By Patrice Harris
Originally Published on Talk Radio News Service on June 30th 2015
(TRNS)- Fifty-two year old New Jersey Governor Chris Christie officially declared his presidential bid Tuesday in a candid, nostalgic announcement in front of an enthusiastic crowd of supporters in Livingston, New Jersey.
Gov. Christie appeared on stage with his wife and four children at his old high school in New Jersey.
According to Christie, he had no choice but to make this large announcement in the place he called home, where his family raised him. “Everything started here,” he said.
Christie believes that he will make a strong president of the United States because of his tenure as governor of New Jersey. Christie’s bid included his economic success of New Jersey, where he implemented no new taxes, implemented education reform including tenure revisions, and reformed pensions and health benefits for his constituents.
The former US Attorney, believes that President Obama and his administration have not been strong nor aggressive enough in restoring the “American Dream.”
“America is tired of hand ringing weakness and indecisiveness in the Oval Office that is why I am proud today to announce my candidacy as rep candidate for president of the U.S.A.,” said Christie. “We must tell each other the truth about problem we have. We also need to acknowledge the government isn’t working for us. This country needs to work together again. We can and we will work together.”
As president, Gov. Christie said he would introduce a simplified tax system, reduce government regulations, increase business investment and improve America’s overall economy.
Gov. Christie promised a “campaign without spin” and genuine answers rather than those provided by political consultants. He assured the audience a “campaign that believes, not one that tears people down but one that rebuilds America.”
Christie’s campaign slogan, “Telling it like it is,” embodies what he says is his view ‘”not [to] worry about what is popular but what is right.”
” [I’m] not running to be the most popular, not America’s prom king. When I stand up on a stage know for sure I mean what I say and I say what I mean,” said Christie.
Gov. Christie is the 14th Republican to announce a presidential bid. He joins Jeb Bush (R- Fl), Ted Cruz (R- TX), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), amongst others.