Union Leader Publisher On Christie Endorsement: We Got 'Egg On Our Faces'
March 1, 2016

New Hampshire Union Leader's Joe McQuaid published a strongly worded editorial on how wrong he was in endorsing Gov. Chris Christie, this morning.

When McQuaid endorsed Christie right before the NH primary at the end of November, I wrote how ridiculous that endorsement was after he appeared on Meet the Press.

The Republican establishment is doing all it can to try and derail Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson's efforts to win the GOP nomination and this is THE last ditch effort to save Gov. Christie's chances. How ridiculous does Joe McQuaid look trying to accomplish this?

After Christie stabbed McQuaid in the back when he jumped on the Trump bandwagon, the Union Leader's made his discomfort known and now backed up those feelings of betrayal with a scathing commentary.

Boy, were we wrong.

We endorsed Chris Christie in the New Hampshire Presidential Primary. Despite his baggage, we thought that as a Republican governor in a Democratic-leading state he had the skills and experience the presidency needs (and hasn’t had of late). We also thought he had the best chance to take on and face down Donald Trump.

Watching Christie kiss the Donald’s ring this weekend — and make excuses for the man Christie himself had said was unfit for the presidency — demonstrated how wrong we were. Rather than standing up to the bully, Christie bent his knee. In doing so, he rejected the very principles of his campaign that attracted our support.

Voters here apparently knew better than we. Most rejected Christie but divided their votes among several others, leaving Trump to claim victory. And now, despite specifically telling us that he would never endorse him, Christie is backing Trump.

If nothing else, that might wake up some Trump fans. We will look for that, just as soon as we get the egg off our face.

Wow, just wow.

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