Ron Fournier in 2013:
"A year ago, I wrote: "The smartest move in politics today is to move against Washington and the two major parties. And the smartest man in politics may be Chris Christie."
Ron Fournier today:
"I take it back."
"Now his numbers are dropping, because he wasn't so smart. Rather than stay true to his post-partisan image, Christie ran a hyper-political governor's office that focused relentlessly on a big re-election win to position him for a 2016 presidential race. In this zero-sum gain culture, Christie enabled (if not directly ordered) an infamous abuse of power: the closure of traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge in a fit of political retribution.
If not criminal, it was pretty damn stupid. His reputation is in tatters."
Ha! When even the hacks and the Beltway cheerleaders are doubting Christie, you know the guy is in trouble. Of course, Joe Scarborough will be with the governor until the bitter end until the evidence is irrefutable against Christie, wherein his show will be renamed "Mourning Joe."