He was a big enough, tough enough, mean enough guy for this year’s GOP electorate, but he wasn’t stupid enough.
Christie is the kind of politician who would hire people who would in turn create a rush hour traffic jam purely out of political spite, which traffic jam no doubt seriously pissed off a number of their own voters. Yeah, he was mean enough. No room in the party right now for anyone who knows a thing or two about politics though.
It’s very distressing. I didn’t like the guy because of his native NJ personality (and see above for a manifestation) but I wouldn’t have completely freaked out had he been my President.
We elected a black guy and a huge chunk of conservative America just collectively freaked out, and now Trump has let them out of the closet and given them voice. Strange times indeed. Ezra has it spot on here.