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Will Chris Christie Be a Future President?

Posted by Larry Doyle on September 11, 2010 6:17 AM |

Say what you want about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s politics, but how can you not like this guy’s style? Juxtapose Christie’s blunt, direct, no nonsense style with the standard political backstroke provided by an overwhelming number of our pols from both sides of the aisle. I find Christie very refreshing. I also believe he provides a wealth of ‘sense on cents’ during a period when our nation is screaming for exactly that. This 9-minute video clip of an engagement Christie had on September 8th should be required viewing for everybody in our nation. Are we looking at a future President?

Thoughts, comments, constructive criticisms always encouraged and appreciated.

Larry Doyle

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  • coe

    LD – Pretty interesting – the sacred cow of the Teachers’ Union in America is a powerful force indeed, and he exposed the raw politics of how their “representation” was right in the path of a calmer solution with less headcount reduction..I thought the Governor was direct, open, and yet respectful, and he requested same of the questioner… he seemed to know his facts cold, reviewed the context of the prior budget, and didn’t brook any argument against the reality check of economic truth. I also thought his commentary against the hypocrisy of political correctness and inflammatory rhetoric was a breath of fresh air…kind of ironic that a likely liberal school board leader would invoke prayer, of all things, to speed along the governor’s death – separation of Church and State apparently only applies when it fits one’s political agenda.
    Three closing thoughts:
    First, I was a budget officer for a very large public school system for several years. You may choose not to believe me, but I can assure you that there is so much fat and padding in these numbers that it is both a joke and a shame regarding what the citizenry is led to believe;
    Second, public education is critical to our children and to our country’s future. It deserves responsible leadership. Sadly, in my opinion, the union, once necessary, now an anachronism, cultivates, promotes, and perpetuates mediocrity. Lost in the fog are those millions of teachers whose dedication and commitment should be exalted, not vilified; and
    Lastly, to your question regarding the Chris Christie movement. I’m ready to move to New Jersey and he well may grow into earning my vote for President!

  • Mike

    Nice. It would be good to have a president that is as ‘to the point’ as Christie.

  • sharpshorts

    Yes Cristie is a breadth of fresh air. Pointing out and pushing reality are amungst his strong points – facing reality is not something the leadership on the left can afford to do.

    My responce to COE’s statement below:

    “…Second, public education is critical to our children and to our country’s future…”

    You and the rest of this country may have to re-think this premise. Public education is failing regardless of the amount of money that has been thrown at it.

  • sid daniels

    Without a doubt Christie has a bright future. However, he wasn’t forceful enough on the matter of teachers &retirees contributing more toward their insurance package. He should have taken numerous other actions to force their participation at around 5% immediately and more later. Christie basically continued to spend what the state don’t have just like the last governor.

  • Bruce

    The New Jersey teacher’s union is a symptom of a much larger problem. That problem is the ability of mankind to spend more than he(she) earns. There is a relatively new phenomenon. I am entitled to… (fill in the blanks). Yup, we all compete, everyone in the world, on an individual and collective basis. How’s your Mandarin? Mine sucks, but I’m open to learn it.

    I built my investment philosophy around the overspend premise in the early seventies. I bought gold as my insurance at $156/oz. Today, at $1100/oz, that works out to 6.3%/year gain.

    BTW, gold is cheaper now than it was when I bought it. Understand yet? Got a wheelbarrow handy? You’ll need one (not you personally Larry).

  • divvytrader

    AFL-CIO chief delivering a speech today where he will declare ” capitalism = treason ” and you can bet they are all cheering for Christie to ‘ have an accident ‘ …. ( http://dailycaller.com/2010/09/14/union-boss-richard-trumka-to-accuse-republicans-businesses-and-insurers-of-economic-treason/ )






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