NJ GOV CHRIS CHRISTIE – THE NEW DARLING OF FAR-LEFT DEMOCRATS?
Okay, so the feisty governor has taken a verbal swing or two at a handful of uppity unions. He’s also given a big bear hug to President Obama and supported more than a few liberal policies and judicial candidates.
And now, according to New Jersey’s Star-Ledger newspaper:
Gov. Chris Christie is cashing in donations from top Democratic fundraisers and other traditionally liberal donors across the country, even nabbing the support of a handful of rainmakers aligned with President Obama and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel….
That’s a fact, the Republican governor whose name is tossed about as a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender is being lavished with generous donations from the likes of George Soros. You read it right – liberal billionaire and funder of countless progressive causes, George Soros, along with like-minded lefties who run his hedge fund, are sending checks to Chris Christie.
Of course, it can be argued that Democrats love Christie for his progressive-light politics and also for his counter punch to conservative “R” candidates. Establishment Republicans dig the lefty donations as evidence the big guy can attract support from Democrats.
In either case, if you consider who’s stepping up with campaign cash to support Chris Christie, you have to seriously question whether he’s the next Charlie Crist, the former Florida governor who dumped the Republican label in favor of the much more fitting “D” behind his name.
Hmmm… Christie vs Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination? Now that would be entertaining.