At the same event in which Christie called out Democrats for their fixation on income inequality, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie praised former president George W. Bush (you know, the hipster icon). Said Christie:
The guy won two national elections. How easy has that looked the last eight years. He was, first, an outstanding political candidate. And I think he was grossly underappreciated by his own country and his own party as a politician.As the Washington Posts's Aaron Blake points out, Bush's reputation has recovered somewhat from the days in which he was both president and pariah:
"A Gallup poll last year showed that, for the first time since early in his second term, more Americans had a favorable view of Bush (49 percent) than an unfavorable one (46 percent)."
Via the Washington Post.