Jeb Bush's indication that he is exploring running for president has changed everything for Chris Christie. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Christie has to declare if he is also going to go for it. Otherwise the money to support his campaign will go over to the Bush side.
After being out of the White House for eight years, the GOP is determined to get this one right. Therefore, the party will be more strategic and more disciplined in executing that strategy. Christie likely is being expected to fall in line with that plan.
In addition, Bush's move has made Hillary Clinton's hesitation increasingly annonying. To some she seems to be playing coy, not an attractive quality in someone who wants to be the leader of the free world. That puts her enemies in a position of strength.
For example, Clinton's age - which is 67 - has come up. By election day, that means she will be around 69. However, she does not seem to have the likability to pull off a Ronald Reagan. That quality made voters age-blind.
Since the GOP currently has the upper hand in national politics, liberals could decide they have to dump Clinton in order to win the presidency as well as Senate and House seats in 2016.