Chris Christie is the Republican to keep an eye on. His demeanor and ability to step above the political game have endeared him to many. Once again, Christie has taken on a bully with poise and an eloquence that not only silences those opposed to real reform and dialogue, but manages to make Christie look like the benevolent knight. It is a unique characteristic among politicians, especially amongst those on the right, who far too often cower from standing firm on positions that are correct, simply for want of an understanding of the real idea behind them. Not only does Christie have a powerful persona, but he is making a real difference in New Jersey. If not in 2012 then 2016 will be the year for Christie.
See here how Christie silences Meg Whitman's heckler: