Chris Christie has probably had better months.
Then, Christie, who has struggled with his weight, was caught Friday in an unflattering maneuver: apparently replenishing a large box of M&M's with a smaller bag of the same mouth melting candy. The move occured at a Notre Dame-Wisconsin NCAA basketball tournament game in Philadelphia Friday.
One reporter captioned the photo: "Chris Christie pouring his bag of M&M's into a bigger bag of MORE M&M's is a savage and perplexing move."
Christie, who supports Donald Trump's presidential bid, was considered close to a front-runner for the Republican nomination back in 2013. It's been a long, hard fall for the New Jersey governor since his reputation took a beating over the "Bridgegate" scandal, in which his aides created a traffic jam on roads leading to the George Washington Bridge in an apparent effort to punish the mayor of Fort Lee, N.J., for decling to endorse Christie's re-election.
It should be noted that Christie may not in fact have been offering himself a second helping of candy.
As several commentators noted, it is common to buy box of M&Ms at sports events only to find the candy is packaged in a smaller bag within the box. That means Christie was possibly pouring his M&M's into an empty box.
Christie may yet wage a political comeback, or serve in a potential Trump administration, but images like this don't help.