Even after months of denying a run for President and going so far as to say that the only thing he could do to really convince people he was not running was to commit suicide, the prospect of his presidential candidacy is still not out of the question. Christie’s name still sits at the top of the list of names of those who people would like to run and he has continuously been courted by business groups and political leaders from across the nation. The most recent pitch was made by a mix of business leaders from Iowa, the state that holds the first presidential nominating contest.
Saying that one will not run for President, even adamantly saying so, does not mean they won’t run. Texas Governor Rick Perry swore that he had no interest in running and was not considering it until last month when he changed his mind. But with Chris Christie it is probably true that he is not running. Not now or ever. But he is keeping his options open and recent subtle moves to moderate his image….his image, not his positions…….have proven that.
As exhibited in the clip below, Chris Christie has been hit the point where he is politically maturing.
His recent definition of leadership demonstrates that political maturity and it is both ingenious from a strategic political perspective as well as a managerial perspective. In the clip, you will see how Christie justifies his often hard stances and blunt talk. It a justification that directly appeals to Independent voters, a New Jersey voting bloc that no Republican can win elected office without substantial support from.
Christie’s remarks in the clip below are the type of thing that Independent voters on the national level would appreciate and the type of statement that could even ease the tension of those who may disagree with Christie by making them believe that at least he means what he says and says what he means. That type of respect really does cross Party lines and it is also not often seen in politics.
And Christie knows this. That is why he promoted the clip below in his own twitter when he tweeted the following: