Planning ahead: Did blunt talking Chris Christie go easy on Trump during campaign?
NJ Gov. Chris Christie, businessman Donald Trump (Gage Skidmore/Flickr, AFP)

Did blunt-talking Christie pull his punches with Trump during campaign?

TRENTON -- Hours after verbally eviscerating U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida during a Republican presidential debate Feb. 6, Gov. Chris Christie speculated on national television that maybe it was time to rough up GOP front-runner Donald Trump. Four days later, after a disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire, Christie ended his presidential bid. The televised…