“I Did Everything But Sit On His Chest”

A cool little backstory on the now-defunct “Christie 2012” movement from Ken Langone, founder of Home Depot.

We all knew how much pressure the Governor was under to take a leap and run for president. How hard? Langone warned Christie that he “may not get reelected in 2013” while simultaneously putting Governor Romney off in anticipation of a final decision from Drumthwacket. The rest is history: Governor Christie held firm, insisting that he had unfinished business at home…


True to his word, Langone was one of the first Republican mega-donors to commit to Mitt after the national GOP’s favorite New Jerseyan said “no.” Governor Christie soon followed suit; he is scheduled to host a major Romney fundraiser in Morris County early next month.