Chris Christie went to Chicago, a city of Democrats if ever there was one,on Tuesday to speak to the Economic Club of Chicago. His appearance was viewed favorably by those who heard it. He was intelligent, engaging, and as critical as always of really, really bad ideas.
Did you hear?
Probably not, since its coverage – what little there is – is tough to find among the clutter of bridge lane closures, helicopter rides, and glee from both ends of political spectrum.
You would think – maybe – it was a Top Secret national security brief for the dearth of media coverage. So allow me to educate.
Among the topics Christie touched on was the difference between income equality vs. income opportunity.
(Pardon the link to the “Morning Joe” segment, but it was the only site I could find the segment I wanted. Besides the exchange between Nicolle Wallace, a former George W. Bush staffer and Chuck Todd is pretty entertaining.)
It was an intelligent discussion with which I was impressed. Of course the member of the Economic Club liked what Christie said, being they know a bit about what’s good for an economy.
The other interesting segment from Christie’s hush-hush day was this little riff on former President George W. Bush. He recognized Bush’s superior political skills compared to recent GOP presidential candidates. It was right up my alley!
But of course, Christie just keep getting hammered over a few lane closures on a bridge no one outside New Jersey/New York cares about. Fortunately, the Governor continues to simply go about his job; managing the Republican Governors Association; and testing the waters for a run in 2016.
Perhaps Mr. Christie realizes that any good President must demonstrate the ability to push through the political BS in order to get things done. It’s a lesson the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue could have used before he was handed the keys.