Mr. Jackson continues his commentary about Governor Christie: "We heard a national Republican who actually believes that there is a legitimate role for the federal government to play in our lives. Maybe Christie is that 'adult' the Republican Party needs to get our party back on track and to tone down some of the craziness happening within the party – 'legitimate rape,' 'the president is lazy,' 'the president should learn how to be American,' etc. In a country that has become hyper-partisan to the point of total gridlock, you have a politician who is determined to put the people first, even if it helps the opposition party right before a major election. Did Christie want Romney to defeat Obama in the election? Certainly he did. But it was more important that he got his people the help they needed. Without a doubt, Christie was the true winner of this year’s election. And the Republican Party can win, too, if it adopts his road map for balancing partisanship with governorship. This is the only way to get the GOP back to relevancy."