Careful readers of VDARE.com will not be surprised. Nearly four years ago, James Fulford reported a very nasty spat between then-U.S. Attorney Christie and the Mayor of Morristown, Don Cresitello, who, although a liberal Democrat, was urging that something be done about illegal immigrants in his town. Nearly a year later, we reported Newark Star-Ledger columnist Paul Mulshine`s evisceration of Christie for his continuing attacks on the Mayor. Christie was not merely on the wrong side, but emotionally committed to it, in a horribly Bush-like way.
Mulshine is clearly skeptical of Christie`s credentials. He wrote recently
If our boy went to the Beltway with the intention of stirring up support for a presidential run, he sure succeeded. My assessment: Mitt Romney had better watch his back.
ALSO: Conservative New Jersey is still asking why Christie won`t join the suit against Obamacare. If he ever does run, this sort of thing will have to be addressed
(If Chris Christie`s trying to get some buzz going inside the Beltway..., Feb 18, 2011. Link in original).
You can go a long way in politics just by having the right enemies, as I noted about Sarah Palin the other day. But Christie is clearly vulnerable on immigration—if any of his possible rivals have the courage to act.