A new week, a new edition of the Chris Christie presidential speculation. Despite the fact that the gargantuan governor of the Garden state made it his life's quest (even threatening to end his life) to eschew the barrage of questions regarding his decision to run amid a weak field of contenders, the push to get him to run is at an all-time high. After Gov. Rick Perry's abysmal performance in last week's "who hates the poor and gays the most" Republican Presidential debate, Mitt Romney (sadly, the sensible one) looks to be the only viable Republican front-runner. Although Mr. Romney’s salt and pepper, impossibly combed “1950’s all-American dad” look makes him superficially attractive to at least play the role of president in an ABC movie of the week event, Christie is much more attractive on paper to sell as a republican presidential candidate.
Once again, a chorus of major GOP donors has reportedly renewed calls for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to state his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Christie added fuel to the fire when he told a group at Rider University that the Republican field hasn't produced a viable candidate.
"I think what the country is thirsting for, more than anything else right now, is someone of stature and credibility to tell them that and say, 'Here's where I want us to go to deal with this crisis,'" Christie said, according to the New York Post.
Christie’s YouTube account shows him to be a fearless, straight-talking Jersey guy, but upon further inspection his coziness with Wall Street leaders and his spending habits as Attorney General has revealed Christie is no different than any other politician in recent history. Moreover, money and power — and lots of it —embolden Christie.
Sources show that deep-pocketed donors Charles Schwab of Charles Schwab, billionaire Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone, and New York's second-richest man David Koch of the Koch Bros have all pushed hard for a Christie run. Christie has been put on double secret probation for his now widely known secretive trip to the Koch Bros. multi-million dollar retreat in Vail, Colorado in which Christie delivered an address at a political gathering. The quid quo pro must have been larger than Christie’s Christmas sweater.