So Is Chris Christie Sitting Out 2016?

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Over the past few weeks Chris Christie has upped his Democratic love fest, taking multiple endorsements from Dems, hanging with Obama at the shore, taking the stage with Bill Clinton.  All these actions seem sure to piss off the more rightwing folks of the Republican Party as everyone thinks Christie is setting himself up for a Presidential run in 2016.

Then I saw this on The Dish:

I see no sign that Chris Christie isn’t right to seem to be sitting out 2016 in favor of 2020.

2012 was not a wake-up call. It was a snooze button.

Could Christie be waiting out the wave of insanity on the part of the Tea Party and religious right as the GOP collapse under their weight, believing that in 2020 the GOP will be waiting for a savior the way the Democrats were waiting for Clinton in 1992.  Then his history of cross-party love would be seen like Clinton’s Third Way 20-odd years ago, and he’ll swoop to victory over Hillary’s reelection bid.

In 2020 he’ll be 57 or 58, still young enough to go for two terms in the White House.

What do you think of this idea from The Dish?

Comments (4)

  1. kalimirch

    For all the press the “tea party” wing of the Republican Party gets, they never get their candidate.  They didn’t want Romney or McCain or Dole or Bush Sr. (honestly not sure about W).  And since the 2016 field seems to be filling up with tea party level conservatives to split that wing of the party (Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal), Christie will fit right into the moderate primary spot that seems to lead to success over there.

    Of course, there have been moderates who have lost (Giuliani and Huntsman come to mind), but unless Marco Rubio becomes a sort of transcendent figure between the conservatives and moderates (which I think is possible), I don’t see any other serious candidates occupying that spot with Christie.

    There’s also the possibility that a Republican wins in 2016, which would block out 2020, so I think he’d be foolish not to go for it.

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  2. JackHarris
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  3. Bob h

    on the assumption that Republicans will come to their senses, reject blind fanaticism and obstructionism, and reward politicians who work across the aisle in a bipartisan way, to the extent he has.  Is that likely in the next two years?

    Christie has an animal cunning that probably tells him this will not happen in time for 2016.

    I would also not be surprised, given the Republican prejudice against blacks, Hispanics, Asians et. al., if he does not encounter prejudice against Italians among the primitive Republican base, particularly in the South..

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