WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 —Tonight on “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie discusses his recent weight loss surgery with Brian Williams. The surgery has refueled speculation about the future political career of the controversial and well liked governor, including a possible run for president in 2016.
When asked, Christie says his decision to undergo weight loss surgery was about his health and the future of his family. He wants to be there for his wife and four children; it’s as simple as that. But the talking heads are quick to attach the decision to his image as a candidate in the next presidential election.
Christie’s popularity enjoyed a massive boost in the wake of his actions after Hurricane Sandy laid waste to New Jersey. Christie took a lot of heat from fellow Republicans after embracing President Obama on national television, but a 77% approval rating in his home state says a lot about the politician.
Christie, a Republican governor in a blue state, has shown his constituents that his first obligation is to them. His tough talk and no nonsense approach has kept Christie in the national spotlight, and sustained his possibility as the Republican candidate for president in 2016.
Here is a man that bows to no one before the priorities of his constituents. The current do-nothing congress could learn a lot from Governor Christie. Seeing Christie roll up his sleeves and take on the bunch of bums in Congress as president is alluring to say the least.
Even more attractive is the possibility of having a president who puts his constituents before any personal or political agenda. Whether a President Christie would meet resistance or acceptance from congress is yet to be revealed, but there’s no doubt he would shake things up inside the beltway.
Since the current congress has an approval rating of just 15%, shaking them up would be a good thing, regardless of who does it. Christie’s status as the most popular Republican in the country may well lead to the highest office in the land, and to the battle of his life.
Tune in tonight and see why he may be the just the man for the job.
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ABC: Shark Tank: (Repeat) An energy and nutritional supplement designed and tested by active members of the military; a new way to shop for bridal wear; a wine tasting cruise.
CBS: Undercover Boss: (New) This special episode features updates on some of the most intriguing employees who have appeared on the show and how the experience impacted their life. Employees include a Philly Pretzel employee who went from minimum wage worker to franchise owner and a Modell’s Sporting Goods employee who has moved out of a homeless shelter and into her very own home. Also, disgraced employees share the aftermath of getting fired.
FOX: Kitchen Nightmares: (New) A couple finds it hard to listen to Chef Ramsay’s advice.
NBC: Fashion Star: (New) Cassandra, Daniel and Hunter face off in the final challenge to determine who will be Season 2’s Fashion Star.
CW: Nikita: (New) AT LAST…? - Before becoming engaged, Nikita said, “There’s always gonna be another mission.” Now, after barely surviving harrowing recent events, Michael questions his fiancée’s commitment to a life beyond Division’s web of deceit, double-crosses and murder - and he’s not the only one with doubts.
ESPN: NBA Playoffs: Game 3: Heat at Bulls: Miami at Chicago in Game 3 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series.
ABC: Shark Tank: (New) Teaching kids how to ride a bike that doesn’t have pedals; a movie about motorcycle racing; a hot-pink food truck run by beautiful women; fun photo booths.
CBS: Vegas: (New) Sheriff Lamb and Savino join forces to take out Porter Gainsley, the man responsible for putting Katherine in the hospital and who Lamb believes killed his wife. Meanwhile, Jack plans to propose to Mia.
FOX: Touch: (New) Martin races against time to save Jake and Amelia from Aster Corps.
NBC: Dateline NBC: (New) The full story of Jodi Arias and the reaction to jurors’ recent verdict in her murder trial. Josh Mankiewicz reports.
CW: Supernatural: (Repeat) Sam and Dean reunite with Castiel and discover a film in the Men of Letters files that could be the key to the third trial. Meanwhile, Crowley digs into Sam and Dean’s past.
ABC: 20/20: (New) Three women held captive for 10 years in Cleveland; the Jodi Arias conviction.
CBS: Blue Bloods: (New) As the Reagans rally together to take down the leader of the gang responsible for the murder of someone close to them, Danny looks to the gang leader’s girlfriend to lead them to him. Meanwhile, Frank is left reeling from a second loss.
NBC: Rock Center with Brian Williams: (New) Interviews with Chris Christie and Jimmy Connors.
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