The Washington Times - November 7, 2013, 11:41AM

Former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said Thursday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is “in a very good position right now” but will have to stake out a clear platform that takes a hard line against Obamacare.

“He’s going to have to be against Obamacare and what it is doing to middle-class people in this country,” Mrs. Hutchison, Texas Republican, told MNSBC.


She said the best thing for Mr. Christie to do is ignore the “sharp edges and knives” that will come out from Democrats and potential GOP rivals in the 2016 presidential race.

Mr. Christie already is taking heat from both parties and may have to convince conservatives that he is a key ally despite opting to expand Medicaid in his state under Obamacare, a step Texas and many other states have rejected.

“I think Gov. Christie will have a plan, a proposal and a platform that conservatives are going to like and that regular people are going to like,” Mrs. Hutchison said.