The Hot Air Balloon Jersey Fats Tried to Ride Into the White House
Bill Quick

New Jersey’s fiscal woes imperil an already-damaged Chris Christie | Reuters

His failures on the fiscal front, though, could haunt him more than the investigations into the scandal, widely known as Bridgegate, political strategists said. Christie already faced an uphill struggle against conservative Republicans because he has not taken aggressive stances on some social issues, such as gun control and gay marriage. He can now also be attacked by Republican opponents over his ability to run New Jersey in a fiscally sound way.

“This has the potential to be a much bigger problem for Christie’s 2016 prospects than Bridgegate,” said Ford O’Connell, a Republican strategist. “The best he can do to boost his chances in 2016 is to get New Jersey’s fiscal state in order.”

His entire presidential candidacy can be summed up as “Fat Guy Talks Tough to Liberals.”

But Jersey Fats is turning out to be all talk, no action.

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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