I admire Christies stance on the teachers union BS they need to be eradicated. However, Christie is a limp-wristed nothing when it comes to 2nd Amendment issues. He refuses to take a hard line stance to the right to keep and bear arms. Hes probably scared of Lautenberg. When Christie firmly and staunchly stand up for gun rights (like THATLL ever happen) THEN Ill pay attention to him.
Christie’s battle with the teachers’ unions was critical because without it NJ was fast becoming an unaffordable state for all but out new middle upper class (government workers). He did what nobody else would (from either party), and the resulting layoffs of cops, teachers, and firemen says it all.
He isn’t perfect, and probably has no place on the national stage, but a lot more people would have lost their homes in NJ without his tax cap. Unless you’ve seen your property taxes increase at least $500 annually year after year, I don’t think you can understand what drove a liberal state like NJ to elect Christie.