While discussing how GOP voters haven’t been enamored by the current candidates in their field, Up with Chris Hayes panel guest Rinku Sen brought up an interesting point if Chris Christie were to actually enter the race.
The publisher of ColorLines.com mentioned how the New Jersey governor is one of the few Republicans to come out against the Muslims and Sharia law has faced in right-wing circles. Sen then pivoted to Christie having the best chance of any Republican to possibly appeal to voters outside of the usual base demographic.
“I think there’s a racial dimension to this,” Sen said. “Some portion of Republican strategists are looking at Christie as a possible appeal to people of color because he’s frankly less obviously racist than the rest of the field.”
WATCH: Video from MSNBC, which appeared on October 2, 2011.