Following his landslide victory this Tuesday the Fat Slob, aka Chris Christie, gave up any pretense of not running for president. The rotund governor of New Jersey literally bounced onto the stage to surround himself with his equally fat family and deliver a speech worthy of every political hypocrite in good standing. The Fat Slob slobbered on about the meaning of his victory. He claimed to have crossed all barriers to Republicans by getting the Latino vote and making inroads among blacks. He proclaimed himself the savior of the nation and for good measure he landed on Time's front cover for the week.
Of course what most of the Fat Slob's adoring fans (particularly on Morning Joe) don't mention is that Christie's victory was really brought about by other factors. For instance, in his good fortune of being governor when one of the worst storms in this history bangs up your state. Does anyone really think that any other governor would have not rose to the occasion? Not mentioned either is the fact that Christie had no coattails. The legislative branch in New Jersey stayed in Democrat control. Indeed, the reputation of New Jersey has a political cesspool was fully on display in this election. The Democrats made a deal with Christie not to put up a strong candidate against him and that's exactly what happened. As Barbara Buono mentioned in her concession speech many of the Democrat bosses in New Jersey supported Christie. In the end it was all about money down the road and the awarding of contracts from the state. Christie the savior plays politics very well. One hand washes the other in the Garden State. Additionally people sort of forget that Christie was so concerned about his margin of victory that he purposely scheduled a special Senate election in mid-October because he didn't want to run when Cory Booker was on the ballot. Didn't matter if it cost the state $24 million. Everybody knows the Fat Slob is a fiscal conservative.
Regular readers know of my utter contempt for the right wing lunatics that now dominate the Republican Party. However, I will most definitely enjoy their efforts as over the next few months they take their shots at Christie. By the time they are finished with him he will have morphed into Tony Soprano.