Texas and New Jersey: perfect together.
The New Ledger sat down with Governor Rick Perry a few weeks ago, and in the course of talking about Perry’s success (and his working principles of governing) came this exchange: TNL: …do you think Republicans will win if they embrace that sort of approach in other states with all their challenges? And what does that look like? Perry: Well, look at a state like | Read More »
That Christie Speech
Moe was ahead of the curve and discussed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s budget speech to the state legislature here. But all who have not yet seen the entire speech should run – not walk – to see it in its entirety. Video can be found here. Text will be posted after the jump. It is difficult to describe the extent to which New Jersey | Read More »
Gov. Chris Christie (R, NJ) plants one right between the eyes.
I grew up in New Jersey, and I can assure you this: all over the state, suddenly-embattled Democratic legislators and apparatchiks are now routinely referring to Gov. Christie as “that fat [insert expletive here]” – with a wide range of choices for the expletive. Why? Because that fat [insert expletive here] just told the unions that elections have consequences, and he’s one of them. Governor | Read More »
All Out of Ideas, Democrats Ressurect Their Favorite Villain
Yes we can or yes we will? It is about time Obama stepped out of the hypothetical and into reality. After all, he was elected because he promised a fundamental change in Washington. It is little wonder then that after an underwhelming first year in office, conservatives and liberals alike are wondering when he will finally take ownership of this presidency. If recent news is | Read More »
Governor-elects Christie, McDonnell fib at the RGA shindig.
They were asked why they didn’t bring in former Governor Sarah Palin to campaign for them in Virginia & New Jersey, and both of them made what are entirely excusable fibs about scheduling conflicts and the need to stay focused on state-specific problems. Come, I will hide nothing from you: they didn’t bring her in because both of them concluded that her reputation had taken | Read More »
Obama Flew in…Loss Followed
Inspired by his own celebrity, and regardless of the rival, it appears Obama believes exercising oratory muscle can bring opposition to its knees and “one voice” can wrest victory from the jaws of defeat. Always at the ready when liberal ventures are in peril of hitting the skids, Obama can be counted on to fly in and save the day by orating every obstacle into submission. | Read More »
The Political Obituary Of Jon “Speedy” Corzine
New Jersey elected Republican Chris Christie on Tuesday in the largest statewide victory for a Republican in decades. Come to think of it, it was a margin of 5 points. Someone predicted in a previous column that the margin of victory for Christie would be 5-6 points. Interesting. So, exactly how and why did this incumbent Democratic governor in perhaps one of the bluest states | Read More »
Yes, All Politics Is Local
Republicans are – rightly – crowing this morning about the GOP’s victories in the New Jersey Governor’s race and a battery of races in Virginia from the Governorship on down and what they say about the turn in the national mood, if not in a pro-Republican direction then at least in a direction that’s sufficiently hostile to the Democrats that voters in states won by | Read More »
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, "Jim Gilmore"
, "Steve Lonegan"
, Carly Fiorina
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, jim tedisco
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, Mark Kirk
, Meg Whitman
, Mike Bloomberg
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And now, a special message to the President of the United States.
The man who thought that he could take over the Corzine campaign and drive it to victory. Have a nice night. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
CHRIS CHRISTIE WINS
According to the Politico, Chris Christie is the winner of the New Jersey Governor’s race.
On New Jersey Exiting Polling
From a pollster friend:I’m sensing the NJ exits maybe skewed to Dems…they had Health care at 18%, most important issue. Economy was #1 at 31% and property taxes 2 at 25%. Corruption was at 20%. Property taxes was always the #1 issue in everyone’s statewide. UPDATE: North New Jersey Democrats are beginning to fret that Corzine did not pick up enough support in the area | Read More »
To The Christie Campaign: Remember Norm Coleman And Defend Your Victory
Election Night 2004 saw Republican Dino Rossi emerge victorious in the Washington State gubernatorial election against Democrat Christine Gregoire. Yet when the time came to take the oath of office, Christine Gregoire stood at the podium with her right hand up. Four years later, Election Night 2008 and it was Republican Norm Coleman with the highest number of votes against Al Franken in the race | Read More »
Stopping the stealing of New Jersey.
Big Government’s open about the fact that this is an issue: Will Corzine Allies Steal the Election in New Jersey? ACORN, Dirty Tricks and Absentee Ballot Fraud New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine is locked in the political fight of his life. With just hours left before voting, polls show a neck-and-neck race between Corzine and GOP candidate Chris Christie, with Independent candidate Chris Daggett pulling | Read More »
Swamps of Jersey?
On the eve of Election Day, I’m reminded of a story once told to me by a senior member of the U.S. Senate. It’s a tale of a beautiful woman in Greek mythology (of which he explains, he is not a follower, so he cannot remember this goddess’ name) who lives on a beautiful island. Ships are drawn to her for her beauty only to | Read More »
Good News in New Jersey
PPP has posted their last poll coming out of the garden state. It shows Chris Christie with a 6 pt. lead over Corzine: http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2009/11/christie-leads.html This is very good news, but what makes this even better is the amount of political capital Obama has invested in it. A very Democratic state like New Jersey electing a Republican over a candidate Obama (who won NJ 57%-42%) has | Read More »