Since Karl Rove and the Dems think Christie should be the R candidate, that should be enough proof that he is exactly what conservatives don't want

Karl Rove has been wrong twice in a row with his opinions of what the country wants.

The Dems probably figure that if Hillary can beat him, that's a good thing for them. If he should win, then I believe they feel he will be amicable to several points of the liberal agenda. For Ds, it's a win-win situation. For conservatives, it's a lose-lose situation.

When Rs run more distinctively conservative candidates, they seem to do better. One tends to forget that when the Rs went all out to defeat "Hillarycare", they did well in the elections following. All the "experts" (like Rove) tout that the Rs are wrong to try to defund Obamacare ... they could be dead wrong. There are many voters, I believe, who want the Rs to stand by some principles as fervently as the liberals stand by theirs. Of course, once in office, it's still hard to tell who is which, with too few exceptions.