praising Barack Obama for his handling of hurricane Sandy. According to Jeffrey Goldberg at the Atlantic, Christie's new found love for Obama may have something to do with Bruce Springsteen. Here is a taste of Goldberg's post:
Here are three theories about Christie:
1) The first, most benign
theory: Christie, in my experience, is a deeply emotional and highly
sentimental man, and he is torn-up about the devastation along the
Jersey Shore. The support he's received from President Obama -- the
support he receives from anyone -- at such a wrenching moment, makes him
inordinately grateful. And President Obama has been extremely
2) To add to Maureen's theory, Christie is an
impatient guy, and the idea of running in 2016 is much more appealing to
him than running in 2020. He will have faded from memory by 2020, in
any case; plus Paul Ryan, who will have been vice president for four or
eight years, would be a formidable challenger. For 2016, Christie is in
the top-tier of Republican candidates. In 2020, who knows?
3) Chris Christie loves Bruce Springsteen. (This story,
by yours truly, explains why.) Bruce Springsteen loves Barack Obama.
Bruce Springsteen does not love Chris Christie. Being overtly supportive
of Barack Obama might get Chris Christie his holy grail: The approval
of Springsteen, even a meeting with him. Believe me -- he'd rather meet
with Springsteen than with Obama, or anyone else.