From one governor to another

Indiana’s Mitch Daniels writes the essay praising New Jersey’s Chris Christie in the TIME 100 issue:

His frontal challenges to the excesses of today’s strongest special interest, government itself, have already made a difference in places far from his home state. For all his forcefulness and candor, Christie, 48, is delightfully free of the self-importance that leads so many politicians to confuse their own interests with the public’s. The largest question for our nation is which sector, private or public, should be primary. Christie has lost no time over the past year making his preference clear, in words and actions, in a state where government is as bad as it gets.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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