Chris Christie is not yet running for president – that will come Tuesday – but his campaign website is up and it starts with a video “introducing” him.
“I get accused a lot of times of being too blunt, and too direct, and saying what’s on my mind, just a little bit too loudly,” Christie says, opening the video, which ends with a phrase on the screen, “Telling it like it is.”
But, uh oh, Mr. Blunt DOESN’T SAY ONE DAMN THING about what he stands for, other than being Mr. Blunt. Now that’s not very blunt, is it?
Another “straight shooter” candidate, like Donald Trump, marketing his lack of discretion as his chief qualification for office.
What Trump stands for is a string of absurdities based in part on what’s pissing him off at the moment. What Christie stands for is, apparently, nothing in particular.
But their messages will resonate because people understandably love straight shooters amid all the careful posing and polling our politicians do. If only the straight shooters were packing serious ammo.