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Christie seriously considering presidential bid after GOP prodding (The Big Tease again)
NYPost ^ | Thursday September 29, 2011 | JOSH MARGOLIN

Posted on 09/29/2011 6:22:52 AM PDT by Bigtigermike

After months of hedging, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is giving serious thought to jumping into the ring for a GOP presidential run -- and could make his decision next week, The Post has learned.

The announcement may come as soon as Monday, said sources familiar with Christie’s thinking.

The renewed consideration about a White House run came after prodding this week from some Republicans he idolizes, including former First Lady Nancy Reagan, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and former President George W. Bush, sources said.

[..]

Christie pals said the pol’s “mind-blowing” experience at the Reagan library in California Tuesday changed his thinking.

“We need you. Your country needs you to run for president,” one woman pleaded after Christie’s moving speech there.

Yet when the governor first arrived at the Reagan library, he was still telling his inner circle he was a definite “no” for a presidential run -- and planned to make that clear in his appearance.

Something changed that night, sources said.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bigtease; chrischristie; nomorerinos; norinos
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1 posted on 09/29/2011 6:22:56 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Oh God!


2 posted on 09/29/2011 6:23:57 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Oh boy. I can see it now. Christie gets in. Palin gets in. Battle royale. I’m still hoping he sticks to his heart and says no, but I recognize he is under a lot of pressure to run, and is receiving quite a bit of flattery and temptation.


3 posted on 09/29/2011 6:25:07 AM PDT by Huck (Oy.)
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To: Bigtigermike

No! No! No! Hand-pounding, foot-stomping, temper-tantrum-having no!


4 posted on 09/29/2011 6:26:39 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Bigtigermike

We got deadlines to get on the ballot in a number of states coming up in a month. We also got the reality that the entire time table might be moved up if Florida moves their primary. Sorry but the window is closing fast.


5 posted on 09/29/2011 6:27:08 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Bigtigermike

That was crap sandwich speech for the Nation, but one that might work for his NJ Governor reelection campaign.


6 posted on 09/29/2011 6:27:46 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Who Cares!


7 posted on 09/29/2011 6:27:55 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Bigtigermike

‘The big tease’ - How is it different than Palin?


8 posted on 09/29/2011 6:27:57 AM PDT by jla (Who says Perry's a conservative? - Rush, Sarah, & Levin do.)
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To: Bigtigermike

He has stated he is not running. Many times over and over.

It is always some un-named source that keeps it going. It certainly isn’t him.

If the guy doesn’t want to run, they should get off his back.


9 posted on 09/29/2011 6:28:30 AM PDT by dforest
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To: jla
‘The big tease’ - How is it different than Palin?

He's not as cute?
10 posted on 09/29/2011 6:29:05 AM PDT by DTxAg
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To: Gene Eric

On the contrary, it was a very good speech.


11 posted on 09/29/2011 6:29:23 AM PDT by Huck (Oy.)
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To: Bigtigermike

after the firm “no” he gave that woman at the Reagan Library the other day he’s gonna come off looking like a bigger flip-flopper than Romney if he does this.


12 posted on 09/29/2011 6:30:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Bigtigermike
He's going to run -- the Country Club RINOs have anointed him (and probably have filled his war chest with pledges).

If you like Dole or McCain, or Romney, this is the candidate for you.

13 posted on 09/29/2011 6:30:32 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Free Vulcan
I think the Oct 31 deadline in FL is firm, and supports the party conducting its primary in January or later.

What is required to happen on that date is the party (not the candidate) provides the state with a list of names that are to appear on the primary ballot.

14 posted on 09/29/2011 6:31:52 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: DTxAg

LOL - No argument there!


15 posted on 09/29/2011 6:32:08 AM PDT by jla (Who says Perry's a conservative? - Rush, Sarah, & Levin do.)
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To: indylindy
I hope he doesn't run. I want him to stay here in NJ. But imagine what he is going through. He is being tempted and begged and flattered. It's conceivable he'll get in. I hope he doesn't, but I can see it happening.

I'll support him if he does get in. He's far superior to Romney or Perry.

16 posted on 09/29/2011 6:32:55 AM PDT by Huck (Oy.)
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To: Bigtigermike

.

CHRISTIE DEFENDS MUSLIM JUDGE APPOINTMENT:

“But it was a follow-up question on the fear of Sharia Law that set the governor off. “Sharia Law has nothing to do with this at all, it’s crazy!” he cried. “The guy is an American citizen!” He concluded that the “Sharia Law business is just crap… and I’m tried of dealing with the crazies,” adding with disgust and frustration that “it’s just unnecessary to be accusing this guy of things just because of his religious background.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/chris-christie-lashes-out-at-crazies-after-appointing-muslim-judge-the-sharia-law-business-is-just-crap/

NO THANK YOU!!!

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17 posted on 09/29/2011 6:34:18 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Huck

“...and is receiving quite a bit of flattery and temptation.”

In some circles, a hefty campaign donation is the sincerest form of flattery. And very tempting.


18 posted on 09/29/2011 6:35:03 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Rudder
If you like Dole or McCain, or Romney, this is the candidate for you.

I disagree with that on the major issue for me which is the debt.

19 posted on 09/29/2011 6:35:13 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Huck

the only good thing I can think of about Christie getting in is... he might take some votes from Romney.


20 posted on 09/29/2011 6:35:31 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Bigtigermike

Not this crap—again!!!


21 posted on 09/29/2011 6:35:55 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: rarestia

I would have no respect for the man if he ran now. He very clearly, and repeatedly said he would not run. I must admit that when I saw that ridiculous article about his father saying he would be a good president I wondered if the people were being “conditioned” for him entering the race. We already have one northeastern Rino running. We don’t need two.


22 posted on 09/29/2011 6:36:08 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Huck

I think he was very clear that he doesn’t have his heart in running this time.

If I were him, I would say no just because all the establishment pubbies are acting like they own him. That alone would be insulting.

I think it would be a mistake for Christie. I don’t agree with him on some things, but I believe he is up front and honest. I would hate to see his future ruined over this.


23 posted on 09/29/2011 6:37:23 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Bigtigermike

—“We need you. Your country needs you to run for president,” one woman pleaded after Christie’s moving speech there. —

That right there is what is called “anecdotal” evidence. You can find a person like that woman even for Barney Frank.


24 posted on 09/29/2011 6:38:16 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Rudder

“If you like Dole or McCain, or Romney, this is the candidate for you.”

I agree that Christie is at least as good as any of those.

But what if you didn’t like Dole and McCain and don’t like Romney? That’s the question.


25 posted on 09/29/2011 6:39:01 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: rarestia

I think the GOP Elite are seeing that Romeny isn’t going to cut it so they have got to get someone else.

Christie is in..or will be. The Elite say it will be so.

Palin has got to get in.


26 posted on 09/29/2011 6:39:01 AM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: Bigtigermike
Christie is another RNC establishment type, not a conservative.

The moderates are doing all they can to block our efforts to nominate a staunch conservative.

27 posted on 09/29/2011 6:39:23 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Bigtigermike

If Bill Kristol wants him to run I say: “No Way!!!”


28 posted on 09/29/2011 6:39:47 AM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: Bigtigermike

They wouldn’t have room on the debate stage for Gingrich + his ego and Cristie + his ego.


29 posted on 09/29/2011 6:40:00 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Bigtigermike

He’s the backup for the Republican Establishment in case Romney’s campaign crashes and burns.


30 posted on 09/29/2011 6:40:25 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Cboldt

In many states signatures are required to get on the ballot. That is what is required in Iowa. We hold a caucus so it isn’t necessary for President, but if we had a primary it would be.

Signatures take time and ground game. You can’t just announce a day before and get on the ballot. A month is a minimum safe margin IMO.

In the end it’s a hard delegate count that wins. All the strategy in the world isn’t going to change that. It’s time for everyone to crap or get off the pot.


31 posted on 09/29/2011 6:41:14 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Huck

He is McCain heavy with a bigger mouth.


32 posted on 09/29/2011 6:41:48 AM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: Bigtigermike

—“We need you. Your country needs you to run for president,” one woman pleaded after Christie’s moving speech there. —

I’m also disappointed about this “moving speech” stuff. A good speaker is nice, for it is part and parcel to being a good leader, but the track record must be examined. It is the foundation on which the speechifying rests. Christie is great for New Jersey, relative to the other options they have. For the US? No way.

Heck, Hitler gave “moving speeches”. That and his iron fist were really all they had. In fact, if he had left the war to his generals, Europe would probably be Nazi now, the US would never have entered the war, he would have gained the Ukranian “living space” and there would have been no “eastern front”.

Thank God all he could do was give “moving” speeches. Didn’t work out so well for the Germans though.


33 posted on 09/29/2011 6:43:12 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: RummyChick

“The Elite say it will be so.”

There is still the small matter of actually getting the votes. As bad as things have gotten in this country, I still think you need to be elected to become the President.


34 posted on 09/29/2011 6:44:45 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Bigtigermike

FoxNews just showed a poll where 39% say Cristie should NOT run.

Only about 32% say he should run.


35 posted on 09/29/2011 6:44:55 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Bigtigermike
‘The big tease’ - How is it different than Palin?

Governor Palin has not even once ever stated that she was definitely NOT running.

Christie has stated on dozens of occasions that he is not running. The most recent was at the Reagan Library.

36 posted on 09/29/2011 6:44:55 AM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: cuban leaf

I think this whole process is shedding light on the rats in the Republican party. The RINO and liberal-lite BS has to stop. We need to stand together as conservatives or we will be bested by the organized masses on the Left.


37 posted on 09/29/2011 6:45:22 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Bigtigermike

He’s welcome to jump in. He & Mitt can fight for the 20% “NE liberal” vote. Maybe even split it between them.

Won’t stand a chance in hell of winning the nomination, tho. Gun grabbers don’t get votes in the west & south.


38 posted on 09/29/2011 6:45:25 AM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: Bigtigermike

Run Christie Run. You’re the real heavyweight needed to round out and split the RINO vote. Pull about 5-6% off of Myth’s 20%. That’ll work for me.


39 posted on 09/29/2011 6:45:51 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: vicar7
Actually, he's nothing like McCain. Christie is an executive. McCain is a legislator. Christie has balanced two budgets. McCain has balanced nothing. Christie gets a blue-state legislature to compromise WITH HIM. McCain opens the negotiations by capitulating.

Christie understands, as Reagan did, that compromise is necessary as a means of reaching a goal. For McCain, compromising, or even merely appearing to be willing to compromise, IS the goal. Christie is a leader. McCain is a 1 of 100 go-along-to-get-alonger. Christie is an effective speaker. McCain is a boob.

Nope. They have nothing in common. I realize this isn't what some radio talkers say, but then, they just have to get ratings. They don't have to actually accomplish anything in government.

40 posted on 09/29/2011 6:46:31 AM PDT by Huck (Oy.)
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To: RummyChick

Hate them both! I was born in NJ, but I would never go back there. The politics are awful, the hoplophobia is rampant, and the overall atmosphere up there is too uptight.

Give me a slow-talking southern black man for my President!


41 posted on 09/29/2011 6:46:31 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Christie is too fat to be president. He is very, very fat. I like him as governor of New Jersey. He is a fabulous governor of New Jersey. He is a very conservative governorof New Jersey.

But New Jersey ain’t the whole country... he’s not conservative enough for the whole country.

And he’s too fat.


42 posted on 09/29/2011 6:47:14 AM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/Perry or Palin/Rubio)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
our efforts to nominate a staunch conservative.

Put forward a credible, competent, experienced staunch conservative, then. I don't see any.

43 posted on 09/29/2011 6:48:21 AM PDT by Huck (Oy.)
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To: Bigtigermike

This was all pre-planned by the RINOstablishment I bet


44 posted on 09/29/2011 6:48:57 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: jla

Sarah never said Yes or NO....just thinking about it. The media wants her to give them an answer on their timetable not hers. Christie said no but teases that he might jump in through aides


45 posted on 09/29/2011 6:49:32 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Huck

Christie is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FULL of himself he makes me sick. And being full of “himself”, now that is FULL!


46 posted on 09/29/2011 6:53:13 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: faucetman

You sound like a high school girl.


47 posted on 09/29/2011 6:54:27 AM PDT by Huck (Oy.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Governor, just go back to your state. You know, the one that years of democrats made into a huge crapfest. Go back and finish cleaning it up and making it better and then, maybe, consider running if you can shed your rino leaning image.

While you’re at it drag mitt the twit and rick epic fail perry with you.

This battle to preserve the Constitution and the Republic is too dire to take a chance on any one of several play-to-the-audience conservatives who would say whatever they think will impress their current audience.


48 posted on 09/29/2011 6:54:52 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Bigtigermike

Well hell, lets get Rick Snyder to run too. He’s a liberal but he’s killing the teacher’s union in Michigan. (actually he’s signing legislation sent to his desk)

This crap is getting old.


49 posted on 09/29/2011 6:55:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Enough already! Front page headline in this morning’s local Gannett newsrag 1ssue-

Insider: Gov not running in 2012


50 posted on 09/29/2011 6:56:20 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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