Podcast: Gov Christie mixing liberal and conservative ideas in his New Hampshire ‘campaign’

 Gov. Chris Christie holds his first town hall outside New Jersey in Londonderry, NH. (Matt Katz/WNYC)

Gov. Chris Christie holds his first town hall outside New Jersey in Londonderry, NH. (Matt Katz/WNYC)

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Chris Christie finally brought his famous town hall format to the campaign trail. The Star-Ledger’s Tom Moran says “it’s about time.”

The latest polls on the governor’s chances in a presidential race are brutal. But Christie’s events in New Hampshire drew big crowds and lots of attention from reporters. And while voters in the Granite State took a second look at the (almost) candidate, Christie unveiled Social Security reform proposals, a nuanced position on immigration and unleashed some tough talk on President Obama and Cuba.

This week, New Jersey Public Radio’s Matt Katz and the Star-Ledger’s Tom Moran join host David Furst to play “red meat/blue meat” with Christie’s town hall comments. New Hampshire Republican Party activist, Fran Wendelboe says the governor “redeemed himself” during his visits and Matthew Yglesias, Executive Editor of Vox, tells us why we all focused on the wrong aspects of Christie’s Social Security proposals.

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