7. Glad to see that you are supporting the Democratic candidate.
You would have a valid point if this were October, and Christie's favorables were sky high and Barbara Buono was still unknown. But it's only January, we are talking about a state that just voted to send President Obama back to office by an almost 20% margin, and it's a state where a bloviating governor who often has diarrhea of the mouth is the incumbent.
I expect the common wisdom of the Beltway "expert pundits" to declare this race over. I just didn't expect members of a Democratic message board to already hand Christie re-election, especially given New Jersey's history. Despite a remarkably unpopular incumbent, Christie only received 48.5% of the vote in the 2009 gubernatorial elections.
The best we can do on Democratic Underground is to support Mrs. Buono. She's got an incredibly impressive progressive record, and we don't need to buy the beltway hype that she has no chance.