New Hampshire Newspaper on Endorsing Chris Christie: Sorry, Our Bad
A New Hampshire newspaper is asking for a redo on its endorsement of former Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie.
In an editorial posted on Monday night, New Hampshire Union-Leader publisher Joseph McQuaid said “Boy, were we wrong” when his paper made the “bad choice” of backing the New Jersey governor.
Christie recently dropped out the race and has since thrown his support behind Donald Trump, which is what prompted the Union-Leader to backtrack on its earlier endorsement.
“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,” McQuaid wrote. “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.”
Even though the New Hampshire publication seems to be taking a hard stance on Trump, that didn’t stop him from winning the state’s primary last month. The leading Republican candidate is poised to take Massachusetts on Super Tuesday as well.
Considering the looming, Idiocracy-style future that’s sure to come with a Trump presidency, now would be a pretty good time for Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to renounce his previous endorsement of Christie. Sure, he likely won’t endorse Trump or any other candidate as the primaries continue, but not taking Christie to task isn’t a good look for Baker.