Last night Governor Chris Christie was at the Reagan Library speaking about leadership and American Exceptionalism. He spoke to the Republican audience for three quarters of an hour expressing his vision for America with insight on how a democracy works. Governor Christie pulls no punches as he outlined the need to return to the days of Ronald Reagan when dealing with the issues and believing in the country.
Governor Christie spoke about how the former President “Said what he meant and meant what he said” as he quoted the Air Traffic Controller strike in August of 1981 during his rein in office. Reagan told the striking controllers they needed to return to work or they would be fired “In the end thousands refused and thousands were fired” Chris goes on explaining the “Whole world was watching” the leadership of this country and the decisions made affects how they see us.
Christie received some laughs as he continued the speech with “What happens here doesn’t stay here, this is not Vegas” America’s roll is defined by what we say and do at home. “Who we are at home, what we do with each other” is what sets the examples for all the world to understand this great nation. We get results when we take action regardless of the political ramifications. “Leadership and compromise” is the only way to reform, cap highest interest rates, and change public sector union contracts so the members pay for the health insurance and retirement funds so they will be there when needed.
The citizens need to hear the truth about where we are and what we need to do to achieve the goals that are good for the nation and the citizens. Congress no longer can effectively govern themselves as our President fails to act on the issues that American’s understand. “When there is a problem you fix it” Christie emphasized with conviction as he spoke about how Reagan fixed it many times with great leadership.
As leaders we need to show by example to the world we have our house in order. We need to control our markets, our housing, our jobs and concern ourselves with how other nations view our national affairs. We should care what others think because we believe democracy and open markets work better than any other system. If we convince exports and imports create freedom of choice others accepts the notion when they see our system works as intended.
Finally, Governor Christie took questions from the audience showing a side of him that the crowd loved and applauded with emotion unseen since the campaign of 2008 as the President so eloquently stated his “Hope and change” strategy. He told those listeners in California and on the C-Span network “Real leaders don’t read polls, they change polls” when asked how he would wean individuals off entitlements and the employment picture. He stated he took bold actions when dealing with these problems in New Jersey so they could control the debt in his state. Along with that statement he also stated he was no genius but the solutions are filled with common sense approaches.
Another questioner implored with such emotion and passion that the Governor reconsider his position as she stated with all kidding aside “You are a very powerful and eloquent speaker,…. and I say this from the bottom of my heart… we can’t wait another 4 years… please sir reconsider, …. please do it for my daughter, do it for our granddaughter, do it for our sons, we need you, your country needs you to run for President.” This is a man who understands America with the answer to this lady, “I’m just a kid from Jersey who feels like I’m the luckiest guy in the world” being the Governor of his state.
Now we are at a point in time where the citizens of America are imploring a man, a Governor to fight for a country we love and sacrifice his own feelings of self worth to save this country from self destruction. Remember when campaigns were ran by friends or businessmen who felt strongly about an individual who could do great things for this nation. The candidate never travel across the country touting just how great they would be. The people picked the candidate and went out to get the votes. George Washington when asked to serve as President responded with a statement of despair asking “Have I not yet done enough for my country“! History proves he had not as he was elected with 100% of the electoral votes which no other candidate has ever done to date.
Governor Christie many citizens of this great nation need you to be our next President, not 6 years from now. We need someone who does not want the job as Jerry Doyle stated today on his radio program. As the lady in the audience imploded you so to does many other Americans. We need leadership in the White House, we need a Patriot in the White House, many Americans say “We need you Governor Christie.” Make the decision to fight for a country you love just as the George Washington was requested to do by accepting the challenge of being the next leader of the Greatest Nation in the World. Selflessness will bring this country back to prosperity, Governor Christie for President, Senator Marco Rubio for V.P. a win win situation because as Jerry stated your not ready for the highest office in the land because you don’t feel it in your heart, but America does.