Gov. Chris Christie and Mike DuHaime Discuss Let Me Finish
New Brunswick, N.J. – The Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick hosted former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for a discussion of his new book Let Me Finish with lead Christie campaign strategist Mike DuHaime, a member of the Rutgers University Board of Trustees and Eagleton Institute adjunct faculty.
“Even when you leave the governorship, it doesn’t change – you still feel that sense of responsibility. You had the greatest job that this state can give any of its citizens,” said Governor Chris Christie. “I hope that what you get out of the book…what it was like to live in the state and go from a guy who plays Little League baseball in Livingston, New Jersey to the governor of the state and what that means.”
Eagleton director Ruth B. Mandel commented, “the Eagleton Institute of Politics was pleased to host Governor Chris Christie for a lively conversation with Mike DuHaime about his new book. Events like these offer our students exciting opportunities to hear directly from political leaders and analysts. These events offer large audiences a glimpse of the everyday classroom conversations taking place at Eagleton. In the classroom and on stage, Eagleton is determined to demonstrate that civil discourse can be both insightful and productive in furthering democratic values.” She added, “Eagleton is also determined to honor public service and show its students that public servants are real people, just like them.”
This event was hosted by Rutgers–New Brunswick’s Eagleton Institute of Politics in partnership with Barnes and Noble at Rutgers University.
“I hope that what you get out of the book…what it was like to live in the state and go from a guy who plays Little League baseball in Livingston, New Jersey to the governor of the state and what that means.”
– Governor Chris Christie
“The events that I attend as an Eagleton Fellow bridge the knowledge gained in coursework with real time governance and policy,” said Eagleton Fellow Denise Anderson.
“I may or may not agree with the speakers but I always think it is important to hear both sides of the aisle. And I find that there is always something that can be learned,” said Erik Cruz Morales, Eagleton Fellow.
The event was live-streamed, and the entire video is available on Eagleton’s Facebook page.