Skip to comments.Could Christie's Comments Tip the Election?
Posted on 10/31/2012 7:57:48 AM PDT by Rusty0604
Here is question of the day: Is this genuine praise or is Christie looking to run for president in four years? I suggest both.
Regardless, widespread perception that Obama is doing a good job in response to Sandy, fueled by gushing praise from Christie may be enough to tip Virginia into the Obama column, and the election right with it.
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Columnists like this need to be held accountable for their scaremongering after the election.
Most of the country has never heard of Chris Christie. Why would people outside of NJ, NY, and PA care what he said?
Shedlock is a Democrat.
No...the writer prays to his god that it does but it does not. Peopl ehave made up their minds and they will fire the man.
No and why even post this nonsense by a non-entity?
I know Christie has to walk a fine line and be fair to the President but its Obama’s job to make sure FEMA responds to these kinds of emergencies. I think Chris has gone way beyond whats required especially 7 days before the election.
Just personally I have never liked the guy and I don’t trust him. He needs to shut up and help Mitt win.
No.,... I think Obummer’s veiled threat to essentially kill the defense industry in VA will make a bigger impact. Everyone knows that Christie is emotional and a bit of an iconoclast.
Plus, this guy is a Blogspot writer. I know many fine ones, but there are many more not-fine ones.
I am so tired of pundits and talking heads pouncing on every little thing and giving it more value than it has. Just. Shut. Up.
I guess people have forgotten about Obama’s anemic response to the tornadoes that hit the mid-section of the country in March and April of this year.
I believe the death toll was about equal to Sandy. Entire towns were wiped off the map back then too.
He’s asking the same question I did when I heard Christie.
Meh. Obama’s handling of this will play well in the solid blue states. Virginia? Fuggetaboutit.
Beautiful opportunity for Romney - compare and contrast 0’s response to Sandy and Benghazi.
I think Turncoat Christie has ruined any chances he had as a GOP candidate for President. The Tea Party types including me will note his Sandy-Actions and not forget or forgive.
His is an economic blog and he doesn’t discuss politics much. I think he’s a libertarian. That’s why I was a little surprised by his comments.
Chris is the governor and is acting the part.
Republicans win when they are gracious, positive
and act like responsible adults.
Being seen to be taking advantage of this disaster would put Republicans in a bad light.
So, Virginia is supposed to forget obama’s pooh pooing of the naval ships and vote for obama because a RINO is heaping praise on him for basically doing nothing?
Christie went overboard, i dont know why. A Democrat would have made up grievances if it was a Republican President. He didnt have to do that, but he didnt need to gush. He could have simply recognized that the President is doing what we expect him to do, just as Romney will when he is President.
I completely agree with you. He has been “effusive” in his praise. Having the _resident do his job is indeed shocking, but going on and on about how great he is just for doing his job is making me nauseated. Thanking the muslim for his help would be plenty. The rest is BS! I never could stand this RINO and this is just another reason why. If I were Romney, I’d be plenty pissed!
Really don't think it works that way folks ~
I’m with Mark Levin - - I don’t like Christie.
Treason, with extreme cowardice.
I, for one, love Christie’s attitude.
He has to play footsie with the feds to get the money his state needs to recover. To do otherwise would be foolish.
But he also refused, in stark Christie terms, to play politics when circumstances demanded he lead his state during crisis. The guy has his head on straight, and we need more like him.
Maybe I'm naive, but I don't see how Obama being perceived as doing a good job with disaster response in New Jersey is going to change somebodies vote in Virginia. I just can't see somebody saying, unemployment is terrible, the debt is out of control, the president blew it in Libya, I was going to vote Romney, but wow...the president sure looked good giving that disaster speech in New Jersey, I'm going to have to stay with him!
Time to end that sort of thing ~ BTW, remember the parking lot filled to the brim with yellow school buses that could have taken NO peeps to safety? They showed a video of a very large parking lot filled with yellow taxis somewhere in New York.
Shake my head at this non-sense. Nobody in Virginia cares about what Christie has to say, nobody.
Christie is the Governor. He is doing what he has to, to get help for NJ. That is HIS job!
Your comments about the way a president should perform would work if we were dealing with a mature man, but Obama is a petulant child, and hold grudges. Given that Christie has not been terribly gracious recently, he probably felt he needed to massage Obama’s ego to make sure his state was treated fairly.
I think Turncoat Christie has ruined any chances he had as a GOP candidate for President.
Oh BS. You obviously aren’t paying attention to who has been chosen in 2012. The biggest GOP disaster in history for YEARS and he was still chosen. If Christie is our nominee in 2016, FREEPERS will slobber all over him just as they are Romney.
His remarks are self serving...he and O should have a fun day today...maybe they’ll become bro-friends. Birds of a feather flock together...
Ya gotta admit he is pimping himself a bit....
I don’t think Christie has any influence in VA either, but my advise to Christie is to STHU, please. Thanks and acknoledgement are fine, gushing is assinine.
I live in Texas and have a lot of information on Christie — even before he became Gov of NJ. Too many people think he is a Rep/Consevative. He isn’t — he is definitely a Rino.
His comments were completely innocuous to the election. He was being gracious. The storm response will not save Obamas election. Christie was being authentic, to do otherwise would have tagged him as making Sandy political. A neutral action. No prob
I don’t think Gov. Christie saying a nice thing about the President is going to matter a whit to voters in Virginia.
He was just trying to be the adult in the room.
I do not live on the East or West coast but I keep up with Christie. He’s a Rino and will go to the White House any time he can. So glad he is supporting Obama today (sarc)
Oh, for Pete’s sake, what was Christie supposed to say? Obama holds the purse strings. Christie is truly grateful that Obama opened his purse and cut through some of the red tape.
You cannot even imagine the mess that Christie may be dealing with in NJ. All we have heard about is the domestic impact. I bet that there is a huge industrial impact, as well. Think of all those coal terminals and other hazardous manufacturing and shipping sites along the Jersey coast. It’s not all beaches, you know.
The more I see of Motormouth Blowhard Christie, the less I like him.
As I alluded, he may have been following that GOPe need to seem fair, but even granting that, he went too far.
What a RINO! I don't think Tea Partiers are going to be gushing over Crispy in the future.
I started wondering this yesterday. If Romney wins Christie can forget about running for 8-16 years. If Osama wins he can run in 2016 as the great uniter not divider. I tell you this, he can kiss my lilly white ...
Tip the scales maybe. The rude slob should have kept from slobbering all over Obama.
While Christie went overboard with praise, I don’t think it will have any effect on the election. From what I saw, Christie is a life-long resident of NJ and was very emotional at the devastation he saw.
I think I’ll give him a pass on this. Obama is pandering and took advantage of Christie’s heart strings. No harm, no foul.
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