent in early April — and made public Wednesday — by attorney Kevin...

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