The answers to the question in the headline above are as easy as they are varied.


The bridge scandal is a big deal because Chris Christie is himself a big deal in the world of politics. Most recent polls have shown him the leading choice among Republicans for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination. And, in turn,  his standing in the polls is especially remarkable because so many Tea Party types see him as a RINO (Republican In Name Only), not only  because of some of his political positions but also because of his chumming with Barack Obama in the wake ...

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The answers to the question in the headline above are as easy as they are varied.

The bridge scandal is a big deal because Chris Christie is himself a big deal in the world of politics. Most recent polls have shown him the leading choice among Republicans for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination. And, in turn,  his standing in the polls is especially remarkable because so many Tea Party types see him as a RINO (Republican In Name Only), not only  because of some of his political positions but also because of his chumming with Barack Obama in the wake ...

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