Chris Christie will announce for president and his youtube stream has been updated for 10:30 tomorrow morning:
His first problem could be a market collapse which would relegate the announcement to an afterthought (or a ‘Christie sat on it’ joke) but what is more likely to dampen the festivities is traffic.
It will be at Livingston High School and I know the area well from playing at the basketball courts there on Saturday mornings for years and at that time that stretch of road between Route 10 and Northfield is congested even if there are only walker/jogger and Shop Rite traffic. Tomorrow there will be all sorts of political types plus, according to a just uploaded nj.com story, 1,000 teachers:
As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announces his presidential bid at Livingston High School on Tuesday, teachers from across the state will descend on the school wearing red and spreading the message that Christie is a “liar” and “a bully,” according to a union leader.
The protest was arranged by the Essex County Education Association over the weekend after teachers learned Thursday that Christie would make his announcement at a school, said Anthony Rosamilia, president of the association, whi said he expects a thousand teachers to show up Tuesday.
“A lot of my members felt that this was like rubbing our faces in it,” said Rosamilia, a history teacher at Livingston High School. “To have his announcement at a public school was just, we thought, just like really adding insult to injury.”
Fitting that this quixotic quest kicks off with a massive jam. It will not be the last one if anyone ever asks him about his record.