Newt, Sarah and Rush should just step aside, shut up and let Chris Christie take the role of lead Republican cheerleader. There, I said it. I'm still here. I didn't vaporize.
Whether he runs in 2012 or not, his genuine, non-political persona conveys a refreshing honesty that will appeal to moderates and independents as well as hardcore Republicans that, in turn, can build and energize the base for whomever gets the nomination. Watch the Face the Nation interview for yourself and you'll see he's the real deal.