Saturday, December 31, 2011

To the moon Alice...

Been a while since I revisited my Chris Christie conspiracy theory. Don't underestimate him. Even if he just ends up as the VP, he's a dangerous opponent. He's the Ralph Kramden of politics. Here he is stumping for Romney, Jersey style.
“If you don’t do what you’re supposed to do for Mitt Romney on Tuesday,” Christie said, defiant in only a suit jacket against the biting cold and wind-whipped rain, “I will be back, Jersey-style, people. I will be back.”
I understand it was clear he was joking. But joking or not, that bully schtick sells to the swing voters. Suspect there's a lot of Jersey Shore fans in that demo. And he really is Gleasonesque. Hell, he even looks a little like Jackie. That could win over the elderly vote who still remember, and maybe somewhat long for, the days of The Honeymooners.

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Blogger Marcellina said...

While I realize (I have to say it upfront) that Jersey is Jersey and Philly is Philly, this brings to mind the mass of people who supported Frank Rizzo to the very end. The "larger than life" strongman personality has its appeal so certain segments of the population.

In fact one could argue that this is what some people find most lacking in Obama — that he didn't go in "Jersey style" and kick in some heads, albeit for the other team.

5:22:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Indeed. Christie makes Obama look like a wuss. Even if he's only the VP candidate, I can foresee a McCain/Palin dynamic where Christie draws the crowds. And he's much more dangerous than Sarah, since he's not stupid.

9:17:00 AM  

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