Pres. Barack Obama doesn’t lack for detractors, but he has never had one with quite the sting of Chris Christie.
Christie, of course, is the New Jersey governor who is not running for president. How do we know? He’s told us, over and over. In true Jersey style, he has been more Shermanesque than Sherman in his denials. Even the Civil War general didn’t threaten to commit suicide to get people to stop asking him about a presidential campaign.
No matter how many times Christie slammed the door, people kept knocking. According to published reports, he now may be rethinking. This created a frenzy around his recent speech at the Reagan library, which previewed the rationale for a Christie candidacy. His case against the president hinged on the L-word — not “liberal,” but “leadership.”
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