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At Least One Voter Thought Chris Christie Was Too Fat: Mitt Romney
Yahoo! News / The Atlantic Wire ^ | November 2, 2013 | Philip Bump

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....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: New Jersey; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2012; chrischristie; gop; krispykreme; obesity; romney
Hilarious!
1 posted on 11/01/2013 10:37:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Christie’s too leftist and appeasing of leftists — does tyranny make his ass look big?


2 posted on 11/01/2013 10:40:09 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I heard Romney didn’t pick him because he thought he was too ultraconservative.


3 posted on 11/01/2013 10:41:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

rofl


4 posted on 11/01/2013 10:42:14 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Willard & Tub o’Guts. Two reasons to have voted third-party in 2012.


5 posted on 11/01/2013 10:42:21 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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)


6 posted on 11/01/2013 10:43:58 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I seriously thought this was satire. I clicked to check it. Unbelievable.


7 posted on 11/01/2013 10:47:56 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Neither should concern themselves with politics anymore IMO.


8 posted on 11/01/2013 10:48:35 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Especially the Pufferfish and Filet-O-Fish! LOL


9 posted on 11/01/2013 10:49:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


10 posted on 11/01/2013 10:50:14 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


11 posted on 11/01/2013 10:50:55 PM PDT by freedom462
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe that is why Obama didn’t choose Princess Hillary.


12 posted on 11/01/2013 10:56:07 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Kirkwood

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.


13 posted on 11/01/2013 10:59:32 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


14 posted on 11/01/2013 11:04:08 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: MacMattico

If Christie were doing poppers, coke and who knows what else like someone who shall remain nameless, maybe he’d be skinny too.


15 posted on 11/01/2013 11:04:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie gave a bland speech at the GOP Convention.


16 posted on 11/01/2013 11:05:16 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: lee martell

All 300 of them?


17 posted on 11/01/2013 11:05:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


18 posted on 11/01/2013 11:11:43 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


19 posted on 11/01/2013 11:20:25 PM PDT by Deagle (m)
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To: MacMattico
I think I would have voted for Jabba the Hut before the skinny a** in the White House

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.

20 posted on 11/01/2013 11:20:49 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Leaning Right

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.


21 posted on 11/01/2013 11:23:59 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
True that. I wouldn't not vote for somebody just because they were overweight. We've had enough skinny and average weight politicians screw us over to be concerned only with weight.
22 posted on 11/01/2013 11:26:09 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Leaning Right
Just to make it clear, I wasn't calling Chris Christie Jabba the Hut. I would have voted for the actual Star Wars character over Obama!
23 posted on 11/01/2013 11:30:46 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Myth Romney has good hair.. other than that he a RINO..

click-> America the Beautiful......


"A picture is worth ten thousand words.."

24 posted on 11/02/2013 12:27:20 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Based on Christie’s history, I don’t think he would have accepted the VP nomination.


25 posted on 11/02/2013 12:46:02 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


26 posted on 11/02/2013 12:48:21 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, Fishconsin isn’t a real fish.


27 posted on 11/02/2013 1:18:00 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


28 posted on 11/02/2013 4:55:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


29 posted on 11/02/2013 5:03:28 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, we have the REAL Mitt Romney showing. A neo-leftist Republican. Chris Christie is NOT who we need in higher office!


30 posted on 11/02/2013 6:12:50 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
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The e-GOP RINO club, Chamber of Commerce money, and the Democrat stategists (Carville, et al) will continue to push this New Jersey glutinous faggot windbag on the "Republican Party" for 2016.


They might as well just "howl at the islamic jihad moon" (LOL) ...


The "Republican Party" voter base (that's us) has puked our guts out over the last two election cycles with their "magic candidates" that would save us.


It's kinda like President Lincoln looking for a decent general after working with pansy-asses like McCellan.


Like Lincoln in 1862, we're now looking for our "Grant and Sherman" ... and I believe we've found them ... Ted Cruz and Newt Gingrich.


And at this point ... "Juan" McCain can climb back into that Rat-infested Democratic Brothel where he spend most of his precious time.



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31 posted on 11/02/2013 6:13:42 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: Lazamataz

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.

Now.


32 posted on 11/02/2013 6:16:44 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Still Thinking
People who are sloppy about their physical upkeep are sloppy intellectually, so yes, christie gravitates to leftists.

Or perhaps it is his gravity well which attracts leftists.

33 posted on 11/02/2013 6:25:58 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale; sickoflibs; Clintonfatigued

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****.


34 posted on 11/02/2013 10:50:27 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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