Thursday, July 2, 2015


Maine Governor Paul LePage endorsed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in his campaign for the Republican nomination for president. Christie is not exactly known for his good manners, but beside the crude LePage, Christie seems like a courtly gentleman. One writer described the men as two peas in a pod.

Christie could not be elected in his own state. His approval rating is only 30 percent. LePage’s approval rating is only 43 percent. He was reelected by having a plurality in a three-man race. So an endorsement by Paul LePage is not going to help Christie. It would be like Dick Cheney endorsing a prominent Democrat. If by chance Christie   is nominated (heaven forbid!), he would lose in both New Jersey and Maine.

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