By: Eyder Peralta

If you pay attention to way Republican presidential candidates are talking about drug abuse, it seems vastly different from the way the party leaders of the past talked about the issue.

Perhaps the new, more compassionate stance was synthesized best by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during Saturday's GOP debate.

Christie touted his record of keeping drug abusers out of jails.

"This is a disease. It's not a moral failing," Christie said...