Not quite the ringing endorsement

Now remember, this is the endorsement of the Asbury Park Press for Chris Christie. Before rambling on about how terrible Democrats are and have been, this is the best they could give him:

It’s time to give someone else a chance. Republican Chris Christie offers New Jersey voters the best hope for turning things around. We support his candidacy, but only as a better alternative to four more years of Corzine.

As if that wasn’t enough, they followed up that enthusiastic support with this synopsis of Christie’s campaign and proposals which they’ve jumped on board with:

Christie has run a disappointing campaign. He has made himself vulnerable on a number of ethics-related issues. He has provided no specific plan for property tax relief. He says he will balance the budget with a projected $8 billion to $10 billion deficit next year while reducing income taxes, corporate taxes and estate taxes. We’re highly skeptical of his ability to do so.

And this is the guy they endorsed? It’s really pretty amazing that a Gannett paper, which has been so critical of Democrats, who the Governor chose not to meet with, could only get themselves motivated enough by Christie to say give him a chance cause he isn’t the other guy. You can see our recap of the endorsements in the race here.

Comment (1)

  1. ivalentine

    of the APP’s similarly lukewarm endorsement of President Bush in 2004. Coincidence?


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