ę GOP Nomination News: Christie Isn't Running, Perry Is Doubling Down And Palin Is Worried About "Shackles" | Main | SEC: Congressmen and Senators Who Trade Based on Information They've Secured Due To Their Powers Are Not Guilty of Insider Trading Ľ
September 28, 2011

Glenn Beck: I've Had It With Christie's Excuses

He's not complaining about Christie's "tease" (which really has only happened the past week, if at all), but rather the weakness of his reasons for not running.

I quite honestly cannot figure out why heís not in. I donít know if he has something to hide; I donít believe this bullcrap that heís not qualified. I think it is a political calculation here that maybe he thinks Obama us unbeatable, maybe he has something in his closet Ė I donít know.

Ö Tell me a good reason why you are not going in because I donít buy this ĎOh Iím not readyí or itís ĎI gotta serve the peopleí Ė bullcrap! Why arenít you going in?!

I do not believe there is anyone who gets into politics who does not dream of one day being president. It's like being CEO of a company. If you got into an executive position at that company at all, you're probably going to think about being CEO. Unless/until it becomes clear that won't happen, for whatever reason.

But an executive that keeps getting promoted and has a good rapport with his bosses -- why would that guy not keep thinking of one day occupying the Big Chair?

I disagree with Beck that Christie's excuses aren't "good." One "excuse" is just, apparently, that he doesn't feel the call. The call of history, the call of fate. And that he's not ready in his heart (which he's said previously).

That's actually a pretty good reason.

That said, I would not be terribly surprised to find out there is something in Christie's closet that he doesn't want to come out. This is nearly always, as they say, "marital troubles."

That is often the real-but-unstated reason that pols decline when presented with the chance of doing what they have long dreamed of. It did come out, for example, that Mitch Daniels did not want the scrutiny of his marriage/remarriage to his wife.

Someone like Christie, who would be running entirely as Truth Teller, would be obligated to admit whatever past scandal is in his background. Not coming forward with it would result in him not only getting dinged on the thing itself, but losing that precious reputation as "straight-shooting Truth Teller."

So, if it's something like that, Christie has a lot to think about.

A Difference In Perception: Because Christie has made such an impact in the public's consciousness, it doesn't feel to many (by "many" I mean me) that he's only been a governor for a couple of years.

It feels like he's been around longer than that.

I know he hasn't. But it feels like he's a veteran.

When you're building a relationship with someone (friendship, business partnership, etc.), it's not just "duration of relationship" that counts. It's also frequency of contact, obviously. If you work with someone three times a week, you'll wind up feeling you know him better after six months than, say, a friend you only see once every couple of months but have known for ten years.

Because of the YouTube phenomenon, we've seen Christie an awful lot. So much so he feels like an old hand, a veteran.

But in fact he's really a neophyte. He just started.

And for he himself -- things may feel a lot different. While I sort of feel (despite knowing it's not true) that he's been around so long as to be a fixture, for Christie, he might feel every inch of that political novice he actually is.

digg this
posted by Ace at 11:27 AM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Biden's Dog: "Happy Signal user here. Whatsapp is for family yad ..."

Sock Monkey * jus a pohr wayfarin stranger : "Mornin' (sips coffee) Posted by: Puddleglum ..."

Aetius451AD: "Nood. Pixy is still up. ..."

Sock Monkey * jus a pohr wayfarin stranger : "That Xi cockholster's beard and demeanor gives me ..."

Aetius451AD: "My first computer monitor was 14". ..."

Puddleglum: "Mornin' (sips coffee) ..."

Puddleglum: "Mornin' (sips coffee) ..."

Debby Doberman Schultz: "When it comes right down to it you probably only n ..."

waepnedmann: " Posted by: CaliGirl at November 30, 2021 11:06 P ..."

Sock Monkey * jus a pohr wayfarin stranger : "Sock Monkey, How's the hand?? Posted by: Debby Do ..."

Debby Doberman Schultz: "Sock Monkey, How's the hand?? ..."

Farmer: "Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2021 10:00 ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64