Northeastern-centric political prognosticators are excited about the possibilities of a 2016 presidential race between freshman New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who just pushed a gay marriage bill through a reluctant Legislature, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who just pushed a health and pension benefits bill through a reluctant Legislature.
Christie, who opposes gay marraige, often references the freshman gov across the Hudson. And as Christie continued his post-bill victory tour on three cable news shows this morning, he had only extraordinarily positive things to say about Cuomo. Remember these Christie words on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" in case of a 2016 New York-New Jersey presidential match-up:
"[Cuomo]'s doing great....He gets in the room, he gets his hands dirty and he gets it done...He sets the debate, he defines the debate and then he compromises on the things he needs to compromise on. He's done a great job.
Don't think Christie is going soft on Dem govs, though. On a later appearance on Fox Business Network, host Don Imus called former NJ Gov. Jon Corzine a "creep."
Christie responded, twice, with: "I agree."