Fox News profile of Chris Christie for 2012
Truth be told, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is one of my favorite politicians. He is truly not afraid to speak the truth and speak his mind. I doubt very much that he will have his hat in the ring for 2012 but take some time to learn more about Governor Christie since I’m sure we’ll see more of him in the future:
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Chris Christie is known for his “tell it like it is” attitude — an attitude that helped him get elected New Jersey governor and makes him a popular pick among Republicans to run for president in 2012.
And when headlining an Indiana Republican Party dinner last month, Christie was hailed — by his political best friend, Hoosier State Gov. Mitch Daniels — as bigger than U2’s Bono.
“I said, ‘you’re aiming too low,” Daniels said. “If you want a real rock star, you gotta get Chris Christie from New Jersey.”
Judging by the enthusiastic reaction of the crowd, Christie had added a few hundred staunch Republicans to his rapidly growing fan club.
Christie’s tendency to stand up to the liberal establishment, most notably teachers’ unions, has ignited a national grassroots following that is begging Christie to throw his hat in the presidential ring. But so far, he has beaten down any such speculation.
Christie came out of nowhere when he burst onto the scene last year. His fight to be New Jersey’s governor was just that — one that had national attention and, some would argue, national implications.
Christie beat incumbant Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine — a close Obama ally. And with Bob McDonnell winning the governor’s race in Virginia on the same day, the Republican victories in Democratically held states were seen as the first indication Obama’s support was starting to wane.
Christie will undoubtedly be playing a supporting role in 2012 for whomever the eventual nominee is. Christie spent a lot of time in 2010 campaigning across the country for Republicans and his popularity continues to grow.
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