| Less than a year ago many in the Republican Party, as well and many Independents, were hoping that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie would somehow get into the race for President. His popularity seemed too big to be true. His plain talking style was very appealing to everyone and he seemed to have a way of making difficult issues seem so simple.
Fast forward to today and we have a very different situation. The man has begun a form of self-implosion that will end his political career exactly where he stands today - as Governor of New Jersey.
First, he presented the failing incumbent President from the Democrat Party a stellar chance to appear 'Presidential' in the waning hours of a close election. By hosting Obama after the hurricane Obama got a chance to look presidential, and showcase himself as someone willing to work with folks from across the aisle, which we know Obama is not! Many on the conservative end of the spectrum blame Christie for Obama's re election.
Here is one quote:
The list of fools who have brought this disaster upon us certainly also will include New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the gelatinous clown who (a) hogged up a prime time spot at the Republican convention to sing his own praises; (b) embraced Obama as the hero of Hurricane Sandy; and (c) then refused to appear at campaign events in support of Romney's presidential campaign. Good luck with the remainder of your political future, governor. It is unlikely Republicans shall soon forget your perfidious betrayal.
And another quote:
Voters witnessed the end of Chris Christie's budding hopes for a national Republican career. His ill-timed, over-the-top effusive praise for a visiting POTUS after Hurricane Sandy was an obvious bid to buy Obama's silence next year when the New Jersey governor faces a real reelection challenge, likely from Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
But beyond the Garden state, conservatives rightly view Christie's comments and presidential hand-holding and hugging as near-traitorous for needlessly elevating Obama's photo op to help stall Romney's momentum just days out. And assist the complicit media in ignoring FEMA's botched local assistance that ran out of water, of all things. "Great job, Craigie."
Christie may still try something in 2016. Oh, look! With Romney's defeat, the road is conveniently clear for him - and others from the GOP's incredibly deep bench. But Christie will have as much success with that effort as he has with Jenny Craig.
But the problems continue for Gov
Crisco Christie as his appearance on Saturday Night Live, complete with jokes and gags, while thousands remain without power, food and heat in his own state of New Jersey. A true leader does not bump elbows with clowns and comics while his people suffer.
This is not the time for a responsible leader to go do his self-promoting shtick on Saturday Night Live. But Christie seems so tone deaf that he puts his self-promotion ahead of anything else.
So Governor Christie, the show is over for you at this point. You will not need to go to the trouble of running for President because your base has abandoned you. We see you for what you truly are, just another fat guy....