Rush Limbaugh didn’t like Chris Christy’s speech. Didn’t think there was enough direct criticism of Obama. Of course everyone will have an opinion which they are entitled to, but I strongly disagree.
In his criticism of the speech, Rush said “This is about Obama,” and what I say to that is, it shouldn’t be. Because if it’s about Obama, then that problem is easily remedied by simply electing a different democrat, isn’t it? Hillary Clinton is not Obama, right? In fact, every other democrat is not Obama.
What Christy did was very wise. He made this a contrast between Left and Right, between liberal ideology and conservative ideology. When you do that, and if you successfully make that case, you make every democrat an unacceptable choice, and that includes Obama. And that’s the message we want to convey or at least it’s the message we should want to convey.
There will always be another Obama waiting in the wings. Yeah we need to remind people of everything Obama’s done wrong. But republicans also need to seize every opportunity to change minds for the long term, not just for this election. That’s what Christy did last night. He tried to sell the bigger picture. And I loved his speech.