2012 Republican National Convention
Chris Christie's fleeting movie trailer promising pension reform

It’s difficult to get voters to pay attention to dry topics like pension reform, so New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s team briefly tried a new tactic this week: a mock movie trailer filled with fire, explosions and a cameo by “The Rock.” With Christie renewing his push to get a handle on New Jersey’s budget difficulties, which are due in part to the state’s underfunded health and retirement obligations for state employees, the trailer, titled “No Pain, No Gain,” was posted on Christie's YouTube account Tuesday and then removed within hours without explanation.  Against a backdrop of ominous clouds and pounding music, the trailer...