The New York Times and Chris Christie are engaged in a war of words. The Times published an editorial arguing that the New Jersey governor "said little of substance" during Wednesday's GOP presidential debate and should quit the 2016 race.
"The point is that New Jersey is in trouble, and the governor is off pursuing a presidential run that's turned out to be nothing more than a vanity project," the Times opined. "Mr. Christie's numbers are in the basement, and he's nearly out of campaign cash. This is his moment, all right: to go home and use the rest of his term to clean out the barn, as Speaker John Boehner would say."
"While Mr. Christie talks tough to empty rooms in Des Moines, Trenton is running on autopilot."
The governor responded tersely on Twitter, saying, "Can't read the article because I don't have a subscription, but I can tell you this — I am not going anywhere."
Christie rose to sixth in the Washington Examiner's post-debate power rankings and finished tenth in RealClearPolitics' average of national polls conducted before Wednesday's debate.