Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Gov. Chris Christie...

...of New Jersey will deliver the keynote address at the Republican National Convention later this month. According to a piece in the Times today: 

His once prosperous state has lately become a national laggard. 

Last year, New Jersey ranked 47th in economic growth, and as The Record newspaper noted, its economy shrank by 0.5 percent, even as the economies of 43 other states grew. State employment figures also do not offer much comfort. 

Mr. Christie took office in 2010, when the state unemployment rate was 9.7 percent, 35th in the nation. Now it is 9.6 percent, ranking 48th.

Just as Hillary missed her best opportunity to run for president in 2004, Gov. Yells-at-Everybody* may have missed his window this year. 

What if Christie can't even get reelected governor in 2013?

* Hat tip: Paul Krugman

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