Does the Republican Party Need More Leaders Like Christie?
A column posted on 'The Daily Beast' touts officials like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as the solution to the GOP's problems.
Does the Republican Party need more leaders like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie?
It does, according to an column posted on The DailyBeast.com Wednesday.
Columnist John Avlon wrote in the article that Christie is the example other Republicans should be looking to amidst the GOP's "existential crisis."
"The 2012 ass-kicking is forcing Republicans to confront their deepest demons—namely, that they cannot simply write off whole regions of the country and remain a viable national party," Avlon wrote. "They cannot afford to alienate the fastest-growing communities of color in the USA. They cannot win a war against modernity."
Avlon noted that Christie has maintained largely favorable ratings from voters in a state that went to President Barack Obama in the last election. Christie's popularity comes from his willingness to abandon the "conservative playbook" when "ideology conflicts with reality," fiscal responsibility and education reform, Avlon wrote.
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