You gotta, in order to run as a Republican, right?
He had a slip up, and called the disputed territories in Palestine and Israel "occupied territories". He says he misspoke, has had to make it very clear that he supports Israel (and to take it a step further, one would have to assume he doesn't believe Palestinians have any right to the "occupied territories"), and I would suspect there will be a press conference, or make up event to compensate.
What's most interesting, is that this is after Christie has been accused by such bigots as Steve Emerson, as having an "Islam Problem" for treating Muslims as human beings:
or for appointing them as judges:
I had hoped Christie was at least a little above pandering, and his occasional foray into leftist politics or alliances had me optimistic, but I have to think as he gets closer to running for the Presidency, he is being told to McCain himself. That is, change his political roots and beliefs, in order to apply (and raise donations) from the radical right.
American politics are broken.