Sunday, January 16, 2011
Your Sunday afternoon Governor Awesome video:
Not sure about the absence of hating that he claims for New Jersey, but it is true that you rarely see the really vitriolic protests here that you get in other places. People are too exhausted from fighting the traffic to really go nuts when they get to the demonstration. And, of course, there is no universally consumed New Jersey media outlet, so no central source of information to drive publicity.
U.S. Attorney must be amazing training. Giuliani and Christie. Both describe and respond with nearly edited essay quality oratory.
'09-'10, I hope and surmise while remaining vigilant rather than conviction, was the last dying gasp of the Democrat- Totalitarianism (I don't mean that in any overly hostile way, but that really is what every policy is geared toward, i.e., the incremental inclusion of every aspect of USA life under government control: every job a government job, all after-tax incomes determined by the government; all radio/TV directed by the government; etc.).
Unfortunately, I don't expect Christie to be a candidate in 2012.
Inside Baseball suggests that Rudy was sending Christie a message: if you're not willing to cancel a family vacation so that you can get a front cover picture in the tabloids of yourself riding a snowplow in a blizzard, then you're not ready to run.
Rudy would have made that trade in a New York minute, which is why he was a great politician but a lousy dad.
Christie has four kids, and says he's committed to New Jersey for the near-term. Take him at his word.
I do expect him to be a leading governor pressing fiscal issues on a national stage. That can be a springboard for a later Presidential run.
I expect state fiscal issues to take center stage and that they'll cut across the usual political lines (at least somewhat). The burden that ObamaCare will put on the states will factor into this.