Skip to comments.Pawlenty staffers, fundraisers in talks with Chris Christie to enter presidential race
Posted on 08/19/2011 1:05:31 PM PDT by supahstar2005
Since Tim Pawlenty ended his bid for the presidency last Sunday, his former staffers and key fundraisers have held off from endorsing another candidate or moving to another campaign. Theres a reason.
Team Pawlenty is waiting on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to make a decision about entering the field as a presidential candidate, The Daily Caller learned Friday.
Key staffers who formerly made up the Pawlenty campaign have been in discussions with Christie all week and the talks are still ongoing, sources told TheDC. They are reportedly very anxious to have Christie officially place his hat in the ring. At one point, there was discussion of Christie flying to Texas at the beginning of the week; he ultimately nixed that plan
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Paul Ryan, yes please.
Chris Christie, no thanks.
America, you can have him!
With Rick Perry now in, Christie should wait until 2020. I like Christie, but he needs to lose weight.
Welcome Chris Christie. Or should we just call you NOT RICK PERRY the 2nd. NOT RICK PERRY the 1st is already taken by Paul Ryan and NOT RICK PERRY the 3rd is reserved for Jeb Bush.
Don’t bother Chris. Saying you support some of Obama’s policies make you unelectable.
Christie has NO chance. He’s great for Jersey, but he doesn’t articulate conservatism in a way that will inspire the primary electorate.
I agree with you 100%.
With Baraq looking like a sitting duck for 2012, everybody wants in now.
The R nominee is very likely to be our next POTUS.
Great. Another charismatic RINO in the race. Just what we need.
First question I have for Cristie if he does...........how about that 17 dollar toll hike on the bridges and tunnels in NY and NJ. Nice job
We should want him to run, he will split the RINO vote with Romney, and that’s beginning to look important.
Governor Palin, please pick up the white courtesy phone ...
Christie has no support from the conservative core, ergo, he will have much more difficulty winning the nomination than his supporters think.
And there is a good possibility he would lose to Obama in a general election.
Unions across the nation would turn out in droves to vote against him.
Most substantial conservatives would be hard pressed to be motivated to get out to vote for him because his establishment viewpoints and compromising style would produce policies that worked against conservatism just about as much as Obama has.
Very conservative people would view his winning the Republican primary as an indication that the Republican party was tone deaf as to conservative values. It would also make a third party probably take shape, as conservatives would begin to leave the Republican party that deserted them.
I don’t want Christie to run. He IS NOT a conservative.
how do expect a president to cut the budget
when they can’t cut their eating?
I strongly suspect "The Divine One" will be reelected. One scenario being Trump enters at the last minute drawing off votes from the Republican candidate. After the election Trump is rewarded with a massive land grant and given "stimulus" funds to help develop the land.
You do have a good point. Why is the establishment so determined to get RINO Christie in the race. Are Romney’s numbers that bad? And how does getting Christie in the race solve that problem?
Hmmm...that's actually a good point. Pawlenty's staffers and fundraisers did such a good job for him (not!) that we probably wouldn't have to worry too much about Christie gaining a lot of traction. Maybe just enough to siphon off about 20% of Romney's base. Not bad.
Pawlenty wants anyone except Bachmann, because he wants the VP spot. He knows they won’t nominate 2 people from the same state. That is why he attacks MB so much.
I’d have to think that latest Rasmussen poll showing Perry ahead of Romney by double digits with likely voters must have them running scared. I don’t think they’ve ever understood the Tea Party-type conservatives, and they think we might be duped into going for Christie because he talks like a tough guy and took on the unions. They really do think we’re that stupid.
Christie has no support from the conservative coreBaloney. He has lots of conservative support and appeal. He will not get the nomination with some of his opinions, but you could say that about anyone. Anyone.
And there is a good possibility he would lose to Obama in a general election.Baloney. As long as the GOP candidate does not blow bubbles with his drool he will win the Presidency.
Most substantial conservatives would be hard pressed to be motivated to get out to vote for him because his establishment viewpoints and compromising style would produce policies that worked against conservatism just about as much as Obama has.LOL! Are we talking about the same guy?
Unions across the nation would turn out in droves to vote against him.Yeah, and the unions will stay at home for the other GOP candidates? Give me a break! Regardless of who the GOP nominates, the unions will turn out in droves to vote against him. If the GOP nominated Olympia Snowe they would paint her as the devil incarnate and turn out in droves to vote against her.
Even if he doesnt get the nomination it would be good for the GOP if he gets in and Palin too. You wouldnt hear too many cracks about the GOP not having any heavyweights (no pun intended) running. Romney, Palin, Perry, Christie....a pretty formidable line-up against the Democrats Id say.
I strongly suspect "The Divine One" will be reelected.Any GOP candidate will win 40+ states and win by 8% or more. As long as he or she doesn't blow bubbles with his/her drool, the GOP will win the Presidency.
Tells you how NON conservative Pawlenty was - that his campaign staff would work for Christie
“Team Pawlenty is waiting on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to make a decision about entering the field as a presidential candidate”
Memo to TPaw: We don’t want Christie anymore than we wanted you.
I think that he would want Pawlenty staffers like he would want the plague.
I’m with you - shouldn’t we Republicans have a “the more the merrier” view at this point? If only the primary season could help define candidates like it did in the past. Look at the 1976 Democrat primary system. It had 23 participants and it took a LONG time for that to shake out - of course it yielded Jimmy Carter, oof - although he did win the general election.
Bring on Chris Christie, Sarah Palin and anyone else who wants to join this fandango. We are facing the most critical election of our lifetime - 4 more years of Obama is going to destroy our great country and probably make me close the doors of my small business. Let’s get everyone in the ring and see what they have, for crying out loud.
Believe me, he’s not that great for Jersey. Just ‘cause he yelled at a few union thugs doesn’t make him great for Jersey - and I voted for him. Why doesn’t he yell at the Verizon union thugs who are destroying telecommunications in my part of the state.
Today he is pretending he stood up to the Port Authority over unfairly raising toll fares. Total bull, since the fix was in from Day 1 and he knows it.
And his phoney calling out of the idiot Bloomberg over the 9/11 ceremonies - after refusing to condemn the Ground Zero mosque! He thinks the voters are fools. Sadly, maybe they are.
At this point, the only thing I like about Christie is what everybody else dislikes about him: his weight. It is authentic and all-American.
You can’t enter at the last minute and get on the ballot.
If Trump is gonna do an indy, and I don’t expect him to, it will have to roll out well ahead of the election.
BUMP! This is so self-evident.
YET...the Pawlenty Team wants him.
This should be a warning to every conservative, Reaganite and Tea Partier...keep an eye on these phonies who worked for the phony Pawlenty.
They are obviously deceitful infiltrators. From Gingrich, to Pawlenty, to Christy...THEY HAVE NO CONSERVATIVE ELEMENT IN THEM WHATSOEVER.
They should be widely identified...and whapped hard. And a scarlet "C" for commie-lover should be put on their foreheads.
We need to make these dangerous political incursions from some concealed agenda FAIL in their schemes.
If Pawlenty’s people are chasing this guy that tells me all I need to know. Which isn’t all I do know since this is the same guy who said about 3 days ago that he has admiration and agress with 0zer0 on a number of issues. Funny, but I don’t agree with the current resident on anything. Sounds a lot like a McCain. Besides, he’s awful on the RKBA, AGW and Islam.
Thanks but no thanks.
I like Christie, but he needs to lose weight.
Believe it or not, that would hurt his candidacy somewhat. The “cosmetic” effect of a candidate goes a long way with a lot of folks. Also, that much weight is NOT healthy; he could have serious health issues by age 60. But, don’t count on him losing weight, it’s not happening at his age.
“Im with you - shouldnt we Republicans have a the more the merrier view at this point? If only the primary season could help define candidates like it did in the past. Look at the 1976 Democrat primary system. It had 23 participants and it took a LONG time for that to shake out...Bring on Chris Christie, Sarah Palin and anyone else who wants to join this fandango.”
Agree totally, and not only do I want to see whoever else thinks they have a shot in there, I wouldn’t even care WHEN they jump in, even if it’s as late as at a deadlocked convention. I can’t figure out all these self-important amateur political strategists getting all upset because somebody isn’t declaring themselves a candidate when the armchair quarterback thinks they should.
I like Christie on fiscal matters, and for having the guts to publicly tell the unions to shove it. For that matter, he has plenty of guts (meaning courage) to campaign for statewide office looking like he does. But the gun-grabber crap is an absolute killer for me - NFW I will ever vote for him because of that. Further, the GW crap is an absolute non-starter for me. It is not science in any way, just another means of strangling business in this country (not China or India, mind you, just here) and for its backers to skim taxes and fees for themselves.
These 2 stances disqualify Christie for the Presidency in my view. He would, OTOH, make a great OMB Director or possibly a good Secretary of the Treasury (though that's a bit close to the top of the line of succession for my tastes).
Bottom Line: You don't trust me with guns, I don't trust you with power.
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Losing weight would be relatively easy for Gov. Christie with the right frame of mind and some support.
Coming to grips with the reality that it is folly to befriend those whose sacrosanct mission is to destroy us as a people is a much greater struggle.
Chris Christie slams fearmongering over Sharia law
Aug 4, 2011
New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie defended his decision to nominate a Muslim judge to the state Superior Court against conservative critics who warned that the new judge will implement Sharia law. The notoriously blunt-spoken Christie calling their fears crap and crazy.
Anyone stupid enough to want to appoint Muslims into government positions is dangerous.
Watch this short video wherein
Col West states eloquently why Muslims- all Muslims are a danger to America.
We need this man in the new Republican administration to come.
It now seems he would be satisfied for second place shot, I predict that Cristy will not get the Nomination, and further if he did T-Paw would not be on the ticket.
How does a guy who has repeatedly said that he’s not ready to hold the office suddenly announce, you know what, I *am* ready. Oh, and I’m hiking bridge and tunnel tolls.
Watch yer mouth LOL just kidding
What worries me about this is that people may leave Romney in the dust and go big for Christie. He talks tough and is aggressive. I don’t like what comes out of his mouth anymore. What if he wins? A lot of people really like him.
He and Romney could also work together like Huck and McCain last time.
People who don’t pay attention could be fooled.
Who knows anymore? I need a notebook to keep track of people running. For me, I won’t have any choice in it anyway with a May primary here. The candidate is usually chosen long before.