Skip to main content

Megyn Kelly speaks with Fox Chyron reading:
Nice chyron there, noting that Christie is the GOP's best bet against Hillary Clinton in 2016. So upbeat! So cheery! So optimistic!

The actual numbers from Quinnipiac:

Hillary Clinton (D) 45
Chris Christie (R) 37

Ouch. The most electable Republican is stuck in the 30s, and even that looks good compared to the disastrous numbers sported by Sen. Marco Rubio (losing to Hillary 50-34) and Rep. Paul Ryan (losing 50-38). If Fox wants to get excited about that, then by all means, go for it!

The big story here is that Republicans better pray Clinton resists the lure of history and the easiest path to the White House since ... Eisenhower? No, even easier than that. If she decides to solidify her position as one of the great women of American history, Republicans might as well start planning for 2024.

But if she doesn't run, it'll pain conservatives to know that Christie is their best shot for victory: He leads Biden 43-40 and crushes the hapless Cuomo 45-28. Don't get me wrong—if we get our voters to turn out, it's hard to see how Christie can win. The demographics don't lie, and neither does a swing state composition that favors Democrats. But at least Christie is plausibly competitive in a way that Rubio and Ryan are not (and I can't think of anyone else on their side better positioned than Christie).

So what you see up there, on that screenshot? It's Fox News paving the way for Christie's resurgence. He won't be at CPAC this year, he's not wanted. But he doesn't want CPAC either. He needs to get reelected this November in Blue Jersey.  

But 2014 will be a new year, and don't be surprised if he's there, full of mea culpas, after a year of Fox News fluffing. Base conservatives will swear up and down that they won't make the same mistake as in 2008 and 2012, nominating someone they hated, someone who wasn't a "true conservative." But in the end, their primaries are always won by the establishment choice. And you better believe the establishment will cling to Christie in 2016 as their true savior.

Just in case Hillary decides to stay retired.

Originally posted to kos on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 01:50 PM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site