Christie’s Time To Go

The New York Times editorialized that it should be now and provided several compelling reasons:

Mr. Christie has been called a lot of things, but until Wednesday’s debate performance, “barely there” was not among them. In eight minutes of speaking time, Mr. Christie said little of substance. As for his parting pitch that he’s “deadly serious about changing this culture” of government, well, his constituents in New Jersey know better.

This isn’t strictly about Mr. Christie’s fitness for the presidency. His role in New Jersey’s budget crisis, betrayal on affordable housing and the interlocking scandals on his watch, from Bridgegate to “the chairman’s flight,” say a great deal about that.

The point is that New Jersey is in trouble, and the governor is off pursuing a presidential run that’s turned out to be nothing more than a vanity project. Mr. Christie’s numbers are in the basement, and he’s nearly out of campaign cash. This is his moment, all right: to go home and use the year left in his term to clean out the barn, as Speaker John Boehner would say.

Though they missed the four main ones:

  1. Media bookers and diner patrons are tiring of his act
  2. He has no accomplishments to relate for when (if?) this race moves beyond the talking-point-of-the-moment phase
  3. There is only so much money you can extort from people you repay with political favors when your time in a position to provide those favors is running out
  4. Health – was it ten minutes before he had to hold on to the podium for support?

As distasteful as the prospect of returning to New Jersey full-time has to be for him, he will have to face it.  What do you think?

10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Anonymous on October 29, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    He’ll stay in it until the Sper Bowl. Assuming the Cowboys make it, which is as likely as CC becoming POTUS.

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  2. Posted by araceengineering@aol.com on October 29, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    we need him back here, but NJ’s too far gone for him to do anything of substance about the culture of corruption in the remaining years. He tried in the beginning for sure, we have to give him credit that he was the only one in the last 20 years to seriously try. If given the right people in the right places of authority and the legislature, he could have been the silver bullet. He actually said he can’t do it alone, and that he needed us to help, but we collectively abandoned him leaving him to fight the machine alone…and ultimately he fell to its siren. Come 2017, if the state doesn’t fail it will be 2001 to 2009 all over again, we can hear “them” licking their lips.

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    • Posted by Tough Love on October 29, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      Nothing will save NJ (or it’s Public Sector pensions & benefits) from spiraling into the sewer UNTIL the Legislature starts taking their responsibility to make decisions that are in the best interest of ALL of NJ’s Taxpayers, not just the special interests (the biggest of which is NJ’s Public Sector Unions), seriously.

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    • Posted by Anonymous on October 29, 2015 at 10:43 pm

      Are you high?

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  3. Posted by Pauline Walnuts on October 29, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    We need him back here? We have found the 1%, truly scary.

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