Report: Christie “seriously considering” ending presidential bid this month

IMG_3106Governor Chris Christie is “seriously considering” dropping out of the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination by the end of this month, according to a report on DCWhispers.

Christie is stuck between 2%-3% in national polls and did not get a bump in his poll numbers following the FoxNews/facebook debate last week during which he had a highly reported exchange with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul over national security and NSA data mining.

DCWhispers says that Christie is facing the real possibility of dropping out of the “top tier” of ten candidates for the second debate, to be hosted by CNN, on September 16 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi California.

MMM has learned that Christie told New Jersey Republican leaders assembled at Drumthwacket last March that he would not stay in a race that he could not win.

Christie’s polling numbers in New Hampshire, considered a “must win” for his prospects of winning the nomination, have taken a hit since Donald Trump and Ohio Govenor John Kasich have entered the race.

Posted: August 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , | 29 Comments »

29 Comments on “Report: Christie “seriously considering” ending presidential bid this month”

  1. Sharon Pomeroy said at 7:13 pm on August 14th, 2015:

    If he is no longer a Presidential candidate so-be-it. He’s not Presidential material anyway. However, neither is he worthy of the title “Governor”. He’s raised our taxes by forcing our municipalities to raise them thereby quoting that HE hasn’t raised taxes himself. We’re not foolish. We’ve been bled dry by all phases of government. His bluster and bullying have done nothing for us –and then there’s Sandy.

  2. Proud Republican said at 11:48 pm on August 14th, 2015:

    @sharon Pomeroy – you blame everything on Christie while ignoring the fact that there is a Democrat legislature that couldn’t care less about suburban towns. In fact, they look at the suburbs as a cash cow to support the urban hellholes. Unless the democrats find Jesus and understand that they have to change the insane system of funding schools and services through property taxes, suburban property owners will always get whacked. Get rid of the democrat majority and maybe the state will have a chance.

  3. chapinfo1 said at 1:44 am on August 15th, 2015:

    Not only has Christie vetoed nearly every sensible piece of bipartisan legislation (such as both of the bills passed to prohibit fracking waste in the state – we don’t have a plant capable of properly processing it, but they’ve received it anyway).
    Furthermore, Proud Republican, Bridgegate is an example of what happens to Democrats when they don’t permit themselves to be bullied by ‘Mr. Vindictive’ (term assigned by the Phila. Inquirer). Let’s also not forget how, when he didn’t like the vote that would not permit a pipeline through the Pinelands, he fired a commissioner and ‘stuffed’ the council with a stiff of his own.Get rid of the Democratic Majority and maybe the state WILL have a chance – to completely slide into the ocean. Intelligent people do not blame everything on Christie, they just detest his preferential treatment for his millionaire friends, a rotten deal with Exxon, not properly handling the Sandy money (so that most have not yet gotten theirs), having to pay his salary while he barnstorms in what will soon be a failed presidential bid (and as a fund raiser for Republicans. Those later activities should have been handled off the clock.
    I wonder if you will still support him once he is indicted.

  4. theredyankee said at 2:08 am on August 15th, 2015:

    Where’s Joe Kyrillos when you need him?

  5. Bob English said at 7:59 am on August 15th, 2015:

    Following up on Prouds comment, there is only one state in the country that relies more on property taxes for a higher percentage of school funding than does NJ. No magic fix here but here have been ideas floated by one group that would shift a greater percentage of the school funding burden onto the states other revenue streams such as the sales tax or income tax.

  6. Proud Republican said at 8:51 am on August 15th, 2015:

    oh please chapinfo1. Bridgegate???? Are you kidding? A much ado about nothing bogus scandal that the democrats latched onto because it was the only way they could tarnish the guy who just crushed them in the election. Here’s some reality for you. Even though New Jersey’s top tax rate is already three times what Pa’s is and twice NY’s, the Democrats are hellbent on raising it even higher to drive out even more businesses and high income residents. The democrats social spending is what is sinking the state, and the source to pay for that spending, the suburban property owner must be squeezed for everything they’ve got. They are the lap dogs for the unions, who are singlehandedly responsible for the obscene cost of education and services in this state. Fracking waste?
    There’s an issue that’s a good 88th on every voter’s list. Finally, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Bob English has hit the nail on the head. We are one of only a handful of states that has this screwball system of funding education and the democrats in Trenton couldn’t care less. They are interested in the rights of criminals, increasing welfare spending, protecting prevailing wage, peeing away money in the dysfunctional urban hellholes, designating a state bird – you know, all the real important stuff.

  7. Joyc said at 10:06 am on August 15th, 2015:

    So…Proud Republican.. You Bridgegate was a bogus scandal? Tell that to the thousands of drivers stranded in traffic for 3 days!

  8. @Proud Republican said at 10:35 am on August 15th, 2015:

    What “bogus” scandal costs so many people their jobs? i.e. Baroni, Wildstein, Kelly, Samson, and the Republican strategist that was having an affair with Kelly (can’t think of his name)

  9. Proud Republican said at 11:42 am on August 15th, 2015:

    oh please, traffic at the George WAshington bridge for a few days – that’s what you democrats use to justify spending millions of dollars “investigating”? Why not address the rest of my post – the part that has to do with the anti-business, job-killing democrat policies? While I’m at it, I may as well mention the democrats idiotic call for mandatory paid sick leave and their support for the equally stupid, but infinitely more damaging $15 an hour minimum wage for unskilled hamburger flippers. I almost hope that goes through just so we can watch the flood of machines replacing these unskilled workers. Democrats are clueless at business, the economy, crime prevention, national security, constitutional rights but brilliant at buying votes with government handouts.

  10. @Proud Republican said at 11:59 am on August 15th, 2015:

    You still didn’t answer my question. What “bogus” (your words not mine) scandal costs people their jobs???

    Sounds like a real deal to me! And don’t start obfuscating by saying, “You Dems this, You Dems that.” I am a Republican and I am sick and tired of Christie taking care of his personal friends and big time donors over the middle class!

    If I recall, he said in 2009, he would be the governor of “transparency.” Really? Why does he still refuse to release the records on how much we taxpayers, have to pay for his state police protection, while he globe trots not only around the country, but around the world??

    The man has been out of the state half the time this year on our dime. Ask your employer if they will pay the costs for you to look for another job.

  11. Proud Republican said at 1:55 pm on August 15th, 2015:

    @@pr – try sticking to the topic. My response was to the property tax comment. Bridgegate, in the grand scheme of things, was a minor scandal. Firing a few people happens regularly whenever something goes wrong. I’m sure a few heads roll whenever a large company moves out of the state. The fact remains, the philosophy and policies of the majority democrat party are what makes this such a high tax, high debt state. For example, that lunkhead Steve Sweeney’s
    answer to the transportation fund is to borrow federal dollars. You can obsess over a silly “scandal” perpetrated by a few dopey, lightweight staffers – I want to talk about the root causes of New Jersey’s problems.

  12. Dave said at 3:14 pm on August 15th, 2015:

    Oh Proud Republican. The lunacy resides in thy very name! How do you propose to fund our schools? By selling out to private outside interests who only want to to turn a profit on our kids back? Is that your idea of responsible? Really? That makes bloody stupid, yourself!

  13. Common Sense said at 3:40 pm on August 15th, 2015:

    Christie lost any chance for the nomination when he made his keynote address all about him and nothing about Romney, and then sabotaged Romney by kissing up to Obama during Sandy right before the election. He can rot as far as I’m concerned.

  14. tom said at 5:20 pm on August 15th, 2015:

    There is no use trying to get Proud Republican to understand the significance and outrage over the bridge scandal — he’s a conservative — he lacks empathy. You’re wasting your time.

  15. John Patterson said at 10:52 pm on August 15th, 2015:

    He must spare us all and vanish. And I hope that the law and the people of New Jersey pry him out of the job he already holds!

  16. David said at 11:01 pm on August 15th, 2015:

    And yet, people still do not appreciate the holy work that Donald Trump is doing – clearing out the trash – and destroying the Republican Party – once and for all.

  17. Ira Landsman said at 12:42 am on August 16th, 2015:

    whether you are a “proud” Republican or just an everyday Democrate hopefully you can acknowledge that this guys style is awful, he’s a bully who talks to elderly people with no respect, he talks to anybody who disagrees with him with no respect. He acts like he’s above the law, and in my humble opinion he should go away, “He’s a Putz”!

  18. Whin whin said at 8:23 am on August 16th, 2015:

    Its funny how when it comes to Christie you republicans try to blame the democratic legislators. Yet when it is a democrat stuck with a republican controlled legislative house who block everything its a failure in leadership. Grown up and fact the truth!

  19. Zeb said at 10:31 am on August 16th, 2015:

    Scorecard—Reality 17–Proud Republican 0

  20. Proud Republican said at 12:32 pm on August 16th, 2015:

    not quite Zeb. Democrats cannot defend their destructive policies, so they have to focus on side issues like bridgegate, Christie’s personality – anything but the policies that have, are and will continue to devastate New Jersey. It’s no coincidence that every failing urban area has been done in by democrat policies. Chicago, Camden, Newark, Baltimore, Trenton, Detroit, (soon to be New York) – the list is endless, have all been run into the ground by Democrats. That is a fact and no amount of straw man issues will change that.

  21. @Proud Republican said at 1:21 pm on August 16th, 2015:

    What the hell has Christie done for the state of New Jersey during his 6 years in office????

    How many broken promises has he committed? See the hyperlink below.


    Geez, your one of those Christie loyalists who won’t self-reflect and admit you made a mistake in voting and supporting him.

    I voted for him in 2009—boy was that a mistake!

  22. Andrew Kent said at 5:24 pm on August 16th, 2015:

    And here we all saw Christie as the quintessential demogogue — until Trump came along to show how demogoguery can be an art form.

  23. Proud Republican said at 5:48 pm on August 16th, 2015:

    @@pr – probably the biggest thing Christie has done is the 2% property tax cap. Throw in the increased contributions from State workers too. However, when you are in the minority, you are at the mercy of the majority whose political philosophy is this – the unions, not the taxpayers, come first, tax the rich, more regulations are better, government handouts instead of self reliance, prevailing wage, government, not the private sector, should create jobs, expand government social programs to get votes, and most importantly, make it as easy as possible to engage in voter fraud. That sir, is the democrat platform.

  24. Mark W. Stroberg said at 7:56 pm on August 16th, 2015:

    To Proud Republican – Sounds like you’ve pretty much described both the Republican and Democratic Parties to a tee.

  25. godbird said at 9:25 pm on August 16th, 2015:

    Have to agree with Proud Republican 100%. I am not a fan of Chris Christie but the democrats are running this state to the ground. And, don’t even start talking about our outrageous property tax!

  26. Joe Hadden said at 9:33 pm on August 16th, 2015:

    Funny how this always happens. An elected official falls out of favor and then all of the sudden either no one voted for him or everyone is supposed to regret voting for him.

    I respect the opinions of those who are critical of the Governor, but would we have been better served by a second term of Jon Corzine or a first term for Barbara Buono? No.

    Don’t forget what our options were.

  27. Tudo said at 5:48 pm on August 17th, 2015:

    Will Trump legalize cannabis? If so he’ll get my vote

  28. Njweedman said at 8:25 pm on August 17th, 2015:

    He could revive his presidential bud – just by flip Flipping ( do a Gupta) on marijuana and advance legalization.

    Otherwise get the f out dude – ( trump
    Stole your arrogant thunder )

  29. Betty Mahoney said at 10:41 pm on August 17th, 2015:

    You should consider dropping foreign aide before considering slashing social security