Having delivered the blow that knocked Marco Rubio down to fifth in New Hampshire, Chris Christie has just announced he’s leaving the race.
That leaves the establishment lane down to 3: Rubio, John Kasich, and Jeb Bush, with little clear reason for rallying around any one or dropping out.
Christie’s rhetorical blow made Rubio look weak, but it made Christie look blustering and mean — and those voters looking for an un-Trump moved elsewhere.
Chris Christie: a very good governor for a very sick blue state. Farewell.
Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.