Is Christie the Unicorn?


As Republicans look into the collective maw of the Four Unicorns of the Apocalypse, we’re hearing yet another line: Chris Christie may in fact be the Unicorn. Or more likely the Horseman on the White Unicorn. Regardless of whether he’s riding the Unicorn or whether he is the Unicorn he looks set to be another explanation of why Obviously Losing Obama (OLO) suddenly seems more likely to win.From none other than Rupert Murdoch …

Beyond the nonsense of this claim and the non-trivial fact that Romney could still win, this could actually be a real problem for Christie, who of course has ambitions for national office. I think Christie’s viability for national office is over-rated because it would be hard to take his New Jersey GOP issue agenda through the national GOP primary process. But if he ends up as the guy who stabbed Romney in the back in some right-wing fever dream that will stick to him among those who want to believe the GOP was somehow cheated of a win.


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