Christie has been pulling a Corzine for the entire campaign.
Talk about frustrating – kinda. Christie’s lack of details makes it easy to know who the real contender to Corzine should be in November.
He has plans (or does he? Does he even have a clue? Maybe, but I don’t know – that’s the problem) but doesn’t need to explain tham (doesnt that sound familiar?) ?
Does he have a high level of confidence perhaps, that us grassroots voters are going to press that little red button in the polling b ooth because most of the County Chairmen say He’s the man?
Well I for do not intent on voting for a liberal Republican – EVER. I say liberal because I have no reason to think otherwise. I can only compare him to the other main candidate who believes the devil is in the details and says it like it is – and NO PANDERING.
As a Voter, I must be honest: Cristie’s lack of details are quite telling. What’s great is that us voters can just do a little research on issues most important to us so we have the ability to make the right decision on Primary and election day..
People ask me what I think about Cristie. The truth is, i don’t hear from the guy or see him answer real questions (just like the Dems). What I do hear is that he’s ducking forums and/or debates. THE SILENCE IS LOUD
What’s Cristies proposals and outlines on taxes, the economy, the Soprano state and the unions, schools, COAH, and the whole laundry list..
I am a voter, and Hello, Mr. Christie: I have no idea. All I hear is just general rhetoric about “putting an end to it” or something like that.
Contrast that to Lonegan, and Mayor Lonegan outlines his proposals for real change one by one.
How will Cristie fix the economy and keep businesses from leaving NJ? Does he have a plan? He He’s always ducking the details
Hey wait a minute: Son of a gun… he’s pulling a Corzine. He has a plan, but “it’s top secret”?
If you’re a conservative first, and a Republican second, Lonegan is your man.
Speaking of silence – here’s a telling article from Star Ledger’s April 30th articlePosted by Paul Mulshine
Rudy’s not talking either
Shortly after 1 p.m., my phone rang. It was Rudy Giuliani. He was endorsing Chris Christie in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Rudy said, among other things, that Chris Christie is “an economic conservative.”
He is? You sure coulda fooled me. The handpicked candidate of the liberal Republican establishment has spent the past few months ducking questions on economic issues.
For good reason, I suspect. It was the state GOP establishment that gave us such ultra-liberal programs as free preschool for 3- and-4-year-olds under a state constitution that requires schooling only for those between 5 and 18.
“… Christie’s busy blasting opponent Lonegan for the most economically conservative stand in recent memory – a move to a 2.9 percent flat tax as opposed to the expected rate that will exceed 10 percent next year.”
They also gave us that $8.7 billion school-construction program that was squandered on new schools in the cities that cost as much as $175 million per school.
Christie’s opponent, Steve Lonegan, sued his own party to stop that borrowing. I didn’t hear a peep out of Christie at the time – or ever for that matter.
And as I noted in a prior post, Christie’s busy blasting opponent Lonegan for the most economically conservative stand in recent memory – a move to a 2.9 percent flat tax as opposed to the expected rate that will exceed 10 percent next year.
I tried to ask Rudy just what is economically conservative about that.
Rudy didn’t answer. He just hung up.
ALSO: Check this Philadelphia Inquirer piece in which Lonegan proposes standing up to the state Supreme Court and distributing school-funding on a fair basis. Again, Christie’s silence speaks volumes.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Lonegan said yesterday that he would cut court-ordered funding to New Jersey’s poorest school districts and equalize state subsidies to all districts.
“It is a noble goal to strive to provide a quality education for every student . . .,” he said, “but I submit that the current [school funding] formula is a complete failure, a miserable failure not only in that it’s failed to provide a quality education, but in the impact it has had on taxpayers.”