Trump’s election won’t make Christie great again

By Art Gallagher

assetContentWith the news that President-elect Trump demoted Governor Chris Christie to a secondary role on the Presidential Transition Team, thousands of New Jerseyans breathed a sigh of relief.

The narrative that Christie was demoted because he was stacking the new administration with his own loyalists and had been doing the job with the belief that Trump would lose the election is entirely believable to observers and participants of Christie’s governance of New Jersey.

That Trump quickly and decisively put Vice President-elect Pence in charge of the transition should give comfort to anyone who fears that the Trump Administration will be a reckless frat party.

Yet, New Jerseyans are hopeful that Christie will land and accept a job in the Trump Administration.  The best thing for New Jersey and Christie is for him to get out of Trenton.  The sooner the better.

A cabinet level nomination for Christie should not be considered at this time. Democrats at a Christie confirmation hearing would get their questions and talking points from NJ State Senator Loretta Weinberg, who is pushing for Christie’s impeachment over Bridgegate.  The media circus would give the Trump Administration a controversy that is not worth suffering through for the sake of Christie’s resume.

A senior job on the White House Staff should be the best that Christie is offered. A Karl Rove type position (in GWB’s first term) where he can advise the President and be a frequent guest on Sunday morning talk shows would be a good fit for Christie.

An job offer on the Vice President staff would make Christie critics smile. If he accepted such a low profile but important role, he would be demonstrating that he can put service over his own ambition.

Christie needs time, distance from New Jersey and new accomplishments before he will be great again.  He needs humility and to demonstrate that he can put service before ambition.

If Christie resigned as governor before Thanksgiving to dedicate himself full time to staffing the Trump Administration, even if he does not know what his job in the administration will be, he would making such a demonstration.  He would be putting the interests of The United States of America and New Jersey before his own.

Posted: November 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Donald Trump, New Jersey, Unitied States of America | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

5 Comments on “Trump’s election won’t make Christie great again”

  1. Not gonna happen.. said at 12:20 pm on November 13th, 2016:

    having supported and worked hard for several Republican gubernatorial candidates over the past 30+ years, I am trying to sort out whom I am most disappointed in: Christie Whitman, who started out trying to rout out inconsistent/ superfluous laws, and improving economic issues and cultural differences, but turned out to be a 60’s- type RINO feminist,who couldn’t be loyal to the party who gave her so many chances, or Chris Christie, who had a great opportunity to lift us out of many Dem- induced doldrums, but allowed his huge ego to do lasting damage to the party brand, likely for many years to come.. I guess it needs to be Chris Christie, since it appears we are stuck with him in some official capacity, at least for the foreseeable future- ugh!!

  2. Gracie said at 10:00 am on November 14th, 2016:

    Today’s NY Post piece says he’s fallen very far out of favor with the President Elect. I fear we’re stuck with him.

  3. Mike Harmon said at 5:46 pm on November 14th, 2016:

    Now that Christie has helped “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”, maybe he will come home and finish his term helping to MAKE NJ GREAT AGAIN.
    1.Structural deficit (can’t tax your way out or cut spending enough to fix) – we have to grow….
    2. Obama Care – collapsing around us.
    3. Leverage the new gas tax into Yuuge matching grants from Feds and have $25 billion to fix our infrastructure, roads and bridges
    4. 550,000 government workers for a population of 9 million (headcount reduction and efficiency)
    5. Deal with sanctuary cities with democrat officials defying federal law
    6. 450,000 illegals including gang bangers and criminals
    7. Kids overdosing every day from MEXICAN BLACK TAR HEROIN
    8. Big cities run by corrupt democrats have borrowed and spent their way to near bankruptcy
    9.Fleeing middle class even with the proposed pension law
    10. Businesses not forming due to regs and excessive health care costs
    11. Booming underground economy not paying taxes
    12. Major corps shutting down or relocating (Chubb, Mercedes, Merrill Lynch, Verizon, Pfizer, Merck etc

    I actually think this whole Trump angry at Christie is nonsense is a head fake and Christie will end up with a big job either in the new year or right after his term ends.

    By the way, how about Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno for US Attorney?

  4. Good idea, said at 9:11 pm on November 14th, 2016:

    God knows being gov after this debacle, is more or less a pipe dream.. We know she would certainly not go routing out small potato fellow Repubs to advance her own ego..all: get on social media and ask the pres –elect to please, do not put our current gov in, heaven save us, commerce!?!

  5. TheDigger said at 8:50 pm on November 16th, 2016:

    Looks like Jared Kushner has had his revenge on Christie for jailing his father.