(Photo: NJ Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)
New Jersey governor Chris Christie may rub some people the wrong way, and may also have no intention of saving the GOP from its current dismal state. Let’s be real, at this point there aren’t too many options that could make things worse for the Grand Old Party.
But in the world of Fantasy Politics, the newest series to Freelance Rider, Gov. Christie is the first round draft pick to lead the team to glory.
It’s true, Gov. Christie, despite his physical appearance, can be a little rough around the edges, but I think that’s exactly what American politics could use. Christie has made it clear numerous times that he won’t let the media push him around, and if the occasion calls for it, he won’t hesitate to push back.
To me, this is the “quarterback” that the team so desperately needs. With former contenders willing to sit in the pocket and wait for opportunity to develop, Christie isn’t afraid to make moves, to go out on a limb, if it means that he can make a difference in the long run.
The example that stands out the most, and the primary reason I have no issue expressing my support for Gov. Christie came from his May interview with Brian Williams on NBC’s Rock Center. At 3:30, Christie is confronted by a frustrated resident of the Jersey Shore, and Christie does the unimaginable.
He puts the responsibility on the people, making clear his “damned-if-I-do, damned-if-I-don’t” situation facing Sandy recovery.
There comes a time and a place when you want more a friendly face, a leader that isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty. Because of that, I’m taking New Jersey governor Chris Christie in the first round as quarterback for the 2016 GOP White House team.