Contrasting New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie’s success at crafting a budget deal with legislative Democrats in his state, Jennifer Rubin speculates that it might be possible in Washington but for one thing:
The key ingredient missing in D.C., of course, is executive leadership. President Obama has ducked, delegated and demagogued. It is up to Senate and House leaders to forge a deal. And then to complete the task, the voters in 2012 will need to elect a president with the same fortitude and courage as Christie. Maybe Christie himself.
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