Christie’s Growing Bully Image

25 December 2013 |permalink | email article

The early conventional wisdom among Republicans is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the leading candidate for his party’s presidential nomination in 20016. In 2010, John F. McKeon, a New Jersey assemblyman, made what he thought was a mild comment over a relatively minor comment.” He was surprised to receive a handwritten comment from Christie, telling him that he didn’t like them. It was the governor’s penchant for confrontation that first propelled him onto the national stage in 2010. As he pushed to cut public employee benefits, his staff celebrated video clips of him dressing down teachers at town hall-style meetings by posting them on YouTube.



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