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Could Christie's Comments Tip the Election?
Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis ^ | 10/31/2012 | Mish Shedlock

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: election

1 posted on 10/31/2012 7:57:49 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Columnists like this need to be held accountable for their scaremongering after the election.


2 posted on 10/31/2012 7:59:31 AM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Rusty0604

Most of the country has never heard of Chris Christie. Why would people outside of NJ, NY, and PA care what he said?


3 posted on 10/31/2012 8:00:30 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: Rusty0604

Shedlock is a Democrat.


4 posted on 10/31/2012 8:01:22 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: Rusty0604

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.


5 posted on 10/31/2012 8:02:44 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: Rusty0604

No and why even post this nonsense by a non-entity?


6 posted on 10/31/2012 8:03:33 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Rusty0604

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.


7 posted on 10/31/2012 8:03:45 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Rusty0604

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.


8 posted on 10/31/2012 8:03:57 AM PDT by bootless ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."~RWR)
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To: Rusty0604

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.


9 posted on 10/31/2012 8:04:40 AM PDT by mancini
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To: Rusty0604

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.


10 posted on 10/31/2012 8:06:57 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Shadow44

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.


11 posted on 10/31/2012 8:07:30 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Rusty0604

Beautiful opportunity for Romney - compare and contrast 0’s response to Sandy and Benghazi.


12 posted on 10/31/2012 8:07:38 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: Rusty0604

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.


13 posted on 10/31/2012 8:08:15 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: oblomov

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.


14 posted on 10/31/2012 8:08:29 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Georgia Girl 2

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.


15 posted on 10/31/2012 8:08:48 AM PDT by RitchieAprile (look out for the Bull!)
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To: Rusty0604

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?


16 posted on 10/31/2012 8:10:56 AM PDT by Jake8898
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To: Georgia Girl 2

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.


17 posted on 10/31/2012 8:12:25 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

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!


18 posted on 10/31/2012 8:13:02 AM PDT by battletank
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To: Shadow44
Hmm ~ somebody in New Jersey says something and that's supposed to persuade people in Virginia to what?

Really don't think it works that way folks ~

19 posted on 10/31/2012 8:13:05 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Rusty0604

I’m with Mark Levin - - I don’t like Christie.


20 posted on 10/31/2012 8:13:16 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Rusty0604

Treason, with extreme cowardice.


21 posted on 10/31/2012 8:13:52 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Rusty0604

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.


22 posted on 10/31/2012 8:15:18 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Rusty0604
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.

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!

23 posted on 10/31/2012 8:16:26 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Defiant
Christie probably remembers when Governor Blanco refused to even talk to "W" during or after Katrina lest he get some credit.

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.

24 posted on 10/31/2012 8:18:24 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Rusty0604

Shake my head at this non-sense. Nobody in Virginia cares about what Christie has to say, nobody.


25 posted on 10/31/2012 8:21:41 AM PDT by The Conservative Goddess
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To: Rusty0604

Christie is the Governor. He is doing what he has to, to get help for NJ. That is HIS job!


26 posted on 10/31/2012 8:23:20 AM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

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.


27 posted on 10/31/2012 8:23:30 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: InterceptPoint

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.


28 posted on 10/31/2012 8:25:48 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Rusty0604

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...


29 posted on 10/31/2012 8:26:54 AM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: InterceptPoint

Ya gotta admit he is pimping himself a bit....


30 posted on 10/31/2012 8:28:46 AM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: The Conservative Goddess

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.


31 posted on 10/31/2012 8:31:49 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: oblomov

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.


32 posted on 10/31/2012 8:31:59 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: Rusty0604

Could Christie's Comments Tip the Election?

No.

I am certain that there is not one single voter who was waiting to hear what Christie says before they decided.
33 posted on 10/31/2012 8:31:59 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: Rusty0604

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


34 posted on 10/31/2012 8:32:25 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Rusty0604

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.


35 posted on 10/31/2012 8:35:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Rusty0604

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)


36 posted on 10/31/2012 8:35:55 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: Rusty0604
Christie's praising O for his quick response but how does Obama respond in non-election events.

Oil Spill Commission Blasts Obama Administration Response to Spill

37 posted on 10/31/2012 8:53:33 AM PDT by Kenny (<p)
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To: Rusty0604

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.


38 posted on 10/31/2012 9:05:21 AM PDT by Eva
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To: cuban leaf

The more I see of Motormouth Blowhard Christie, the less I like him.


39 posted on 10/31/2012 9:06:26 AM PDT by RatRipper (RE Obama: Romney just can't beat the lying, commie SOB bad enough to suit me. . . .)
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To: muawiyah

As I alluded, he may have been following that GOPe need to seem fair, but even granting that, he went too far.


40 posted on 10/31/2012 9:19:39 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Rusty0604
For crying out, the jug eared one put on his big boy pants and is playing presidential so he can look good pretending to answer the phone and Crispy Cream falls hook line & sinker for it! I could understand a statement that he was grateful for the cooperation & assistance from the Feds, but to gush like a schoolgirl over Jughead was nauseating. He would have got the same response from the Feds no matter who was Prez. Does he really think Jughead is running the operations?

What a RINO! I don't think Tea Partiers are going to be gushing over Crispy in the future.

41 posted on 10/31/2012 9:30:57 AM PDT by Smittie
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Is this genuine praise or is Christie looking to run for president in four years?

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 ...

42 posted on 10/31/2012 10:07:02 AM PDT by McGruff (Obama lied. Heroes died.)
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To: Rusty0604

Tip the scales maybe. The rude slob should have kept from slobbering all over Obama.


43 posted on 10/31/2012 10:19:19 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Tzfat

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.


44 posted on 10/31/2012 11:12:02 AM PDT by Catsrus (WANT)
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