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What Will Christie Do for Trump?

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Monday, 29 Feb 2016 10:48 AM Current | Bio | Archive

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie traveled all the way to Fort Worth, Texas, to endorse Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. I thought it would have been simpler for the New Jersey politician to drive to New York for the endorsement, but maybe the bridge was backed up.

Without qualm or qualification, Christie announced, “The best choice is Donald Trump. There was no choice in my mind. When I was running for president, I wanted to beat him and he wanted to beat me. But that part of the conversation is over.

"The question is, Who is the best person to stop Hillary Clinton getting back into the White House? This is the best person."

This makes Christie the first candidate who has dropped his campaign for president and endorsed one of the remaining candidates. The speculation is, Why?

In politics, being first is a valuable commodity and an endorsement when the contest is still at issue, is much more important than jumping aboard the bandwagon later.

Some may think Christie is angling for the vice presidential nod, but I think that would be a waste of talent. As an effective former federal prosecutor, Christie would be the perfect choice for attorney general.

He has the personality and strength of character to reverse the politicization of what is currently the Injustice Department. Christie would boost the morale of the professionals who want to enforce the law without fear or favor and encourage the ideologically motivated political hacks to go elsewhere.

In the short term, Christie can also fill the role of attack dog for the Trump campaign, assuming The Donald will let him. The governor came to the defense of Trump after last night’s debate.

According to Bloomberg News, Christie “chided Rubio for his attacks on Trump. ‘Desperate people in campaigns do desperate things. The fact of the matter is, no one is gonna get inside this guy's head.’"

This would be the perfect opportunity for Trump to mature as a candidate and delegate the insults to the rotund Republican. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that Trump can turn down the vituperation volume.

In the same endorsement story Trump went after Rubio again: “I watched a part of his little act and he’s a desperate guy. He’s a nervous Nelly. I watched him backstage. He’s a mess. I've never seen a human being sweat like this man sweats.”

Donald Trump hasn’t taken my advice before, and chances are he won’t now, but I urge him to let Christie and others do the attacking. If Trump wants to be president, then it’s time to start acting presidential.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.




 

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Donald Trump hasn’t taken my advice before, and chances are he won’t now, but I urge him to let Christie and others do the attacking. If Trump wants to be president, then it’s time to start acting presidential.
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