Should Donald Trump pick Chris Christie as his running mate? | The Tylt
The New York Times just reported that the Trump campaign is seriously vetting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for vice president.
Should Trump pick Chris Christie as his running mate?
Christie has been an influential advisor to the Trump campaign, and his governing credentials and decades of political experience could quell the fears of a Washington establishment still wary of Trump's interloper status. Christie, though controversial, is politically road-tested in a way that Donald Trump never has been, and has worked behind the scenes to build bridges between Trump and the GOP leaders and donors.
On the other hand, scandals like Bridgegate have left Gov. Christie enormously unpopular in his home state (a May Quinnipiac poll found that 72% of New Jersey voters and 64% of Republican New Jersey voters thought Trump should pick someone else for vice president). Vice presidential picks are usually about balancing the ticket, so having two East Coast white guys infamous for their crassness and bullying doesn't exactly provide balance. And even the New York Times had to note that Christie has been widely ridiculed for appearing to be Trump's subservient lapdog: after a super Tuesday victory speech, "Mr. Christie became the subject of internet memes featuring his seemingly vacant expression as he stood at Mr. Trump’s shoulder."
Do you think Christie would be a good choice for Donald Trump?
Should Donald Trump pick Chris Christie as his running mate?