Well, one can only hope...
This has been the big news out of New Jersey this morning:
President Barack Obama is headed in the wrong direction as New Jersey voters disapprove 52 - 44 percent of the job he is doing...the president's lowest score ever in the Garden State.
Hey - in the land of the shady boardwalk, the locals know when they've been had by the shifty carny. Still:
New Jersey voters say 49 - 45 percent that Obama does not deserve to be reelected, but say 45 - 37 percent that they would vote for Obama over an unnamed Republican challenger in the 2012 presidential race.
So let's name one, and then see what happens.
But here's something I find even more interesting:
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez has a slightly negative 39 - 42 percent approval rating...Voters split 41 - 43 percent on whether Menendez deserves reelection in 2012, but back him 45 - 39 percent over an unnamed Republican challenger.
So let's name one.....
D-La Raza) is a horrific Senator who has done little to nothing to advance the state's interests, while voting consistently to raise taxes on his constituents, take away their health-care choices, and flood their streets will illegal immigrants. New Jersey is a fairly liberal state, to be sure, but middle-class liberalism ends on the front lawn, and when they can't afford to mow it anymore, and find illegals napping in it, well....they'll fume silently (so as not to appear racist) and vote for the guy in the black hat.
In 2009 that hat was worn by Christie, who won despite being outspent 3-1 in a state where Democrats hold a huge registration advantage. Menendez's seat may be easy pickings for the Republicans in 2012, and it doesn't appear as if Barack Obama will have long enough coat-tails to carry his wife's fat ass, not to mention any far-left Senators in a fade-to-purple state.
Especially if Chris Christie - who was the only fellow to show a net gain an positive approval in the Quinnipiac poll at 47%-46% - is beating his ample chest about how much damage Menendez has done to New Jersey, and how much relief our as-yet unnamed Republican nominee can bring...