Chris Christie might be my kind of Republican. I don't know yet. I haven't looked closely at his record or stand on the issues, but he seems to be a pragmatic politician who's not afraid to build friendships in the other party, at least, with President Obama. He's certainly looking out for the people of New Jersey.
I admit my record of voting for Republicans is spotty at best. I voted for George W. in 2000 because I couldn't draw Al Gore. Before that, I have to go way back to John Anderson in 1980 who was a Republican before he declared to be an independent, but I still counted him as a card carrying member of the GOP. I couldn't vote for Ronald Reagan. There was something about him I didn't trust, kind of a nod-and-a-wink style of politics that was tailor made for white men. Rosalynn Carter said "He makes us feel comfortable with our prejudices." Plus, the evangelical Christians flocked to Reagan in large numbers. Whenever you have a significant number of people believing the world is only 6,000 years old and Jesus had a pet dinosaur, you have big trouble trying to run a modern, rational administration especially when it comes to funding science programs.
I voted for Gerald Ford in spite of the pardon because I liked him better than Jimmy Carter. I voted for Richard Nixon. Twice. That's right, I voted for Nixon twice. I could explain why and it all sounds very reasonable, but the fact is, I helped put Richard Nixon in office. Hey, he launched my career and I never even thanked him.