Ever since he upset Democratic Incumbent Jon Corzine and became a Republican Governor in Democratic New Jersey, the talk has been that Chris Christie was Presidential timber. Mr. Christie refrained from entering the contests for 2012, but is prominently mentioned for 2016 or 2020, whenever the job opens up.
But Mr. Christie now has apparently given up any ambition to be President. The evidence, he has pulled a ‘Charlie Crist’ and taken himself out any consideration by Republicans for the nomination at any time for the next 50 years or so. Charlie Crist was the Republican Governor of
Florida, a rising GOP star who thought his
next office was the U. S. Senate. But
Gov. Crist actually hugged President Obama, and that image doomed his chances
of winning the Republican nomination, and now the U. S. Senate is burdened with
In New Jersey Gov. Christie has actually had the temerity to praise President Obama for his efforts to aid
New Jersey in its storm recovery.
During recent interviews, Christie — who flirted twice with running against Obama himself — has been vocal and unstinting in his praise for Obama and his administration’s disaster relief team.
And when questions about have arisen about how Romney might address the crisis, Christie has often brushed them aside. On Fox News Tuesday, the governor was asked about the possibility the GOP presidential contender could tour the storm damage.
”I have no idea nor am I the least bit concerned or interested. I’ve got a job to do here in
bigger than presidential politics and I could care less about any of that
stuff,” Christie said on the network’s morning program, “Fox and Friends.” New Jersey
“I’ve got 2.4 million people out of power. I’ve got devastation on the shore. I’ve got floods in the northern part of my state. If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics then you don’t know me,” the
governor added. Garden State
Now there is no way the GOP would ever nominate a person who did not cast Mr. Obama as the devil incarnate. But wait, maybe this is not the tableau we think it is. Maybe Mr. Christie has this devilish plan. After praising Mr. Obama, if the President is re-elected next year Gov. Christie goes on a rant against the President, saying he let
New Jersey down,
doesn’t care about Jersey and is the terrible
person ever Republican thinks he is.
This strategy leads to re-election for Mr. Christie, who now becomes a
darling in the Republican party as the born again Obama hater.
Crazy? Maybe, maybe not. After all they said Van Gogh was crazy didn’t they.