New Jersey 101.5

"I don't care what they say as long as they talk about me." -- Tallulah Bankhead, actress

Governor Christie speaks after winning re-election in New Jersey (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Scandals aside, the worse thing said about any political office seeker may be, "Never heard of him (or her)." This is something Chris Christie doesn't have to worry about, as he entertains visions of a national campaign.

As many recent callers to New Jersey 101.5 tell it, no Garden State resident returns from an out-of-state trip without an anecdote about some hotel concierge, gas station attendant or street vendor asking them about the governor of New Jersey.

In the wake of his landslide re-election victory in a Democratic state, New Jersey's Republican governor also seems to have every political columnist, analyst and commentator talking about him. As this phenomenon is likely to last, maybe right up to 2016, we'll keep a  selection of such opinion pieces available right here for your reading pleasure.

And if you're back from a trip, with one of those "What's-the-deal-with-Chris Christie?" stories from the hinterland, feel free to post it on our Facebook page.

'How Chris Christie's 2016 Campaign Started in 2013' / ABC News

'Four Problems With Chris Christie 2016' / New York Magazine

'Why National Democrats Rolled Over for Chris Christie' / The Daily Beast

'It's Christie fever, all thanks to a temper gone viral' / Paul Muleshine, The Star-Ledger

'Christie is GOP's lone superstar' / CNN Opinion

'Why today is a great day to sell Chris Christie stock' / Washington Post

'Chris Christie faces a minefield of issues on the national stage' / Los Angeles Times

'The Significance of Chris Christie's Win' / Real Clear Politics

'Is Chris Christie A Moderate?' / THINKPROGRESS