However, there's a second less-known part to that cliche. And that's the possibility that someone with more power can usurp a role on the ward. And the first Jesus Christ is left struggling for a new identity.
In the Introduction to the book "American Governor," Matt Katz describes Chris Christie as:
"He was cocky and combative, as always."
That was his persona. And it had been carefully constructed. Katz goes on to explain:
"Team Christie packaged that sharp-edge personality into digestible digital formats, distilling his gubernatorial id to build his brand for a future presidential campaign."
Unfortunately for Christie, on the way there, businessman Donald Trump muscled his way into that space of "cocky and combative."
The rest is history.
On talk shows and interviews, Christie is presenting a more traditional political persona. Sure, the deep working-class New Jersey accent is there. But the rhetoric, facial gestures, and body language are all muted.
Trump has made such prolific use of "cocky and combative" that the branding will go down in history as his innovation. So much for being a first mover like Christie.
Meanwhile Christie has so faded in importance that not many even bother speculating if he has a comeback.
As a career coach for those over-50, my issue with Christie is: Does he have the cunning and emotional strength to leave his comfort zone?
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