7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid

Governor Chris Christie has dropped out of the presidential race. These songs from New Jersey artists might help lessen the sting.

Governor Chris Christie dropped his presidential bid after dismal showings in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries. Christie returned to his home state last night after ranking sixth in the New Hampshire primaries. (Donald Trump took first for the Republicans, and Senator Bernie Sanders was the winner for the Democrats.) The recent loss is a particularly devastating blow; Christie dedicated the majority of his resources to wooing New Hampshire, making 190 stops in the state. Despite that, Christie received 7 percent of the vote.

To welcome him back to the Garden State, we’ve compiled a playlist exclusively of New Jersey artists. Cheer up, governor! You’ve still got us!

Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen

Christie may have thought he was “born to run” for president, before New Hampshire ripped the bones from his back. It’s a death trap. The Presidential race, that is.

It’s My Party, Leslie Gore


It remains to be seen if Christie will endorse one of the remaining Republican candidates. One thing is for sure, he probably isn’t too pleased with the state of the party.

Gone Til November, Wyclef Jean

…Or at least, he would have been, had he secured the nomination.

My Way, Frank Sinatra


He had his fill, his share of losing. Christie may not find it all so amusing, but we do!

Living On a Prayer, Bon Jovi

Christie’s campaign had to hold on to what they got. And what they “got” was low poll numbers.

We Don’t Talk Anymore, Charlie Puth


Could be interpreted as Christie speaking to the New Hampshire voters, or the people of New Jersey speaking to Christie.

I Don’t Want to Go Home, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes


Christie spent 261 partial or full days out of New Jersey in 2015. That’s 72 percent of the year! Do you think he’s mad at us?

I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston

Sure, his presidential campaign was a flop and he’s returning to New Jersey with the worst approval ratings of his career. But somebody still loves him. Right? Anyone?

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