NJ Gubernatorial polls.
The two new ones: Strategic Vision: Jim Geraghty reports that it’s 53-38 Christie over Corzine. Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey: 37/49 approval rating for Corzine: only 13% think that he’s accomplished anything. It looks like the President’s emergency visit to New Jersey accomplished little, if anything, to rescue Corzine from his slump. So is it over? No, or at least not yet: but… If you begin | Read More »
Christie (R-NJ) Picks Conservative Woman As Running Mate
Chris Christie announce his running mate this morning. He picked Conervative Monmouth County Sheriff Kim Guadagno. TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie picked Monmouth County Sheriff Kim Guadagno as his running mate for the November general election. Ms. Guadagno, 50 years old, is a former federal prosecutor, as is Mr. Christie. This election is the first in which New Jersey’s gubernatorial | Read More »
Jon Corzine (D-NJ) should just do an *actual* Reality TV show.
If he’s seriously considering Randal Pinkett (the guy from Season Four of The Apprentice, apparently) for his running mate, he might as well get a camera crew together and film Who Wants to be a Losing Candidate for Lt. Governor ? There’s money in Reality TV, as I understand. I also understand that he kind of needs money right now. More from Politicker NJ, including | Read More »
Quote of the Day, Jim Geraghty Division.
“I realize we’re in an era where politicians will do anything to win, but Jon Corzine probably ought to ask himself whether he wants to come through this process with any molecules of dignity intact.” The answer? Of course not. He’s got nowhere left to go. Moe Lane PS: Chris Christie for Governor. Contribute here. PPS: Since the adultery of a sitting governor is apparently | Read More »
Corzine On the Attack
The ballots are barely certified in the New Jersey primary election on June 2nd and incumbent Democratic governor/former Goldman-Sachs CEO and Obama prototype Jon Corzine is already on the attack. Dipping early into his vast accumulated personal wealth, Corzine has released two attack advertisements on Republican challenger, Chris Christie. For his part, Christie is using public financing and thus limited in his use of funds | Read More »
The Corzine campaign and the GOP have something in common.
We both want to link the (for-now) Governor of New Jersey to the President. Admittedly, their reasons are not ours; but that’s why we have elections. And the White House is worried about this one, to the point that they brought in Corzine to discuss it with Rahm Emanuel: A senior Obama administration official familiar with the meeting said Emanuel did not express concern with | Read More »
Tickets on Sale Now for Congressional Democrats’ Beltway Show Trial
Hot on the heels of their taxpayers’ funded multi-trillion dollar production of Left Side Story – which featured the outré spectacle of enemy combatants being read their Miranda rights as American workers are being given pink slips – and after postponing its May debut, on June 25th Congressional Democrats are producing their self-satirizing revival of Franz Kafka’s The Trial. Produced by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, scripted | Read More »
Vice Prez Gaffe-o-matic: Biden Praises Jersey Auto Tunnel Project… Wonders Why Rail Tracks Are In The Way
Vice President gaff-o-matic strikes again. Construction finally began on the nation’s largest transportation project in North Bergen, New Jersey this week. After much debate and planning an $8.7 billion tunnel that is supposed to double the number of train commuters that can travel between New Jersey and Manhattan broke ground at last. Vice President Joe Biden was so excited about the tunnel that he mentioned | Read More »
Jon Corzine plays the Bush card. No, really.
It was apparently ‘George W Bush’ this and ‘George W Bush’ that in his acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination tonight (in other words, he’s repeating his strategy from 2005, and Menendez’s from 2006). Which, as Jim Geraghty nicely (more nicely than he should have, maybe) notes, is interesting, given that Corzine currently polls below (36%) George W. Bush (41%). Heck, right now he’s polling | Read More »
NJ GOV: Christie Will ‘Get Back to Basics’
New Jersey GOP gubernatorial candidate Christopher Christie appeared on Hannity alongside former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a possible candidate for Governor of New York himself, and pledged to lead a resurgence of the Republican Party in the northeast. His prescription is an approach that emphasizes traditional conservative ideas of low taxes and spending cuts. We’ve got to get back to basics as a party. | Read More »
Want to Cure Your State’s Budget Ills? Attract the Millionaires
If you live in a state that is having budget problems (Hint: You are living in a state that has budget problems), your legislature is probably trying to figure out how to fix said problems. There’s lots of ways to do this, but only some of them actually make sense. One of the politically least popular (especially in Purple to Blue states) is to cut | Read More »
I am fed up. I am fed up with people’s opinions. That old saying that an opinion is like a (censored) every one has one and everyone’s stinks is more true than I can ever say. It seems that everyone wants to express their opinion and their opinion is the right way. It is a cacophony that is driving me nuts. We should take the GOP in | Read More »
NJ-GOV: Christie Up Big in New Poll
Republican former U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie leads incumbent governor John Corzine (D) by nine percentage points, 42-33, in a new poll released by Fairleigh Dickinson University. The results should boost confidence among NJ GOP voters that Christie can take down the increasingly unpopular Corzine. Fifty-six percent of respondents said that they have a negative opinion of Corzine, a -23 rating, compared to 31% who had | Read More »
NJ-GOV: Keep the Money, Chris
New Jersey and Virginia elect governors this year, and Republicans stand a good chance of taking both. In the Garden State, the GOP likely has a very strong challenger in former U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie, if he makes it through the primary against former Mayor of Bogota (Bergen County), Steve Lonegan. Christie made his name putting corrupt Democratic politicians in jail, so the primary should | Read More »
Teach a Man to Fish
Chinese Proverb – “Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime” Beware this is a somewhat hodgepodge of things running through my mind. In education there is a teaching strategy called scaffolding. Students receive assistance early on to complete tasks, then as their proficiency increases, that support is | Read More »