Although Americans love a comeback story and are keen to give disgraced politicians, such as Anthony Weiner, numerous chances, Governor Chris Christie is not ready to make a run for the Republican presidential nomination. His abrasive demeanor could have been marketed as a taking-care-of-business mentality that helped his community survive the storm's aftermath, but the recent bridge scandal makes him seem brash, reckless, and petty. Although he will likely overcome the scandal, the Republican party doesn't have the luxury of taking a gamble on him-- especially when there is a long list of viable candidates. Household names, such as Rand Paul, Jeb Bush, or Marco Rubio, are more likely to make the ballot.
The scandals that have plagued Chris Christie will not be dealt with it time for Christie to make a run for the White House in 2016. There are too many revelations of too great a severity for these issues to be dealt with. The best spin-doctors would not be able to help Governor Christie.
No, Governor Chris Christie cannot regain his lost popularity in time to make a run for the Republican Presidential nomination, because he is already damaged goods. Chris Christie lost all of his credibility when he decided that blocking traffic against his political enemies was a good idea. We want a president with more integrity than that.
I do not believe Governor Chris Christie can regain his lost popularity in time to make a run for the Republican presidential nominations. His involvement with the bridge incident was very damaging and it is likely that would haunt him in a run for the presidency. He shouldn't fret though, it's unlikely the Republican candidate will be favored anyway.