Says Christie's the 'real deal' and 'spectacular.'1:57 PM, Apr 6, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Jeb Bush says that he'll "make up" his "mind at the end of this year" on whether he's running for president in 2016:
"I'll make up my mind at the end of this year," said Jeb, who said he can't "figure out the politics" of 2016 right now.
He said he's trying to figure out the answers to two questions. One, "Can a candidate run with a hopeful optimistic message?" And two, "Is it okay for my family?"
Bush also praised New Jersey governor Chris Christie. "He's the real deal," Bush said of Christie. "He's a spectacular guy."
Mar 31, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 28 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
The Scrapbook continues to scratch its head over the barrels of ink spilled over the Chris Christie bridge scandal. It’s well worth reporting, but none of the Christie revelations to date justify the flood-the-zone coverage. So you’ll forgive us for suspecting that Christie’s political affiliation just might have something to do with the intense media interest. Compare and contrast with this story in the Philadelphia Inquirer last week, which, unless you live there, you probably haven’t heard about:
1:51 PM, Jan 20, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
In this week's issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD, the boss writes that nothing about Hillary Clinton's candidacy, nomination, or election to the presidency in 2016 is inevitable. Here's an excerpt:
1:22 PM, Jan 15, 2014 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
1.) So just how bad is this George Washington Bridge traffic incident?
It's bad. Pretty bad. Super bad, even. Chief executives just don't use the power of government to exact revenge on ordinary citizens for what they take to be political insubordination.
1:39 PM, Jan 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The former top political advisor to President Barack Obama says that Chris Christie will live to "fight another day," if he's telling the truth. Axelrod made the comment in a tweet.
"Christie handled about as well as he could. Unless smoking gun turns up tying him to scheme, or others arise, he lives 2 fight another day," said Axelrod.
12:52 PM, Jan 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
New Jersey governor Chris Christie said today at a press conference that he's "a sad guy standing here today":
11:26 AM, Jan 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Chris Christie says that he is "responsible" and that he "was blindsided" by officials in his administration closing traffic lanes to punish his political opponents:
7:39 AM, Jan 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Chris Christie will face the press today at 11 a.m. in Trenton, New Jersey. He'll address to growing bridge traffic controversy.
Yesterday, in a statement released by his office, he called it "unacceptable."
The New Jersey governor muscles his way to the front of the pack, for now. Nov 18, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 10 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Morris Plains, N.J.
On election eve, Chris Christie has come home to rally a few hundred supporters in Morris County, the place where he was first elected and now lives with his wife, Mary Pat, and their four children.
Hosted by Michael Graham.5:15 PM, Nov 6, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes recapping the 2013 elections in Virginia, New Jersey, New York and across the country.
9:39 AM, Nov 6, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The boss on last night's election results:
“Chris Christie is an impressive Governor, and an impressive politician, and will be a forced to be reckoned with nationally. And Obamacare is toxic. It was dominating the last two weeks,” said the boss.
Via the Washington Free Beacon.
8:08 AM, Nov 6, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Chris Christie can afford to be magnanimous, so that is what he is doing. If there are hard feelings, he seeks to soothe them, though this is not what is known best for doing.
4:41 PM, Nov 5, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
New Jersey governor Chris Christie, a Republican, is on his way to winning big in his bid for reelection Tuesday, and there's already talk he may be on his way to running for president in three years. Speaking to CNN's Jake Tapper, Christie argued he's not a moderate as he's sometimes portrayed.
7:41 AM, Nov 4, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Bill Kristol, with David Axelrod, Katty Kay, and Bob Woodward, yesterday on NBC: