Yes, the right center still has Christie’s back, as the kids say. Commenter Upper West is probably right that we’re due for some columns on the wise, serious, Burkean nature of Christie’s tough, yet Springsteenian, hardball tactics.
But the wingers are jumping off the ship:
Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) on Tuesday called on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to step down from his role as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association due to the the impact the bridge scandal could have on fellow Republicans in other states.
“I think just from the perspective of setting aside this as an issue in other races, it makes sense for him to step aside in that role,” Cuccinelli, who lost the Virginia gubernatorial race in November to Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), said on CNN’s “Crossfire.” “He does not serve the goals of that organization by staying as chairman.”