The Republicans seem to have a binary choice in the upcoming election cycle. Try to capture more votes by tacking left and trying to capture the independents and some conservative democrats – in essence becoming democrat “lite.” Or, they can state their conservative principles and ask people of like-mind to join them. Hoping that the American people are really more conservative than the political activists, operatives, pundits, and talking heads would have you believe.
As for Chris Christie, the newfound media darling of the democrats, he is without a doubt a RINO (Republican In Name Only). Another lawyer who is capable of theatrics and bold statements to make his case. Unfortunately, he is also for gun control and the public employee unions that are slowly bankrupting municipalities and states with their socialist nonsense.
Chris Christie: RINO or Real Conservative?
Almost by definition, any elected statewide official in New Jersey has to be left of center, and Chris Christie is no different. He may be a Republican, but the Party has known since his initial run at the Governor’s mansion that he would never be a party line type of Republican. Like with Scott Brown, Olympia Snowe, Mike Castle, and all Republicans from blue states – we take what we can get. However, I think most of us had higher hopes for the Governor from the Garden State. He seemed conservative enough on the major issues that the places where he leaned further left than most of us were comfortable, could be overlooked. Lately, however, the fawning media coverage Christie has been getting has made him seem much more the RINO1 than we might have originally thought. Read more at: Chris Christie: RINO or Real Conservative? : The Last Resistance
Bottom line …
Chis Christie is a pragmatic populist, and in my opinion, a pragmatic progressive. Not worth my time.