Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Chris Christie is Toast
Chris Christie did more to reelect Barack Obama than even Bill Clinton's help on the campaign trail. We saw a peek of this side of Chris Christie in the convention: it was all about Chris Christie. The man's ego, and self-absorption, interferes with his ability to play nicely with others in the Republican Party.
What was particularly upsetting about his bromance with Obama, and his endorsement of Obama's handling of the hurricane, is that Romney had been campaigning for weeks on bipartisanship, based on his record as governor of Massachusetts. The strategy was working ; Romney was closing the gender gap. Until Chris Christie undid all that hard work, all those inroads, with strolling arm and arm with Barack Obama down the beach. (Kind of reminded me of Barbara Streisand and Robert Redford in The Way We Were.)
He is a traitor.
He is also up for reelection this coming year, one of the very few national elections in 2013.
Chris Christie needs a primary challenger. And I will donate to whoever steps forward to take on that role. Frankly, I don't care if this means that Republicans lose the governor's race in New Jersey, because Chris Christie is no Republican.