Any remaining delusions of conservatism with regard to Christie should have completely evaporated with this move.
I cannot see him repudiating any marriage redefinition bill that crosses his desk now. How can he, when he admittedly sees homosexuality as inborn and “not a sin?” Wait for a full-on assault by the Gaystapo legislature to pass a new one quickly.
When the u-toob vid of lardboy bashing the teachers union thugs came out a bunch of folks immediately started singing his praises. Their wishful thinking projected onto him attributes he’s never had. They were looking for a hero to rescue them from the leftist cesspool and felt (instead of thinking) that he was the one. Christie isn’t a conservative - heck he’s only nominally a Republican!
But prepare to be disappointed - the good citizens of New Jersey will back him again. What other choice do they have? In order to support and vote for conservatives conservatives have to run. And (like in my own state) I see very few bothering.