Looks like Chris Christie’s past is already getting a look over. Documents about his career as a lobbyist have been released.
The connection to Bernie Madoff is going to be the biggest problem from Christie. People may not know everything about the Madoff scandal but what they do know is that he is a bad guy and anyone with a connection to him might be bad too. I know that sounds simplistic but it doesn’t need to be anything more than that for ad linking the two to work.
How Christie navigates this will show if he is ready for prime time. If he tries to shout people down that will be a mistake. He needs to be calm and clear in this explanation. The “I’m a big bully routine” probably doesn’t work if people think you’re part of something bad.