2014 Republicans are still scrambling to get a game plan.
Gov. Chistie has little chance of being president ever. At a crucial time in the
last election he needed to walk a tightrope and he didn't do it. Has spent
so much time Thanking and promoting Obama that he cannot run as a republican and
he is not liberal enough to be a democrat. If he has a chance at all it will be
because the republican party has moved so far to the center that he fits.This is
not out of the question but the Republican Party would also have to get amnesia.
Paul Ryan's new stump speech opener for every Iowa county fair and rubber
chicken event through the 2016 caucus: "I'm sorry I'm late. I
was stuck in traffic on the GWB for four hours."Some wag
observed that it is not surprising that politicians can be bought, just that
they can be bought so cheaply. Likewise, it's no surprise that they can be
corrupt and vindictive, but that they can be so petty in their vindictiveness.
Jon Stewart had a great putdown on this story last night. Christie is not
living up to New Jersey's lofty standards for corruption. Amateur hour.
As if he had any chance of success in 2016 presidential politics. The New York
media love to hype politicians in their backyard, but when was the last time one
of them was successful on a national ticket? Franklin Roosevelt?At
least this is a fine occasion to revive memories of the "George Washington
Bridge Song," now available in several versions on YouTube.
I spent many years in NJ and still have close ties. With mixed emotions, I still
love NJ. However, Christie reiterates my view that a NJ politician is not
suited to be President. It's just not a good mix. They do things
differently in NJ that won't fly with the rest of the country. The GOP
should ease away from Christie as their fair-haired boy in 2016.