When I look at this man, Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey, I'll admit it. I see a fat guy. But when I listen to him communicate, I hear....Reagan? No. This guy has more backbone than Reagan.
Oh, wait. Am I allowed to say that? We lionize Reagan as we look back and view videos of his speaches, but seldom do we recall those times he succumbed to compromise sooner than we were comfortable with. But Christie seems like someone who not only articulates his point as masterfully as Reagan, but is also willing to go to the mattresses in order to get his way. And his way is fiscal responsiblity. Is it time for Christie to look beyond the Governor's mansion? Will it be in 2012? Is that too soon? Can we really afford to spare this guy? We should watch New Jersey closely and see how this all plays out.