By Sean Trende
In the aftermath of the Iowa caucuses, the Republican primary looked like it was going to unfold the way many analysts have been suggesting for months that it would: Trump fades down the stretch, Marco Rubio finishes a solid second in New Hampshire, consolidates establishment support, and puts the race away in late March or early April.
In one brief exchange, Saturday night’s debate called this scenario into question. If you’re reading this column, you’ve probably seen the clip, but Chris Christie essentially mauled Rubio for speaking only in 30-second sound bites. To which… …read more
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