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Chris Christie Decides Not to Run for President, ABC News Has Learned
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Posted on 10/04/2011 8:09:48 AM PDT by Perdogg

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1 posted on 10/04/2011 8:09:50 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Gosh I’m shocked! /s


2 posted on 10/04/2011 8:10:35 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Perdogg

This is bad news. He would have taken votes from Romney.

Now it’s going to be Romney vs. The Actual Republicans.


3 posted on 10/04/2011 8:10:52 AM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: Perdogg

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/10/chris-christie-not-running-for-president/


4 posted on 10/04/2011 8:11:38 AM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: Perdogg
Maybe he has a "N-WordHead" rock in his past?

We don't need another Rino in the race, thank you very much.

5 posted on 10/04/2011 8:12:01 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: Perdogg

He has said NO for months now - why not believe him.

This is a push by the liberal media to try and show division in the GOP and that no good candidates in the field.


6 posted on 10/04/2011 8:12:01 AM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: samtheman

its bad news as he would’ve kicked obama’s ass....now we’ve got romney and the hope perry does not implode further- Cain i like but as VP...


7 posted on 10/04/2011 8:12:16 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Perdogg

Good, a man of his word.


8 posted on 10/04/2011 8:12:36 AM PDT by refermech
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To: Perdogg

The stage is now set for Sarah. Sarah...? Sarah....?


9 posted on 10/04/2011 8:14:15 AM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: Perdogg

Actually, he deserves a lot of credit for this. He’s been saying all along that he doesn’t think he’s ready for the job and he’s sticking to that.

He’s not letting the The Establishment cajole him into doing something he doesn’t want to do.

Good for him.


10 posted on 10/04/2011 8:14:21 AM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: Perdogg

Unexpected?


11 posted on 10/04/2011 8:14:24 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Perdogg

He’s been saying for a while that he wouldn’t run.

The MSM is only kiling the rumor that the MSM created.


12 posted on 10/04/2011 8:15:06 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion (Heartless)
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To: Mikey_1962

He made the right decision.

His immigration policies are no different (perhaps worse ) that Rick Perry’s, and his anti-gun stance isn’t going to play well in the South.

He is also one governor who refused to join the anti-Obamacare lawsuit filed by 27 states. How’s he going to answer that question?

Giuliani is good for New York, Christie is good for New Jersey. There it ends.


13 posted on 10/04/2011 8:15:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: Mikey_1962

He made the right decision.

His immigration policies are no different (perhaps worse ) from Rick Perry’s, and his anti-gun stance isn’t going to play well in the South.

He is also one governor who refused to join the anti-Obamacare lawsuit filed by 27 states. How’s he going to answer that question?

Giuliani is good for New York, Christie is good for New Jersey. There it ends.


14 posted on 10/04/2011 8:15:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: Victor

It is now time. There is nothing more to wait for.


15 posted on 10/04/2011 8:15:56 AM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: Perdogg

Woah, the GOP establishment must be really disappointed, they desperately needed him to drown out Cain’s message, or rather, any tea party candidate from gaining traction, watch for the focus to dramatically shift, and quickly to another stalking horse.


16 posted on 10/04/2011 8:17:08 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Perdogg

I have to say I’m glad he’s not running. It’s not that I don’t like him, I really know almost nothing about him other than yelling at a teachers’ union jerk which was great, but the field is crowded already.


17 posted on 10/04/2011 8:18:27 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Perdogg

FLASH: Rumors are now starting to circulate that Christie may be, in fact, reconsidering. /jk


18 posted on 10/04/2011 8:18:58 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Perdogg

Gov Christie, please get to work in NJ.


19 posted on 10/04/2011 8:19:38 AM PDT by frogjerk (Today is already the tomorrow which the bad economist yesterday urged us to ignore. - HAZLITT)
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To: Perdogg

Fine.

One less RINO to divide up donor money, albeit one who gives good speech.

Now, can we move on? Nothing to see here.


20 posted on 10/04/2011 8:20:08 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Perdogg

Then say hello to the 2012 GOP nominee for president:

Willard Mitt Romney


21 posted on 10/04/2011 8:20:38 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: mmichaels1970
FLASH: Rumors are now starting to circulate that Christie may be, in fact, reconsidering. /jk

It wouldn't shock me. They keep beating that dead horse and the time hasn't run out yet.

22 posted on 10/04/2011 8:21:54 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: frogjerk

He’d make a great Secretary of Education


23 posted on 10/04/2011 8:24:08 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Wyatt's Torch

agreed.. without Christie, I predict it’s going to be Romney.. too bad, I would have prefered the big man. I’ll root for Cain, although is 999 plan troubles me.. a 9% VAT tax will get raised to 11% then 12, then up to 15 within 10 years. it will never end.


24 posted on 10/04/2011 8:24:13 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Perdogg

Milt, the Magic RINO: "On this planet, he would have eaten
a mutating RINO like me."

25 posted on 10/04/2011 8:24:26 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Perdogg

Better put Ann Coulter on suicide watch.


26 posted on 10/04/2011 8:25:30 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Perdogg

1) Romney cannot win because the one BIG winning issue the Republicans have over Obama is Obama Care. However, if Romney is the main Republican candidate, then he is going to have a tough time since Obama Care was modeled after Romney Care.

A) Having Romney disarms the Republicans from going after Obama Care.

2) Romney is the leftist media and press choice for the Republican nomination. It just like McCain in 2008. Don’t forget in 2008 when Romney was ahead of McCain, and then all of a sudden out of the blue Romney steps down even though he was winning over McCain.

B) This is when I lost faith in Romney. If Romney ran against Obama in 2008 I have no doubt he would have won then. He stepped down and we got McCain (the leftist media and press candidate).

3) The media will attach Romney as a hypocrite on the health care (because of Romney Care)disarming the Republicans one big advantage. Moreover, they will attack him for being a Mormon (saying they are racist and have multiple wives) like they did in 2008 when they feared him and wanted McCain.

C) I can already see these issues will have Romney in Defense mode. So it will soften down Romney because he will not want to be labeled. Basically you will get the same type of campaign by the Republicans in 2008. Vote for me because I’m the lesser of the two evils losing Republican campaign. Which we all know how that ended.

Rest assured if the leftist media and press get Romney, then Obama gets another 4 years.


27 posted on 10/04/2011 8:26:13 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Perdogg

And on cue Romney passes out from relief.

I really wanted him to run. A rino split down the middle with Romney (and maybe even Paul) and left the rest of the field to the conservatives.


28 posted on 10/04/2011 8:27:52 AM PDT by ReaganBaby26 (Matthew 12:36)
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To: edcoil

Christie’s own people have been putting the word out on his ‘reconsidering’. Might have just been a smokescreen, or he might have just run as a smokescreen, but his people were stirring this up.


29 posted on 10/04/2011 8:28:18 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Victor
“The stage is now set for Sarah. Sarah...? Sarah....?”

Sorry to say that the MSM/RAT campaign > Operation Trash Sarah has been successful. She has no chance in the General, her own wishy washiness hasn't helped.

30 posted on 10/04/2011 8:28:52 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Chuzzlewit

would a Romney/Cain ticket be more digestible??? I was pumped for Perry but the guy has been a total dud and as much as i don’t like Romney, i’ll campaign for him over the POS squatter that presently occupies the WH...


31 posted on 10/04/2011 8:29:20 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: edcoil

Gov Sarah Palin will be inaugurated as the first woman President of The USA in Jan 2013


32 posted on 10/04/2011 8:29:48 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: Perdogg

Again? Yawn. Would have been nice to see him split the RINO vote with Mitt Perry but oh well.


33 posted on 10/04/2011 8:30:19 AM PDT by Grunthor (Cain.)
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To: DAC21

neither has the fact she left office early...


34 posted on 10/04/2011 8:30:26 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Perdogg

If he speaks at 1:00 that in 10:00 here and will be stepping on the Apple announcement.


35 posted on 10/04/2011 8:30:26 AM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: Perdogg
I wonder if Ann Coulter is crying?
36 posted on 10/04/2011 8:30:30 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Perdogg

So ends another episode of the MSM reality show called the 2012 Republican Primary. Stay tuned for the next episode.


37 posted on 10/04/2011 8:30:42 AM PDT by McGruff (Vetting - The process of examination and evaluation of a candidate's record.)
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To: Perdogg
Barbara Bush makes a wardrobe change to a black dress.
38 posted on 10/04/2011 8:30:45 AM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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To: Perdogg

Wake me up when something significant happens.


39 posted on 10/04/2011 8:31:10 AM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: Perdogg

Keep the sleeping pills away from Coulter!


40 posted on 10/04/2011 8:31:27 AM PDT by bray (Sarah is hated by the establishment of both Parties. Winner!)
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To: Sprite518

Yep. I’ve been posting for a year that Romney will be the nominee and Obamarx will be easily re-elected. And that will be an abject disaster.


41 posted on 10/04/2011 8:31:27 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Perdogg

Boo hoo. I like his straightforwardness, but a RINO is a RINO.


42 posted on 10/04/2011 8:31:32 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Perdogg

Oh no, not again!


43 posted on 10/04/2011 8:31:48 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: frogjerk
Gov Christie, please get to work in NJ.

Exactly...that sewer will take several terms to clean up.

44 posted on 10/04/2011 8:32:02 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Mikey_1962

I don’t understand why anyone would want to run like this. The media clamors for you to run...they say you’re the savior...run run run..then, when you announce, they do everything they can to destroy you. It’s a game for the media and I think Christie is too smart to fall for it.

He knows it is not his time.

I am very enthusiastic about the future of our party...I heard Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speak this weekend and her was fantastic. Walker, Rubio, Christie, Nikki Haley, Suzanna Martinez. All rising stars. Check out the Governor or Puerto Rico. Heard him speak as well. INCREDIBLE. He has completely turned Puerto Rico around utilizing conservative principles..he got rid of the capital gains tax on homes and new home buying went up 88%!!! He cut the State’s payroll by 50%...Our Republican Governors are turning things around.


45 posted on 10/04/2011 8:32:06 AM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Then say hello to the 2012 GOP nominee for president:

Willard Mitt Romney


Yes. The drumbeat will be thick for Mitt now.

I’m willing to rely on strong arms in congress to hold the line on immigration and abortion and gun control and health care, however when there is spending weakness in the White House (ala Bush Jr.) there will be spending weakness in Congress. Spending is an existential threat to the nation.


46 posted on 10/04/2011 8:32:16 AM PDT by steveyp
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Giving up so soon?


47 posted on 10/04/2011 8:32:37 AM PDT by Grunthor (Cain.)
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To: DAC21
Operation Trash Sarah has been successful. She has no chance in the General, her own wishy washiness hasn't helped.

Agree. I love Sarah but she has no chance to win. Zero.

48 posted on 10/04/2011 8:32:39 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Sprite518
Ineligible Romney also removes the fake BC issue.

Romney, who failed in the economy in Mass
as its wandering governor, will also negate the economy
issue.

Romney also eliminates the corruption issue.

IT’S UNANIMOUS FOR ROMNEY

Carville(D):
"It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing.
Romney is an ascendant guy
."

Sen. John Kerry (D) to Don Imus on RomneyCARE:
"I like this health care bill".

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) on RomneyCARE:
"To come up with a bipartisan plan in this polarized environment is commendable."

Mitt Romney wins much coveted Jimmy Carter endorsement


49 posted on 10/04/2011 8:34:01 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Perdogg

Whatever the Governor’s decision is... I will wait until I hear it from him personally rather than listen to anything any network station would have to say.


50 posted on 10/04/2011 8:34:00 AM PDT by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh... where would our country be without this brilliant man?)
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