Former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie, the Republican nominee for Governor of New Jersey, seems to be responding to the mounting criticism that he’s failed to give specifics on how he would fix the state. In a new TV ad he explains exactly what he’ll do — in the form of generalities.
“Here’s exactly what I’ll do as governor,” Christie says boldly. “I’ll cut spending and end the special interest giveaways. I’ll cut taxes and restore your property tax rebates. I’ll bring good jobs back to New Jersey not chase them to other states. And I’ll make sure all our children get the education they deserve.”
Late Update: Corzine communications director Sean Darcy gives us this comment: “When middle class families are struggling to get through this economic crisis, why is Chris Christie always fighting against them? Christie would reject President Obama’s stimulus funds, even though it would increase our property taxes by $2 billion. He recently said he still backs Bush’s tax giveaways for giant corporations and the very wealthiest, and he wants to bring those polices to New Jersey, even though they are the same policies that got us into this mess. The Star Ledger says Christie’s plan would ‘lead to even higher property taxes’ for the middle class. Christie continues to be wrong on property taxes and wrong when it matters most.”