Chris Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is seen giving his state of the state address last January. (Reuters / May 7, 2013)

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    Will bridge email kill Chris Christie's presidential hopes?

    • Yes. Even if he didn't know about the ploy to cause traffic jams on the GW Bridge to punish the mayor who didn't endorse him, Christie has set the bullying tone for his staff. Voters won't put such a vindictive man in the White House.
    • No. Politicians and their staffs do stupid things. They survive. Look at Joe Biden. Christie's supporters know what he's like. This too will pass.
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Will the George Washington Bridge scandal kill Chris Christie’s presidential ambitions? An email from a top aide for the New Jersey governor called for “some traffic problems in Fort Lee” last summer — apparently in retaliation for its mayor refusing to endorse Christie for re-election. Christie said he knew nothing of the scheme and that he’d punish the perpetrators. But can he recover enough to earn the GOP nomination for president?


An end to presidential plans? No
Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 8

Email scandal mars Christie's chances for presidency
Los Angeles Times, Jan. 8

Chris Christie A Petty, Vengeful Monster
Wonkette, Jan. 8