Over at The Campaign Spot, Jim Geraghty says Christie cannot win. And no, it's got little or nothing to do with polls, or an enthused electorate, or party registration:
I can easily see Christie winning narrowly on Election Night. But then Corzine will dip into those absentee ballots where the signatures don’t match, and some friendly judge will rule that because of “dozens of people” on voting lines in Camden and Newark, polls have to be kept open until 3 a.m., and suddenly boxes of ballots from Republican precincts will go missing, etc.
Many of my readers make compelling cases that the Democrats’ lack of enthusiasm will reduce their turnout to the point where the usual cheating can’t make up the difference, but I just can’t bring myself to believe that the Democrats will go quietly.
New Jersey, as it is currently run, is Gotham City without Batman, and we know what happens to hard-charging prosecutors who try to clean up dirty systems. I believe in Chris Christie. I just don’t believe in the rule of law in New Jersey...
How sad is it that in modern-day America, we are resigned to a statewide election being stolen in as brazen a fashion as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stole his in Iran? How concerning is it for the state of our Union that we can guarantee without question that no matter how openly this election is rigged, neither Attorney General Eric Holder or the president will step in to uphold the rule of law? What does it bode for the rest of our nation - and future elections while the Democrats are in power - when clean elections are sacrificed for political power?
Look, this hasn't come to pass yet. But we've been talking about Christie needing to win"outside the margin of fraud" for a while already, and now we have ACORN storming the streets of New Jersey's poorest neighborhoods, stealing votes in order to create a buffer in the case of a marginal Christie victory.
And Chris Christie as Harvey Dent? That makes Corzine into the Joker, of whom Batman said:
And I guess Dent's words apply to corruption-fighter Christie:
You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
Finally, Joker/Corzine, again: "Everything burns! "
Including, I suppose, democracy in America...