Chris Christie is desperate for attention. The former governor of New Jersey and Trump supporter during the 2016 election now believes that he is the only one who can beat Trump in 2024, and he wants everyone to know it, especially Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
The Hill writes, “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is suddenly facing a rash of attacks within the nascent GOP presidential field, with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) seeking to quash his candidacy before it even starts.
Christie has pounced on DeSantis over the Florida governor’s ongoing battle with Disney and some of his remarks toward Trump — jabs that come amid an already difficult week for DeSantis, who has seen many of his state’s GOP lawmakers steadily endorse Trump.
In many ways, the effort hearkens to the 2016 cycle when Christie delivered a stinging blow to then-primary rival Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) during a GOP presidential debate shortly before the New Hampshire primary as he blasted Rubio over his “memorized 25-second speech.”
This time around, Christie and DeSantis have yet to formally declare a 2024 bid. But that moment is still very much top-of-mind for Christie as he surveys the current GOP field.”
The former governor did not explain why he would side with a huge corporation whose own executives have bragged about pushing a “woke” agenda over DeSantis and concerned parents, but it does show that he’s desperate to get back in the presidential game.
This time couldn’t go any worse than the first time. While taking out Rubio on the debate stage might have been the highlight of Chris Christie’s national life, it did nothing for him but offer humiliation in the long run. Shortly after his performance, the governor withdrew from the race and gave a famous Trump endorsement of Trump wherein he looked like he was being held hostage.
The former president did not include him in his administration.
Why the delusional former governor watches that video and now thinks he can take out Trump is anyone’s guess, but Fox News reported that as “he seriously mulls a second Republican run for the White House, former two-term New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is confident he would have ‘a good chance’ of landing a knockout blow against former President Trump ‘under the brightest of lights.’
During a trip last month to New Hampshire, the state that holds the first primary and second overall contest in the GOP presidential nominating calendar, Christie argued that he has got the debate chops to potentially take down Trump should he face off with the former president, who is now five months into his third White House run and remains the clear front-runner in the early Republican primary polls.
‘I know what I’m good at. I know how to articulate an argument. I know how to make it. I know how to land it. And I feel like I have the ideas that people are genuinely attracted to. So if you have those things, you have a good chance to be able to do it. No guarantees, but a good chance,’ said Christie, who is considered one of the best communicators in the GOP and was known during his tenure for the kind of in-your-face politics that Trump has also mastered.
Pointing to his potential rivals, Christie said, ‘as to the others, you guys will have to judge the others. I just know who I am, and I think you all know who I am and what I’ve been able to do before under the brightest of lights… lots of people can do things when the lights aren’t the brightest. But when those lights get really bright and everybody’s watching, can you perform or can’t you? And that’s a lot about what these races have to do with.'”
Things are not off to a good start for the big man this time around, either. Christie scores only “in the low single digits, if at all, in polls of Republican primary voters, trailing not only Trump but potential contender Ron DeSantis” by a considerable margin, according to Yahoo.
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