I’m hating writing this post, because every time I write something even remotely positive about him, you all go ballistic and act like I am in love with the guy and want to have his babies, but because I have little to no respect for your opinions, here goes anyway: Liberals ignore the political acumen of Chris Christie at their own peril.
I just watched him on the Daily Show, and the confidence and likability he exudes is contagious. He leans forward, is aggressive, smiles, is easy with the banter, and even folks who agree with nothing he stands for him like him- see also, Jon Stewart. Sure, in the aftermath of another ass kicking, Republicans were flaming him, but let’s not forget the old maxim- Democrats fall in love, Republicans fall in line. We just watched Southern Baptists and Evangelicals turn out in large numbers for a man they considered a cultist just a few months ago. By 2016, after eight years out of power, if anyone thinks there will be serious opposition to Christie in the GOP, should he do well in the primaries, is out of their gourd.
He’s smart, he’s quick on his feet, he’s likable if you don’t understand his positions on issues (and considering we have a press that never demanded Romney’s tax returns, I don’t expect anyone to be more informed in 2016), and he has a good smile and a direct approach and combative style that Americans gravitate toward. He’s an extremely popular Republican Governor of a very, very Blue State- one that looks likely to re-elect
the corpse of Frank Lautenberg in 2014.
Again, I hope to FSM I am wrong and I hope Christie never holds a higher office than Governor of New Jersey, but I honestly think Democrats dismiss this guy at their own peril. He’s talented, and a bunch of liberals making fat jokes ain’t going to blunt that. It’s time for people to take this guy seriously.