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Peter King Says He May Run for President to Save the GOP from Cruz and Paul
PJ Tatler ^ | December 24, 2013 | Bridget Johnson

Posted on 12/31/2013 2:57:42 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said he’s still pondering a run for the White House because he doesn’t want Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) define the GOP.

King, who’s made five trips up to early primary state New Hampshire and admitted in July that he’s toying with the idea of a presidential campaign, told MSNBC he hasn’t made up his mind yet and his decision should come “sometime next year, either next year or the beginning of 2015.”

“Again, I’ve been up there five times. I am looking at it. People are talking to me. But so far, I’m just using it as a chance to find out what’s happening on the ground, support other Republicans. But if I see the support is there, then I’ll make that decision,” he said.

“I think a presidential run itself is very important whether it’s me or somebody else. I don’t want the Ted Cruzes and the Rand Pauls taking over the Republican Party. I want this to be a blue collar, conservative, Ronald Reagan party with someone who can work with organized labor, strong foreign policy, don’t be apologizing for America, don’t be afraid about drones attacking us in Starbucks.”

When asked if he could beat New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), King replied, “I think you should ask Chris Christie if he can beat me.”

“And actually, yeah, I’ve known Chris Christie for quite a while. This is what happens. I mean, if he jumps in, that’s one thing. That wouldn’t — that alone would not be enough to keep me out. I mean, Chris Christie and I get along. We share some views, others we don’t. And we’ll see what happens. But I wouldn’t be deferring to anyone else,” the congressman said.

“…One way or the other, I’ll be to Iowa, yeah, because if nothing else, just to talk to other Republicans to find out what direction the party should go in. I mean, New Hampshire and Iowa set the tone for the campaign and that sets the tone for the party and the country.”


TOPICS: Iowa; Kentucky; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; Texas; Campaign News; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2016; chrischristie; cruz; cruz2016; gop; krispykreme; peterking; randpaul; republicans; teaparty; tedcruz; unions
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I'm more likely to be the nominee than ol' Pete is. Seriously.
1 posted on 12/31/2013 2:57:42 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good, more RINOs to fight among themselves.


2 posted on 12/31/2013 2:58:49 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

They’ll have a quick talk with him and he’ll decide that Krispy Kreme is the man and endorse him.


3 posted on 12/31/2013 3:00:08 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He;s one ANGRY, MEAN Liberal RINO!


4 posted on 12/31/2013 3:00:29 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hanging out in New Hampshire eh ???

Willard Country up there...

good buds ???


5 posted on 12/31/2013 3:01:02 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These people have unlimited egos.


6 posted on 12/31/2013 3:01:34 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why are Liberals always so angry and hateful? I thought we needed a Big Tent? That is what we are always told by moderates.


7 posted on 12/31/2013 3:04:02 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

pete the draggin’.


8 posted on 12/31/2013 3:08:00 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We already have a Pres__ent who thinks he’s King.


9 posted on 12/31/2013 3:08:21 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McWuss lite......a Rino who’s had his butt stroked by the media AND he likes it. Expect more from Rino who afraid of losing his “gratuities”...


10 posted on 12/31/2013 3:09:17 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Red in Blue PA

We need to burn their big tent down and replace it with an impregnable fortress with crocs in the moat for rino intruders..


11 posted on 12/31/2013 3:11:41 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

if this and he is serious then it shows just how far out of touch these idiots are plus to think that the south and Midwest would vote for yet another north east RINO is simple stunning


12 posted on 12/31/2013 3:11:53 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Smokin' Joe

The nuslims have had their pres. Not the ira wants theirs.


13 posted on 12/31/2013 3:13:24 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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i hope his campaign crash and burns,
Mr King has shown himself to be a rino without any principals


14 posted on 12/31/2013 3:14:02 AM PST by The Right wing Infidel
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i hope his campaign crash and burns,
Mr King has shown himself to be a rino without any principals


15 posted on 12/31/2013 3:14:03 AM PST by The Right wing Infidel
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To: MestaMachine

ummm
NOW


16 posted on 12/31/2013 3:14:24 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine

Only fit for King for the IRA terrorists to have their President seeing as the muslims do now.


17 posted on 12/31/2013 3:16:08 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let him run. He’ll just waste the money that Hillary is investing in him.


18 posted on 12/31/2013 3:17:37 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly, bring them on!

(The only RINOs I don’t like running are the likes of Huckabee, who some voters still confuse with a conservative.)


19 posted on 12/31/2013 3:19:04 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NOOOOOOOOO


20 posted on 12/31/2013 3:19:54 AM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about Palin/Paul? (Palin obviously being President, Paul being VP)


21 posted on 12/31/2013 3:20:43 AM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: manc

manc, honest to G-d, I cannot for the lufe of me figure out how these people think. It’s like trying to find your way through a cursed labyrinth. You can find your way in but there’s no way out.


22 posted on 12/31/2013 3:21:22 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh puh-leaze!


23 posted on 12/31/2013 3:23:31 AM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: 9YearLurker

We can manipulate them into fighting among themselves. Better yet, we can manipulate their supporters into fighting.


24 posted on 12/31/2013 3:25:38 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

King had better take some lessons in diction. He sounds like your typical New Yorker. Can’t understand a word he’s saying.


25 posted on 12/31/2013 3:26:08 AM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just Cruz alone could save the gop from total extinction. Fight us and they will damn sure soon see why. Sarah and Cruz...whither thou goest...


26 posted on 12/31/2013 3:28:13 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Angry ugly old guy— Yeah, he’s electable....


27 posted on 12/31/2013 3:30:58 AM PST by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: MestaMachine

28 posted on 12/31/2013 3:31:41 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: wastedyears

Because Rand Paul supports AMNESTY of 30 million illegal aliens and they would absolutely SINK America, or what’s left of it that they have not sucked up already. GOT IT?

Save the American Worker! Rand Paul does’nt give a crap about them. OR has he back peddeled lately to run for office?


29 posted on 12/31/2013 3:31:59 AM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: jmacusa

“King had better take some lessons in diction. He sounds like your typical New Yorker. Can’t understand a word he’s saying.”

Will Peter King sell down here in Texas? I’m gonna think about that. Ok, I’m through thinking about that. Let’s see, what’s another good joke, lol :)


30 posted on 12/31/2013 3:34:36 AM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stand in the middle and get run over.


31 posted on 12/31/2013 3:35:02 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

RINO POS from the next district. Sometimes he’s worse than the Dhimmicrat POS in my own district. At least I know what to expect from my POS.


32 posted on 12/31/2013 3:36:38 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He should write a book first. He can call it An Echo, Not a Choice.
33 posted on 12/31/2013 3:38:56 AM PST by stevem
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I didn’t know king was a comedian.


34 posted on 12/31/2013 3:39:57 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: jmacusa

Go after his politics. You have good cause. Just because he dosent flavor his discourse with Git Er Done, or Choot ‘em, Does not make him a RINO. Being a RINO makes him a RINO.


35 posted on 12/31/2013 3:41:06 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

King would fly like a lead balloon here in Indiana. LOL


36 posted on 12/31/2013 3:48:03 AM PST by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How he manages to keep his seat in Congress is a mystery. He is living in Fantasy Land.


37 posted on 12/31/2013 3:49:15 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

King is one of those politicians you don’t want to be in front of when there is a camera behind you. He’s on TV as much as Mc Cain.


38 posted on 12/31/2013 3:51:08 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Vaquero

Everything I need to know about Peter King, I learned when he started screaming for laws to protect congressmen from their constituents within hours of the Giffords shooting.


39 posted on 12/31/2013 3:52:02 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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Peter King Says He May Run for President to Save the GOP from Cruz and Paul

Who will save us from King?

40 posted on 12/31/2013 3:57:31 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good ole Pete. The Congressman from Sinn Fein.


41 posted on 12/31/2013 3:58:49 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
all the republicans from the North East should just re register democrat and quit the masquerade!
42 posted on 12/31/2013 4:07:26 AM PST by dalereed
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To: cripplecreek; 2ndDivisionVet; All
Good, more RINOs to fight among themselves.

That bears repeating. We need to encourage every RINO to run and keep running. King, Christie, Jeb, Ryan......all of them.

To think they individual RINO's don't have individual egos that need stroking is a misunderstanding. There is no RINO "herd" that is monolithic. They can be turned on one another and we need to help them do so by encouraging them to run.

43 posted on 12/31/2013 4:08:28 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah. The sissy Mary was looking after his own keister. You might want to look at his longtime funding of the terrorist IRA. He is quite a pos.


44 posted on 12/31/2013 4:20:16 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think I’ll run for president to save the GOP from Peter King.


45 posted on 12/31/2013 4:27:09 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Who cares, petey?


46 posted on 12/31/2013 4:29:40 AM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please, do not do us any favors. You would be almost as bad as Obama. Maybe worse. Grow up and smell the roses.


47 posted on 12/31/2013 4:33:56 AM PST by mulligan
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To: cripplecreek

Hey Pete, you windbag, you lost it, time for the rest home!


48 posted on 12/31/2013 4:34:13 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: cripplecreek
“We must pledge ourselves to support those brave men and women who this very moment are carrying forth the struggle against British imperialism in the streets of Belfast and Derry,” Mr. King told a pro-I.R.A. rally on Long Island, where he was serving as Nassau County comptroller, in 1982. Three years later he declared, “If civilians are killed in an attack on a military installation, it is certainly regrettable, but I will not morally blame the I.R.A. for it.”
49 posted on 12/31/2013 4:34:31 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: cripplecreek

Ps. His organizations funded this Marxist group


50 posted on 12/31/2013 4:35:31 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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