Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength - Henry Ward Beecher
Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way - Rooster Cogburn
I like Christie. He's what an elected official should be. Someone who works with the situation at hand, and puts aside politics in favor of representing all the people of his state, rather than sticking to ideology alone.
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis
Christie is the Democrats attack-dog. He incessantly attacks any and all Republicans and praises Democrats.
...for perhaps the most admirable among the admirable laws of Nature is the survival of the weakest.
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
"And the battle between a RINO and a right-libertarian within the RP continues"
I am a right-libertarian, and if I ever were an 'R', I would be an 'INO', most definitely.
But seriously - all the media-oriented pyrotechnics aside, this is rather fascinating. Here we have a capable, pragmatic (perhaps, to a fault) executive type locking horns with an idealistic, populist (definitely to a fault, now and again) legislative type. And if you look closely - at what these two tea-party favorites have actually done with their respective mandates - they both have (mostly) fulfilled their promises.
I say: perhaps, here is the formula for our political renaissance, staring right at you.
Not to suggest that these two individuals are some kind of heroes (look for heroes among engineers, doctors, farmers...never politicians), but the best slogan I can come up with for the next electoral round would be: " Christie for President, Paul for Senate Leader". Both have their blind spots, both could do great good (if limited to their own areas of adequacy), both could do significant harm ( if left to their own devices). But as yin and yang of a new political balance? Maybe there's something to it.