All of a sudden Governor Chris Christie is not willing to say much. The generally gregarious and talkative Christie has still not articulated a clear set of ideas or beliefs on immigration (illegal or otherwise). The possible 2016 Presidential candidate seems to be playing his cards close to the vest and waiting for the current illegal immigration crisis to “work itself out.”
See for yourself.
Did you get that? Sure. It was clear as mud.
Essentially, “we have immigration issues that need to be fixed. There are no easy answers. We need to fix them.”
Gee, thanks Governor.
Or how about this – just to make things less clear.
The governor announced midway through a trip to Mexico — billed as a three-day trade mission — that he did not plan to offer opinions on repairing U.S. immigration policies unless he chooses to seek the Republican nomination president in 2016.
“Until that time, that’s not my job and not my role,” Christie said Thursday.
As the Republican governor tartly put it: “I understand everybody wants to start a campaign that I even haven’t decided I want to be in right now. I’m just not going to do it. I won’t have anything to say on immigration unless, and until, I become a candidate for the president of the United States.”
The governor insisted that if he decides to create a nationwide campaign — something he said he would announce early next year — then he would “articulate a full position on it and then you guys can pick it apart.”
Christie, who has been touring his own country as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, has never shied away from criticizing Obama on the issue of immigration, and in fact said in July that the president has done an “awful job in securing our border.”
That was followed by the declaration that Obama’s refusal to go to the U.S.-Mexico border was evidence the president was “unwilling” to be a strong leader.
But Christie has always balked at discussing the issue more deeply, and appeared to put the issue to rest while visiting the border country.
Weird, right? For someone who seems to aspire to the Presidency, you’d think he’d have an answer for this already.