Allright, I'm going to say it. I LIKE Chris Christy. The Governor of NJ is plain spoken and opinionated, sure, but he's also the most honest politician with actual experience on the Republican billet.
Granted, I don't always agree with him on many issues like gun control and the expansion of federal powers, and those things are important to me, but I think the guy's a force for good, and has the balls to do what he thinks is correct rather than doing what he thinks will get him reelected. A lot of armchair quarterbacks didn't like that he appreciated Obama's assistance in helping his state through the Sandy disaster. Imagine that. President helps the guy help his constituents (maybe the most positive thing Obamallamadingdong has done in 5 years), and people are pissed because Christy said thanks more than once.
For the most part. I'm not easy to please, anyhow. The last politician I actually fully liked was Ray Flynn, former mayor of Boston and Ambassador to the Vatican. Another guy I didn't always agree with, but in whom I saw the ability to govern well. I see the same in Christy, and, although I don't think the majority is ready for a politician who says no to more free stuff, I'd vote for the guy and hope for the best on the gun issue.