The World According To Jon Corzine
We hope this poll is wrong:
Ingrid Reed, director of the New Jersey Project at Rutgers' Eagleton Institute of Politics, said Democratic bosses are dependent on Corzine because polls show him to be the most popular politician in the state and because Democrats want to help Corzine get elected.
This might have something to do with his popularity with the Democrat leaders:
Since 1999 Corzine, has spent more than $4 million* to help get Democrats elected across the state. Much of that money was distributed to political committees run by county chairmen and other leaders.
* Note this figure does not include money contributed by his mother or other Corzine family members or friends.
We don’t have a crystal ball but we think we can predict the answers. Okay you can too!
But how will Corzine show he is independent from the political power brokers he has so heavily funded, and who have helped set him on the path to the governor's office? Now Corzine must show whether his independence is genuine, said David Rebovich, managing director of the Rider Institute of Politics at Rider University.
Noting the state is facing a multibillion-dollar shortfall in its budget this year, wondered whether Corzine will apply his business background to solve New Jersey's fiscal woes.
"In the private sector if you are $5 billion in the hole, you will lay off 5,000 workers, or take some other serious action," Rebovich said. "Can Corzine do that as governor? Or, because that hurts a Democratic constituent group (state employees), will he back off and take another tack? Is he going to cut, paste, and defer hard choices and hope for an economic recovery?"
No wonder our feet hurt all the time. Maybe Corzine can regal us with his heroic toe stepping in Washington. Apparently “stepping on toes” doesn’t translate into effective representation or a record of success in the Senate.
At a news conference yesterday, Corzine said he "stepped on a lot of toes" in Washington and would do the same in New Jersey.
We thought the problem was politicians with their hands in our pockets and folks putting money into the pockets of the politicians. Anyway, apparently the only one allowed to buy politicians in the world according to Jon Corzine, is Jon Corzine.
"We can no longer tolerate having people think that the way you do business in this state is to get into the pockets of a politician," Corzine said.