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Philladelphia Magazine ^ | 12 Oct 2010 | Chris Freind

Posted on 10/12/2010 12:31:14 PM PDT by grace522

A TALE OF TWO STATES Ed Rendell and Jon Corzine drove Pennsylvania and New Jersey into the ground. Chris Christie—and now Tom Corbett—are poised to bring both back from the dead

Day and night, black and white, right and wrong.

All describe what New Jersey is versus what it was.

The difference? Simple. It’s Chris Christie versus Jon Corzine.

One presided over a legacy of abject failure, driving the state into near bankruptcy, while the other has taken the bull by the horns — read: upending Business As Usual — and is winning the day.

Since Jon Corzine got trounced by Chris Christie in the governor’s race — once thought folly for a Republican — the answer of who’s who is obvious.

In taking on once-untouchable sacred cows, Governor Christie has redefined political leadership while reigniting faith in citizens not just in the Garden State, but around the nation. Common sense, conviction and consistency are the hallmarks of the hard-charging former U.S. Attorney.

Agree with him or not, Christie is universally respected for not doing the Political Two-Step. Instead, he has shown the remarkable ability to tackle the most controversial issues without regard to political consequences.

As a result, Christie has been so successful that a mere ten months after he was sworn in, he has rocketed to the short list of presidential contenders.

Not coincidentally, another law-and-order candidate is enjoying similar success —Pennsylvania Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett (also a former U.S. Attorney). With just three weeks until Election Day, Corbett’s lead remains in double digits.

A major reason? Corbett has charted a course totally contrary to the track record of outgoing Governor Ed Rendell.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: christie; corbett; governor
Good Stuff!!
1 posted on 10/12/2010 12:31:17 PM PDT by grace522
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To: grace522

New Jersey has a long way to go...he just stopped the bleeding..

2 posted on 10/12/2010 12:37:55 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
New Jersey has a long way to go...he just stopped the bleeding..

Correct. He needs to continue and we need to stop all this talk about him being presidential material. His stance on the 2nd Amendment and Illegal Immigration make him a non-starter for me.

3 posted on 10/12/2010 12:44:44 PM PDT by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: grace522

Well, on Corbett... we’ll see. He’s promised to not raise taxes. He’s got a $5 billion budget hole... the whole budget is only something like $28 million, so that’s almost 20%. If he can close that without raising taxes, he’s my new hero.

I suspect he’ll cave immediately upon election, because I doubt he has the stones to cut spending 20%... just more RINO promises. I will vote for Corbett, and am hoping to be pleasantly surprised, but my gut tells me this guy doesn’t have it in him to take on the teachers and the government employee unions.

4 posted on 10/12/2010 12:48:11 PM PDT by Big E
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With a little luck, Tom Corbett will overshadow the NJ governor. He is pro-2nd amendment and pro-immigration law enforcement. He’s done a great job here as AG. I think he will be a great governor.

5 posted on 10/12/2010 12:48:35 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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