A new Quinnipiac poll in New Jersey finds voters overwhelmingly favor Gov. Chris Christie (R) for re-election, 67% to 25%. 95% of voters think Gov. Chris Christie (R) did an “excellent” or “good” job responding to Hurricane Sandy, and Christie now holds a sky high 72% to 21% approval rating. The strongest possible Democratic challenger, Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D), trails Christie by 18 points, 53% to 35%. I bet you that Booker abstains from the 2013 Gubernatorial race and runs to replace Frank Lautenberg in 2014 in the Senate. Christie is frankly unbeatable in New Jersey right now. Hell, even I think he deserves a second term. There is no reason for Booker to be the sacrificial lamb.
In the other 2013 race, Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) is going to drop out of the race, leaving only far right radical Ken Cuccinelli (R) in the Republican Primary. Senator Mark Warner (D) has also demurred, so that leaves only former DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe on the Dem side. I gotta say, if I lived in Virginia, I would hate these choices. One is crazy, the other is slimy. Virginia needs to rethink its “one term only” rule.
Meanwhile, this painting was painted in the 1990’s, so it doesn’t include Obama, but I always thought it was pretty awesome:
The picture includes all of the Democratic Presidents of the 20th Century, plus the President Andrew Jackson, who is considered the populist founder of the modern Democratic Party. I guess Presidents Van Buren, Polk, Pierce, Buchanan, and Cleveland were not good enough to get in the painting.
Happy 10 year Anniversary to the Delaware indoor smoking ban!!
The best thing RAM ever did.