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
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Trump: Without Cruz’s ‘Fraud,’ ‘I Probably Came In First’ in Iowa

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he ” probably” won in Iowa but his close second place was only because his rival Ted Cruz’s campaign told voters Dr. Ben Carson was dropping out of the race and did a mailing that looked like a government form which Trump called “a fraud.” Host Jake Tapper asked, “You’ve enjoyed some big leads in the polls here in New Hampshire for many months. You’re still on top of the polls. Is Tuesday must-win after the loss in Iowa?” Trump responded, “There wasn’t a loss. I came in second. I only came in second because of the fact that Cruz took a lot of votes away from Carson that should not have been taken away. He’s apologized, but I don’t know what comes of that. Let’s see what happens. I came in second. But that was the only reason so I came in second out of the original 17 candidates. I don’t consider that a loss, and I probably came in first in actuality.” Trump continued, “Well, I hope to win. I don’t know. I came in second. I picked up a lot of delegates. You know,
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Hillary: Men Criticizing Me For Shouting Proves ‘We Are Still Living With a Double Standard’

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said there is a “double standard” when she is criticized for shouting by “male pundits” because she is a woman. Host Jake Tapper asked, “A lot of your supporters were very upset this last week when some older male pundits suggested that you are a shouter. Now, I would observe that Bernie Sanders doesn’t exactly talk in a whisper. But that said, do you think that the coverage of you is sexist? Do you think that when male pundits say things like that, they have a different standard for you?” Clinton said, “Look, we are still living with a double standard. I know it. Every woman I know knows it. Whether you’re in the media as a woman, or you’re in the professions or business or politics. And I don’t know anything other to do than to just keep forging through it. Sometimes I talk soft. sometimes I get passionate and I get a little bit excited. I don’t know any man who doesn’t do the same thing. And I find it sort of interesting that all of a sudden this is a big discussion about me. Once again.
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Rubio’s Tough Night

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Everyone knew that Christie was going to come after Rubio hard, and yet Rubio let himself get steamrolled. He either got rattled by the assault or thought he was sticking to his message by bringing it back to the point that Obama’s intentions, not his lack of experience, accounts for the disasters of his administration.
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