Governor Christie as head of the Republican Governor’s Association was in Iowa last week. Raising money and stumping for himself as well as other presidential hopefuls. Christie has yet to say that he is planning to run and this visit is not going to change his announced status.
The short of “why Christie cannot win a presidential election”:
1> His personality, Christie who has never apologized for who he is or to quote Christie “I am who I am” (isn’t that a Popeye quote?) Bluster, yelling and his bombastic personality the main reason why he will not win a single primary if he runs. Iowa or any mid-west state has little interest in this style of management. With some, they blame that personality directly for Christie’s Fort Lee scandal. Taking that personality to the South and the Bible belt? Unless Christie plans to yell bible versus suddenly, his personality and delivery will be a hindrance to his campaign.
2> Christie the liberal? Living in New Jersey it was difficult to type those three words. But taking his record on the road, Christie is far too moderate on issues that are important to the Republican party. Guns for one, Christie only recently danced around and vetoed a gun measure. It had state Democrats up in arms, but even the Gun Right realize that Christie vetoed for presidential aspirations.
3> Fiscal failure> $1.57 BILLION reasons the Republican party will turn down Christie. Promising pension reform in his first-term, this amount represents his budget shortfall. Christie will avoid making pension payments to balance the budget. Kicking the can down the road in New Jersey yet again, Christie is no different then his predecessor Governor Corzine.
We are a long, long way from 2016 and much can and will happen. Names will come. Names will go. Christie’s name will be mentioned some more along the way. But when the name mentioning really matters, Christie’s WILL NOT BE HEARD.