Chris Christie

Donald Trump is creating a cabinet of grotesques

17 November 2016 11:18

Around 10:30 on election night, I found myself denying the consequences of a political reality I’ve been hurling at indifferent…

Chris Christie just endorsed Donald Trump. Now this election looks like The Sopranos

26 February 2016 18:28

Badda Bing. Chris Christie has just endorsed Donald Trump for president, and suddenly Republican politics looks like a particularly nasty…

The ineffable sadness of Mitt Romney 2016

16 January 2015 14:58

The suggestion Mitt Romney might make another run for the Presidency of the United States made me think of a…

Jersey boys fall out again

16 January 2014 16:30

Bruce Springsteen spent years ignoring his self-proclaimed biggest fan Chris Christie, but relations thawed between the two beasts of New Jersey…

Rumours of Chris Christie’s political death are exaggerated.

8 January 2014 21:35

January 2014, two years before the Iowa caucuses and already Chris Christie, the pugnacious governor of New Jersey, has been…

Chris Christie lays down a marker for the 2016 US presidential election

7 August 2013 18:04

Ties between the Tories and the Republicans have rarely been weaker than they are today. The hiring of Jim Messina,…

Chris Christie and the Average American Joe

6 August 2013 17:45

Jonathan Bernstein objects to the notion that it’s Chris Christie’s supposed ability to speak like an “average Joe” than makes…

US Elections: The favourites for 2016

18 November 2012 14:50

Even so soon after President Obama’s reelection, speculation over who might replace him in January 2017 is already in full…

America’s new political battles begin

17 November 2012 14:40

It may be less than a fortnight since the 2012 US elections, but it’s never too early to start speculating…

Romney seeks ‘incredibly boring white guy’

15 May 2012 16:42

With just over three months to go to the Republican convention, what sort of vice presidential nominee is Mitt Romney…

Washington’s Favourite Unimportant Parlour Game: The Veepstakes

2 May 2012 14:19

The American presidential campaign is in one of its few fallow periods just now. Which means it is time for…

Who’ll be Romney’s running mate?

4 April 2012 15:44

As I said earlier, it now looks almost certain that Mitt Romney will clinch the nomination. The primaries may not…

Romney stretches his lead in endorsements

17 December 2011 15:32

He may be trailing Newt Gingrich in the national polls, but there’s one metric by which Mitt Romney is dominating…

Palin and Rubio say no to 2012 bids

6 October 2011 15:25

It’s been quite a week for Republicans deciding they’re not interested in entering the White House in 2013. First, Christie…

Christie staying out of 2012 race

4 October 2011 16:24

The broad narrative of the Republican primaries has essentially been “the search for an alternative to Mitt Romney”. And that…

Yesterday’s big speech

28 September 2011 16:38

I suspect that the most important political speech delivered yesterday was not Ed Miliband’s address to Labour conference, but Chris…

Preparing for the US Presidential election

23 September 2011 18:11

One thing British politics has yet to rise up to is how possible it is that Barack Obama might lose…

Holding Out for a Hero: GOP 2012 Edition

4 March 2011 15:17

An interesting survey from Conservative Home USA reports that the conservative intelligentsia – much of it DC-based – doesn’t think…