I know Chris Christie isn’t the most popular person in much of the GOP right now. But the other night, he really looked good against Barbara Buono, whom he is likely to easily defeat for re-election. And this moment was great:
I could be cynical here, but Christie has always crossed me as a guy who says what he thinks. That was classy.
These sort of questions occasionally pop up in debates. Any politician worth his salt knows that you always take the opportunity to say something genuinely nice about your opponent (and most politicians have some likable or admirable qualities once you get past their lust for power). Setting aside anything about Christie, I think this demonstrates that Buono doesn’t really have the political common sense to be governor.