I understand why Christie is an attractive candidate to moderate Republicans but to conservatives? He’s should be looked upon as fatally flawed. Instead of running to his aid, conservatives should do what Republicans did when Cruz was attacked by the media and Democrats….join the mob and grab a brick to throw at him (metaphorically of course).
You can talk about a “big tent” all you want but if it’s big enough to include people who endorse a significant part of ObamaCare, you don’t have a tent, you have an open-air bazaar where everything is negotiable, including core principles.
If at this point you are already thinking, “but Christie’s the kind of moderate Republican that won’t scare voters and has a record of winning in a blue state”. I say, how did ”but he’s electable!” work out for you last time?” The GOP will get in bed with anyone, even if they embrace ObamaCare but there’s no reason conservatives should. If there’s no principle worth defending, no hill worth dying on (I prefer hills to fight on myself), what’s the difference between a conservative and a Republican?
I understand there are conservatives who will support amnesty. But ObamaCare? If opposing every inch of ObamaCare’s implementation isn’t a core principle for conservatives, what is? If two years out from Iowa and New Hampshire you are already willing to settle or worse yet, not do everything you can to strangle the great Moderate Hope, who embraces the part of ObamaCare the Democrats are boasting the most about, in its cradle, then how can we ever move the GOP or the country to the right?
The GOP doesn’t want to move to the right. We’re going to have to destroy it and then move the rubble, piece by piece, to the right.
Krispy Kreme Christie is an excellent place to begin that project. I won’t lift a finger to help him and I’ll work hard to see his White House aspirations destroyed.