Most so called experts are saying that unless Donald Trump wins both the Florida and Ohio primaries tonight that he won’t have the 1237 delegates needed to win the 2016 GOP presidential nomination outright. Two of Trump’s three remaining competitors for the nomination are openly angling for a brokered nominating convention.
New Jersey’s presidential primary could make a difference in who is nominated for the first time in decades. Trump is poll obsessed and knows that Governor Chris Christie’s approval numbers at home are in the tank. As The Donald has been saying about Marco Rubio in Florida, Christie couldn’t get elected dog catcher in New Jersey.
Christie has declared himself the most prominent of Trump’s endorsements.
But every time Christie has left New Jersey to campaign for Trump, The Donald has made a fool of the governor. After the endorsement speech in Texas there was the video clip of Trump telling Christie to get on the plane and go home. Christie’s facial expressions while standing behind Trump went viral and prompted the Gannet newspapers, The Star Ledger and three Republican state legislators to call for the governor’s resignation if he was going to continue to neglect his duties at home in favor of the national limelight.
On the presidential campaign trail yesterday, Trump embarrassed Christie twice; once in North Carolina and again in Ohio.
During the 2012 presidential campaign, Christie mocked the thought that he could be second fiddle to anyone when addressing the speculation that he might be a vice presidential candidate. Now he is playing the role of Donald Trump’s foil.
New Jersey voters are loving it.