Fresh off the largest win by a Republican moderate since Abraham --
that is, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie won re-election in the Democratic
state with 60% of the vote. Lincoln
Now I worked for New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean and he also did pretty well in the governor races. In fact, he had the closest and largest election victories in history in 1981 and 1985 respectively. Moderate Republicans were about to become near extinct after the reign of Kean.
In 1981 Kean, a moderate Republican, won the governor's race by the closest margin in
history, just 1,797 votes of 2.4
million cast. By 1985 Kean won by the largest victory margin in history,
getting 69.5% of the vote in a Democrat state and winning by 794,229 votes. New Jersey
Kean ran the most successful "voter inclusion program" ever undertaken by a GOP candidate in the nation. Kean's record margin included over 60% of the Black,
Union and Roman Catholic votes. Kean was a lifetime civil rights advocate and
Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., endorsed the governor
and campaigned for him.
It was the last time a Republican got over 50% in a statewide
Tom Kean was a Princeton blue-blood and genuine nice person, far too nice to be president of the
But Christie, well he is another story.
He went to the
Hall law school. Not quite University
of Delaware Princeton but quite good schools. He was a volunteer for one of Tom Kean's
governor's races. Then he was United
States Attorney for . New Jersey
With all the mob activity and corruption in the
New Jersey/ districts not
to mention the Wall Street presence, the US Attorney's handled some of the
toughest cases and characters in the nation. New York
Christie is a rough and tumble straight talking
boy with plenty of girth, grit and gristle.
It is great to see that his diet efforts are paying off as he looked
more fit and feisty at the end of the campaign than he looked in years.
So far this self-proclaimed conservative with the moderate to conservative leanings has demonstrated everything necessary to become our next president and it is a rare day in
when we have a
president. Fact is only one president,
Woodrow Wilson, was a New Jersey Jersey boy.
Now the eastern liberal media is terrified of the thought of Christie as president so they have started a campaign to convince Midwest and Southern Americans that a smart talking, rather large, and often bombastic dude with a Jersey accent will never be accepted by the voters in the Midwest and South who carry the national elections.
MSNBC talking heads scoff at the thought of a Republican from
Jersey being on the primary ballot in Iowa,
or . South Carolina
Well guess what media mouthpieces, I'm also from the Midwest,
in fact, and there is nothing in our
corn and pork diet or hayseed image that says we don't recognize a leader as
opposed to a politician. Iowa
After five years of Obama inertia and Congressional constipation the voters of
Democrats, Republicans and Independents all, are sick and tired of two party
domination and paralyzed politicians. America
Chris Christie is a rare breed of politician who actually tells you what he thinks and does what he says he's going to do. Imagine that! Honesty, even if a little ruff and gruff, would be refreshing. The ability to do things no matter how big or small is, well, revolutionary in politics.
Straight talk was a Midwestern trait long before the media hijacked the term for politicians. And an Iowan would NEVER put the special interests of a political party before what was good for the country.
A great, big, giant lie is stretched over this great land of ours like a sinister blanket of fog. Politicians and financial people have hidden a deep, dark secret of the vulnerability of
succumb to the overwhelming dark cloak of Greed powering a spiraling national
The Madison Avenue pursuit of the young teen and adult demographic (what I call the Fountain of Youth obsession) now expects the children of the nation to pay for the sins of their fathers and mothers TODAY, not 25 years from now when they inherit the multi-trillion dollar debt.
I say kids can't possibly be that stupid. They know the difference between a politician who works up a head of steam and one who is lost in a fog. Christie will never allow that fog to envelop our youth and nation and that is why he will be elected by the
and Southern voters, whether Democrat, Republican or Independent.
Move over Woodrow, another
Jersey boy is headed
toward the top.
Say hello to your next president.