Chris Christie

[Op-Ed] Chris Christie Preparing For 2016 Run?

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may either be one of the world’s stupidest politicians or one of the smartest. He is one of Mitt Romney’s top cheerleaders; he is a darling of the nationwide Republican Party. Even New Jersey seems to like him. Now it is starting to look like Christie has made some calculations of his own that may just win him the White House in 2016.

Let’s look at the chain of events that I am predicting could lead Christie to be leader of the free world.

Early 2012: The main candidates for the Republican nomination to take on President Obama include Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Herman Cain. The one trait that all of these people have in common is that no one likes any of them all that much. None of them has the ability to unite the Republican Party, let alone the nation. Republicans throughout the country are asking who can we run to take on an increasingly unpopular President Obama? This is where Christie’s name started coming up. On paper he seemed perfect. Governor of a Blue state, pretty popular, socially centrist, extremely fiscally conservative, and an ex-prosecutor. What’s not to like? Forget the fact that he is one bacon cheeseburger away from a pine box; he can go on a diet. Yet Christie seemed to have no interest in running. He repeatedly told the media he wouldn’t run; he told everyone who would listen that he wouldn’t run. The Republican base pressured him, but no was all they got. Buy why?

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