I’m sure at the time he did it, Chris Christie thought his mission to kill Marco Rubio’s chances in New Hampshire was a good idea.
But when you decide to toss a grenade at another candidate, you better make sure you are far enough outside the blast radius not to get hit with the shrapnel.
Christie appears not to have even released his hold on the grenade before it detonated.
It is being reported by Fox Business that Chris Christie is suspending his campaign for President.
Yeah. I think we all saw that coming.
With 98% of the precincts reporting in, Christie received seven percent of the vote for a distant sixth place. His target, Marco Rubio is in fifth place with over eight thousand votes more than Christie.
It was a calculated risk to try and take out Marco. And, frankly, it was an enormous waste of Christie’s time. As I mentioned earlier today, the supposed “Marcomentum” coming out of Iowa was fabricated and about as substantive as air in a jug. Christie played the odds and crapped out.
Meanwhile, with 98% of the precincts reporting in, Cruz has solidified his lead over Jeb Bush for third place — expanding it from about thirteen hundred votes when I wrote on it earlier to just a hair short of two thousand votes now. I think it is extremely telling that the guy they ignored coming out of Iowa, the guy who spent so little campaign money on New Hampshire, the guy who everyone (including me) thought would have a poor showing last night came out of the Granite State with a third place finish.
Something tells me, Christie hoped that he and not Cruz would be enjoying that kind of a night.
It’s good that Christie is leaving. Frankly, if he couldn’t catch fire in a Northeast Liberal state, he has no chance whatsoever in the South.
Now, the only question remaining is, will Carly Fiorina follow Christie or will she stubbornly hang on?
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