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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Re-evaluating Chris Christie; Second Thoughts.

I admire Chris Christie for the aggressive posture he took in New Jersey to try to fix the fiscal mess he inherited.  But I have to admit that there are things that he has said that come across like a false note in a piece of music.  One of them is taking shots at Sarah Palin ... as if he views her as a competitor. 

I don't get this guy Christie. We all know, because his YouTube channel has repeatedly told us so, that he plays the tough guy on the stump - when it comes to his issues. But opponents of the ground Zero mosque - oh, they're unhinged anti-Muslims. If you support Arizona's recently passed immigration law, well, that's too much. You must be anti-Hispanic, or something. Using the term Blood Libel? Well, that's obviously going too far.

Oh, but Chris Christie, well, he's the only real tough guy in the room, or on the stump, right? Sorry, something does not add up when I view this in broad context. It's as if he thinks he's the only one allowed to call out people with whom he disagrees. If someone else does it, well, obviously they've gone too far, or don't have the judgment it takes to lead. Either he lacks self-awareness, or for some reason, he thinks he's entitled to operate under a different standard, while also being quick to judge others for actions far less in your face than some of his. What ever it is, I don't like all of what I see when I take a closer look. Whatever the reason, it sends up a red flag, even if I'm not precisely sure why, or what it means.

Christie has done a great PR job and he is a political rock star.  But there is a false note in the way he talks and the stances he takes.  I'm starting to have my doubts. 

1 comment:

thisishabitforming said...

Christi was good when he told the union teacher she could find another job if she didn't like the deal she was getting.

Since then I have been taken aback by his views on other things.

There is no reason for him to take shots at Sarah Palin, and I certainly don't understand his view on the Mosque.

This is the deal, when someone comes on the scene and makes some waves, the next thing you hear is if they should to be the next Republican presidential nominee. They did the same thing with Scott Brown.

One look, one issue, does not a presidential candidate make.