Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey, is unapologetically bigger, brasher and blunter than any of the other candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. That may be exactly why people are literally begging him to enter the race.
The governor’s blunt speaking style (example: “Get the hell off the beach!”) has made him something of a YouTube sensation, and could help him if he enters the presidential race.
“I’M OVERWEIGHT, SO WHAT?”
Christie has been taking flak about his weight since he first ran against Jon Corzine for governor of New Jersey in 2008, and he has confronted the issue head-on:
CHRISTIE TAKES ON A HECKLER
Christie made headlines in the 2010 elections when he defended Meg Whitman, then a candidate for Senate in California, against a heckler.
CHRISTIE ON HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS
As Hurricane Irene bore down on the Eastern seaboard in August 2011, Christie didn’t mince words in trying to keep coastal-dwellers safe.
CHRISTIE VS. TEACHERS UNIONS
Christie has battled New Jersey’s teachers’ unions. Teachers are more than happy to tell Christie what they think of him, and Christie hasn’t been afraid to give it back to him.
JESSE TAKES OVER CHRISTIE’S JOB
And who can forget the 4-year-old YouTube star Jesse, who just wanted to be governor of New Jersey? Certainly not Christie, who happily made Jesse governor for a day, and made his brother Brandon lieutenant governor.
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