New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's brash, in-your-face style, which has made him so popular in his home state, could backfire on the national level if he wins the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, says Matt K. Lewis, a writer for The Daily Caller.
"It'll go from being charming and refreshing to being bullying and scary, and do we want a president like this with his finger on the button who yells at women and teachers," Lewis told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
"There will be a lot of hand-wringing, and so Christie needs to be very careful. He should not assume that what has worked thus far will continue to work," Lewis said Tuesday.
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Lewis says GOP candidates have a history of being trashed after gaining popularity.
"We've seen people turn on Republicans before. I mean, John McCain was once the darling of the media . . . and of course they turned on him once he became a viable threat to win the presidency and to defeat a Democrat," Lewis said.
"The same thing is true of Chris Christie. And in fact today, we're seeing polling out of NBC which shows he would win a very small percent of the women vote against Hillary Clinton.
"Even worse . . . they would certainly attempt to use this 'war on women' meme. This has become their go-to move, they used it against [former Massachusetts Gov.] Mitt Romney very effectively, they used it against Ken Cuccinelli [in his failed bid for governor of Virginia]."
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