Monday, February 21, 2011
Christie could get elected President despite not wanting the job
NJ Governor Chris Christie keeps insisting that he's not running for President in 2012, citing reasons like "I'm not ready", "there's work left to do in NJ", and "the timing isn't right". Sometimes Gov. Christie, rather than waiting for the right time, the times call you to serve. I think this might by one of those rare times when the right candidate coincides with the right time, when a nation needs to change directions in a dramatic way.
How refreshing would it be to have a President who had to be dragged into office more or less against his will? For whom serving is a burden rather than a goal in and of itself? I think Christie might be the only man right now who can challenge the two-bit, street-corner pamphleteer we call President.
Maybe it's not the right time for Christie, maybe it's the right time for America.