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CPAC Unwise to Snub Christie, Gays

Songdog Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 4:09 PM
BUT, personal popularity is important. If you took away the "likeability" quotient from Obama and turned him into, say, John Kerry, the policies would be nearly identical but the chance of getting them installed would fall by half. We won't have a conservative government, by anybody's definition, anytime soon if we can't find somebody with some personal charm. Like it or not, the "low information voter" votes for who, he likes and policy, if it figures at all, is a distant second place. That person may turn out to be Christie. Or would you rather have Hillary?

What can you do with a man like Chris Christie?

The answer, according to many with the conservative movement: Throw him overboard. And while we're at it, let's toss the gays over the side too.

The popular governor of New Jersey has certainly angered many conservatives, including this humble scribe. During the crucial final days of the presidential election, Christie didn't merely embrace President Obama, he all but endorsed him.

Then, during the congressional fight over the disaster-relief bill for victims of superstorm Sandy -- a bill with more pork in it than a Jimmy Dean factory -- Christie denounced Republicans...