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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Do Chris Christie’s problems make it more likely that Rand Paul will be GOP nominee in 2016?
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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I’m not sure I agree with Peter Beinart on THIS MATTER, but his argument is worth considering:

If Chris Christie was ever the frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, he isnít anymore. All along, the theory behind his candidacy was that he could overcome his lack of conservative bona fides with a combination of personality, competence, electability, and money. Bridgegate undermines all four.

In the minds of many voters, Christieís personality has morphed from brash to bully. Itís harder to look competent when your top aides egregiously abused power under your nose. Christieís supposed electability was based partly ...

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