I’ve sequestered myself from news (and I miss Bret Baier already) since about 2200L Tuesday night, so please forgive me if I’m not breaking new ground here. If I’m not, and this happens, I may end up looking pretty damned prescient come 2016:
Given that there’s bound to be some nervousness (it existed before the election even) among Democrats that there isn’t any “bench” of candidates to take the helm after President Obama leaves office in 2017 (Biden-no, Reid-no, Pelosi-no, Clinton—you gotta say likely no), and
Given that he did so much to aggravate Republicans by what many saw as going beyond the customary magnanimous gratitude during a crisis and instead displayed what they considered way-overboard fawning obsequiousness toward the president on the eve of a national election, Chris Christie isn’t in any position to win a Republican primary…
Would it surprise anybody if he switched parties (likely before his re-election campaign for New Jersey Governor next year)? He’d pretty instantly become the heir-apparent to Obama, wouldn’t you think?
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from HHQ)
*ps, Yes, I know…I was the guy who said he was going to turn a new leaf when it comes to politics and ideas. This shouldn’t be misconstrued as a divergence from that approach…just a theoretical academic exercise.
UPDATE: Aw, crap. I should really Google before I post. Well, great minds…