THE EXPANDING CHRISTIE
“I’m a guy who tells the truth, all the time. And if the president of the United States did something good, I was going to say he did something good and give him credit for it. But it doesn’t take away for a minute the fact that I was the first governor in America to endorse Mitt Romney, that I traveled literally tens of thousands of miles for him, raised tens of millions of dollars for him and worked harder, I think, than any other surrogate in America other than Paul Ryan. He didn’t get enough votes.”
And so says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, explaining why Mr. Romney lost the election, to curious reporters on Nov. 7. But some observers insist the Christie cachet remains, and could expand.
“Chris Christie: New Jersey governor’s bromance with President Obama rankled Republicans but Americans love bipartisanship. Christie in 2016?” asks the New York Daily News.
And in fourth place, he says, was “the Benghazi blackout” on news that could expose any administration’ shortcomings in the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. And last but not least, the media was most interested in conveniently “burying the bad economy.”
Mr. Noyes adds, “These five trends took the media’s historical bias to new levels this year, and saved Obama’s presidency in the process.” for Africa and the Southern Hemisphere.’ ”
— From a news brief filed Nov. 7 by CBS, Washington Bureau, and the Associated Press