Skip to comments.Time's up Christie and Palin. In or out? (She thinks Gov. Chritie is a conservative!)
Posted on 09/30/2011 1:08:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
It's happened. The build-up and anxiety over whether folks like Chris Christie and Sarah Palin are going to throw their hats in the ring for the GOP presidential primary has reached critical mass.
And now, the will-they-or-won't-they game has flipped from fun and energizing to damaging to the party. Christie and Palin now do conservatives more harm than good.
With the question marks still lingering in the ether, and pundits on both sides of the aisle still performing their daily trapeze act -- swinging back and forth between "yes, he's running" and "no, she isn't" -- the focus on Christie and Palin has taken valuable resources and attention away from the rest of the field.
Because of those question marks, conservatives haven't been able to invest fully in the candidates who are running. They haven't been able to imagine one of them as president. They've held back support, money and endorsements, because they still don't know that the field is settled.....
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WTH? I am so sick of the media telling potential candidates that their time is up.
Nope, they only have to declare within what states they are running in that state’s requirements to be in the primary.
Run Christie run! You will be the best counter-WEIGHT to Mittster, by dividing RINO votes.
Christie took on the teachers unions, he pulled his state out of a cap and trade program, and he is pro-life.
He ain’t Michele Bachmann...but he is closer to her than he is to Hussein.
I could live with Christie. That isn’t an endorsement, by the way. :)
Another anit-Palin hate movie came out today in theaters, “Srah Palin-You Betcha!”, pushed by the usual queer suspects.
She can wait another 12 days for the buzz to die down, THEN declare.
I always get a blank stare. I'll bet few freepers could answer either question.
With Primaries in January, they better figure it out and do it quick.
Bingo, this has not hurt conservatives or the GOP. Christie is not going to run and Sarah does not have to adhere to anyone’s line on running.
Despite the media’s urging/demanding the only deadlines are those of the individual state primaries. Sarah staying out has allowed the media to beat the hell out of Perry rather than her for a change. Not so dumb. Plus he has to improve his game now just to be lackluster.
Unfortunately, his dismal performance has boosted Romney.
STHU media....the candidates have until mid-October (I believe) to get in, so it’s NOT too late. Stop telling us what candidate will win, or who it should be. WE will decide.
Sorry, the 1944 nomination was fairly predictable.
Coincidence? I think not...
Being a gun-grabber and pro-WTC mosque aren’t disqualifiers for you?
These turds tll us that palin and Christie are doing us more harm that good.
fact is if they were these people would be wanting them to wait until hell froze over.
The liberals want Christie and Palin in now so the real attacks can start.
You'd really like what Erick Erickson is doing over at Redstate today then.
I have felt for a while there was something else in play here regarding the timing of Gov. Palin's decision. After witnessing the past few days with Gov. Christie ("I'm a definite no....until tomorrow"), I'm fairly certain there is a lot of behind the scenes positioning going on.
The establishment Republicans seem as concerned as the Democrats with a Palin candidacy, which tells me there could be a major change in "politics as usual" on the arisen.
That’s what has irritated me about the debates. The RINO got clubbed (mostly self-inflicted), but the uberRINO was barely touched and has actually come out standing pretty good. Not the outcome I was looking for.
The author is S. E. Cupp. Is that Size Eight Cupp?
Now they are trying to talk Huckabee into running again. Who next? Mitch D? Bobby J? Haley B? John McC? Jeb B? Tim P?
Anybody but Sarah P.
I saw Erickson’s absurd posts. What an f-n fat tool.
He lost all credibility (whatever was left) with these childish posts.
I am getting tired of the silliness. At least Christie has been about as plain as he can be that he isn’t running. Sarah won’t say, and it is starting to irritate me.
Palin supporters will be saying this next Oct-’she still has time’!
This tweet helps explain it:
Colorado Tea Tweets
ALERT: HR-2885 is a lynchpin to amnesty. GOP & Dem elite in Congress have united to defeat #teaparty influence.
At least Christie has been about as plain as he can be that he isnt running.
That hasn’t stopped the speculating (this thread for instance) plus the rumor is he may still get in next week.
You can be sure that once Sarah decides, either way, there will be no cause to think she’ll change her mind.
Because of those question marks, conservatives haven't been able to invest fully in the candidates who are running. They haven't been able to imagine one of them as president.
How sincere will it look, after all, in two months when the field is set and both are absent from it, and conservatives suddenly try to pretend that they are satisfied and enthusiastic about Rick Perry, Mitt Romney or Michele Bachmann?
Cupp unintentionally makes good points here. If the current field was truly strong, would we have to imagine one of them as President? Why would we have to pretend to be enthusiastic about one of them?
It seems that many (including myself) are genuinely dissatisfied with our choices (thus far). Combined with the mantras from other campaigns and the media ("it's too late" or "the latest CNN poll says 179% of voters don't want Palin to run"), it's easy to feel irritated. Just remember that the first elections are 4 months away and should Palin decide against running, there is more than ample time to make a decision on who to settle on, regardless of what the media says.
People thought someone would show up and give us a better option. Fred Thompson turned out to be a dud, the field turned out to be the field, and we ended up with McCain.
This time around, some folks hope Christie will get in. Others hope Palin will get in. I suspect what you see is what you get, and it will end up being Romney.
This is great news for the DEMs. The GOP is in utter disarray, and is not prepared to capitalize on this great opportunity.
It's true. Rush Limbaugh can deny it all he wants, but we have a pathetically weak field, AS WE DID LAST TIME. The GOP is a disgrace. The DEMs are only in business because the GOP is so pathetically unprepared to capitalize.
Meanwhile, if FR is any guide (It might not be), everyone is a RINO--no one is worthy. That's how we ended up with McCain last time, and it's how we'll end up with Romney this time.
If the Tea Party wants a credible presidential candidate, they should get someone to run for governor, serve, establish a record of achievement, THEN run for president. If it comes down to Romney vs Cain in the primaries, I fully expect Romney to prevail, while I sit out the primaries.
I think Christie will stick to his same answer: NO.
And it's just as well. We like him here in NJ. Let the Tea Party nominate Michelle Bachmann, or whoever their latest hero is, and see how that turns out. 9-9-9? Nat'l sales tax AND an income tax anyone? Great idea!
By the way, Lazlo, who are you supporting?
You support your hometown hero, I will support mine.
Santorum, eh? That's fine. It's a dodge, supporting someone with no shot. Avoids making a real choice.
But that's fine. I'm in the same boat. When the primaries hit NJ this year, there is a good chance I won't bother. As of now, I'll vote in the general for whatever clown the GOP throws up, but I have no use for any of them.
hit the primaries NEXT year...you know what i mean.
I’ve been watching those all day too. Disreputable twisting of her words into a promise she never made. Eric has lost what little credibility he still had with me. It’s just dishonest, what he’s doing. Pure psych ops, and not effective with anyone over, say, 10 years old.
First off, Christie isn't running so that isn't even on the menu. Secondly, Santorum has a shot still. Remember the Rat Primary 1992? Clinton was way at the back of the pack. A total joke running to get his name known. As the frontrunners chewed themselves up and the base voters lost interest in them, Slick snuck in and started winning Primaries. After debates, Rick gets a bump in the polls after people hear what he has to say. He is not out of this till he waives the white flag.
And the press has hammered that with the INTENT that you become annoyed. Think about it, what else have they EVER kept in the forefront for more than a couple news cycles?
Well that's true. The threat is out there, though, and you are the one who brought him up--not me.
Secondly, Santorum has a shot still. Remember the Rat Primary 1992? Clinton was way at the back of the pack. A total joke running to get his name known. As the frontrunners chewed themselves up and the base voters lost interest in them, Slick snuck in and started winning Primaries.
That's true. But Clinton, say what you will about him, had a special gift. I can still remember seeing him on C-Span, all those years ago, in a gymnasium in NH. I was in my 20s, a noob to politics and life in general. I was already a freedom loving anti-socialist, but I could see that Clinton had talent, and I judged at that moment he would be reckoned with. Santorum, whatever his charms, doesn't rise to that level. Sorry, he just doesn't have "it."
After debates, Rick gets a bump in the polls after people hear what he has to say. He is not out of this till he waives the white flag.
That's fine. Support him all you want. He's got no shot. Zero. You might as well be pissant pimping old what's his name--Duncan Hunter?
Whites of their eyes. Only then.
The whining has reached deafening levels.
We are in the same age bracket. I was in college when Slick got elected in ‘92. Out of 30+ brothers in our house, there were only 2 that voted Bush. Me and one other guy. Today, most of those guys are right wingers. Paying taxes and raising kids wakes people up, and some of those guys were almost Socialists 20 years ago.
I get what you are saying but the difference between me and good ol’ Pissy is that once Santorum is out, I will move on to the most viable Conservative we can find. Probably Cain, if the $#!t hits the fan, Perry. Can’t do Myth right now and until Christie or Palin get in, I don’t even care about them. The grass is always greener for some but I will work with what I got to choose from. For crying out loud there are people pining for Jeb Bush in editorials.
BTW, the wife and I are heading out to dinner with friends who usually drag us out to the clubs. I should be good and tuned up when I get back. If I have the wherewithal to type, I will be spinning some gold on FR. You will have to check back later to see what that train wreck looks like. LOL.
lol. Good to hear from you FRiend. Be good and have fun :-)
Yes, to some degree you are right. And I can also blame the people here on FR who keep posting stuff about her. And I can blame her for not either announcing or simply staying out of the limelight so she can't be repeatedly asked.
Have a nice day.