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Chris Christie Thinks He Has a Chance in 2024 (Seriously)

Chris Christie Thinks He Has a Chance in 2024 (Seriously)

“You have to be fearless, because he will come back — and right at you”

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is trying to position himself as a candidate who can take on Trump in the 2024 Republican primary. This is simply not realistic.

Christie did some good things as a governor, but his time as a presidential candidate has passed.

Politico is playing along:

Christie sees a lane in the GOP primary: Trump destroyer

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wondered if the Republican field has what it takes to stop former President Donald Trump.

Christie challenged Republicans to find someone who can do to Trump “what I did to Marco” Rubio — a callback to his 2016 debate-stage evisceration of the Republican senator from Florida — “because that’s the only thing that’s going to defeat” Trump.

“You have to be fearless, because he will come back — and right at you,” Christie said. “And that means you need to think about who’s got the skill to do that, and who’s got the guts to do that, because it’s not going to end nicely.”

Christie’s former supporters in New Hampshire hope it’ll be him.

“We definitely need somebody strong and optimistic,” said Hillary Seeger, a conservative activist who backed Christie’s 2016 presidential bid. “We need to have somebody that can win the primary and the general election.”

Zachary Faria offers a counterpoint at the Washington Examiner:

Chris Christie does not have a ‘lane’ in the 2024 GOP primary

Former New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie apparently sees a “lane” in the 2024 GOP presidential primary. That lane is about as open as a lane on the George Washington Bridge.

Christie apparently thinks he can wreck former President Donald Trump’s campaign as he did to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in the 2016 GOP primary. He’s already throwing other Republicans under the bus, including former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), suggesting they are too weak to take on Trump.

Christie overestimates both his appeal and his own “talent.” Times have changed since 2016, and Christie has gone from the once-popular governor who missed his moment to a glorified CNN pundit. Christie is less popular and less influential among Republicans than ever. His words carry little weight.

Christie does seem to have the support of Geraldo Rivera of FOX News.

I’m not sure how far that’s going to take him.

No one can predict what’s going to happen in the 2024 Republican primary, but it’s probably safe to say that the GOP nomination is not going to Christie.


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UnCivilServant | March 29, 2023 at 12:36 pm

I can think of literally no reason to vote for him in a parimary.

Christie isn’t delusional.

He is aware he has no chance and the only impact he could possibly have is to help Donald Trump become the nominee (again).

From his perspective his perfect world begins and ends with him. What does he have to lose? He is a washed up former governor who could have been great but had a major scandal destroy him (a scandal he more than likely caused), no media, no books, no gigs etc.

So what if Joe Biden wins re-election Christie needs relevance again.

His moment was 2012 when he could have become president if he had run instead of Mitt Romney.

Unfortunately he missed it. That was when he could have done great things.

    Wow, you must be under 30 years old. Christie flamed out because of his crooked background. He is hasn’t given up his ambition to be “the guy” the GOPe Bush/Rove team turns to. He claims to be the only guy who can “control” Trump. What BS. This is one dud of a rocket that will not launch. He’s one of many who have signaled to be considering to run who won’t. Very soon, it will be Trump vs margin of error. Even DeSantis won’t run if he has seen that Trump ad featuring DeSantis’ old campaign ads from when he was Paul Ryan’s lapdog.

      You really aren’t that bright if you thank that rant had any resemblance to some form of coherent thought.

      If you want the man who made social security in danger that would be Trump.

      We don’t have enough of a tax base to pay for it as is, and he CUT TAXES.

      He also blew out military spending.

      If Trump wants to discuss his program for tax increases fine.

      However Trump gave tax cuts, and advertised another round of them.

      Just having tax status quo would require social security being changed to survive.

      Trump’s turning to Democrat talking points was one thing in 2016 when he had no record but this time HE HAS A RECORD.

      If you think Democrat talking points won’t lead to Democrats winning your an idiot.

      Point to some evidence Bush has some kind of power worth thinking about or that Karl Rove is behind everything happening in the country or shut up about them already. I will not be listening to discussion of irrelevant has been people I care about the future.

        No point addressing any of your points. You are delusional and seriously misinformed. In fact, they are almost all backwards.

        ChrisPeters in reply to Danny. | March 29, 2023 at 5:21 pm

        The man who put Social Security in danger was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It has been a Ponzi scheme since its inception.

          buck61 in reply to ChrisPeters. | March 29, 2023 at 11:44 pm

          When social security first started the average lifespan was just a few years greater than retirement age, add in an ever increasing lifespan with a retirement age that hasn’t really changed plus a post war baby boom that could not have been planned for became a major issue, Now we have a declining birthrate, the real issue becomes will there be enough immigrants working and contributing to help bump up the wages that are taxed for the program.

          Gosport in reply to ChrisPeters. | March 30, 2023 at 3:41 am

          A seldom discussed aspect of the SS Ponzi scheme is that SCOTUS has held that participants don’t have the right to a payout.

          1960 Flemming v. Nestor. Landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that affirmed that Congress has the power to amend and revise the schedule of benefits. The Court also ruled that recipients have no contractual right to receive payments.

          So, they can force you to contribute to the fund but if it goes under – tough shitsky comrade.

    Q in reply to Danny. | March 29, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    I don’t think there is anything resembling “great things” in Gov. Christie’s toolbox.

I’m still trying to understand what happened with the Christie led Trump-transition that eventually showed Christie the door and started over.

    Danny in reply to Neo. | March 29, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    Christie was scandal plagued and Trump thought he was a press liability.

      Paul in reply to Danny. | March 29, 2023 at 1:31 pm

      That’s really saying something coming from Trump

        Are we talking about the same Trump? Donald Trump? The most innocent living person on earth? Court after court after court has ruled him innocent of all charges. People like you are the scandal.

          Bob Woodward interview, Covid will never reach America, Don Lemon interviews, making comments he knew came across as cruel to the innocent girls family because he couldn’t contain his ability to twitter troll, squad should go back where they came from….

          Yes Trump was a P.R. catastrophe for himself.

          That he recognized Christie was that says a great deal about Christie because it came from the man who thought telling Bob Woodward “It is what it is” was a brilliant P.R. move about covid.

          Or are you going to inform me people saw the Woodward interview and gravitated towards Trump?

          The public is unfair, and has been unfair since the Greeks invented Republics.

          @Danny. Bob Woodward. Yeah, I am sure that was a “must watch” interview. Wasn’t Whoopi available? Did you know that Woodward’s background before he became a “journalist” was CIA? I didn’t think so.

          Seriously? You can’t concede the Woodward interview hurt Trump?

          You really have lost yourself in hero worship.

        Danny in reply to Paul. | March 29, 2023 at 2:56 pm

        I fully agree.

        When even Trump considers you a public relations disaster there is something seriously wrong with you.

          Paul in reply to Danny. | March 29, 2023 at 6:05 pm

          Yes, that’s exactly how I meant it. How anyone could disagree with that sentiment is beyond me.

          Set aside whether any of the scandals were or were not legitimate, the fact remains that Trump is a walking, talking hurricane of scandal. Many arguably hoaxes, but also many of them inarguably self-made f-ups.

          I voted for him twice and will vote for him again if he’s the nominee, but my God, the blind, cult-like devotion on the part of some people here is shocking really.

    2smartforlibs in reply to Neo. | March 29, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    The only person Christie cared about was himself.

    jakebizlaw in reply to Neo. | March 29, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    Jared Kushner happened – getting revenge for Christie’s prosecution of his father Charlie for witness-tampering by setting a honeytrap for Charlie’s brother who was cooperating with Christie’s investigation.

      Danny in reply to jakebizlaw. | March 29, 2023 at 2:57 pm

      If that was so Trump wouldn’t have let him on the team at all.

      Christie’s scandal was a liability for Trump.

      Trump got rid of General Flynn without a fight, he wasn’t especially loyal to his subordinates.

    Gosport in reply to Neo. | March 30, 2023 at 3:43 am

    Christie got too big for his britches?

2smartforlibs | March 29, 2023 at 12:48 pm

Much like Haley the left got what they wanted and has no use for them and the right know they can’t be trusted.

More and more I’m convinced the majority of politicians are sociopaths and narcissists. They have to be the center of attention and in the spotlight. Chris Christie is no exception.

Tell Christie to haul ass for the door. Granted there is so much of him, he will have to make two trips.

He probably still has millions in campaign funds not expended. May as well have a good time spending it.

Wow, talk about zero self-awareness…

I hate to be a party-pooper, but does everyone here really beleive there will be an election in November 2024, let alone an America?

I don’t think there will be.

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to | March 29, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    There will be an election, but the whoever the Republican candidate is will lose when states like Georgia, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Nevada manufacture Democratic Party votes between 2 am and and 7 am on the Wednesday through Friday following Election Day.

      Agree with you there M/C
      unless they can get ballot security
      there is no more America …
      mail in ballots … by the boxcar full
      and nothing will be done.
      like AZ … what do you think is gonna happen
      there … NOTHING ….

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | March 29, 2023 at 1:50 pm

Hey, Crispy Creme, read the room. You have about as much of a chance in 2024 as Nimarata Randhawa, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Pierre Delecto, or any of the other establishment never Trumpers – regardless of whether Trump is a candidate or not.

Not your time, and never was your time.

Chris Christie (R – Krispy Kreme) doesn’t stand a chance, nor should he.

retiredcantbefired | March 29, 2023 at 2:05 pm

Chris Christie recommended Christopher Wray to run the FBI. Good enough reason for no Republican to support him ever again.

Fat chance.

I’ll bet “Governor Awesome” already has the coveted Ann Coulter endorsement.

fat fk is useless waste of good blubber.

healthguyfsu | March 29, 2023 at 4:21 pm

They actually managed to find someone I wouldn’t vote for over Trump.

Flying about the country in campaign jets, staying in hotels with sycophant campaign workers, interviews with a delusional media, pretending to be making a difference is a heady experience this double wide ex Governor won’t pass up.

    murkyv in reply to Romey. | March 30, 2023 at 12:20 am

    At this point, I think Lard Lad is trolling Trump, trying to get him to punch back.

    He knows that fight will get him airtime on all the media outlets

Well, if a man can compete in a women’s swim meet, I guess Christie can run for Pres.

May as well lock Christie’s presidential dreams in Geraldo’s vault.

Talking Trump into nominating Wray to run the fbi is enough to disqualify him in my book