Chris Christie’s Best Debate Night

<> on January 28, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arguably had the best debate night of his presidential campaign at the Fox News debate tonight.

Without Donald Trump, the night was desperately in need of some levity to break up the monotony, and Chris Christie brought it.

After the lengthy back and forth between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz on their immigration records, which included video montages of their positions on the issue, Christie was quick to break it up.

“I feel like I need a Washington to English dictionary converter,” he said incredulously, after both senators Rubio and Cruz explained away what appeared to be contradicting positions. “I mean, I heard what they both said. I saw it on video.”

“Stop the Washington bull and let’s get things done,” he added to applause from the crowd.

Unlike many of the candidates who repeated their campaign stump speeches to answer every question, Christie appeared willing to engage the moderators.

At one point, Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly interrupted Christie to reassert a fact about the San Bernardino terrorist attackers, a moment that threatened to derail his answer. Instead of lashing out, Christie stood up for common sense and law enforcement.

“You see something that is suspicious, you call law enforcement and let law enforcement make those decisions,” he said. “That is what should be done and can be done. That can be done without profiling people. What that is, is just common sense.”

When asked if he could name something that the government shouldn’t be funding,Christie was quick to cite Planned Parenthood.

“How about one that I have done in New Jersey for the last six years? That is get rid of Planned Parenthood funding from the United States of America?” he replied.

When asked for something “bigger” from Wallace, Christie defended his answer with a dynamic pro-life response.

“Let me tell you something. When you see thousands upon thousands upon thousands of children being murdered in the womb, I can’t think of anything bigger than that,” he said.