Missed opportunity?

It was surprising that no one from the New Jersey Republican party put out any type of statement on Monday seeking to criticize Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama for taking fiscal advice from Governor Jon Corzine — considering the GOP’s propensity to bash Corzine on fiscal issues. Corzine was in Washington to participate in Obama’s economic forum.

And from Corzine, a minor screwup: the press release on this campaign event — issued from the Office of the Governor and not from the Democratic State Committee — misspelled the name of the his party’s presidential candidate: Barrack Obama.

Back in 1968, President Lyndon Johnson appointed Governor Richard Hughes to the United States delegation overseeing free elections in Vietnam.Nelson Gross, the Republican State Chairman, issued a statement asking how Hughes would guarantee free elections in Vietnam when he couldn’t assure free elections in Newark, Jersey City and Camden. The Republican response got a lot of play.

 

Missed opportunity?