Skip to comments.McCain: Christie candidacy viable, offers caution
Posted on 10/02/2011 9:31:11 AM PDT by rabscuttle385Edited on 10/02/2011 9:43:47 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Amid continued speculation that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is seriously considering a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, John McCain, 2008's GOP presidential nominee, said he thinks Christie would make a "viable" candidate - but he warned that "the swimming pool looks a lot better until you jump right in."
McCain, in a Sunday appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation," declined to say whether or not he thought Christie "ought to" get into the race, but called himself a "great admirer" of the governor.
"I think it's a tough decision that only he and his family can make," McCain said. "I'm a great admirer of Governor Christie. I think he'd be a very viable candidate."
Still, the Arizona senator emphasized that "the swimming pool looks a lot better until you jump right in. The water may not be quite as warm as you think."
"Remember he's starting from way behind in fundraising and organization and other areas," McCain said, of Christie, but noted that if he does decide to run, "I wish him luck. I think that there is a bit of a caution."
Hey Juan, nobody cares what the hell you think. You’re irrelevant.
From one winner to another, put Perry in the picture and you have the three amigos.
surely you mean Romney, since Romney is 100000 times more liberal than Perry.
But no I am sure you meant Perry, because you are a closet Romney supporter like most of the Perry bashers on the site.
McCain is an Establishment Republican. That’s a nice way of saying he is a frigging RINO. Common sense says a RINO will always pick a fellow RINO.
McCain is worthless as a Senator.
RINOs know RINOs.
Right! McCain hates Perry, Bush hates Perry, Rove hates Perry, everyone attacks only Perry at the debates, the media hates Perry, therefore Perry is the RINO! LOL
Who do you think Christie would hurt the most? Romney?
Caution is not what is needed in 2012.
Romney is a true RINO. Perry is in the back pockets of corporations and calls real American patriots heartless.
They are both very bad for this country if elected president. End of story.
We need a tried and true conservative, one who will stand up to the establishment in Washington and in the board rooms when its bad for the country. Christie, Romney and Perry are far from the right answer.
C BS? ........ The Press is hyping Christi? They’re still picking the Republican for us? The MSM dream candidate is a “Moderate” push over. Anyone else is stupid, racist, inexperienced, and seeks sex with black basket ball players. Hmmmmm? Never thought of that vs. Obama? basketball players? Ya think? maybe?
Panama Juan is a worthless sleaze.
I’m sorry he was born in this beautiful country of Panama.
But never the less, Panama recovered quickly from the unpleasant shock.
And who would that conservative be?
As viable as “Brady bill” Bob Dole...
Perry has arrested more illegal aliens than everyone up on that stage combined.
Vote for your baby killing, gun grabbing, lying mormon if you want, the rest of us never will.
Oh, and P.S. you might want to actually check out Romney’s record on illegals since he is one of the business men that likes to hire them.
Yes Christie would hurt Romney the most, but it doesn’t matter because he isn’t going to run.
Don’t that a mainstream Reagan conservative is a threat to the 2nd Amendment. Gov. Christie freed a man who was legally transporting his guns in a move to his new home.
I know because the guy was moving to where I live. The poor guy was in jail due to a stupid jerk off judge.
Gov. Christie had him freed.
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