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 ...