Lately, Chris Christie has gotten some pretty serious prodding to jump into the race for president. The biggest roadblock so far has been that there's no guarantee he'll be able to take New Jersey away from Obama. Well, Tony Perkins threw up another potential one earlier today--he'll have a hard time with fundies.
Speaking at the National Press Club, FRC President Tony Perkins said that Mr. Christie has made some “very questionable appointments” to state agencies and that evangelical Christians would have have a tough time swallowing them because those people did not hold pro-life views.
“He has some backing from individuals who are clearly on the other side of social issues,” Mr. Perkins said, “so I think he would have a difficult time gaining a lot of support among social conservatives.”
That poses problems for any GOP candidate, Mr. Perkins suggested, given that, by his count, evangelicals historically have made up about half of the electorate in Republican primary contests.
So let's see if we've got this right. One of the few halfway sane Republicans who isn't a RINO actually puts his money where his mouth is and reaches across the aisle--and because of that, the base probably won't give him a second thought. That says a whole lot about the state of the GOP, doesn't it?