Poor Marco Rubio. Just when he thought he got his mojo back, after landing a few solid blows against Trump in the last debate- Robotic Rubio is blindsided by none other then, the Jersey brawler, New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie, who came out swinging for his new BFF, the twice-divorced Trumpster.
Christie’s endorsement is Yuge, with a capital Y, baby.
Christie, as former presidential candidate, is part of the Republican establishment who is leaping aboard the Trump Super Train, hurtling out of the station, bound for overwhelming victory in the southern states on Super Tuesday.
According to Christie, he threw his support behind Trump because he viewed Trump as a strong leader, who alone could take on the probable Democratic nominee, Hellfire Hillary Clinton, the Arkansas Krusher .
As Christie astutely noted, the Clintons don’t want to see the Trumpster in the ring, the Clintons “do not know the playbook of Donald Trump because he is rewriting the playbook”
That’s right, folks. Trump has thrown this whole presidential race- topsy, turvy.
Conventional wisdom was that in order to win in these complicated Republican primaries, a candidate needed thousands of volunteers in the trenches, identifying and getting out the vote, known as a ground game.
Also in the past, successful candidates required the support of local Republican big wigs and grand poobahs.
And tons and tons of moolah from special interests, to make huge negative advertising buys.
Trump had neither a ground game nor the support of local GOP notables. Also Trump’s campaign is mostly self-financed, so he does not owe any filthy special interest groups.
Nonetheless, Trump smoked the competition in the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries and he is going to run roughshod over his opponents in the southern conservative states on Super Tuesday.
Because The Donald has become the master of the traditional media- tv, news papers, public debates and the social media- Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Also his anti-establishment message is resonating with young and old, male and female, white and of color, blue collar workers, professionals and biz people.
Accordingly, Republican majority leader McCarthy from California is on side together with a growing number of no-name Congressional Republicans.
Even Nikki Haley, Republican Governor of South Carolina, and public supporter of Rubio, has publicly admitted that if The Donald is elected the Republican nominee, she will be able to work with Trump.
And therein lies Trump’s trump card. Winning. In politics winning is everything. Poor Marco Rubio doesn’t get it. He is still coming across as weak, wet behind the ears, frightened and clueless little Bambi, caught in Trump’s onrushing headlights.
Rubio’s latest fallback position is that even if The Donald wins the nomination, Republicans will not vote for him.
Basically, Rubio is saying, that I may be a loser, but I am a preferred loser. So vote for me anyways. What Rubio is- is a pathetic pol with no political instincts and no spine.
Of course, Republicans will vote for Trump in the general election. I predict in greater numbers than they voted for the boring and uninspiring Mitt Romney, during the last presidential rodeo.
Republicans like Democrats are in politics to win. Not to hand over victory to their arch enemy, in this case, the hated Clintons- without a fight.
Remember, Republicans are mad as hell at the Obama Democrats. They do not want a white female clone of Obama, in the guise of the Hillary.
What I also find yugely amusing is the juvenile responses of the reps from the loser campaigns to Christie’s endorsement of Trump.
“Tim Miller, Jeb Bush’s former spokesman, lit up Twitter with cutting comments. “Like Trump, Chris Christie is a pathetic, corrupt man with a tiny ego. I’m sure they bonded discussing their insecurities over a big meal,” he tweeted.
Bush strategist David Kochel also laced into Christie. “New lesson kids: sometimes, the best option for the fat kid is to just hand his lunch money over to the bully! #TrumpChristie2016,” he said on Twitter.”
Recall Miller and Kochel were part of the Jeb Bush campaign brain trust that blew through $130 million with nothing to show for all that hard-earned American cheddar. Nada. Zero. Gunish.
These two so-called political pros were part of the most expensive and worst campaign in primary history. They were part of a political debacle of Titanic proportions.
If I was either one of those bozos, I would be hiding my head in shame, probably on some obscure beach in Ibiza. The last thing I would be opining on- would be the political acumen of any politician.
But these old political hacks, are typical of their candidate. A pathetic, sore and clueless loser. Who had no business playing with the big boys and girls.
I predict when the Hillary comes up against the hard-charging and disruptive Trump juggernaut, she too will suffer the same political fate as the sorry Jeb Bush.