With the economy improving and Mitt Romney in a bitter fight with Rick Santorum — yeah, Rick Santorum! — it appears Chris Christie has decided that Barack Obama will be a two term President and the next chance for a Republican President will be in 2016.
Otherwise, why veto the marriage equality bill as he has? And call for a referendum?
I can’t see how it helps him except if he wants to run for President in 2016 and thinks signing the bill would sign his GOP death warrant.
Tom Moran, who we at Blue Jersey have bashed a few times, hits the nail on the head:
This is likely about politics. Christie has national ambitions, and signing this bill would severely diminish his standing in the Republican Party, and probably kill his chances of reaching the White House. The veto will protect his career, but at the expense of gay citizens of this state.
If the governor really wanted to ensure equal rights to gays, he could have signed the bill. It’s that simple. His refusal to do so is not a surprise. But it is a disappointment.