Why Chris Christie’s Popularity May Tear His Party Apart

Chris Christie has become a national phenomenon.

His “crushing margin” for re-election as governor of New Jersey on Tuesday has landed him on the cover of Time. He’s now considered a “leading contender” for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

Christie clearly has the attention of the national media, as well as his mostly likely rivals. But a bigger question is how well his message and persona will play in the critical states that vote early in the process.

That picture is decidedly mixed. CONT.

Alan Greenblatt, NPR News