Skip to comments.With big win, Christie set to wield power on national stage (New chairman Nat'l GOP governors)
Posted on 11/06/2013 2:36:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
A big win in a big blue state there are few things that make sweeter music for the fractured Republican Party these days.
But many political observers say there is even more to what happened tonight than that. Last year, Chris Christie was elected chairman of the Republican Governors Association and he officially takes over that post in Arizona in 15 days. Its a position with a high national profile, money to spread around and a bully pulpit.
So, in way, Christies power just doubled.
Friends of Christie and people who have watched him in action the past year say that from now on Super Gov. will be urging his party to do what he says, and do as he does: Win.
He will also have a lofty place from which to wage a run for the White House....
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Hey fatboy.. I gotchyer power right here dangling!
Listen up bukko...NO MORE RINOs!
Another GOPe loser being primed for the 2016 run?
Dare I say it, Fat chance!
That’s right. Any “Republican” candidate the media HYPES is in the tank for the left. Hillary vs. Christie? What difference does it make?
It is up to Conservatives/Tea Party to expose these frauds.
The fix was in for Giuliani and we know how that turned out.
He is just not Presidential material.
He would be a better Speaker than Boehner, though.
Ted Cruz will destroy the putz.
He makes up for that in his support for Islam, so there’s that....
I have a cactus that would be a better speaker than Boehner.
Should we last that long, and I have my questions on that, it will be GOPe Christie vs. Benghazi Hillary.
Ted was the North American (not just US) debate champion for several years. I’d hate to go up against him in any venue. Referring to Cruz’s time as a student at Harvard Law, Professor Alan Dershowitz said, “Cruz was off-the-charts brilliant.”
So, now we know who the “rulers, authorities, cosmic powers over this present darkness, and spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” have chosen to lose to Hillary.
GOD have mercy on us.
>> I have a cactus that would be a better speaker than Boehner.
And less of a prick, too.
He is up to the task of being the GOP nominee for President, at least on par with those other media darlings: Mitt Romney, John McCain and Bob Dole.
Well, I would hope so.
By 2016 the national debt will be about 21 Trillion and change.
By January, 2017, about 22 Trillion or so.
Talk about setting the bar low.
Do not make that assumption.
Rather than dismissing Christie as an also-ran and presuming that Cruz will just blow past him, we should pro-actively support Cruz and position him.
Christie is an excellent debater and very personable.
Cruz is far superior to Santorum as a conservative champion, but Christie is a better campaigner than Romney.
Many people on FR assumed that weak candidates like McCain and Romney would never prevail in the primary.
Don't let that same attitude saddle us with Christie.
He has no power outside New Jersey, period. Wishful thinking by the same people who pushed Romney.
Two laps around chubby is going to be an olympic event.
Christie is a conservative’s nightmare. He will help a lot of Dems get elected
Read this. Be very wary.
The same RNC that gave us Rinos MeCain & Romney will now try to force Chubby on the T.E.A. Party!
Good Luck w/ Dat!
Lucy’s getting the football ready.
In a choice between Hillary and Christie, they will choose the real deal, Hillary. What is so hard to understand about that?
It’s not a big win in a blue state when the GOP runs to the left of Dems.
Bacteria in a virus in a dog’s stool would be better.
Where do the Republicans find idiots like this?
The problem last time was that we couldn't unite behind a single conservative. We all knew that was the problem, but we couldn't avoid it, because there was no clear frontrunner.
This time, we have a frontrunner. Cruz' only competition is Paul. But I think Cruz will prevail over him fairly easily.
Another difference this time is that the Tea Party/Collaborator battle lines are drawn more clearly than at any time in my life.
The only thing we have to fear is Christie's money. But this time, the RINO money is surmountable. Cruz will receive an unprecedented amount of small, grassroots donations.
Your 2016 ticket.....half great, half not so good.
It will extremely difficult to erase the persona created by a thousand articles and video’s by the MSM. In this age of TV politics, perception trounces facts, unfortunately.
Much better ticket would be Cruz/Walker.
The fix was in for Romney, and we know how that turned out.
The eGOP needs to be starved of any income! Send any contributions directly to the candidates!
I disagree that Romney was a weak campaigner ... he was very active at trashing conservatives. Trashing 0bama? Not so much ...
I completely agree that we should pro-actively support Ted Cruz. He is a good man, a good Senator, can be a good President.
“Two laps around chubby is going to be an olympic event.”
Isn’t that the truth...I tried to get around to Christie’s good side but I ran out of gas.
The Democrats could have taken down Christie if they really wanted to.
They threw a sacrificial lamb out there for token opposition.
They want fat boy to succeed, all the way up to 2016.
Fat boy is head and shoulders above Romney in speaking skills. Romney is like a French poodle while Christie is like a pitbull. He will attack Hillary in debates without fear without sounding mean and with humor which Mitt lacks badly. But I hope it will be Cruz, Rand, Walker or Perry getting the nod over Christie. The country needs a 180 turn, not a bi-partisan nonsense to survive for the long run.
Amen, to the RNC, back more crap candidates and you won’t be seeing my vote.
I guess there are those who have what you deem hatred, for CC. I don’t hate him, I just simply would never ever trust him. He’s as fake as they come, we already knew he had some issues from the past before this Helprin book came out, and for him to treat ANY conservative/tea party person as HIS personal enemy, is just damn insulting.
I still say he’s going to trip and fall big time, he has far too large an ego to be able to stop himself. With the evil underlings of the dem/lib/marxist cave cheering him on, he will get a false sense of who he thinks he is -
going to be mighty painful to watch.
All depends on the details in immigration reform. It is coming, like or not. The devil is in the details. If there is blanket amnesty and a fast track to citizenship, it will be a no-go for me. OTOH if it involves separating those who work hard and are carrying their share of burden from the free loaders, it is a good thing.
That's a good point.
He’s being created.
I was unaware of that. But I sure am glad I know it now.
“Mitt Romney, John McCain and Bob Dole”
If only the GOP would nominate more “mainstream” candidates like them, they’d be able to win more elections.
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