Jersey Boy

IS CHRIS CHRISTIE A NATIONAL CANDIDATE?

Months after the Republican Party’s electoral flameout, analysts are still sifting for embers amid the ashes. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, despite his act of heresy in praising Barack Obama for his response to Hurricane Sandy, has joined the predictable frontrunners for 2016. At first blush, it’s hard to see what Christie brings to the table for the GOP.

Consider, in comparison, some of the other big names. Marco Rubio is a...

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Conor Williams is a doctoral candidate in Georgetown University’s Government Department and a freelance journalist. Read his work at conorpwilliams.com.

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