Romney not running in 2016, a decision that could help Christie

in the news | January 31, 2015

The Star Ledger

Julian E. Zelizer:

"Both men are competing for to be the Republican-in-a-blue-state candidate who can appeal to a broad coalition and who is most concerned with fiscal, budgetary, and union issues rather than social or cultural questions," Zelizer said. "Not having Romney as part of the mix helps Christie claim this role and will bring some more campaign contributors back to his table."