Kristin Combs, a PFT member and City Council candidate, did not get the PFT’s endorsement.
(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)
Maybe you’re having a rough fall. At least you’re not Chris Christie.
Voters don’t like Christie. They don’t like him in New Hampshire, they don’t like him Iowa. That’s a problem when your goal is to win a national election. But it’s worse across the river in New Jersey, where more than two-thirds think he should quit running for President because he’s been a lousy governor.
What went wrong? Here’s my take: Christie’s campaign was over the minute he was caught in a joyous, 4-year-old-who-just-unwrapped-a-pony moment with Jerry Jones, President of the Dallas Cowboys.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with rooting for the Cowboys, or sitting in a box seat, or being excited about sports. Christie’s problem is that he became the guy we all hated in High School — the Teamhopper.
If you grew up in the late 80s or 90s, this is the guy who rooted for the Lakers, the Yankees, and “The U” until Florida State came along. He loves Mayweather. His Dad got him sweet tickets to game 7 of the 2010 Eastern Conference semi-finals, but you haven’t seen him in Flyers gear since.
We hate guys like Christie because they believe one can experience the thrill of 2010 without the wretched agony of 1993.
Christie thought rolling with winners made him a winner. He was wrong. Read more »