Christie and Haley may not have a close political relationship, but there are ways Christie could help Haley if he dropped out of the presidential race. Although he has been an important part of the field, he could do more to help others if he stepped aside.
One of the most important ways Christie could help Haley if he bowed out of the race is by helping her with her push to campaign for women’s rights. The former governor was vocal in his support of equal pay legislation, something the candidate has been passionate about. If Christie were to offer public support for Haley’s policy goals, it could potentially boost his campaign and could be a powerful tool in helping her gain support among female voters.
Christie could also help raise visibility for Haley’s campaign by becoming an advisor and endorsing her candidacy. With his vast network of contacts and his decades of political experience, Christie could offer insight and support that may have been lacking before. Combined with his celebrity status, him showing his support for Haley could bring a huge surge of momentum to her campaign.
At the same time Christie could still continue to have political influence, even if dropping out of the presidential race may be a difficult choice. He could join the boards of advocacy groups or nonprofit organizations, or become involved in projects to help resolve local problems. Ultimately, with his expertise and connections Christie could still have an impact while no longer running for office.
In short, Christie could help Haley in more ways than one if he stepped down from the presidential contest. Whether it’s publicly endorsing her and her platform, or continuing to influence policies and direct help to those in need, Christie can still be an important part of the political landscape even without running for president.