As the 2024 presidential election approaches, former President Donald Trump remains a popular contender for the Republican nomination, along with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Despite this, another potential challenger has emerged: former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Christie has been making headlines recently after hinting at the possibility of running for president in 2024. Despite the tough fight that lies ahead, Christie is confident that he has what it takes to take on Trump and emerge victorious.
His recent visit to New Hampshire, where he campaigned extensively during the 2016 election, suggests that he may be considering another run for the presidency. Although he has not made a definitive decision yet, Christie’s recent conversations with donors indicate that he is exploring the possibility of a campaign. It remains to be seen whether Christie will ultimately decide to throw his hat into the ring, but he remains a popular figure in New Hampshire and New Jersey.
Chris Christie’s performance in the 2016 presidential race was not particularly successful. He campaigned heavily in New Hampshire, but after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, he suspended his campaign on February 10, 2016. Christie won only one delegate during the primaries and caucuses, which took place in 50 states, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia. Overall, he was not a major contender in the 2016 election, and likely will not be a major contender in the 2024 U.S. presidential election.
Chris Christie Hints at 2024 Presidential Race to Take on Trump
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made headlines on Monday when he appeared at St. Anselm’s College in New Hampshire and hinted at the possibility of running for president in 2024. Christie is no stranger to New Hampshire, having campaigned heavily in the state during the 2016 election.
Christie recognizes the strength of Donald Trump as a candidate and believes that only someone who is fearless and skilled can take him on. He compared his own ability to go hard on Marco Rubio during the debates as an example of what it takes to defeat Trump – however, Trump is no Rubio, and likely will be a much harder fight than the Florida Senator.
Christie emphasized the need for a candidate who has the skill and fearlessness to take on former President Donald Trump, citing his own aggressive tactics against Sen. Marco Rubio during the 2016 debates. According to Christie, Trump’s end will not be a calm one and the road ahead will be challenging:
“You better have somebody on that stage who can do to him what I did to Marco because that’s the only thing that’s gonna defeat Donald Trump,” Christie said in reference to him going hard after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) during the debates.
“And that means you gotta have the skill to do it and that means you have to be fearless because he will come back and right at you.”
“it’s not gonna end nicely” and Trump’s “end will not be a calm and quiet conclusion.”
“And so, if I run again, I can’t imagine that I would continue to do it the same way,”
“But this time if I run, I would just hope that you come to a better conclusion than you did the last time.”
If Christie were to run again, he acknowledges that he would need to approach things differently than he did in the past. Despite this, he believes that Trump’s end will not be a calm and quiet conclusion and that the road ahead will be challenging.
Despite the tough talk, Christie’s comments were met with laughter from the audience. It is clear that he remains a popular figure in New Hampshire and beyond. Only time will tell if he decides to throw his hat into the ring for the 2024 presidential race.
Christie’s Potential Rivals
As the 2024 presidential election approaches, polls suggest that both former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis are popular contenders for the Republican nomination. While both have significant support, Trump currently holds the lead over DeSantis in the polls. In fact, the gap between them appears to be widening, with Trump gaining more momentum among potential Republican voters, as he recently gathered a massive total of roughly 18,000 supporters for a 2024 presidential campaign rally in Waco, Texas.
Christie’s Motive for Visiting New Hampshire
Christie visited New Hampshire to discuss issues he deems important to the country and to gauge people’s reactions to them. He referred to the state’s residents as the best-informed voters in the country, a compliment that assist him in a potential presidential run in 2024, but does little to gather support throughout the country.
“[New Hampshire voters] who I know are the best-informed voters in the country about things that I think are important in the world and in our country right now — and to see how they react to that, and see that what they think about things that I think are important.”
Christie’s Possible Campaign Plans
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has yet to make a definitive decision about whether he will run for president in 2024. However, he recently revealed that he has been having interesting conversations with donors over the past few weeks, indicating that he is exploring the possibility of a campaign.
Christie’s intentions of gathering supporters in New Hampshire, where he campaigned extensively during his failed bid for the presidency in 2016, may indicate another run for the presidency. However, it’s a long shot for the former New Jersey Governor who may have peaked a decade ago.