” In any normal state, hed be cooked, but in NJ, he remains the slight favorite.”
My wife has a friend of many years here in NorCal who is from NJ. It is completely impossible to have a reasoned conversation with her about politics. She is consumed with the mistaken idea that it’s the politician’s job to “bring home the bacon.” To somehow get her her unfair share of the pie. Furthermore, she “believes” that government money comes from a place other than the taxpayers pocket. That her “needs” must be met by government no matter what it costs.
Sounds about right. I have family in NJ and NY, so I’m forced to go back at times in order to see them. It took moving away to see exactly how much of a hellhole it’s become. The only redeeming feature are the beaches, but you can get them elsewhere. I’ll never move back ever.