The Republican Candidates for President will engage in two debates this evening. Among the top tier debaters is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. He has no chance of going further for the very good reason that Republicans hate him and for good reason.
This all goes back to late October 2012, when it looked like Mitt Romney would win the presidency, and probably rule for 8 years. That was before tropical storm Sandy battered the east coast and gave the consummate politician and presidential aspirant, Chris Christie, the chance of a life time to cause the election to flip to Obama and make the 2016 election open to all, including himself.
On October 29, one week before the general election, Sandy slammed into New Jersey. The damage was extensive and real. Christie would not let this crisis go to waste.
Christie faced the reality that a Romney victory would put off his own campaign until 2020 at the earliest and he would be running against an incumbent Vice President and would face the prospect that after 8 years of one party, the electorate may want a change. If, however, Obama won in 2012, Christie would be running in an open Republican field in 2016. The choice was clear. Christie must take the opportunity of the President’s visit to the ravaged areas to enhance Obama’s image as a caring leader and get him over the top.
Christie’s fawning, obsequious, unctuous, servile and otherwise submissive body language along with comments as to how wonderful Obama was and how he responded to Sandy. He didn’t need to say, “Unlike George W. Bush and Katrina.” Then Christie appeared to hug Obama, he could have dropped to his knees and kissed his ring.
The Christie plan worked and Obama won the election by 1 point. Data collected from voters found that the Christie performance had made Obama look like a leader. It made the difference.
As you view this election, remember that Obama Care, $18 trillion in debt, Iran deals that will kill people, increased racial tension, immigration failings, and the Muslim invasion of the US are all Christie’s doing. He knew exactly what he was doing as he stood on that New Jersey beach a few days before the election. He needed to have Obama win so he sacrificed his country and his party to his own ambition. That is why Republicans hate Chris Christie now.