Friday, November 2, 2012

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Pulls a Charlie Crist, Throws Away Any Presidential Hopes

Reality Sets in for NJ’s Top Politician – No White House Run for Him – Or Is This All a Plan?

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 Marco Rubio.

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 New Jersey that’s much 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.”

“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 Garden State governor added.

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. 

1 comment:

  1. I think Gov. Christie and Gov. Christ should consider teaming up for the 2016 Presidential race and running as conservative Dems or a Third Party which could be called The American Party since I get the feel that they
    would represent the needs of the people.. President Obama had the right ideas in the beginning but so many could not handle the idea of a black man in charge they are fighting him tooth and nail so he won't get credit for any good deeds in office. I think this is a message to any other black person considering to run.

    Crist and Christie have some good ideas and may have a time working with the hard core GOP and the Tea Party, but a lot of those need to be gone, hopefully the intelligent voters will do something while the iron is hot.