The one thing I admire about Governor Christie is his ability to say, “No.” And I think that his decision to not run for president was one of his best “No’s“ this year.
I imagine how tempting it must have been to get swept away by all the national attention. I bet it would have been easy to be swayed by all the big-time donors to enter the race. But in the end, New Jersey’s straight-talking governor stayed true to his word about his intentions. “What I’ve always felt was the right decision remains the right decision today,” he said.
I think that it takes a lot of honesty and humility to walk away from an opportunity like running for president. As a fellow New Jerseyan, I’m happy about my governor’s choice. There’s still so much that needs to be done at home and I think that it’s good news that Governor Christie is planning on sticking around. Whether you agree with him or not, at least you know that he’s a man who says what he means.