DENVER — Few people still take New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seriously as a presidential contender, which may explain the governor’s comments Monday derisively referring to this critical swing state as a land of “head shops popping up on every corner.”
During a radio appearance Monday, Christie responded emphatically to a caller who asked about legalizing marijuana.
“You say it’s going to come down the road,” he said, interrupting the caller. “You know it may come down the road when I’m gone. It’s not going to come while I’m here.”
Christie, a Republican thought to be considered the GOP’s 2016 front-runner until he got bogged down in a scandal late last year, showed little grasp of an obvious reality: that voters here and in Washington state — not governors — are the ones who had the power to legalize recreational marijuana.