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The Chris Christie ’24 Chaos Theory

Given his rolodex and sports talk radio-style personality, Chris Christie could get plenty of earned media and benefit from the Trump-DeSantis murder-suicide pact.
Given his rolodex and sports talk radio-style personality, Chris Christie could get plenty of earned media and benefit from the Trump-DeSantis murder-suicide pact. Photo: Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images
Tara Palmeri
February 16, 2023

In politics, of course, timing is everything—and that axiom, which is particularly pertinent to presidential politics, is already playing out before our eyes. Donald Trump, a former president with a large small-donor base, has already been an official candidate for months in an attempt to re-establish himself as the party’s leader and beat everyone else to the fundraising circuit. Nikki Haley announced her low altitude campaign this week, presumably in an attempt to front-run the likes of Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo, her competition to raise gobs of money, and fast, to sustain their operations. Expect their announcements in the early spring.