Today I was reminded about how much of a solid of a guy he is while watching the NJ state of the state address.
He's received criticism from respectable people concerning his decision to halt construction on the new NYC/NJ tunnel. Most said that such an investment would've alleviated strained infrastructure and as a result, driven (recession busting/boom strengthening) growth (long term) in the nyc/nj area. Christie justified his action by saying that his state is in one of the most dire financial situations in the union and they do not have the money to pay for a decade of construction.
All that stuff aside. i just LIKE this guy. Every time he speaks, i feel like he is speaking his convictions in an honest "i don't have anything to hide" kinda way. Not your typical politician. His honesty, convictions, avoidance of partisanship and "straight talk" are refreshing.
I don't remember his negative ads being as over the top as Corzine (his 2008 democratic gubernatorial opponent). In fact, corzine used his negative ads to poke fun at christie for being overweight (no pun intended).
I hope he runs for president.
Here's a video that is a great example of what i'm talking about: