Christie: ‘The Whole Race Changed Last Night,’ Rubio’s Inevitability Is Over

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Republican Presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said the inevitability of his opponent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to be the Republican nominee is “over” after last night’s debate.

Christie said, “If Republicans want to hold Hillary Clinton to task for the things she’s done and the things she’s proposing, and they’re trying to choose between me and Marco Rubio, I think last night showed what they should do. You need some experience, someone tested and ready. Let’s remember this, Jake. this is not about me, it’s about the American people. They want an effective presidency and they need someone who’s tested and I’ve been tested and Senator Rubio is not.”

He added, “I think the whole race changed last night. Because you know there was a march among some of the chattering class to anoint Senator Rubio. I think after last night, that’s over. I think there could be four or five tickets out of New Hampshire. Because the race is so unsettled now. You can’t trust Senator Rubio to be the nominee of this party. That’s what I was saying last night. We need someone who’s been tested and ready to go against Hillary Clinton. She’s an experienced Washington insider  you better have somebody that can take her on. Senator Rubio proved he can’t do that.”

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