Ray Lytle

Chris Christie is the news cycle
Chris Christie is the news cycle

Tuesday was election day in several states across the country but if you watch network and cable news you would think it was only New Jersey that held an election. For most of the 24 hours after the elections the only face you saw was

Chris Christie. The only speech you heard was from chris Christie and the only name you hear especially surrounding the 2016 presidential election is chris christie. So why?

the answer is simple really.

Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund Press Conference

People love the guy. His national polling is huge. he shows up with big numbers on polls of republicans, democrats and especially independents. Not only does New Jersey love Chris Christie with proof being his getting over 60% of the vote in the governors race but America loves him as well.
The reason why people love him is actually pretty easy to figure out when you start to crunch the research numbers. His disapproval rates are non existent. He isn’t like Obama, or Hillary where his disapproval’s almost match his approvals and he certainly isn’t like Sara Palin or Rafael Cruz whose disapproval’s outweigh his approvals.
So why does he poll so well? the reason is simple… He is the only person who has successfully branded himself as putting people over Party, politics, and partisanship. He is the only big name in national politics that was seen reaching out and embracing the other side. When the events of Hurricane Sandy happened and he walked the beaches with President Obama and he scolded those tea party members in his own party for not voting to give his state relief after the Hurricane. When he wags his finger and says shame on you to Washington DC for not being able to compromise he wins another mind over to his way of thinking.
It is true that in America we have many people who believe your’e either with me or against me. We have many people who think its my way or the highway but MOST people don’t feel that way. Most people want to see our leaders find a way to get stuff done and put taking care of us above taking care of their party. Chris Christie is the only big national political figure who has successfully branded himself as being the guy who steps up and does just that. That’s why he will be in the news a lot over the next three years.

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