There are very few politicians who tell it like it is.
However, the rare politician who does, can be a godsend.
Governor Chris Christie is one of those politicians. I just wish he would run for President.
I wanted to pass the following April 29th video of Chris Christie’s visit to the Harvard School of Education. His views on New Jersey tax rates and educational outcomes are particularly interesting.
What people respond to is Christie’s candor about everything – not just about political or economic or state matters. It’s so rare, so very rare and when people see it they love it. If only other pols would take a lesson.
If I were a GOP candidate, I’d sure want him on my campaign team talking me up.
I just wish he would run for President.
Oh admit it, Moe – he makes you hot! I’m not gay, but he does give me a “tingle down my leg” when I hear him speak. haha!
True there’s a lot to love there! And as for the ‘tingle’ wonder how Chris Matthews feels about the guy.
Well, they both have similar regional accents, so Chris Matthews at least has that in common with Chris Christie (in addition to having the same first name, of course). 😉
Sean – Vern’s ‘tingle down the leg’ reference was to Matthews who claimed it twice. First, when W landed on the aircraft carrier Matthews said he felt “a tingle down my leg” occassioning months of bad jokes. And then re Obama after election. I heard him do it the first time, but not the second, although he apparently said it then too.
I cancelled cable back in 2007, so I missed the Obama reference and then I must have missed the GW one back in 2003.
Maybe he meant to say “trickle”?
Oh just YUCK! I may never be able to watch again.
Matthews by the way is an odd duck. He says some very bizarre things and often reveals a lack of knowledge about the contemporary world.
But he understands how politics works – at an organic level. When I want to hear opinions on how things are likely to go in the congress, or in the electorate – I listen to Matthews and Pat Buchanan. Both have a superb record of projecting political outcomes. Buchanan’s a little better at it but no one beats Matthews on how the Congress works.
During the 2004 Presidential election, Matthews hosted his show at the Kennedy School. I was fortunate enough to get tickets to his interview of then-Senator Edwards. Despite what has happened to the former Senator’s career since then, I was impressed that Edwards didn’t pull any punches with the far left Cambridge crowd.