There’s An Elephant In The Room
Yes, we have noticed that trend. Senator Jon Corzine has turned obfuscation, duck and run into an art form in his quest to become Governor of New Jersey. Lacking ideas, Corzine along with his fellow Democrats, substitute trite phases, obstruction and name calling for serious political debate and solutions to problems. Here’s a prime example from yesterday:
U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine supports publicly funded stem-cell research, but likes the California model compared to anything he has seen. If you want to know his stance on other hot campaign issues important to New Jersey, you're going to have to wait.
"There will be plenty of time for that later," the gubernatorial candidate said Monday.
They're [Republicans] asking Corzine to explain how he plans to solve the state's nearly bankrupt financial status and property-tax crisis. They're also asking for his perspective on issues like gay marriage and the governor's proposed slashing of property-tax rebates.
The Republican candidates answered most of those questions at length last week during a debate in northern New Jersey.
He did, however, offer a slight explanation of the $37,000 his mother donated to Bergen County Democrats even though she lives in Illinois.
"I've answered that question already," he said. "My mom and my family have always tried to help each other out. It's ridiculous. We're here to celebrate Frank Lautenberg's career."
Since acting Gov. Richard J. Codey announced in early February that he would not challenge Corzine for the Democratic nomination, Corzine has not said much.
After a reporter asked him two questions, Corzine refused to answer any more.
"You're not going to get anything out of me that you haven't already gotten," he said.
And what about Republicans accusing him of staying silent on issues?
Campaign manager David Wald stepped in and said, "We're not saying anything else."