Monday, May 25, 2009
Christie Visits South Jersey
We spent part of the day Saturday with New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie during a campaign stop in nearby Medford.
Here's what we can tell you about the man who appears to be well-positioned to be the next Governor of the Garden State: Chris Christie is his own person. He arrives without an entourage or a lot of trappings. His message is clear and he gets right to the point: New Jersey is broke and he's the man to fix it. We have to get our house in order. It won't be easy. But it must begin with cuts in state spending and tax cuts for all.
And we've got to end New Jersey's culture of corruption. When Chris talks about ending corruption he speaks from experience. No prosecutor in recent memory has put more corrupt politicians in jail than this guy.
He's a one-man cleaning crew: a smart, tireless, dedicated champion of justice.
Chris Christie is exceptionally personable. Unlike our present socially-challenged Governor, Chris Christie is not awkward around people. In fact, he's a people person. He chats easily with everyone and is quick with a smile or a joke. He's confident without being the least bit cocky or presumptuous. He's very human and takes time with each person that he meets.
Chris Christie knows how to be serious without being dour or droll.
He understands that you can learn something new from almost everyone so he really listens to people.
Chris Christie never underestimates the intelligence of his audience and we get the feeling he wouldn't even know how to begin to feign smugness.
We like Chris Christie. He's refreshing.
The vibes that we get from him are sound, positive.
Our instinct tells us he's the right person at the right place at the right time.
He can and should be the next Governor of New Jersey.
But none of this will happen easily or quickly.
If Chris is to be our next governor, you and I must vote for him on June 2 - one week from Tuesday.
This may be New Jersey's last chance. Vote Chris Christie!