In all of the ego stroking, “messiah worship” of the Republican Party and their right wing financiers when it comes to the courting of Governor Christie to run for President – for lack of confidence in all of the prior anointed messiahs of the Republican Party, I have given Christie credit for being honest and consistent in his denials and refusal to throw his hat in the ring for President.
If you haven’t seen this video yet – an excellent compilation of his reasoning and refusals to run, take a look. For someone who puts his ego, his benefactors and partisan politics over everything else, it is refreshing to see him be honest and say things like the following:
- I don’t feel like I am ready to run
- I don’t believe in my heart and my mind that I am ready
- It’s much too big a job
- In my heart I know I am not ready
- I want us to have the best possible candidate but it is not me
- I just don’t want to do it.
All of this was over the past year or two, and there have been consistent denials, refusals and candid comments about Christie not wanting to run, not feeling it in his heart, not feeling it in his head, not being ready to run, not being ready to govern this country…..
So why is he reconsidering?
Could it be the promises of hundreds of millions in donations from right wing financiers like David Koch to push their radical agenda? Could it be ego because flavors of the month Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann fell on their faces? Could it be to please those who clearly haven’t been following his history of cronyism and favors for donations? Could it be to continue a pattern of quid pro quo on a much larger and profitable level?
Clearly it isn’t because he feels he is ready to run or to govern. Whatever the other reasons are, they certainly aren’t genuine, most likely have some sort of selfish or ulterior motive for the Republican Party, and should be aggressively questioned.
If he doesn’t want to run and doesn’t feel he is ready to run or govern, and yet he still runs – that is a tremendous disservice to this country.