I don't know what's in New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono's heart, but I bet the purportedly liberal media is giving this liberal Middlesex County Democrat agita.
Headlines such as "Chris Christie would probably beat George Washington, expert says" may be melodramatic -- this one's from the website of NJ 101.5, a radio station not known for nuances -- but they are hardly atypical.
Compare the "Washington" banner to the gloomy headline on the Star-Ledger's recent tale "Buono's money woes threaten campaign." Or to PolitickerNJ's "Buono Campaign Releases Interactive Website Highlighting Christie's Costly Property Tax Policies" (more on that story in a moment), which reads like an invitation to zzz-ville.
As my astute colleague Matt Katz wrote in Sunday's Inquirer, New Jersey's incumbent Republican governor has become a "politico-celeb." Christie blazes high above merely mortal politicians; he's an entire constellation in a firmament far starrier than that of any other New Jerseyan save Springsteen.