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Pre-primary push

"Pre-primary push" Continued...

When Christie, the firebrand governor who many wanted to run for president, took over the microphone a protestor yelled, "Christie kills jobs." Christie had a different response. "Really?" Christie replied, showing the fire that seems to be missing in many of the formal GOP candidates. "Something may go down tonight but it's not going to be jobs, sweetheart."

Christie then deftly turned the taunt around to focus on Obama's policies. The president, Christie said, has "encouraged these people to be angry at Mitt and angry at me because we stand up for what we believe in."

Edward Lee Pitts
Edward Lee Pitts

Lee teaches journalism at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is the associate dean of the World Journalism Institute.

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