Chris Christie Expected to Quit Race

ABC News is reporting that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is “expected” to drop his bid for the Republican nomination after a disappointing finish in New Hampshire. We’ll see if he endorses one of his fellow governors, Jeb Bush or John Kasich. It’s safe to say that he won’t endorse Marco Rubio unless and until the race comes down to Rubio and Donald Trump.

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  1. James Pearce says:

    Dang, I was really looking forward to him cracking down on legal pot…..


  2. MarkedMan says:

    YMMV but at least to me he ended in a stereotypical way. He identified Rubio as the guy least likely to effectively fight back and then started pummeling him. Personally I don’t think he had a strategy around this. He didn’t think people would rally to him because he punched the peanut in the head. It’s just who he is. If he is going to be driven from the race he may as well enjoy himself on the way out.