Trump, who won the New Hampshire primary, said he talked with Christie a “little bit” about the governor dropping out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination.
Christie finished far behind his Republican rivals in New Hampshire, a state where he’d invested almost all of his campaign’s time and resources.
On the Republican side, frontrunner Donald Trump is hoping for a better performance than in last week’s Iowa caucuses, won by Senator Ted Cruz.
He added: “I leave the race without an ounce of regret. It’s on me. I did not, I did not do well on Saturday night, so listen to this: that will never happen again”.
The brash New Jersey governor never caught fire in a tangled field where all of the establishment-leaning candidates have struggled. “We’re fed up with campaign conservatives”. And polls have shown that Donald Trump has found a lot of interest and support in these states, based on his attacks on politics-as-usual. “Then i remember how Chris Christie spent the past six years sacrificing New Jersey residents – especially LGBTs – at the altar of his own political ambition”.
Following the debate, some employees for the Democratic Super PAC American Bridge 21st Century began protesting Rubio events, wearing robot costumes reading “Marco Roboto”. “The great thing about Iowa and New Hampshire is it’s narrowed the field and given SC a clear choice”.
As for the Democrats, Hillary Clinton is expected to fare much better in the South and in Nevada, where there is a more diverse electorate and a stronger presence of labor support. Instead it was two governors, Kasich and Jeb Bush, who carry the mainstream mantle into SC.
“I can’t image a scenario where he even makes an attempt to continue through SC”.
He also alleged that Rubio wasn’t experienced enough to be president.
Christie, who earned positive reviews for a debate performance Saturday in which he hit Rubio for his habit of repeating the same sound bites over and over, emailed supporters a video of his remarks at a recent town hall in New Hampshire.
“I don’t think it necessarily is negative”, Rubio said Thursday when asked about the possibility of a so-called brokered, or contested, convention.
“Rubio said he thinks he’s poised to do well in SC, because he “[likes] the issue set that’s important there”.
All campaigns aren’t created equal, of course, and differences in funding and organization will become more apparent going forward.Kasich, for instance, focused nearly all of his energies on New Hampshire.