They were, by-far, the most damp, dark and cold nights of my life. My old neighborhood was rendered powerless for almost a month, resembling a scene from a post-apocalyptic thriller. Six months have now passed and the recovery is well under way.
In order to take the White House in 2016, the GOP must win traditionally blue states like New York and New Jersey to amass the electoral votes necessary to win the presidency. Only a guy like Christie, not Miami's Rubio or Louisiana's Jindal, can achieve this.
I spent months equipping the boat to withstand the extreme conditions of the unfamiliar destinations I had on my itinerary, ranging from the icy Artic to the blazing heat of the Equator. Of all the places, New York was the least expected where I would have to brave a natural disaster.