Chris Christie

Mitt Romney Campaigns With AK Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan In Anchorage

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 line from one of my father’s novels: ‘There’s nothing so sad… Continue reading

Chris Christie Visits "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"

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 last year in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The Republican… Continue reading

Senate Chairman Of Transportation Committee Calls For Investigation Into George Washington Bridge Lane Closures

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 handed the Black Spot. His chances of securing the Republican… Continue reading

Chris Christie Makes Campaign Announcement

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, Barack Obama’s campaign manager, is another sign that the Tories… Continue reading

Chris Christie Makes Campaign Announcement

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 him a strong candidate to win the Republican party’s 2016… Continue reading

The four early favourites for the 2016 US Presidential election and the Ladbrokes odds against them winning. Clockwise from top-left: Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and Joe Biden. Graphic: Carla Millar

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 swing. Here are the early favourites, as judged by Ladbrokes:… Continue reading

Chris Christie, the Republican Governor of New Jersey, will be up for reelection next year. Picture: Getty Images

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 about what might happen in the next ones. So here’s… Continue reading


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 looking for? Well, a Republican official ‘familiar with the campaign’s… Continue reading


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 a favourite quadrennial pastime: the Veepstakes! Who will Mitt Romney… Continue reading

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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 quite be over yet, but it’s never too early to… Continue reading


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 the 2012 Republican field: endorsements. He’s already bagged the two… Continue reading


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 closed the door on a presidential bid on Tuesday. Last… Continue reading


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 search looks set to continue with another potential candidate, New… Continue reading


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 Christie’s one at the Reagan Library in California. The governor… Continue reading


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 next year. All the pollsters have his approval rating in… Continue reading


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 much of the Republican party’s presidential hopefuls. Asked to rank… Continue reading