Emmett Tyrrell

Doubtless there are people who do not like Governor Christie and think his star has risen far enough. Yet I will tell you he is as conservative as he says he is, and that it is a winning combination with funders, ordinary citizens, and even with journalists. Back in 2010 when I had him to a large American Spectator dinner in New York City he was a hit with just such a crowd. He was the complete gentleman, suave and amusing. He talked about economies in government, lowering taxes, and balanced budgets. He is not polarizing at all. Once again the Kultursmog is in the dark about Republicans and conservatives.

Yet we are told he cannot beat the Kultursmog's "inevitable candidate," Hillary Clinton. In the New Jersey exit polls she trounced the governor. So let me give you another set of polls. According to the Rasmussen poll,Hillary polled highest when a sampling of Democrats was asked "which candidate they would least like to see with the nomination." A WSJ/NBC poll found that she had fallen from an April favorable rating of 56 percent to 46 percent and her negative rating was on the upswing to 33 percent. Doubtless, there will be more. She was the least popular first lady in history.

I do not know if Christie is going to run for the presidency. Nor do I know if he could win, but I believe he is a contender and if he runs he will be contending for the nomination in a very competitive field of Republican candidates. As for the Democrats, they have Hillary right now and, possibly, Joe Biden. The Kultursmog is desperate.


Emmett Tyrrell

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. is founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator and co-author of Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House.
 
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