Alexandra Petri tried to put into words the existential horror Chris Christie silently demonstrated last night while Donald Trump spoke to the world. The horror. The horror. The words tell part of the story.
Those images tho.
I have to admit being a bit surprised by Chris Christie’s decision to support Donald Trump. I’ve always liked Christie’s shtick—the blustery, straight-shooting Jersey bro willing to speak truth to constituents—so it came as a shock when he so publicly backed a guy he had previously referred to as a “carnival barker” and said lacked the experience …
Durham, New Hampshire—Children of America: John Kasich does not want you to take drugs. And he wants your parents and grandparents and aunts and uncles and siblings and the people down the street to remind you not to take them. When he’s president, he is going to remind you, too. Personally. Loudly.
The Fox Business debate made clear that the Republican primary is Donald Trump’s race to lose. It’s not only that Trump continues his months-long polling lead and the debate won’t do anything to change that. It’s that Trump’s considerable political skills were on display Thursday evening. Provocative, gauche, funny, emphatic, and fearless, Trump doesn’t back down when the crowd boos him, he holds his own against more polished opponents, and he has identified and exploited the anger of many Republican and independent voters.