The political news world is all abuzz about New Jersey Governor's sorta-maybe-kinda flirtation with running for the GOP president nomination, given the collapse of 's white horse charge that has turned into a limp (and we all know that lame horses quickly disappear). Christie, who has barely two years political experience as governor after serving as a prosecutor, is seen as a possible savior for Republicans desperate to unseat a vulnerable , despite his protestations that he isn't ready, his family doesn't want him to run, he doesn't have the desire in the gut...blah, blah, blah. The door seems to be opening a crack.
Poor "frontrunner"must feel like a wallflower at the high school dance. There seems to be an open dislike here, even though he is the only other candidate that looks like he should be playing a president in a movie (an actor for president, anyone?). And Christie, despite looking like a longshoreman or the owner of a bakery, has been noticed for his outsized build, personality and mouth. His loud retorts have put more than one union member or press person in their place for challenging him. Bravo! Now that's what the country needs -- someone willing to shout down teachers.
Christie has much to offer -- he is smart and has the courage to be tough and tell it like it is -- but lack of experience is exactly what critics point to as Barack Obama's perceived weakness, and's departure after only two years of governorship of Alaska was roundly criticized. Even Christie says he isn't ready.
Here's Plan B: Christie doesn't have to run. He can totally avoid all that campaign messiness. If he simply keeps doing what he's doing he will be on the short list for vice-president, if the GOP standard bearer has the courage to appoint someone who might outshine him on occasion. Christie could be the GOP savior without suffering at all.