Christie presidential hopes trapped on Bridge to Nowhere | Jay Bookman | www.ajc.com

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Christie presidential hopes trapped on Bridge to Nowhere | Jay Bookman | www.ajc.com

Todd Rehm at GaPundit.com went to hear James Carville and Mary Matalin at the Atlanta History Center Tuesday night, and quotes the colorful Carville on the presidential prospects of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

“The bridge scandal doesn’t matter, (Christie) wasn’t ever going to be the presidential candidate anyway. Ain’t nobody in the South voting for a global-warming loving, Obama-hugging Republican. Not happening.”

Longtime political analyst Charlie Cook of the Cook Report takes a similar tack in a column in The Atlantic, headlined “Chris Christie Was Never Going to be President Anyway”:

“Think for a moment who makes up the Republican Party, and most specifically the part of the GOP base that dominates the presidential nomination process. Think about the people they seriously considered for their party’s presidential nomination last time around. Think Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, and Newt Gingrich. Now, quickly, think Christie. Now think Sesame Street: “One of these things is not like the others; one of these things just doesn’t belong.” It’s laughable that the party that has previously seriously considered some fairly inconceivable candidates as worthy of the GOP nomination would suddenly reverse course and head over to a center-right candidate such as Christie.”

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