The Washington Post has a piece that points to the former New Jersey Governor seemingly getting ready to run for the 2024 Republican Presidential nomination….
He has virtually NO chance of obtaining the nomination….
Even louder than. Ron DeSantis….
Christie has, and will continue to attack Trump…..
Something few in the Grand ole Party have the balls to do…..
Could it have something to do the slights he’s endured trying to joinn the Trump bandwagon?
…signs are building that Christie will again decide to run for president at what is decidedly the wrong time — even more than 2016 was. And while he has insisted this isn’t just a kamikaze mission to take down Donald Trump, it’s difficult to see how it could amount to much else.
Despite Christie’s insistence, there is no question that he has motivation to go there, that he’s demonstrated a talent for going there, and that he increasingly is going there.
Christie, perhaps more than any other Republican politician, has a relationship with Trump containing multitudes. While Trump has a talent for making people regret their loyalty to him, Christie might be at the top of that list.
He was a staunch Trump critic in the 2016 primaries before his early endorsement was really the first big one to lend Trump mainstream credibility. Then Trump rather quickly subjected him to a series of indignities: the endorsement news conference, the apparent jab at Christie’s weight, the allusion to Christie’s travails as governor of New Jersey.
Christie lobbied harder than anyone to become Trump’s vice-presidential pick, but he was passed over in a way that seemed to surprise him. Then Christie took over Trump’s 2016 transition team, before being quickly pushed aside. Trump declined on multiple occasions to make him attorney general, the cabinet job Christie was most suited for, leading Christie to explain in early 2019, “He hasn’t offered me anything that I really wanted to do.”….
One could guess Christie would NEVER go anyplace with Trump….
During his term as the US Attoreny for NJ?
Christie’s office ended up putting Jared Kushner’s dad in jail there…..
My Name Is Jack says
Sure it’s a kamikaze mission and ultimately a fruitless one.
Christie apparently thinks that by mercilessly attacking Trump he can so damage him that Trump won’t be the nominee.Christie himself won’t be the nominee but having vanquished Trump,the ultimate nominee will,if elected, remember Christie’s selfless contribution to ridding the Republicans of Trump and in appreciation will give him a major position.
Christie is chasing a delusion.He refuses to see ,as so many others, that Republicans don’t give a damn about all Trumps flaws,the lies ,the hate, the cheating, the stealing,none of that matters to them.Trump is a reflection of who they are(over 60% still believe ,WITH NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER, that the election was “stolen” from Trump.)
Further,assuming that Christie’s mission is successful?What of Trump?Anyone who thinks this narcissistic bastard will go quietly into that good night is an idiot.Trump will burn down the Republican Party on the way out.
Maybe Christie actually sees that and figures that destroying the present Republican Party is the price to pay to get rid of Trump once and for all and rebuild what is left into the Republican Party circa 2012 ?
If so, then maybe one can see the reason for his candidacy.Otherwise, well really,
What is the point?