Let’s start with the obvious. Peter King (aka Archie Bunker) isn’t getting elected President of anything (unless suburban Long Island secedes and forms Big Hairvia). So why is he floating the idea of running for President? Besides amusing me, he wants to be the enforcer for the Bush Republicans. King has already gone after Rand Paul and he is starting to do the same with Ted Cruz.
Why? To bloody them up and expose areas where they break with traditional GOP orthodoxy. This will make it easier for a Bush Republican like Chris Christie or Jeb Bush to get the nomination.
What does King get out of it? Well, if he can help one of them get the nomination and then if they win King has a friend in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. That’s never a bad thing to have.