On NBC's Meet the Press Sunday, New Jersey governor Chris Christie explained himself as the following: "I'm huggable and lovable. I am not abrasive at all. I — listen, I'm honest. And I wish we had more of it in politics. You know what people are tired of in politics? They're tired of blow-dried — tested answers that are given by political consultants to politicians and everybody sounds the same." Yet when asked about same-sex marriage, Christie didn't budge an inch from the GOP party line (across 44 states, anyhow):
"I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman. I am not a fan of same-sex marriage. That's my view and that'll be the view of our state, because I wouldn't sign a bill like the one that was in New York."
Christie: 'I am huggable and loveable' [Politico]
Chris Christie: 'I Am Not A Fan Of Same-Sex Marriage' [Towleroad]