Looking at the Governor’s Race

Author: Rory B. Bellows

Everyone, well everyone in the GOP establishment, wants to crown Chris Christie. I think this would be a mistake. The corruption issue just does not sell in New Jersey. It didn’t work agains Bob Menendez in 2006 and it did not work for the Bergen County GOP when they got shut out of the freeholders race despite the Bergen County Dem chair being indicted. And it won’t sell after Corzine drops 50 million dollars of advertising on Christie’s head for the lucrative contracts he gave to his former boss, John Ashcroft.

Christie will also have a hrad time winning as he will be running with George Bush tied around his neck. He was a fundraiser for then Governor Bush in 2000 and for the last 8 years he has been a Bush political appointee. People in this state would rather contract the plague than vote for anything even associated with George W. Bush.

I also fear Chris Christie will be another in a long line of Republican Candidates who excite no one, engage in no party buiilding and run a decent campaign but lose 53-45 to the Democrat on election day. Christie will excite no wing of the party and as we saw in this past Presidential election, firing up your voters is key.

New Jersey Republicans should hope that bio tech executive John Crowley gets in the race. He’s young, wildly successful, business savy and conservagtive enough without coming across as a firebrand. He’s everything Doug Forrester and Tom Kean, Jr. were not in 2005 and 2006 as statewide standard bearers for the Republican Party. Crowley is a talented speaker and he is actively engaged in party building with the PAC he is the honorary President of, Building the New Majority.

Crowley represents a chance to break not only with the Bush Administration, but also the entrenched GOP establishment, both of which New Jersey voters have rejected by wide margins these past few election cycles.

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2 Responses to “Looking at the Governor’s Race”


  1. 1 alexhiggins732 October 18, 2009 at 12:51 am

    The Star Ledger’s endorsement of Chris Daggett is great news. I wish the republicans would stop the Bush/Rove Fear mongering. There is obviously a consensus that a vote for Daggett is not a vote for Corzine, except among those who use mass psychological terror to promote their own agendas.

    Daggett is the only viable candidate and there are many of this who are voting for him because we know he can win and is the only candidate who can change this state. The Star Ledger’s endorsement echoes and re-affirms that Daggett is a viable candidate and can win.

    Facts are facts and I don’t know how you can ignore them.

    Furthermore, Daggett is now polling at 18% and there even rumors on that NYC Mayor Micheal Bloomberg will endorse Daggett. If Still think Daggett Can’t win then read this to find out why your wrong. 11 Years ago Jesse Ventura was polling in the low teens, much lower than Daggett just three weeks before the election and he won.

    I say no to Chris Christie because

    The Chris Christie mafia connections.
    Christie’s multiple multi-million dollar bribe scandals.
    Illegal campaign finance by Christie and Corzine.
    Voting for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil.
    The Chris Christie style of justice..

    I can go on and on about both Chris Christie and Jon Corzine. The skyrocketing cost of living, the Exodus of jobs, residents, business and income from the state, corrupt politicians from my local municipality, to the county court house, to Trenton all the way to Washington.

    That’s why I refuse to vote Corzine or Christie. I am Voting Chris Daggett and so should you

    Only voter’s have the power to change the government. We must refuse to be held captive to the broken two-party system that has brought a plaque of scandal and corruption into our government by fear of voting for a third party. Its time to send a message to politicians in NJ and all across the country. Its time to end politics as usual.

    Even if your not from NJ you can still cyber volunteer.

    Help spread the word about Daggett
    Click here for Web 2.0 buttons and HTML code to post on the web or in an email promote Daggett


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