Gov. Chris Christie's popularity continues to nose dive after he had been linked to the infamous Bridgegate scandal and that was made evident by a heckling crowd in Times Square. Super Bowl XLVIII was supposed to be a triumph of bipartisanship for Christie and is the first football classic to be played outdoors in the winter elements at the home of the Jets/Giants stadium. After Christie's decisive reelection bid, Super Bowl week would have significantly raised his national profile to new heights since the mainstream media descends upon any city that hosts the football classic like locusts from the bottomless pit and the TV audience will probably top one hundred million viewers. What politician considering a run for the highest office in our land wouldn't crave to have that much free publicity? Unfortunately for Christie, this exposure comes at the worst possible time for the governor.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal today followed him all the way across the George Washington Bridge and into New York City.
At a Times Square Super Bowl hand-off ceremony, where Mr. Christie was on hand to pass the figurative baton to Arizona’s governor, who will host the game next year, Mr. Christie was booed both when he was introduced and as he addressed the sports fans gathered.
“We hate traffic! We hate traffic!” a heckler chanted in the back of the crowd.
Obviously there were Republicans there to try and deflect the boos, but before Bridegate, Christie would never have been treated as he was on a cold Saturday in Times Square. Is this a portent of things to come?