Skip to comments.At Least One Voter Thought Chris Christie Was Too Fat: Mitt Romney
Posted on 11/01/2013 10:37:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
According to excerpts from the book Double Down, Mitt Romney seriously considered choosing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as his 2012 running mate. But he didn't, in part because Christie is overweight. Cool leadership, Mitt.
The Washington Post got an early copy of the book, and notes several not-very-subtle ways in which the Romney camp made an issue of Christie's weight. For example, according to the Post, Romney's VP vetters engaged in the age-old tradition of blowing their work way out of proportion by pretending it was a high-level intelligence operation. But, man, did they do a lame job of it.
Project Goldfish, as his vetting team called its operation, was so secretive that researchers referred to the five finalists by aquatic names New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (Pufferfish), former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty (Lakefish), Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio (Filet-O-Fish), Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida (Pescado) and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin (Fishconsin).
Yeah, great code names, guys. First of all: "Fishconsin" is not a fish. It is barely a code name. Why not "Paulfish?" Second of all, naming the Latino candidate "Pescado" seems
iffy. And, third: poor ol' Pufferfish. Do you get it; Christie is heavy. If any random American voter had overheard the vetting team using those code names at a Shoney's last June, they would have guessed at least two of those three....
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I think Christie’s too leftist and appeasing of leftists — does tyranny make his ass look big?
I heard Romney didn’t pick him because he thought he was too ultraconservative.
Willard & Tub o’Guts. Two reasons to have voted third-party in 2012.
It would have been classic if he did. First time in history a VP would be holding hands with the opposing presidential candidate. (Imagine the headlines: Romney VP Backs Obama)
I seriously thought this was satire. I clicked to check it. Unbelievable.
Neither should concern themselves with politics anymore IMO.
Especially the Pufferfish and Filet-O-Fish! LOL
If a man doesn’t have the willpower to take care of his own body, I don’t expect him to be very diligent in running a country.
At least with Chris Christie as his running mate there would never have been any point in even getting your hopes up for a Romney win last year- it would have been known from the word go that anyone remotely resembling an actual conservative would just stay home.
Maybe that is why Obama didn’t choose Princess Hillary.
I’m not saying I like Christie, but I think I would have voted for Jabba the Hut before the skinny a** in the White House.
So after that, the New Jersey Blowfish, Oh, I mean Puffball the Phish, decided to seek revenge for being passed over. I bring you the Hurricane Sandy Torpedo Whale! More bedtime stories for Mitts grandchildren to doze off to.
If Christie were doing poppers, coke and who knows what else like someone who shall remain nameless, maybe he’d be skinny too.
Christie gave a bland speech at the GOP Convention.
All 300 of them?
Gotta hand it to him. Mitt Romney excells at making two things; money and babies. A good Mormon knows how to multiply. A not so good MORMON like one Harry Reid only knows how to divide.
Could it be that both were too far left and trying to please the Media instead of their constituents? Ah, does not matter as all of these type of politicians will lie their ass off to get the vote so who to vote for now?
That's just common sense, putting the country first. Unfortunately, many conservatives have a check list. If every condition is not met, they will stay home and not vote.
Lib's are not like that. They will support the person with the (D) behind the name, period. And that's why there will be no more Republican presidents.
That’s just common sense, putting the country first. Unfortunately, many conservatives have a check list. If every condition is not met, they will stay home and not vote.
Lib’s are not like that. They will support the person with the (D) behind the name, period. And that’s why there will be no more Republican presidents.
You are right on all points.
"A picture is worth ten thousand words.."
Based on Christie’s history, I don’t think he would have accepted the VP nomination.
Probably less cruel than the truth, which is that picking Chrissy Bacala would have touched off an open mutiny in the party. But whatever works.
Oh, Fishconsin isn’t a real fish.
Imposer of RomneyCARE AND gay marriage, Mr. Romney
also hated women (Gov. Palin), senators (Sen. Thompson),
small biz owners (Mr. Cain) and the reps (the Speaker).
Mr. Romney was all about HIMSELF,
and helping Obama and Romney’s partner, Soros.
Everyone knows that I’m no Christie fan, but in hind sight, Paul Ryan was not the junk yard dog needed in a VP. Christie would have done better on the debate and would have given Obama a tongue lashing regarding Katrina instead of an ass kissing. I think Christie may have brought in more votes and maybe made it closer.
So, we have the REAL Mitt Romney showing. A neo-leftist Republican. Chris Christie is NOT who we need in higher office!
Well one thing Romney claimed to be for, was for hiring Americans.
I am not disappointed Romney lost.
But we really, really need American jobs. A lot of them.
Or perhaps it is his gravity well which attracts leftists.
It’s to be noted that the last true fat-a*$ President or Vice President (or even nominee to the best of my recollection) was Taft, well before the age of TV. A lot of people might question whether a man that can’t govern himself can govern the nation. And many more are just so superficial that it’s unlikely they’d vote for a lard boy, a gross old bag (Hi Hilly!) or sadly, a dude with a mustache.
Of course if Myth had chosen Pizza the Hutt as his running mate then presumably Pizza wouldn’t have quasi-endorsed Obama during that hurricane bull****.