Opinion: So, does Christie have a backbone?

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There was a time when we actually believed Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) would make a fine presidential candidate. And then came Super Storm Sandy a few years back. President Barack Obama showing up on a wind-ravaged boardwalk, Christie at his side, pledging help to rebuild the Jersey Shore, followed that. It was a great and noble gesture, the president’s appearance and promise. It also was important. And then they shared a quick hug. Sure, it was in the emotion of the moment, but that’s when Christie seemed to lose his backbone (endemic of the Republican Party across this great nation). He was, in the moment, being a great governor, though. And then came Bridge Gate and a blown opportunity. When challenged, if he was as innocent as he claims, then why didn’t he go Christie on the media and critics? Very strange. The larger picture will show that he lost, and probably won’t regain, the pointed bluster for which he was known. Too bad. Perhaps because the party isn’t necessarily giving him a second look that it’s a signal he still may be a viable candidate. America needs a president that can stand in the gap, kick butts and take names, and he appeared to be that person. The question is this: Is it too late for him to become a phoenix? We wish we knew. The Daily Beast last week wrote Christie “is planning, over the course of the next few weeks … to deliver a series of policy speeches on various topics … Still, there’s no telling whether his attempt to change the conversation will work.” We’ll be interested to see how it all shakes out, but in our view it probably will be a case of too little too late.

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Opinion: So, does Christie have a backbone?

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There was a time when we actually believed Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) would make a fine presidential candidate. And then came Super Storm Sandy a few years back. President Barack Obama showing up on a wind-ravaged boardwalk, Christie at his side, pledging help to rebuild the Jersey Shore, followed that. It was a great and noble gesture, the president’s appearance and promise. It also was important. And then they shared a quick hug. Sure, it was in the emotion of the moment, but that’s when Christie seemed to lose his backbone (endemic of the Republican Party across this great nation). He was, in the moment, being a great governor, though. And then came Bridge Gate and a blown opportunity. When challenged, if he was as innocent as he claims, then why didn’t he go Christie on the media and critics? Very strange. The larger picture will show that he lost, and probably won’t regain, the pointed bluster for which he was known. Too bad. Perhaps because the party isn’t necessarily giving him a second look that it’s a signal he still may be a viable candidate. America needs a president that can stand in the gap, kick butts and take names, and he appeared to be that person. The question is this: Is it too late for him to become a phoenix? We wish we knew. The Daily Beast last week wrote Christie “is planning, over the course of the next few weeks … to deliver a series of policy speeches on various topics … Still, there’s no telling whether his attempt to change the conversation will work.” We’ll be interested to see how it all shakes out, but in our view it probably will be a case of too little too late.

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Opinion: So, does Christie have a backbone?

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There was a time when we actually believed Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) would make a fine presidential candidate. And then came Super Storm Sandy a few years back. President Barack Obama showing up on a wind-ravaged boardwalk, Christie at his side, pledging help to rebuild the Jersey Shore, followed that. It was a great and noble gesture, the president’s appearance and promise. It also was important. And then they shared a quick hug. Sure, it was in the emotion of the moment, but that’s when Christie seemed to lose his backbone (endemic of the Republican Party across this great nation). He was, in the moment, being a great governor, though. And then came Bridge Gate and a blown opportunity. When challenged, if he was as innocent as he claims, then why didn’t he go Christie on the media and critics? Very strange. The larger picture will show that he lost, and probably won’t regain, the pointed bluster for which he was known. Too bad. Perhaps because the party isn’t necessarily giving him a second look that it’s a signal he still may be a viable candidate. America needs a president that can stand in the gap, kick butts and take names, and he appeared to be that person. The question is this: Is it too late for him to become a phoenix? We wish we knew. The Daily Beast last week wrote Christie “is planning, over the course of the next few weeks … to deliver a series of policy speeches on various topics … Still, there’s no telling whether his attempt to change the conversation will work.” We’ll be interested to see how it all shakes out, but in our view it probably will be a case of too little too late.

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Opinion: So, does Christie have a backbone?

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There was a time when we actually believed Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) would make a fine presidential candidate. And then came Super Storm Sandy a few years back. President Barack Obama showing up on a wind-ravaged boardwalk, Christie at his side, pledging help to rebuild the Jersey Shore, followed that. It was a great and noble gesture, the president’s appearance and promise. It also was important. And then they shared a quick hug. Sure, it was in the emotion of the moment, but that’s when Christie seemed to lose his backbone (endemic of the Republican Party across this great nation). He was, in the moment, being a great governor, though. And then came Bridge Gate and a blown opportunity. When challenged, if he was as innocent as he claims, then why didn’t he go Christie on the media and critics? Very strange. The larger picture will show that he lost, and probably won’t regain, the pointed bluster for which he was known. Too bad. Perhaps because the party isn’t necessarily giving him a second look that it’s a signal he still may be a viable candidate. America needs a president that can stand in the gap, kick butts and take names, and he appeared to be that person. The question is this: Is it too late for him to become a phoenix? We wish we knew. The Daily Beast last week wrote Christie “is planning, over the course of the next few weeks … to deliver a series of policy speeches on various topics … Still, there’s no telling whether his attempt to change the conversation will work.” We’ll be interested to see how it all shakes out, but in our view it probably will be a case of too little too late.

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Opinion: So, does Christie have a backbone?

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There was a time when we actually believed Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) would make a fine presidential candidate. And then came Super Storm Sandy a few years back. President Barack Obama showing up on a wind-ravaged boardwalk, Christie at his side, pledging help to rebuild the Jersey Shore, followed that. It was a great and noble gesture, the president’s appearance and promise. It also was important. And then they shared a quick hug. Sure, it was in the emotion of the moment, but that’s when Christie seemed to lose his backbone (endemic of the Republican Party across this great nation). He was, in the moment, being a great governor, though. And then came Bridge Gate and a blown opportunity. When challenged, if he was as innocent as he claims, then why didn’t he go Christie on the media and critics? Very strange. The larger picture will show that he lost, and probably won’t regain, the pointed bluster for which he was known. Too bad. Perhaps because the party isn’t necessarily giving him a second look that it’s a signal he still may be a viable candidate. America needs a president that can stand in the gap, kick butts and take names, and he appeared to be that person. The question is this: Is it too late for him to become a phoenix? We wish we knew. The Daily Beast last week wrote Christie “is planning, over the course of the next few weeks … to deliver a series of policy speeches on various topics … Still, there’s no telling whether his attempt to change the conversation will work.” We’ll be interested to see how it all shakes out, but in our view it probably will be a case of too little too late.

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