…a town to keep me movin,’ keep me grovin’ with some energy! Well he talked about it, talked about it, talked about it, talked about it…talked about movin’! However, many skeptics like me were not convinced; as we’ve seen Gubernatorial candidates who identify themselves as “classical liberals,” “fiscal conservatives,” (whatever term floats your boat) sing this song before. Then, once elected, we are sobered to the tune of “Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again.”
In spite of all of the skepticism, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has not disappointed. I doubted him (and rightfully so since taking on the New Jersey machine rivals the effort of taking on the Chicago machine), but I stand corrected. Governor Christie has taken on some of the most powerful unions in the nation and has made the most serious attempt at shrinking government…arguably more than any governor has made in recent years. Unless he does a 180, I see a very bright future for him. Hopefully, he’ll consider healthier eating habits since we’d like to have him around for years to come!
Governor Christie hosts several town hall meetings in his state in order to stay connected to his constituents. These meetings are NOT screened. Everyone is welcome, including and especially those who disagree. I am very impressed with his willingness to encourage those opposite his viewpoint to attend and by his very blunt, no nonsense responses.
Neil Cavuto had the good fortune of interviewing the Governor. It is not often that I find a politician I could stand behind or consider worthy of a “shout out;” but, this three part interview is well worth the watch.
Governor Christie on Your World with Neil Cavuto - Part 1
Governor Christie on Your World with Neil Cavuto - Part 2
Governor Christie on Your World with Neil Cavuto - Part 3
Governor Christie’s interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” was quite good in spite of an ill comparison to Scott Brown, who happens to be just another establishment politician as I rightly predicted. He talked more about New Jersey’s enormous budget deficit and his plans to tackle the problem. One knows he’s something special when union members pray for his death!
Governor Christie on The Morning Joe Show – Part 1
Governor Christie on The Morning Joe Show – Part 2
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