QOD: Christie is the "Ultimate RINO"

Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo on Christie's Win:
Which brings us to Chris Christie. This was a big night for Christie. But it's less clear to me whether it was a big night in New Jersey for the GOP. In almost any other context than a high margin winner that mainstream Republicans want to rally around, Christie is the ultimate RINO. He's basically the kind of relatively moderate conservative who could have crossover appeal in a national election if Republicans allowed those people to run national elections. Alas, they do not.