By Avi Solomon: In 2009 I was a huge supporter of Chris Christie. I volunteered for his campaign and tried to write as many positive articles as possible. In 2013 I won’t be voting for Chris Christie. If Cory Booker is running against him,I might vote for Booker as long as he doesn’t support values that the Torah opposes. However, the more realistic possibility is that I will just write-in a candidate for the Governor’s election next year.
The reason I am not voting for Christie is because I believe that Chris Christie ran in 2009 as a man who wanted to better NJ. In 2013 he is running so that in 2016 he will have a greater chance of winning the Presidential election. Ever since Christie was exposed to the national spotlight he has become addicted to it. The man’s agenda is no longer about helping NJ, rather Christie is about helping Chris Christie become the next President of the United States. Furthermore, the state of NJ’s economy is not much better than it was when Corzine was in office. A proof of that is that our state’s unemployment rate is around 9%. Perhaps, Obama is to be blamed, but Ohio was able to lower its unemployment rate once the GOP took control of the governorship in that state.
Finally, Christie is wasting his time if he thinks he will win the Presidency. The 2012 Presidential election has indicated to us that the demographics of this country are changing. Maybe 10 years ago a guy like Christie could have won, but not in this new decade. Also, many commentators have suggested that Christie couldn’t win a Presidential election if he doesn’t lose some weight. I disagree with that assessment, but I do believe there is some merit to the argument.