Following Gov. Chris Christie’s State of the State Address, a political expert surmised at the midway point of Christie’s tenure that he’s running for re-election.
“This speech was clearly an admission that all eyes are on 2013,” said Monmouth University Pollster/Political Scientist Patrick Murray.
“Up until a few months ago, the Governor was calling on the Legislature to finish pension and benefits reform. If he really wanted to see that through, he would have talked about it, but he realizes he can’t win on that one and so he’s chosen a fight on drugs and education reform, and he’s challenging Democrats with this proposal to cut income taxes. To me, that was the equivalent of Democrats’ proposing the millionaire’s tax.”