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Chris Christie Reconsidering 2012 Run,
News Max ^ | September 23, 2011 | Jim Meyers

Posted on 09/23/2011 10:56:11 PM PDT by yoe

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.

A source familiar with the meeting suggested that Christie seemed inclined to enter the race but said he needed more time.

Christie promised to make a final decision "within two weeks," the source said.

Another source involved in GOP fundraising tells Newsmax that that uncommitted fundraisers and donors have been receiving phone calls from top political aides to Christie, seeking their feedback about his possible entry into the race.

Earlier this week Christie hinted at the effort to draft him w when he spoke at a special forum that included Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.

Christie suggested to an audience at New Jersey's Rider University that the current GOP candidates are not answering the public's appetite for real leadership.

"I think what the country is thirsting for, more than anything else right now, is someone of stature and credibility to tell them that and say, 'Here's where I want us to go to deal with this crisis,'" Christie said.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


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KEYWORDS: awjeeznotthisagain; christie; rino
Putting a Muslim Judge on New Jersey's supreme court is a huge question in my mind....his health problems another. None of the candidates are addressing the biggest $$$$$$ out flow and that is government WASTE plus the United States aid to countries like Palestine who are determined to push Israel into the sea....Congress has approved a $53 billion bill to fund the State Department and foreign operations with the Lion Share going to Palestine...again. De-fund Mahmoud Abbas immediately....it is criminal for Americans to fund Hamas and other terrorists in the area. This is political waste beyond any doubt....NETANYAHU is spot on with his 'Theater of the absurd'...America must support little Israel from the thugs and 'crime lords' who seem to run that part of the world....fight terrorism is the goal, it is absurd to pay Hamas! If Chris Christy, Mit Romney, Rick Perry, or Michelle Bachmann would tackle the waste problem and aid problem....I would begin to believe this group is not your every day politician who talks the talk but leaves his shoes in the closet.


1 posted on 09/23/2011 10:56:15 PM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe
Blow it out your ass fat Progressive bastard.


2 posted on 09/23/2011 11:02:56 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I hope he doesn’t go for it.

He’s doing a pretty good job in New Jersey. I’d like to see him put Jersey on a more permanent footing.


3 posted on 09/23/2011 11:05:41 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: yoe

He’d take votes from Romney that’s for sure.


4 posted on 09/23/2011 11:05:41 PM PDT by Doofer ("If debt is the problem, how is more debt the solution"?)
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To: yoe

Another day, another RINO. We are being stampeded.


5 posted on 09/23/2011 11:09:45 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Doofer

He’d take votes from Romney that’s for sure.
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That’s a good thing.

I don’t think I want him for president but if he takes Romney down, I’m all for it.

I do hope he decides real quick, the...maybe I will...maybe I won’t...bugs me.


6 posted on 09/23/2011 11:11:57 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: pallis
Bring them all on. Palin too. The more the merrier. What is happening here is that the money will dry up after the primary season, and there will be very little left for the general election. Where as Obama will have almost a billion dollars without having to go through a primary fight.
7 posted on 09/23/2011 11:16:43 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: yoe
"I think what the country is thirsting for, more than anything else right now, is someone of stature..."

Stature, not girth, please don't confuse the two, fatkin.

8 posted on 09/23/2011 11:17:20 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (It starts here! It starts now! Mr. President, game on!)
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To: Jonty30

Jersey needs a lot more help. Cape May is one of my favorite vacation spots. Especially the light house after coming over the Lewes ferry when I get back from Chinkoteague. I probably spelled that wrong.


9 posted on 09/23/2011 11:18:18 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: pallis
America is being Hornswaggled by the elite.

I pray that America wakes up.....

10 posted on 09/23/2011 11:19:38 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: yoe

Go Christie!


11 posted on 09/23/2011 11:20:35 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: yoe

No way fat boy.

You have shown bad judgement more than once, the least of which was your fly over to your sons baseball game using public funds and assets.


12 posted on 09/23/2011 11:21:18 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I never saw Obama kiss Perrys azz that way.


13 posted on 09/23/2011 11:23:24 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Lazlo in PA

that is one beautiful area.


14 posted on 09/23/2011 11:24:09 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: political1

See my tagline.


15 posted on 09/23/2011 11:28:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Lazlo in PA

That’s because New Jersey was so far in disrepair.

If he could stay for two terms, and really bring up its standings within the fifty states, he’d be almost a shoe-in for presidential candidate.

Mind you, I don’t know if he’s done more changes than the NJ residents like and maybe that’s why he’s considering moving on.

Don’t know.


16 posted on 09/23/2011 11:29:44 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: yoe

I say let him join the bunch and see if he can hold up in the debates because I’ll listen.. as of right now I’m going with a Gingrich/Cain ticket


17 posted on 09/23/2011 11:33:17 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: yoe

Let’s not get distracted or stampeded. Christie is good on State employee compensation and State spending in general. We have no idea or else negative indication regarding how he is on national security, immigration, global warming, right to life, strict constitutional constructionism, regulatory reform, tort reform, etc.

We can’t just assume that any new alternative is better than what we’ve got.


18 posted on 09/23/2011 11:35:15 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Vendome

Isn’t it. I love that beach on the Southern part with the old WWII cement ship.


19 posted on 09/23/2011 11:35:20 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Vendome

How far did he have to fly?
What was he doing around the time of his son’s game?

If he was busy governing, or had to go out of state, I’d be fine with him flying. We can’t expect our elected officials to not have lives while they govern and, if there was an important business to attend to around that time, would you be happier if he didn’t do his job, and instead went to his son’s game?


20 posted on 09/23/2011 11:36:10 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

I’d also be fine with a Cain/Gingrich ticket


21 posted on 09/23/2011 11:36:55 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

Gingrich is a great policy wonk.

But his personal life indicates he wouldn’t be a good presidential candidate.


22 posted on 09/23/2011 11:44:41 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: yoe

Perfect. A RINO who can debate well. We’re doomed.


23 posted on 09/23/2011 11:48:44 PM PDT by Obadiah (Okay, so what's the speed of dark?)
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To: Jonty30

I’ll go Cain first with Newt second right now


24 posted on 09/23/2011 11:51:44 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

Cain is also my favourite.

Gingrich for secretary and Cain for Finance


25 posted on 09/23/2011 11:58:37 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: yoe

Yes, Christie is heavier than ever. His odds of avoiding sudden cardiac arrest are poor.


26 posted on 09/24/2011 12:14:24 AM PDT by Havisham
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To: Jonty30

I’m just messing with the fat boy...


27 posted on 09/24/2011 12:15:45 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: rogue yam
Why are you on a Conservative board?


We can’t just assume

I just took you out of context....!

28 posted on 09/24/2011 12:15:50 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Vendome

He’s a biiigggg boy. :)

He can take it.


29 posted on 09/24/2011 12:17:06 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Lazlo in PA

I like the lookout towers that dot the coastline...


30 posted on 09/24/2011 12:18:21 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

as of right now I’m going with a Gingrich/Cain ticket
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That’s my leaning, too. I had been leaning Perry/Gingrich.

I don’t want Romney.


31 posted on 09/24/2011 12:24:16 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: Vendome

Coastline and watch towers?

Oh come on, that is just not a nice thing to say about Christie’s weight.


32 posted on 09/24/2011 12:25:51 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Irenic

Sorry, hate to be a wet blanket, but as much as I like those options, can’t see them happening.

I think we’re going to end up with a RINO, but just hoping to get Rubio on the ticket to build for the future.


33 posted on 09/24/2011 12:29:55 AM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (If you like the employees at the DMV, post office, SS office... you'll love government health care)
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To: Vendome

You used to be able to clime them. The damn Govt keeps trying to close them off. That is why I carry tools with me when we roll up on them.


34 posted on 09/24/2011 12:30:06 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better

I don’t see them happening, either. We are going to be force fed Romney and we will like it. not.

But, of the ones we have to pick from...Newt, Cain and Perry are the only ones I’m interested in. Perry may be done or maybe he can recover...guess we shall see.


35 posted on 09/24/2011 12:38:58 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: Obadiah

One thing about Christie, he defends his policies very strongly and effectively. The liberal media took some cheap shots early on and he wiped the floor with them. Now they are more cautious.

Unfortunately, this is very unusual for a Republican. Most of them get defensive and intimidated by the media.


36 posted on 09/24/2011 12:56:07 AM PDT by nbenyo
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To: pallis

Now that “Ricardo Perry” has hit the rocks, they have to bring out the next semi-conservative candidate to shove down our throats.


37 posted on 09/24/2011 1:10:13 AM PDT by Nextrush (President Sarah Palin sounds just right to me)
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To: Irenic

The end game strategy is to split up conservative votes with all these candidates (Perry, Santorum, Christie etc.) so that Romney wins.


38 posted on 09/24/2011 1:13:02 AM PDT by Nextrush (President Sarah Palin sounds just right to me)
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To: yoe
Christie is right about the lack of leadership. I don't see any in either of the two frontrunners.
39 posted on 09/24/2011 1:17:45 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: yoe
Christie has supported semi-auto bans, so I think he probably has Second Amendment problems, just like Romney.

Thus, they both would prove unpalatable to the TEA party coalition, which will be the driving force in the 2012 elections.

40 posted on 09/24/2011 1:22:43 AM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: Lazlo in PA

Don’t be so quick to jump on Governor Christie. He would put the stake through the heart of the public worker’s unions, which are driving up the cost of government and pouring money and manpower into Democrat political campaigns. That Christie has done effectively in New Jersey.


41 posted on 09/24/2011 1:27:42 AM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: Nextrush

I sure hope after this election conservatives do something to change the GOP or start a new party.

I knew Romney was going to be the next GOP candidate after McCain, it’s his turn and that’s how the GOP rolls.

I think Jeb is after Romney.


42 posted on 09/24/2011 1:37:55 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: nbenyo

“One thing about Christie, he defends his policies very strongly and effectively. The liberal media took some cheap shots early on and he wiped the floor with them. Now they are more cautious.

Unfortunately, this is very unusual for a Republican. Most of them get defensive and intimidated by the media.”

Excellent point.


43 posted on 09/24/2011 1:46:35 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Jonty30

dude needs to go on the biggest loser first. He already has asthma (mom died from it). the stress of being a president would not help.


44 posted on 09/24/2011 2:03:30 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: Jonty30

It’s not that he’s going to his son’s baseball game but how. At least for me. If you or I wanted to do the same we wouldn’t take the company jet or rental car to the soccer game. We’d have to get there on our own dime and on our own time. Right now we have a president & family who think their entitled to use resources because they think they deserve them. I don’t want another family that thinks like that.

Cindie


45 posted on 09/24/2011 2:14:40 AM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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