The current CEO of Hewlett Packard, Meg Whitman, who served as Christie's campaign National Finance Co-Chair, ripped the New Jersey governor to shreds after she learned that her New Jersey bully endorsed the other bully from New York. Christie has been heavily criticized for suddenly embracing the Donald, who supports everything that Christie seemed to despise on the campaign trail. The endorsement is exposing Christie as the political opportunist that he is and confirming to many conservatives why they hated him in the first place.
"Chris Christie's endorsement of Donald Trump is an astonishing display of political opportunism. Donald Trump is unfit to be President. He is a dishonest demagogue who plays to our worst fears. Trump would take America on a dangerous journey. Christie knows all that and indicated as much many times publicly. The Governor is mistaken if he believes he can now count on my support, and I call on Christie's donors and supporters to reject the Governor and Donald Trump outright. I believe they will. For some of us, principle and country still matter."
- Meg Whitman
This is a very powerful statement to make against the man she took up arms for. Christie's endorsement, more than anything else helped knock Rubio's debate performance off the front pages and most probably squashed any momentum Roboto had hoped to gain.
I do think it has also left a bad taste in the mouths of those establishment Republicans, who had hoped Christie would have eventually been the nominee.
Why did they think that a man who was at the helm during the Bridgegate scandal was somebody they could trust?