HolyCoast: Chris Christie for President?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Chris Christie for President?

The New Jersey governor may decide he's the guy to fill the hole that Rick Perry underperformance is leaving in the GOP field:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reconsidering his decision not to enter the 2012 presidential race — and he says he will let top Republican donors know within days about his plans, Newsmax has learned.

During the past few weeks, several leading Republican donors and fundraisers have been urging the popular Republican governor to reconsider his decision not to run and to enter the GOP primary.

These Christie supporters note that significant GOP support has remained on the sidelines of the primary fight. Many leading fundraisers have yet to commit to any current primary contender, including frontrunners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney.

Newsmax has learned that the effort to draft Christie culminated in a hush-hush powwow held in the past week with Christie and several notable Republican billionaires.

A source familiar with the meeting suggested that Christie seemed inclined to enter the race but said he needed more time.
This could make things very interesting, but it won't make some conservatives any happier. Christie is not that conservative on some of the social issues.

UPDATE: From Ari Fleischer:
@AriFleischer: $ ppl are telling Christie he can't win reelection in NJ so he needs 2 run 4 potus. It's now or never, they r telling him.
That would certainly help explain the sudden interest in running for president, but Ari thinks it's too late:
Stop the Christie wishing. It's too late 4 him. It's too hard 2 build a national campaign & get up 2speed on issues, even w $

1 comment:

Nightingale said...

Really Ari? Obama came out of nowhere and became president in short order.

Christie is a better communicator than Perry; and you know where he stands, unlike Romney; has more experience than Obama ever will. It could be a deal-changer for me.