Despite his recent fall-off in the polls, I don’t think it was until I heard his comments to the press yesterday that I really started thinking he might lose. Aruging he’s still in good shape, Christie said there’d been 45 polls taken so far this year and that he’s been ahead in all but the most recent one.
I mean, that’s brilliant, right?
In addition to letting drop a pretty good gag line, Christie’s comments struck me as a little desperate (especially for a guy who is at worst in a tie race) and something you’d expect from someone who just doesn’t have a plan for how to close. There are ways you respond to reporters about a tightening race and ways you don’t.
See the full quote and tell me whether you think I’m on the right track.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.