The Evening Meme

With Chris Christie’s predictable victory in New Jersey tonight, and with Ken Cuccinelli likely falling short by a reasonably small margin, the Evening Meme of the punditocracy is set:

The combination of outcomes in New Jersey and Virginia – a certain GOP win in the former and a likely Democratic win in the latter – could strengthen the hand of Republicans who have argued that the party must embrace a more centrist-friendly, reform-minded brand of conservatism, rather than the hard-edged activism of the tea party.

Yeah, it’s Christie Time for the MSM.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.