Gov. Chris Christie’s flaw, as seen by former Gov. Tom Kean, is that he keeps the enemies he makes along the way.
The former governor recently spoke with The New Yorker and told the publication he’s undecided on whether he would endorse Christie for president.
From the report:
“He doesn’t always try to persuade you with reason,” Kean said. “He makes you feel that your life’s going to be very unhappy if you don’t do what he says.” He added that one of Christie’s flaws “is that he makes enemies and keeps them. As long as you’re riding high, they’ll stay in the weeds, because they don’t want to get in your way. But you get in trouble, they’ll all come out of the weeds, and come at you.” Although I didn’t ask, Kean told me that if Christie ran for President he wouldn’t necessarily endorse him. “I haven’t decided whether I’m going to support him or not,” Kean said. “There are a lot of people I don’t know that well”—he mentioned John Kasich, Scott Walker, and Jeb Bush, among other potential 2016 Republican Presidential nominees—”and I’d like to get to know them better.”
Kean, a mentor to Christie, lashed out against the Republican governor after Christie attempted to oust his son from a state Senate leadership position following the recent statewide elections.