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Chris Christie: Good For New Jersey

By Wyatt Earp | October 30, 2009

The New Jersey gubernatorial election is a mere four days away. It is a chance for the citizens of the Garden State to throw out one of the worst governors in their history – one John Corzine. Unemployment is through the roof, spending is out of control, and taxes are obscene. New Jersey’s property taxes are the highest in the country. Corzine has also threatened to raise state highway tolls by 800 percent. 800 percent!

Now in a close battle with Republican Chris Cristie, Corzine has gone the attack. Except the attack has nothing to do with the issues. It has to do with Cristie’s weight:

This is a brilliant piece of retail politics, turning Corzine’s lame digs at his weight into a high-profile opportunity to charm voters. The tone is exactly right and the jokes are actually funny, and he makes sure to remind viewers of how tiny Corzine’s balls are in refusing to take responsibility for the cheap shots he’s been taking.

The new dKos poll has Christie up by a single point, which is too close for comfort but still amazing considering that Moneybags (a) has outspent him three to one, (b) is having his campaign more or less run by the White House, replete with campaign appearances by The One, and (c) enjoys vastly wider name recognition given the fact that he’s an incumbent governor and former senator. He enjoys every possible advantage — yet he’s still at grave risk of losing. If there’s a bigger, less appealing loser than him among the ranks of prominent Democrats (aside from Harry Reid, natch), I’d love to know who it is. (H/THot Air)

The clip is below the fold.

I think Imus is a major tool, and I wouldn’t have advised Cristie to go on his show, but he handled himself very well there. Hopefully, his high road approach will earn him a victory on Tuesday.

Come on, New Jersey voters! It’s high time you proved to the nation that aren’t a bunch of slobbering Democrat drones.

Topics: Politics, Video | 10 Comments »

10 Responses to “Chris Christie: Good For New Jersey”

  1. Randal Graves Says:
    October 31st, 2009 at 12:26 am

    I’ve heard rumors that the Independent candidate may actually be the best choice. Corzine is a loser; I hope he gets his ass kicked.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 31st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Randal – I don’t know if he has a shot, but at this point, anyone is better than Taxaholic Corzine.

  3. RT Says:
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:32 am

    The independent candidate isn’t a better choice than Corzine…cut from the same cloth.

    When I was driving home yesterday, I noticed a lot of Corzine lawn signs in my school district. These are the same people who rant about taxes. These are highly educated people! Do they not get it? Do they not pay attention?


    I wouldn’t be surprised if Corzine wins: NJ voters are stuck on stupid half the time. If Christie does win, it won’t be by much.

  4. Veeshir Says:
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:27 am

    I live in the DC area and have family in NY.
    I drive through NJ a bunch of times a year and have NJ EZ-Pass.
    If he gets his wish and raises highway taxes, I’ll drive through Pennsylvania.
    It takes about a half hour longer but I use the same amount of gas and save $25-30 in tolls.

    I’ll mail back my EZpass thing and tell them thanks for all the fish and get one from Virginia. The only reason I don’t do that now is because I’m fundamentally lazy.

  5. Jim Says:
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I grew up in New Jersey, and still call it home even though I haven’t lived there in over thirty years. I still think they should divide the state in two. Mercer, Monmoth, and everything south becomes South Jersey. Everything north can be ceded to NY.

  6. joated Says:
    October 31st, 2009 at 10:49 am

    The “independent”, Daggett, is Corzine light.

    Imus has no love for jerks like Corzine or Daggett….and he’s got a huge audience in the northeast corner of the state. Going on his show allowed Christie to become a tad more humanized for the folks who have only read his words and interviews…a very dry, dry means of communication. Seemed like a winning situation to me.

  7. Lergnom Says:
    October 31st, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Not a nickle’s worth of difference in the three of them. That state is going down the tubes.

  8. cbullitt Says:
    October 31st, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Wyatt I posted this yesterday–yard-size poster. For all your friends in NJ. Tell them to grab it and and spread it around.

  9. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    there’s hope with Christie, but I’m not holding my breath.

    NJ voters have consistently re-elected the same garbage for years. They deserve what they get, no sympathy here.

  10. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:16 am

    RT – The teachers just follow the union like good little robots.

    Veeshir – With the new tolls proposed, you may want to get that envelope ready.

    Jim – Agreed. Much more sense in the south than the north.

    Joated – They still have newspapers? Heh.

    Lergnom – At least Cristie was a prosecutor. Maybe he’ll have a spine when it comes to criminals?

    cbullitt – It’s funny how much time Obama has to waste on this tool.

    Smite – They are exactly like Philadelphians. I try to stem the tide, but am usually washed away in a sea of Democrat corruption.