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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Big Guy's Bad Week

Every candidate has bad weeks.  Sometimes they are fatal (Perry and "oops") and sometimes they are survivable (Obama and Reverend Wright).  But they are never pleasant.

At Politico, Alex Isenstadt reports on Chris Christie:
The Republican governor started a trip to London by bobbling a question about whether measles vaccinations should be mandatory. The next day he snapped at a reporter who tried to ask him about foreign policy. He faced questions about a new federal investigation into his administration and came under scrutiny for his taste in luxurious travel. And back at home in New Jersey, for the first time in his tenure, fellow Republicans in the statehouse threatened to buck him.
It was a week that brought back to the surface the nagging question about Christie that he’s spent months trying to put to rest: Whether he has the discipline to survive the glare of the national stage.