Our Bad! New Hampshire Paper Un-dorses Chris Christie
In a highly unusual move, a prominent conservative New Hampshire newspaper is rescinding its endorsement of former Republican presidential candidate and current Governor of Donald Trump’s Private Plane Chris Christie. Just weeks after endorsing him, and after the candidate was no longer in the race, The New Hampshire Union Leader has issued a mea culpa for endorsing the wrong guy. Editor Joe McQuaid explained the decision, and claimed that Christie went back on a promise:
Watching Christie kiss the Donald’s ring this weekend — and make excuses for the man Christie himself had said was unfit for the presidency — demonstrated how wrong we were. Rather than standing up to the bully, Christie bent his knee. In doing so, he rejected the very principles of his campaign that attracted our support.
Voters here apparently knew better than we. Most rejected Christie but divided their votes among several others, leaving Trump to claim victory. And now, despite specifically telling us that he would never endorse him, Christie is backing Trump.
Christie denies making that promise.
On the bright side, it looks like that Union Leader endorsement is back up for grabs. Unfortunately, the only guy desperate enough to need it is the one they just undorsed.
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