A bunch of NJ operatives crawled out of the shadows to sound off on NH Prez Politics last Friday and, after putting their predictions into a spreadsheet, it’s amazing how wrong practically all them got it on the Republican side. For example, 14 of the 17 had Marco Rubio coming in either first or second with Donald Scarcini getting it particularly wrong:
Marco Rubio narrowly wins the primary or comes in second because momentum is in his favor after Iowa and Republicans were just waiting to see who was going to break from the pack to replace Trump and Cruz with a candidate who could actually beat Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately, Chris Christie does not beat Bush and does not show as strong as he should in a state where he spent a lot of time. He ends his campaign with dignity and comes home to NJ as a hero and a roll model for others who have the courage to think big.
Mr. Scarcini did get one thing right (just reported) but….
I believe Governor Christie comes home a traitor. His crimes:
- Ignoring the real issue of entitlement reform that he kicked off his campaign with but said no more about
- Costing NJ taxpayers more money in repayments necessary to his campaign donors
- Mocking New Jerseyans for laughs from Iowans and New Hampshirites
- Stasis on all issues of importance including pension reform