POLITICS
08/04/2013 09:58 pm ET Updated Aug 04, 2013

What Is Chris Christie Doing Right?

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In New Jersey, charisma is a blunt instrument. Even in its most lyrical incarnations—in Philip Roth’s perception, or Bruce Springsteen’s—the state is the site of a fevered, haywire sexuality, a place where all of the most full-blooded human instincts run loose: aggression and vanity; a big hearted, desperate romantic yearning; a carnal materialism.

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