Chris Christie might just be the presidential candidate the GOP's been searching for as it gears up to find someone who can take down Democratic powerhouse -- and presumed 2016 presidential candidate -- Hillary Clinton.A new NBC News poll shows Clinton would start out strong, but the newly re-elected New Jersey governor has the potential to grow support throughout the race. In other words, Clinton's base is secure but possibly stagnant....more
CPAC kicks off today for the 40th time to discuss the challenges facing the conservative movement, namely whether it's still alive.The cementing of CPAC, or the Conservative Political Action Conference, dates back to the second conference in 1974 when then-Governor Ronald Reagan delivered his "We will be a city on a hill" speech ushering in a wave of admiration from party faithful toward the rising star....more
Is Chris Christie a rebel with a cause?
The New Jersey governor seems hell-bent on making an enemy of his own party.
The most recent fisticuffs with House Speaker John Boehner over a delayed vote on a $60 billion superstorm Sandy recovery bill certainly raised the GOP ire.
Here's just a sample of his acerbic sound bites:...more
I listened to the telecast of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's Republican National Conference keynote address, which pushed out the theme of love versus respect, but I left feeling neither.
I'll give him that it was better than House Speaker John Boehner's extended "a man walks into a bar" speech, but it wasn't as good at Ann Romney's "I LOVE WOMEN!" address....more
Ann Romney left to loving applause hand-in-hand with her sweetheart Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention Tuesday as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took the stage preaching a different message: "respect over love."
The juxtaposition of good cop, bad cop wasn't lost on the critics.
But the full house at the Tampa Bay Times Forum responded to both narratives with open arms, enthusiatic cheers and numerous standing ovations....more
Barring any last-minute surprises, this week Gov. Jon Corzine will sign the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, making it legal for patients with certain debilitating diseases to use marijuana as part of their treatment. The bill passed Jan. 10 with bi-partisan support in both the Assembly and Senate. New Jersey will then become the 14th US state to legalize medical marijuana.
I've been following these races for quite some time and was glued to the television and Internet as the results came in. A big message was sent to three different entities on election night, a message to:...more
For a lot of national political operatives, the New Jersey governor's race, which wraps up next Tuesday, is a high-stakes game of poker, a test of Pres. Barack Obama's coattails, and a possible foreshadowing of the 2010 Congressional campaigns. For this New Jersey voter, and, I suspect, many others, it's a welcome end to a largely uninspiring partisan snipefest....more