We don’t want another Ben Carson type confusion. But Chris Christie – coming in 6th behind Marco Rubio’s 5th place finish – says he’s heading back to New Jersey rather than going on to South Carolina – to ‘take a deep breath’ and take stock of his presidential bid.
So presumably he’s dropping out.
But it is almost like a moment of concluded destiny or something biblical. The job for which he was sent to earth – or at least sent to run in the 2016 GOP presidential primaries – is done: gutting Marco Rubio and in all likelihood ending the parched Floridian’s run for President. So Christie is now being called home. Not to heaven. But to New Jersey.