"Boy, were we wrong." So starts an "unendorsement" from publisher Joseph W. McQuaid in Monday's New Hampshire Union Leader. The paper endorsed Chris Christie in the state primary back in November, with McQuaid touting him as "a solid, pro-life conservative" who "tells it like it is" based on experience and "won't get rolled by the bureaucrats." Christie's endorsement of Trump on Friday—though McQuaid says the New Jersey governor told the paper he would never endorse him—"demonstrated how wrong we were," McQuaid says.
"We thought that as a Republican governor in a Democratic-leading state he had the skills and experience the presidency needs," McQuaid writes. "We also thought he had the best chance to take on and face down Donald Trump," whom McQuaid has, um, strongly criticized in the past. Instead, Christie chose to cave to the bully and "rejected the very principles of his campaign that attracted our support," McQuaid says, adding his hope that Trump fans will soon "wake up." His full piece is here, or you can read McQuaid's thoughts on Trump here. (Read more Chris Christie stories.)