.....after watching Chris Christie deliver his State of the State address that he will win the presidency in 2016. I don't like it but when it comes to predicting you have to call it straight. Cheerleaders and partisans don't predict, they have wet dreams with their eyes crossed.
I make this prediction because, first, I think he will occasionally rebuke the extreme right in the republican primary, as he already has a couple times this far out. He's smart. Second, he will retain the loyalty of the base because on the other hand he will be sufficiently belligerent to the democrats from time to time. Third, he seems to have the capacity to put a state like New Jersey into play in the presidential, which means he may have the ability to do it elsewhere. Like Obama took some places that we are not used to winning. Fourth, in a historical perspective, we have not had more than 8 years in a row in the Whitehouse for a long, long time, and it was the same guy running more than twice.
I believe it's also possible that there will be an added sting for us. I'm not sure Hillary will run but if she does I think Christie will beat her close.
And so the ballsiest, toughest, democrat we have had in our lifetimes will have never made it despite being on the brink twice.
I hope I'm wrong if that helps anyone dying to crap on me.