Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, writes in Politico’s The Arena: “Chris Christie would be a great president. He is, however, busy being a great governor.
Gov. Christie has already changed the nation. He was elected governor of New Jersey in 2009 and all the Republicans who won in 2010 had a model to follow. They watched Christie take on the teachers unions and survive and thrive. Only then could other incoming governors feel secure that fighting with the teachers unions would not be seen by voters as “anti-teacher” or “anti-education.”
Christie is the model for the wave of incoming governors in 2010. Whichever Republican wins the presidency in 2010 he or she will benefit from Chris Christie's continued success in NJ.”