Better for both the GOP and Christie’s popularity in New Jersey to stoke the outrage. If Christie’s chances at the Presidency are scuttled, his popularity in New Jersey may allow him to take the Senate seat from Lautenberg. Lautenberg will be 90 years old when up for reelection in 2014.
If he really wants Lautenberg's seat, he probably isn't going to run.
In either case, the voters of New Jersey are collectively too stupid to vote in anything other than a soft socialist like fat boy or a certified Marxist like ObaMao.
I don’t think Christies ego will allow him to be one of 100 in the senate. And if Newark Mayor Cory Booker runs for Gov. Christie is toast. He will have nowhere to go but down.