|Highlighted in Nate Silvers' New York Times' article: Conservatives' Love Affair With Christie Is Over was Mr. Christie became the eighth Republican governor to announce that he will accept Medicaid expansion under the president's health care law, in spite of his party's general opposition to the law.
Some human endeavors bring out the best in people, others the best and worse, and even others like politics, more often than not, the worse in people. Perhaps the reason for this is that the life-blood of politics practiced by both U.S. political parties is something we try to teach our children and grandchildren to resist, namely peer pressure. Likewise being a good sport, i.e. neither a gloating winner nor a sorehead loser.
The Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC snubbing of Chris Christie over his Medicaid choice on demonstrates peer pressure by sorehead losers.