I think they’ve decided to throw Hillary under the bus. Barry will never be blamed - even though the SOS does exactly what the President tells him or her to do or follows the policy established by the President.
The Obama-Christie dalliance is now coming into clearer focus.
They made a deal. Christie agreed to throw Romney under the bus and seal the deal for Obama’s reelection. In return Obama agreed to put and end to Hillary’s chances(and Biden’s by extension, no one in the administration will look good once this is all finished with).
Christie easily beats the dems’ 2nd and 3rd tier of either Patrick/Warner/O’Malley/Gillibrand/Cuomo/etc...
Maybe I’m just too cynical
In exchange for Obama handing the WH to Christie, Christie also agrees to keep Obamacare in place.