Chris Christie Not Invited to Gathering of Conservatives

More evidence that Chris Christie will never be president as long as he remains Republican: The New Jersey governor wasn’t invited to CPAC, an annual gathering of the nation’s top conservatives. “On the one hand, it spares Christie — who’s running for reelection in a blue state — the agita of having to make an appearance that Democrats would use against him in 2013. On the other, it underscores that some conservatives still are angry over the post-Sandy performance, as well as his tongue-lashing of House Speaker John Boehner for tabling a bill to provide storm aid.” Maybe, but those folks are the GOP’s base: It’s hard to win the nomination without them. Which means that Christie seems to be in eclipse, for now. [Politico]