Happy Thursday, and welcome back to The Best & The Brightest. Earlier today, I took a drive with the voluble New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu. Our conversation ran the gamut from his candid thoughts on the state of the Republican party and its political fixations, the rogues gallery of G.O.P. presidential primary contenders, and whether the popular governor plans to throw his hat in the ring, himself. It was a rollicking and enlightening chat—I hope you enjoy, and thanks for reading.
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Chris Sununu, the New Hampshire governor and CNN fixture, contains multitudes. Sununu does not know Jeff Roe and said he wouldn’t hire him even if he were running for president (more on this in a minute) because he doesn’t believe in political consultants (even though many of his friends are political consultants) and he admits he’ll need to hire a few if he runs for president. When we met for lunch on Thursday, he didn’t trot me into some mom-and-pop diner filled with his supporters; instead, we went to a place called The Islander Cafe, in downtown Portsmouth, where the...