February 29, 2016

Going into Super Tuesday, Christie's endorsement of Trump is "yuge!"

Mitch WolfeRebel Blogger

Poor Marco Rubio. Just when he thought he got his mojo back after landing a few solid blows against Trump in the last debate, he was blindsided by none other then the Jersey Brawler, Republican Governor Chris Christie, who came out swinging for his new BFF, the Trumpster.

Christie, as former presidential candidate, is one member of the Republican establishment who is leaping aboard the Trump Super Train that's hurtling out of the station, bound for overwhelming victory in the southern states on Super Tuesday.

According to Christie, he threw his support behind Trump because he viewed Trump as a strong leader, the only one who could take on the probable Democratic nominee, Hellfire Hillary Clinton, the Arkansas Krusher.

As Christie astutely noted, the Clintons don’t want to see the Trumpster in the ring. They "do not know the playbook of Donald Trump because he is rewriting the playbook.”

Conventional wisdom was that in order to win in these complicated Republican primaries, a candidate needed thousands of volunteers in the trenches, getting out the vote, a tactic known as a ground game.

Also in the past, successful candidates required the support of local Republican bigwigs and grand poobahs, plus tons of moolah from special interests, to make huge negative advertising buys.

Trump had neither a ground game nor the support of local GOP notables. Also, Trump’s campaign is mostly self-financed, so he does not owe favours to any filthy special interest groups.

Nonetheless, Trump smoked the competition in the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries and he is going to run roughshod over his opponents in the southern conservative states on Super Tuesday.

The Donald has become the master of the traditional media as well as social media.

His anti-establishment message is resonating with young and old, male and female, white and of color, blue collar workers, professionals and business people.

Accordingly, Republican majority leader Kevin McCarthy from California is now on side, together with a growing number of no-name Congressional Republicans.

Even Nikki Haley, Republican Governor of South Carolina, and a public supporter of Rubio, has publicly admitted that if The Donald is the Republican nominee, she will be able to work with him.

And therein lies Trump’s trump card: Winning. In politics, winning is everything.

Poor Marco Rubio doesn’t get it. He is still coming across as a weak, frightened and clueless little Bambi, caught in Trump’s oncoming headlights.

Rubio’s latest fallback position is that even if The Donald wins the nomination, Republicans will not vote for him. Basically, Rubio is saying: I may be a loser, but I am a preferred loser. So vote for me anyways.

Of course, Republicans will vote for Trump in the general election, likely in greater numbers than they voted for the boring and uninspiring Mitt Romney during the last presidential rodeo.

Republicans, like Democrats, are in politics to win, not to hand over victory to their arch enemy -- in this case, the hated Clintons -- without a fight.

Remember, Republicans are mad as hell at the Obama Democrats. They do not want a white female clone of Obama, in the guise of the Hillary.

What I also find "yugely" amusing is the juvenile responses by some GOP operatives to Christie’s endorsement of Trump:

Tim Miller, Jeb Bush’s former spokesman, lit up Twitter with cutting comments. “Like Trump, Chris Christie is a pathetic, corrupt man with a tiny ego. I'm sure they bonded discussing their insecurities over a big meal,” he tweeted.

Bush strategist David Kochel also laced into Christie. “New lesson kids: sometimes, the best option for the fat kid is to just hand his lunch money over to the bully! #TrumpChristie2016,” he said on Twitter."

Recall that Miller and Kochel were part of the Jeb Bush campaign brain trust that blew through $130 million with nothing to show for all that hard-earned American cheddar. These two so-called political pros were part of the most expensive and worst campaign in primary history, a political debacle of Titanic proportions.

If I was either one of those bozos, I would be hiding my head in shame, probably on some obscure beach in Ibiza. The last thing I would be opining on would be the political acumen of any politician.

But these old political hacks are like their candidate: A pathetic, sore and clueless loser who had no business playing with the big boys and girls.

I predict that when Hillary comes up against the hard-charging and disruptive Trump juggernaut, she too will suffer the same political fate as the sorry Jeb Bush.

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commented 2016-03-01 11:45:21 -0500
I’m not sure how Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz are suppose to rally their troops around their candidate if it turns out to be Trump since they have called him a con man and other such endearing terms. The Republicans will need every vote to keep Hillary from being the heir apparent the throne. Perhaps they can burrow the line from TV commercial famed lawyer Jim “the hammer” Shapiro. He may be an S.O.B. but he’s our S.O.B.
commented 2016-03-01 11:25:45 -0500
I hope Trump wins too Deborah Graupner, not that I am comfortable with everything he says or does but I think his ideas are good and he is the only one talking seriously about issues no one else wants to address. I’m kind of saddened by the way the republican party have been on self destruct as of late (how can Rubio or Cruz possibly tell their supporters to rally around their candidate when chosen when they have made him out to be a con man and worse) yet they are going to need every vote to defeat Clinton. . I am also disgusted by the way the media has inserted itself into the election and tried to create a phony racism/KKK issue which was even laughed off by Ron Paul who is no fan of Trumps. I really don’t want to see Hillary win and I’m not even sure if Trump if elected can undo the economic damage that has been swelling for the past few decades. Part of me would hate to see Trump win and the market meltdown and blamed on him. Hopefully not but I’m growing increasingly skeptical anyone will be able to change it at this point.
commented 2016-02-29 17:36:55 -0500
I just hope the Donald wins! If I was an American, I would vote for him for sure. I just can’t imagine who is angrier about Trump doing so well, Obama or Billary. I don’t trust either one of them, and if I were Donald, I wouldn’t turn my back on them.
commented 2016-02-29 15:59:11 -0500
Who wants to be endorsed by a RINO like Christie? I’d take Duke’s over his.