The GOP would be stupid to completely disregard Christie; especially as a 2016 presidential nominee. Christie is an unapologetic conservative, he is just not as scary about it. If Christie was to be the nominee in 2016, then Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania will be in play. Furthermore, the mainstream media will not attack him in the same manner in which they did Romney. It would be a huge mistake for conservatives to turn their back on Christie- it could cost 'em the White House.