Strategists behind the candidacy of former Bogota, N.J. Mayor Steve Lonegan state that Chris Christie won’t be running for Governor.
One of Lonegan’s chief operatives claims that recent remarks by Christie, and others in his camp, are more indicative of a man who is not eager to run for the state’s top job and who is likely to forgo doing so.
Truthfully, I don’t put much weight in this claim. However, the claim makes for a good strategy that helps to create an air of questions and doubt around Christie.
Nonetheless, the fact that it comes from a group of people who find Chris Christie to be their toughest opponent for the Republican gubernatorial nomination and their greatest obstacle to getting that nomination, makes this charge a little suspicious. It could very well be wishful thinking.
True or not, Chris Christie’s declaring that he will will not make an announcement regarding his candidacy for another four to six weeks, is disheartening.
After the G.O.P. lost the presidential elections on November 4th, it was pretty clear that the newly elected President, a Democrat, would surely request Chris Christie, a Republican, to resign from the U.S. Attorney’s office .
Being aware of that, Christie gave notice and submitted his own resignation that took effect on December 1st.
On top of that is the fact that we saw the results of the presidential election coming for many weeks before Election Day. So what I am getting is this………….We all knew, for quite some time, that Chris Christie would be available for a new job soon. So we all anticipated that he would start submitting his resume to perspective employers relatively soon and we expected that those perspective employers would be us, the voters, and the position we would be interviewing him for was Governor of New Jersey.
We knew this and he knew this.
So what’s with Christie’s hesitation to declare his candidacy?
We hear that he wants to explore his opportunities and see where things are at.
But truth be told, such ambiguity from Christie is hogwash.
When one considers all the time he has had to make the decision to run for governor or not, one only conclude that he is playing some kind of game.
He knows by now whether he is running or not. If he doesn’t know, than I suggest he not run, because if he is that indecisive, then we would be better off with a Governor who is a bit more decisive and can effectively lead us.
I don’t know what is holding Chris Christie back. It could possibly be part of some an ingenious strategy that I am missing?
Personally, I think it is a mistake.
We need to get the ball rolling here in New Jersey. We can’t afford to waist time.
The possibility of Chris Christie entering the race is freezing things in place for Republicans.
Some potentially strong candidates are foregoing their own bid for the nomination in deference to Christie.
People like Morris County Freeholder John Murphy is one of them.
If Murphy is not running for Governor he could become a candidate for the state assembly, a successful one that could help increase our lagging numbers in that chamber. If Chris Christie doesn’t run for Governor, Murphy, who came in third in the last gubernatorial primary, could make a significant run for the nomination this time. Such a move on Murphy’s part would mean that we need to gear up the candidacy of someone else to run for that assembly seat in Murphy’s place.
There are many other pieces that are being prevented from falling into place due to Christie’s indecision.
So I for one suggest that Mr. Christie thaw out the freeze that he has created.
As a former U.S. Attorney, one of the most successful in our history, he knows that long deliberations are often the results of poorly presented cases. As such, if he needs to deliberate over this decision much longer than he already has, than I can only assume that there are too many obstacles in his way.
It makes we wonder what those obstacles could be. Are their unrevealed skeletons in his closet? Do Democrats have something on him?
Whatever the reason Chris Christie may have for prolonging his deliberations, it only creates doubts about him and that is not good.
He needs to give us voters, the jury in this case, his verdict sooner rather later.
If he wants to be our nominee for Governor, he better start creating a sense of confidence in those of us who he wants voting for him.
Right now, his procrastination is showing me that he doesn’t want the job of Governor all that much and the longer he waits to decide, the more convinced I and others become of that. And let’s face it folks……this is going to be a tough election. One that will require our nominee for Governor to want the job, bad enough, to make the sacrifices that will be necessary to get it.
While Chris Christie’s apparent indecision sets in, POLITICS 24/7 wants to know what Republicans are thinking.
So, as of today, who would you like to see be the Republican nominee for Governor of New Jersey?
The following poll lists a few easily possible or likely potential candidates. Take a moment and place your vote.
Results will be released next Monday.
When Daniel Arap Moi was the president of Kenya, Moi wanted a special postage stamp issued with his picture on it.
So, he instructed his people, stressing that it should be of international quality.
The stamps were duly released and Moi was pleased.
But within a few days of release of the stamp, he began hearing complaints that the stamp was not sticking properly, and he became furious.
He called the people responsible and ordered them to investigate the matter.
They checked the matter out at several post offices, and then reported the problem to Moi.