Though I think its a bit premature to speculate as to whether this knocks him out of the race, one of his selling points, the fact that he "reaches across the aisle with the spirit of compromise, has been compromised. His image, as it stands today, has been greatly tarnished.
There's no getting around his reputation as a tough guy simply by his demeanor; a NJ guy of guys. As far as a "bully"... well, I see him as a hard nosed yankee, like most of them I've ever dealt with, and I don't find that persona pleasing. But he has been able to reach across the isle a number of times and has, or had, supporters from both sides of that isle. Politics is a contact sport. Obama has shown us that as well as Christie.
I have no idea how this will all flush out. Only time will tell.
Now you were talking about Christie being a bully, this poll found 26% considered Christie a bully while 49% said he was a strong leader. I think with almost a two to one margin considering Christie a strong leader even with bridgegate going on, if the investigations find Christie was telling the truth about not knowing about it, he can recover nicely. There is still 2 years to go before the first Republican Primary and if he survives this he will probably be stronger than ever.
Take a look through the poll, it isn’t that long.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
I'm shocked ...shocked I tell you that there is petty vindictive political retribution coming out of Christie's gubernatorial office.
Badah boom ... Bahdah bing