When you've lost the business wing of the party, where can you go? The editorial page of the New York Daily News, the page that robustly endorsed Romney in 2012 and Bush in 2004, just published a blistering editorial calling this scandal "Christie's Waterloo" and pronouncing him finished as a presidential candidate.
In the best possible light, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie built a top staff of lying thugs who threatened lives and safety to serve his political ends. If not, Christie is a lying thug himself.
Christie's presidential ambitions are all but kaput, as he will be lambasted and lampooned as a man of low character and horrible judgment, again viewing him in the most favorable way.
[if you take him at his word] Christie stands as a hardball-playing governor who horribly misjudged or distorted the character of those around him and compounded the felony by trying to skate by their wrongdoing without full investigation. Take his denials of knowledge with skepticism, and the man is a monster.
Wow - this is a big fucking deal! It may even get a brief mention on the Sunday shows after they flagellate their weekly Ben Ghazi horse.