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Dear Chris Christie: Candor is not the same as a moral compass

Dear Chris Christie: Candor is not the same as a moral compass

Ahead of his presidential kick-off announcement, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday put out a video trying to explain his personality in positive terms, as an over-abundance of candor. He tells a story about his mother who told him never to hold back, to always say what was on his mind. He ends by saying, "And when you ask about my moral compass that's it. That's it." What's it? Candor is welcome, but it tells us nothing about Christie's moral compass — his concern for others, his kindness, his values, his priorities, etc. The line, like a lot of campaign rhetoric, makes no sense whatsoever. Bad people can be candid. Candor, which can...

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