On Friday morning, Marco Rubio dropped a merciless, mockery-filled takedown of Donald Trump. This followed a joint attack by Rubio and Ted Cruz at the CNN GOP debate. As if on cue, Trump announced an important news conference. The cable news networks eagerly pounced to see what Trump would reveal, and after 45 minutes past the promised time, Trump delivered a very depressed-looking Chris Christie.
Christie — whose boisterous, brash ways could rival Trump’s persona — stood at the podium and delivered a rather muted endorsement of his formal rival. Christie dropped out of the race in early February after poor showings in Iowa and New Hampshire. The motives here are plentiful. Much like Sarah Palin, Christie could be looking to join a presidential ticket, but he seemed so gloomy that perhaps there was a shock collar involved? He just endorsed a 9/11 truther, which will require some future explaining. For now, Christie appears to have lost his soul.