Is it just me, or does anyone else out there wonder why the mainstream media is gushing over Gov. Chris Christie?
The Washington Post got all wee-weed up over his decisive win in New Jersey last week. The New York Times planted a big kiss on his chubby tookus. The networks in Manhattan all ran a variation of “Boy, this guy is really something, huh?”
Now, the portly presidential contender’s win was, to be sure, pretty amazing — especially in a deep blue state where President Obama beat Mitt Romney by 18 points just a year ago. The numbers speak for themselves. Mr. Christie won:
• More than 60 percent of the vote (the first time in 25 years any Republican has taken more than half of the vote).
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• A whopping 33 percent of Democrats and nearly the same chunk of independents.
• Fifty-one percent of the Hispanic vote and nearly a quarter of the black vote.