The Campaign Spot

Corzine Campaign One Step Away From ‘Yo Momma’ Jokes

I hope New Jersey Democrats are proud.

It is about as subtle as a playground taunt: a television ad for Gov. Jon S. Corzine shows his challenger, Christopher J. Christie, stepping out of an S.U.V. in extreme slow motion, his extra girth moving, just as slowly, in several different directions at once.
In case viewers missed the point, a narrator snidely intones that Mr. Christie “threw his weight around” to avoid getting traffic tickets.
In the ugly New Jersey contest for governor, Mr. Corzine and Mr. Christie have traded all sorts of shots, over mothers and mammograms, loans and lying. But now, Mr. Corzine’s campaign is calling attention to his rival’s corpulence in increasingly overt ways.

If this is the way he wants to play it, I think Christie ought to call out Corzine for his bald-faced lies. I know this egghead thinks he’s smart, but taxpayers are feeling scalped and all of the governor’s job-creation projections were off by way more than a hair.

I mean, really, Corzine looks terrible these days. He looks like something the Katz dragged in.


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