Chris Christie won reelection in dominant fashion on Tuesday, and beat his opponent by a margin of 60-36 percent. In a state with 700,000 more Democrats than Republicans, this is a major victory.
However, there are some in the conservative movement who will tell you this is a bad thing and that Christie is no true conservative. Nominate the most conservative candidate and he will always win, they say. I wonder if Ken Cuchinelli would agree.
The truth is, Christie’s victory is excellent news for conservatives and educational on how the party can be successful. One need not agree with all of Christie’s policies in order to learn from him. First, let’s dive into the positive. Christie is a pro-free market, pro-life, and union-fighting Republican. As my colleague Matt Purple has pointed out, his record is fantastic: