[Bulman] said when he told Mr. Christie he is from upstate New York, “he said, ‘I’m not much different from Andrew Cuomo. I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues.’ ” Mr. Bulman said Gov. Christie “sees value in the building trades, which are private sector unions. He complimented us and said he uses us as an example of a pro-business union.”
Mr. Bulman, asked if he thinks Gov. Christie will run for president, said, “I don’t know, but he talked about Israel, and he wanted to make sure we knew he had been traveling abroad.”
C’mon, it’s not true that Christie agrees with Cuomo on most things. Christie’s a famous budget-cutter and union-tamer; Cuomo’s a, er, budget-cutter and union-tamer. Cuomo’s outspoken about gun control; Christie’s, um, outspoken about gun control. Cuomo believes in a path to citizenship for illegals; Christie believes in … a path to citizenship for illegals. Cuomo believes that human activity is contributing to climate change; Christie … also believes that human activity is contributing to climate change. Cuomo’s a big fan of Barack Obama; ahem.
Cuomo’s very, very pro-choice while Christie’s pro-life, so there you go. There’s the two percent. Via the Corner, here’s the man himself addressing what he did or didn’t say about their similarities. Exit question: What if Hillary doesn’t run and we end up with a Cuomo vs. Christie race in 2016? Second look at a Rand Paul independent bid?