In one of the more bizarre political claims you’re likely to hear, Rush Limbaugh thinks that Chris Christie is going to run for president in 2016 — but as a Democrat. And that he’s going to win the nomination instead of Hillary Clinton, who is clearly the frontrunner at this point.
“I think it’s going to be Chris Christie,” Limbaugh said on his national program Tuesday.
“I think the contest in 2016, the Democrat side, is gonna be between Rahm Emanuel and Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie.”
What makes the prediction especially noteworthy is that Christie, the governor of New Jersey, is at present a Republican, and he would have to switch parties to be nominated by the Democrats.
“It’s my intelligence guided by experience,” he explained, noting Christie’s decision to have a special election for the Senate seat left open by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg could be a telling factor.
Would you care to make a bet on that, Mr. Limbaugh? I’ll match reality up against your “intelligence guided by experience” any day.