5 Things Conservatives Wouldn't Like About Christie

He's closer to center on matters such as immigration, gun control: Dan Amira
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2011 4:11 PM CDT
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks in this March file photo.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Be careful what you wish for, conservatives. So warns Dan Amira at New York's Daily Intel blog, who thinks Republicans pleading for the New Jersey governor to enter the race might be making the same mistake they did with Rick Perry—"allowing themselves to become enamored with the idea of Christie, while overlooking who he actually is." Amira has five examples of Christie going against the party grain, including:

  • Immigration: He's on record as supporting a "clear path to citizenship" for immigrants, a position foes deride as "amnesty."
  • Gun control: He says he backs "common-sense laws" to keep illegal guns off the streets.
  • Climate change: He thinks it's real and that "human activity plays a role."
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