The first individual votes for the 2016 Presidential Election are being cast today in New Hampshire. How will our feckless governor come out of today’s voting? Will he get a bump from his pummeling of Marco Rubio in Saturday’s debate, or will John Kasich emerge as the “sane” GOP candidate? Is this the beginning of the end for Chris Christie’s quest for the White House? Or is the end of the beginning?
Our Dirty Governor: “I’ve got dirt all over my pants.” That’s what Chris Christie said when he tried to woo a voter in New Hampshire by kneeling in front of her. But if you’re a regular reader of Blue Jersey, you know that that’s not the only dirt that permeates Christie’s governance.
Polls: The latest CNN poll shows Christie at 4%, behind failed CEO Carly Fiorina but ahead of sleepy neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
Early Returns: Kasich whoops Christie in Dixville Notch.
Derision from the Right: The so-called “right-to-life” crowd uses dog-whistle language to accuse Christie of a “pro-gay” agenda. Huh?
Elections 2016: The White House is not the only focus for the November election. Will millionaire Tom MacArthur, who spent $5 million of his own money to get elected, be a one term congresscritter? Democrats are searching for a recognizable candidate in the Third District. (Two relatively unknown candidates are also contemplating a run – perrennial candidate Frederick John LaVergne and attorney Michael Cooke)
Unintended Consequences: Does the state’s anti-bullying law need tweaking?
In other pressing issues: Vote for a new flag for New Jersey.
- to the family of Diane Stinney – Pemberton Township councilwoman and a strong Democratic voice in Burlington County.
- and to the Congressman Frank Pallone and family on the death of the Congressman’s father.