My latest column is up at Right Wing News!
Here is an excerpt:
With Chris Christie’s re-election win in New Jersey, the rumor mill is buzzing with speculation over whether America’s favorite overweight governor will run for president in 2016. With the rumors this strong, I would say that the possibility is pretty good that Ann Coulter’s former favorite will give it a shot…but there is just one problem – and it’s a doozie:
If Christie wins the Republican nomination in 2016, he will lose the general election.
You would think, at this point, that the Republican Party would have learned their lessons from 2008 and 2012, but maybe the establishment is still blaming George W. Bush for 2008, and the Tea Party for 2012 and everything else under the sun. But if there is a lesson to be learned from the last two elections, it is that the party establishment has been whistling the wrong tune for far too long now.
“We need a moderate,” we are constantly told. “We need a candidate who will appeal to independent voters.” Meanwhile, the party runs candidates from the extreme left-wing of the party like John McCain and Mitt Romney, which inevitably lead to disillusioned conservatives who are much, much less likely to show up at the voting booth.
In fact, it was Sarah Palin, the conservative half of the 2008 ticket, who injected some much needed momentum into McCain’s rather pathetic campaign, but when McCain’s campaign staff started what almost amounted to a campaign against his running mate, all they managed to do was to show conservative Republicans that McCain wasn’t really serious about his seeming rightward shift, which sucked the wind out of the sails of that short-lived gain in momentum.
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