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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Is Corzine on the ropes? 


The Christie campaign has released its latest ad, aiming right at Jon Corzine's relationship with the public employee unions that have crippled the Garden State's finances.



Keep dropping the hammer Chris. This morning, Quinnipiac University released the results of its latest poll, and Christie has a ten point lead over Corzine. Whatever one thinks of Chris Christie (and I quite resent his bit about "greedy corporate executives"), he can win this race. I have little hope that Christie can really make a big difference in the fiscal and political condition of the state, which is deeply structural and therefore virtually intractable, but a Republican victory here in November would dominate the news cycle for days and quite possibly change the narrative -- after all, no fewer than 49 states have elected a Republican to statewide office since New Jersey last did. Corzine's defeat would brush back Democrats all over the country, and could make "Blue Dog" Democrats in Congress nervous about reflexively voting for every last bit of Hope and Change issuing forth from the White House. The GOP and, for my money, the entire country needs Christie to win even more than New Jersey taxpayers do. Consider giving to his campaign.


7 Comments:

By Anonymous Steve K, at Wed Jun 10, 08:29:00 AM:

I just hope that, more than talking about cuts to state-worker rolls, state government with Christie in the executive position will start to put business-friendly policies in place. That's what I want to hear talked up.  

By Blogger smitty1e, at Wed Jun 10, 08:45:00 AM:

@Steve K:
Why is it that you think NJ isn't business-friendly? Isn't the lesson of Hope and Change that government==business?  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Jun 10, 09:56:00 AM:

Silly me; I keep hoping a new governor will be able to accomplish more than dominating the news cycle for a couple of days. If the voters of New Jersey can coalesce around the issue of reducing state spending it'll be enough to make change possible, even though it'll also be a miracle.  

By Anonymous Dave, at Wed Jun 10, 01:03:00 PM:

This jerk Corzine can't lose by enough votes for me. But the folks in New Jersey voted for him just as they keep voting corrupt democrats into power each election. These same folks then turn around to ask why are their taxes so high or why is their state government so corrupt. Pretty simple answer people: Because the state leadership has no incentive to be anything but corrupt if they have a monopoly on power and the citizens keep voting them back in office. If Jersey re-elects "The Great Business Mind" Corzine after all this mess, then the state deserves whatever fate befalls it.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Jun 10, 04:15:00 PM:

Don't worry the Dems will win. All they have to do is mobilize their vast army of dead voters, new votes found in a poll workers car trunk or they'll just have black militants strong arm the voters before they reach the booth.  

By Blogger randian, at Wed Jun 10, 09:38:00 PM:

But the folks in New Jersey voted for him just as they keep voting corrupt democrats into power each election. These same folks then turn around to ask why are their taxes so high or why is their state government so corrupt.

The problem is they don't stay in New Jersey. They move to North Carolina or Florida to escape New Jersey's taxes and corruption, whereupon they vote the same way they did in New Jersey.  

By Blogger Dawnfire82, at Thu Jun 11, 09:49:00 AM:

"They move to North Carolina or Florida to escape New Jersey's taxes and corruption, whereupon they vote the same way they did in New Jersey."

Austin is suffering from a plague of Californian yuppies, now. They've managed to economically devastate their own home so they leave and move here and immediately set about doing the same damned thing. But more smugly.

'Well in California we did things this way. Hicks.'

They're like little arrogant recklessly driving locusts.

There is some anecdotal evidence that they can be rehabilitated, however. I have a friend who owns a landscaping company and does a lot of work for newly arrived yuppie Californians. He related to me how they can become de-conditioned over the course of about three years, and actually become normal, pleasant people who feel something more than disdain for Texas. Some of them.  

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