And the hopes for a Republican revival in 2016 rest upon... ? The answer to that question, according to a featured article that Politico ran at the end of last week, just might be Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Gov. Christie is at a crossroads: he can romance the national Republican Party or concentrate on a badly battered New Jersey. The conflicts before yesterday were largely symbolic. Now they're real, with large consequences.
Republicans should have won. The economy was having more trouble starting than my dad's Pinto back in '70s, and Barack Obama had gone from the black Kennedy to the black Jimmy Carter. Fate was practically holding the door to the White House open for Republicans.