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Chris Christie Reconsidering 2012 Run, Will Decide in Days
Newsmax via Drudge ^

Posted on 09/23/2011 2:56:24 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reconsidering his decision not to enter the 2012 presidential race — and he says he will let top Republican donors know within days about his plans, Newsmax has learned. During the past few weeks, several leading Republican donors and fundraisers have been urging the popular Republican governor to reconsider his decision not to run and to enter the GOP primary. These Christie supporters note that significant GOP support has remained on the sidelines of the primary fight. Many leading fundraisers have yet to commit to any current primary contender, including frontrunners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. Newsmax has learned that the effort to draft Christie culminated in a hush-hush powwow held in the past week with Christie and several notable Republican billionaires.

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To: Retired Greyhound

Good, a big fat RINO aimed directly at Myth Romney.


2 posted on 09/23/2011 2:57:48 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Hopefully he also considers losing 90 pounds. Just for healths sake. I bet he’s 280.


3 posted on 09/23/2011 2:58:35 PM PDT by stevecmd
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To: Retired Greyhound

Not really interested in a Christie candidacy, but Romney must be dreading this.

Ann Coulter must be thrilled.


4 posted on 09/23/2011 2:58:53 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound

Bring on the gun grabbing , global warming believing , loud mouth. He won’t make it out of NH with his leftist beliefs on everything but fiscal issues.


5 posted on 09/23/2011 2:59:22 PM PDT by Staff Of Moses
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To: Retired Greyhound

My thoughts exactly, all three of them.


6 posted on 09/23/2011 2:59:58 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: TheThirdRuffian

This would be the best possible news to derail a Romney candidacy. Christie is even more liberal than Romney, but they’ll just split votes and allow a Perry (or Palin?) to win the nomination.

Win/win.


7 posted on 09/23/2011 3:00:43 PM PDT by Carling (Mitt Romney Signed a Bill that Mandated Taxpayer-funded Abortions)
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To: stevecmd

Romney. Palin. Perry. Now Christie. If Ronald Reagan himself came back from the dead and announced he was running, there would be people calling him a RINO. I am getting sick of the search for the “perfect” conservative that destroys our candidates while the Muslim Marxist sits back and laughs. There is no perfect conservative. Every candidate is flawed. Instead of attacking each other and giving Hussein Obama fodder for his own ads, they should be attacking the Muslim Marxist non-stop.


8 posted on 09/23/2011 3:00:49 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: Retired Greyhound

If Christy decides to run, I don’t care.


9 posted on 09/23/2011 3:01:00 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Staff Of Moses

He likes mudslimes too.


10 posted on 09/23/2011 3:01:00 PM PDT by IbJensen (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Gov. Christie, don’t bother.


11 posted on 09/23/2011 3:01:35 PM PDT by lawley
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To: Retired Greyhound

So it’s not too late for Christie to get in according to Republicans but too late for anybody else? Hmmmm!


12 posted on 09/23/2011 3:02:56 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Wait, I thought it was supposedly too late ?

lol


13 posted on 09/23/2011 3:03:06 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Retired Greyhound

If its is too late for PALIN, then it would be too late for Christy too wouldn’t it?
Oh wait,I forgot, media has double standards for RINOS they can do anything they want anytime they want too...


14 posted on 09/23/2011 3:03:49 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Retired Greyhound

he would do himself a favor to stay in NJ


15 posted on 09/23/2011 3:03:51 PM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: stevecmd

I can’t believe you think he’s only 280.

He’s at least 330. He’s huge.


16 posted on 09/23/2011 3:03:52 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: lawley

Geez, Rush takes 1 Day off of work and all hell breaks loose (Perry Collapses, Christie thinking about running).

Lol, Palin should find out what day Christie would announce and jump in the same day.


17 posted on 09/23/2011 3:03:57 PM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Detective Cannon will be on the case.


18 posted on 09/23/2011 3:04:01 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Why does so few (IA, NH, SC) decide so much?)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Good point. Christie doesn’t have the national name recognition either.


19 posted on 09/23/2011 3:07:10 PM PDT by MN_Mike (Governor Sarah Palin for the win! Piper Palin for President 2036 (Biden: Gird YOUR loins))
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To: parksstp

Also, Electoral College-wise, Christie would be as weak (or weaker than McCain). IN, NC, and VA go back to serious play, and MO, MT, snd Omaha CD become in doubt also.


20 posted on 09/23/2011 3:07:23 PM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: Sybeck1

Detective Cannon will be on the case.


Literally or figuratively?


21 posted on 09/23/2011 3:08:05 PM PDT by MN_Mike (Governor Sarah Palin for the win! Piper Palin for President 2036 (Biden: Gird YOUR loins))
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To: MN_Mike
No name recognition, but...

HE DOES CARRY A LOT OF WEIGHT WITH THE GOP!!!

22 posted on 09/23/2011 3:08:44 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Astronaut

“There is no perfect conservative. Every candidate is flawed. Instead of attacking each other and giving Hussein Obama fodder for his own ads, they should be attacking the Muslim Marxist non-stop.”

And yet some FReepers have declared they’re staying home on election day or writing in their fave if their fave isn’t the nominee.


23 posted on 09/23/2011 3:08:57 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: TheThirdRuffian


A picture of health.
24 posted on 09/23/2011 3:09:08 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Retired Greyhound

On 9/11 he had dinner with Roger Ailes. Guess they plan on going easy on him in their media if he decides to run. He’s said over and over he won’t run - I guess they found his price.


25 posted on 09/23/2011 3:09:15 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Retired Greyhound

He’s been governor what? 2 years?

Surely, the GOP can field someone with real experience.

We already have an AA novice in the White House.


26 posted on 09/23/2011 3:09:34 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Bigtigermike

Excellent point BigTigerMike!


27 posted on 09/23/2011 3:09:52 PM PDT by cblue55 (It's either America, or Obama. It cannot be both!)
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To: Astronaut

You think Romney is not a RINO? You think he’d be a great prez?


28 posted on 09/23/2011 3:10:22 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Retired Greyhound
Oh, goodie.

Where's the pic of Bamster, blocked by Christie's girth, with O's arm around the big guy? I think it was taken after Hurricane Irene.

29 posted on 09/23/2011 3:10:35 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: nhwingut

And very presidential looking./s Last month he went to hospital with breathing problems.


30 posted on 09/23/2011 3:10:45 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: nhwingut

Just as I suspected and posted yesterday. The big money is still on the sideline hence the Perry camp’s pushing endorsements in an attempt to pry it loose. Last night didn’t help in that regard.


31 posted on 09/23/2011 3:11:22 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Magic Fingers

Thank you for your common sense and refreshing honesty.


32 posted on 09/23/2011 3:11:35 PM PDT by seoul62
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To: Retired Greyhound

All kidding aside, being fat is a huge political liability. He isn’t just a little chubby, but borderline morbidly obese.

William Howard Taft was the last fat president, and he had the benefit of being the handpicked successor of a popular incumbent.


33 posted on 09/23/2011 3:12:01 PM PDT by Borough Park
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To: Jane Long

34 posted on 09/23/2011 3:12:20 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Better than Romney


35 posted on 09/23/2011 3:13:10 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Retired Greyhound

At the end of the day — election day 2012 -— I honestly don’t think voters want to cast ballots for anyone from Massachusetts or New Jersey. OR Chicago.


36 posted on 09/23/2011 3:13:18 PM PDT by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: nhwingut

Laurel and Hardy nightmares


37 posted on 09/23/2011 3:13:47 PM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: Bigtigermike

he isn’t entering, mark my words.


38 posted on 09/23/2011 3:14:00 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Rick Perry 2012 !)
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To: Retired Greyhound
I'm willing to sit down with the fat man and hear his pitch. Bring him on.


39 posted on 09/23/2011 3:14:06 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss (Obama has created more jobs in soup kitchens than anyone since Jimmy Carter)
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To: Astronaut

People are fed up because decades of damage has been done, and the damage is so deep, that it would take drastic changes to make it right, not a slow moving of the wheel. If you turn too slow you’ll still hit the iceberg.

It’s not just the U.S. Many countries are under the socialist gun, and we either take a stand now while we still have some people left that understand freedom, or we go quietly into the night.

Nobody can afford to settle for second best, there is no second best, it’s do or die time.


40 posted on 09/23/2011 3:14:27 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Borough Park

Taft didn’t have to worry about TV either.


41 posted on 09/23/2011 3:14:56 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Baladas

42 posted on 09/23/2011 3:15:01 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Christie... what a treat ! Not only panders to illegals, but panders to Mohammadans, too.


43 posted on 09/23/2011 3:16:16 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Magic Fingers

Conservative? He’s for the mosque at Ground Zero and for gun control and the list goes on! He put a muslim judge in NJ court system because he’s his friend and known him for many years.


44 posted on 09/23/2011 3:16:40 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Retired Greyhound; meadsjn
Wow! And at 5:38 a.m., this very morning, -- hours before this piece hit Drudge -- meads posted:

Palin is smart to avoid this monkey-wrestling fiasco. Rove still has a couple of RINOs waiting in the wings, as each of the establishment picks goes face-first into the mud, one after another. Next it'll be Chris Christie, then Jeb Bush, then another, then another; all anti-American, globalist, corrupt to the bone, scumbags.

meads, you're prescient! I figured you'd probably be proven correct, but man -- that was fast! {^)

45 posted on 09/23/2011 3:17:08 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

If I gotta vote for a fat guy, I’m going with Newt.


46 posted on 09/23/2011 3:17:19 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound
several leading Republican donors and fundraisers have been urging the popular Republican governor to reconsider his decision not to run...

Leading Republican Donors and Fundraisers = Establishment Republicans

Christie is as bad as Perry.

We must reject Chris Christie.

.

47 posted on 09/23/2011 3:17:31 PM PDT by bobk333
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To: Retired Greyhound

What is going to happen... is that he is going to make a speech to put this rumor to bed once and for all.

“I will not seek, nor will I accept my parties nomination for President of the united states”

and once he makes that statement I will think very highly of him, because it’s not fair to those that are running to have all these “others” waiting supposedly in the wings. We need to know what the field is, so we can choose between those who are actually running, instead of constantly pinning for others who have no intention of running but like to tease their followers *cough* palin *cough*


48 posted on 09/23/2011 3:17:42 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Rick Perry 2012 !)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Not No, but HELL NO!!!


49 posted on 09/23/2011 3:17:47 PM PDT by mirkwood (obama-the fresh prince of bill ayers (attackwatch))
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To: Retired Greyhound
But, but (sputtering)...it's too late...it's TOO LATE for a new candidate to get into the race. The train has left the station. The field has been established. We've already had FOUR very crucial debates!

(Just giving Christie a little bit of the Palin treatment)

50 posted on 09/23/2011 3:18:09 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (All my replies get posted to AttackWatch)
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