The idea of Chris Christie running for president should have been accompanied by sitcom laughter every time someone said it aloud. Hes a fat goombah from the most reviled state in the union, whos governed from the Left and even cuddled up to President Obama in his quest for federal disaster relief dollars. Christies candidacy is a massive practical joke that everyones in on except for him.
That includes the Leftist media, whove been pushing Christie to run like a Newark drug dealer pushes crack to kindergarteners. The Left knows that the GOP base find his blubbery visage and blue-state politics repulsive, making him an ideal patsy to throw the election to Hillary Clinton. The media went as far as suppressing evidence of Christies corruptionsuch as the Fort Lee lane closure scandalin order to aid his reelection in 2013.
Much in the same way that Martin OMalley represents the now-dead New Democrat wing of his party, Chris Christie represents the buried-and-decomposed Rockefeller Republican wing of his. Back in the 1950s, after twenty years in the political wilderness, Northeastern Republicans abandoned all pretense of being an opposition party and instead ran to the left of the Democrats. The Leftist wing of the GOP took its name from Nelson Rockefeller, the long-serving (and surprisingly effective) New York governor who famously died while purportedly in the arms of his mistress.
While wielding incredible influence during the 1950s, cracks began appearing in Rockefellers edifice in 1964, when his presidential campaign was torpedoed by little-known conservative Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater. The next year, National Review founder William Buckley ran for New York City mayor under the banner of the newly-formed Conservative Party, taking 13 percent of the vote and nearly causing Republican victor John Lindsay to lose. Four years later, Lindsay was handed his walking papers when...