FiveThirtyEight: Chris Christie Still Has A Chance

Even thought he's on the undercard for tonight's debate, FiveThirtyEight's Harry Enten still thinks Christie has a chance.
2:17 | 10/13/19

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Transcript for FiveThirtyEight: Chris Christie Still Has A Chance
Jeb Bush's problem is yes partially Marco Rivera but it's also Jeb Bush Jeb Bush is just not shown up here vs someone like Chris Christie. Who for all this Chris Christie thinks they are on a recent bearish on Chrissie now U filly flip flop I have not fully flip flop I'm merely saying that Chris Christie is. Net fair really ratings have climbed very much so especially in New Hampshire and he's done so. Impart because of these very strong debate performance is and it does prove that someone. Who may be a little bit more moderate than the median GOP voter can rise in these debates. But bush simply hasn't shown up Griffey had shown up at least impressed he hasn't shut up and personality. And if it is his personality that shut up so far it's not a person out it's going to win a lot of votes in GOP primary Bush's path. It's not that different from Christie's path. Right now where they have to wait out. This rubio staying hoping never formulate send anything and then they come in and win. New Hampshire Franklin and build momentum from there but bush I think has more loyalty. Within the party Chrissie is seen as a loose cannon and Christie is kind of better upside in terms of retail skills but. But. Rubio is gonna have his chance to persuade. The assumption he should be their choice if he fails in that. Mission so to speak then pushed my kid and a look Christy K sick. It ramming. Thank god I would be all for for for more minute. I will say as someone who covered politics in the Tri-State new new York New Jersey area for awhile. The one to sort of Christie path that I have. Been waiting for is I think it was is out the firm is really. Debate related like we haven't seen a vintage Chris Christie debate moment he just gets everyone's attention so that card. That option to stop there for him in a way that it's not out there by the way. Actually in the under current debate tonight could be helpful in secrecy if he can't run circles spread around. That group of debaters and Mike Huckabee is OK I guess there is a good Tibet I wouldn't put up those two if they can't run circles than they should just drop out and give up. Right if Christie doesn't win the debate tonight. Then he does and the skill is after the jobs like going down a single way for big league better.

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