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An Editorial: Joseph W. McQuaid, Publisher: Christie's experience beats cute, loud and super-rich

New Hampshire Union Leader Publisher

February 02. 2016 7:43PM

Now that Iowa is over, TV talking heads and bilious bloggers are right back at it, telling us what it means and what will happen next. Well, what we know happens next is New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary and the stakes here could not be higher for the peace, prosperity and freedom of America.

That is why this newspaper has endorsed Gov. Chris Christie as the best, most-experienced choice for President. It’s also why we have ignored the clamor that Republicans and independents must not go for their best candidate but instead line up for the youngest, the cutest, or the richest.

We have long held that to recover from the disaster of Obama, we should not replace one inexperienced freshman U.S. Senator for another. Instead, we have looked at the governors in this race. They have made the tough decisions, worked with the other party when appropriate, and stood their ground when necessary.

Of the three still in the race, it is Gov. Christie who has had the toughest job, dealing with unions and Democrats in New Jersey. His additional experience as a tough, no-nonsense U.S. Attorney who prosecuted corrupt politicians as well as terrorists makes him an even better choice for New Hampshire Republicans.

Be sure to read Gov. Christie’s commentary today (click here for a link), in which he lays out a clear and concise vision of how America can and must lead.

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