Bill O’Reilly has no doubts about why Chris Christie is being targeted so strongly in the media and especially by Democrats: he is the “biggest threat” to the left, and so “the politics of destruction” are being thrown into overdrive in order to delegitimize him with “BridgeGate” and thereby ensuring he is not a serious challenger to Hillary Clinton in 2016. O’Reilly didn’t say the scandal is irrelevant, but he did say it’s very much overblown.
O’Reilly argued that Mitt Romney lost in 2012 because he was too much of a “gentleman” and wasn’t tough enough on issues like Benghazi, and so the tough Christie is “a threat to the power of the Democratic party” because of his reputation for blunt honesty. Ans so, he is being “marginalized” by Democrats “using his bluster against him.”
O’Reilly said, “If you are passionate and state your position firmly and flamboyantly… you become a big target.” He also noted that Democrats are more nervous about Christie than they are about more conservative potential candidates.RELATED: Poll: Conservatives Warming to Christie Following Media Barrage over Bridgegate?