Is Chris Christie’s New Hampshire moment too little, too late?
The New Hampshire Union Leader’s endorsement, a turnaround in his underwater favorability ratings in the Granite State and the backing of influential activists Dan and Renee Plummer adds up to this: Chris Christie‘s long-languishing campaign is having a moment. In the wake of the Paris attacks, he’s selling a combination of straight talk and experience. The big question: Even if things break his way, will Republican voters ever forgive him for his 2012 hug of President Barack Obama in the wake of Superstorm Sandy? CNN’s Tom LoBianco examines the challenge.
Donald Trump is acknowledging Christie’s relevance in a way only Trump could: by attacking him on Twitter. Said Christie’s least-favorite pollster, Monmouth University’s Patrick Murray: “Now that’s he’s on Donald Trump‘s radar, that’s kind of the credibility stamp for the Christie campaign.”