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McCain: Christie candidacy viable, offers caution
CBS ^ | 2011-10-02 | Lucy Madison

Posted on 10/02/2011 9:31:11 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

Edited 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."

Exerpt...http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/10/02/ftn/main20114473.shtml


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; arizona; christie; mccain; mccaintruthfile; mclame; mcstain; newjersey; notrunning; rinos; senilerino
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1 posted on 10/02/2011 9:31:22 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Hey Juan, nobody cares what the hell you think. You’re irrelevant.


2 posted on 10/02/2011 9:32:39 AM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: rabscuttle385

From one winner to another, put Perry in the picture and you have the three amigos.


3 posted on 10/02/2011 9:33:54 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Christy is a tough guy, but the way he has subdued the unions and other things is the same technique he will use to subdue the 2nd Amendment...as I hear he is FOR gun control.

Sorry, IF he does run, he will not get my vote just to appease Ann Coulter.
4 posted on 10/02/2011 9:38:23 AM PDT by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: org.whodat

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.


5 posted on 10/02/2011 9:39:59 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


6 posted on 10/02/2011 9:40:38 AM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: org.whodat

RINOs know RINOs.


7 posted on 10/02/2011 9:43:40 AM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: org.whodat

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


8 posted on 10/02/2011 9:47:17 AM PDT by McGavin999 ("I promise to make Washington inconsequential in your lives" Rick Perry)
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To: rabscuttle385

Who do you think Christie would hurt the most? Romney?


9 posted on 10/02/2011 9:49:15 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: rabscuttle385

Caution is not what is needed in 2012.


10 posted on 10/02/2011 9:50:38 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: McGavin999

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.


11 posted on 10/02/2011 9:54:10 AM PDT by CSI007
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To: rabscuttle385

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?


12 posted on 10/02/2011 9:59:38 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Palin/Cain, Cain/West, Palin/ West, Cain /Palin, Palin/ Rubio, Cain/Rubio, = all good)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


13 posted on 10/02/2011 10:01:08 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: CSI007

And who would that conservative be?


14 posted on 10/02/2011 10:07:44 AM PDT by McGavin999 ("I promise to make Washington inconsequential in your lives" Rick Perry)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
The three amigos, mccain, perry and obummer, have the same view point on amnesty. That is not debatable. You may lie about it if you wish, but that does not change the fact they all three support amnesty. Just like you do.
15 posted on 10/02/2011 10:08:42 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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As viable as “Brady bill” Bob Dole...

No thanks...


16 posted on 10/02/2011 10:09:25 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.)
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To: org.whodat

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.


17 posted on 10/02/2011 10:14:12 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Brilliant

Yes Christie would hurt Romney the most, but it doesn’t matter because he isn’t going to run.


18 posted on 10/02/2011 10:18:50 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: FrankR

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.


19 posted on 10/02/2011 10:19:47 AM PDT by romanesq (For George Soros so loved the world, he gave us Obama)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Perry has arrested no one, unless it was some blond bimbo in a bar somewhere. If you wish to get into the hiring of illegals, you can bet money, the rats already have the names and address of any and all illegals that worked on Perry's ranch. Bet on it, it will be released, hell bush senior worked illegals, jorge’s nanny was an illegal.
20 posted on 10/02/2011 10:20:17 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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