"The only people more desperate for Chris Christie to enter the GOP race than Republican bigwigs are national political reporters. Much easier to cover the candidates jockeying for position than, say, the assorted economic and budget issues that should define the race." -- David Kurtz, Talking Points Memo blog.
For example, watching the ninnies on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" gush for no less than 20 minutes this morning about Governor Krispycreme as the Nation's savior confirms that view. For national political "reporters," it's the horse race, the game score, the "who's hot, who's not" gossipy angle to politics. Heaven forbid they take their jobs seriously and probe his positions on issues.