And you thought you were going to get through Sunday without your obligatory Chris Christie post:
A hastily put together campaign would upend what two of Mr. Christie’s advisers said was his original plan: to consider running for president in 2016. But with President Obama looking more vulnerable, and with dissatisfaction among some voters and influential party leaders with the current Republican field, Mr. Christie is said by those close to him to feel that his best opportunity to run might be now.
This tidbit makes me think that a Christie run is imminent. In order for “Christie 2016″ to become a reality, President Obama would have to win re-election next year, despite a 40 percent approval rating, and despite leading Mitt Romney in dark blue states like Connecticut by only a few percentage points. Even if Christie somehow manages to win re-election in New Jersey without moving leftward on scores of issues, a daunting feat, he will pretty much be done as far as presidential politics is concerned should Mitt Romney beat Obama next year, with a youngish, conservative veep like Marco Rubio the heir apparent for 2020 and beyond. It’s now or never for Christie. I’m predicting that it’s a go.