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Chris Christie won't run for president in 2012
Politico ^ | 10/4/2011 | JONATHAN MARTIN & MAGGIE HABERMAN & ALEXANDER BURNS

Posted on 10/04/2011 10:29:02 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has decided against entering the race for president, likely ending once and for all the GOP establishment’s hope for a new candidate in the 2012 race.

Christie has scheduled a 1 p.m. press conference in his state’s capital, where he’s expected to announce that he will not seek the presidency. Two sources said he has started informing people of his decision in advance of his Trenton press conference.

“He is not running,” said a fundraiser informed of the decision. “Mary Pat and the gov just called tier one [donor] group to say he was out.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65094.html#ixzz1ZpnpGXhV


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This adds some clarity, and continues the pressure on Romney and Perry to try to define themselves as Conservative enough for the base.

Which they aren't.

1 posted on 10/04/2011 10:29:05 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2
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To: Eccl 10:2

Cain 2012


2 posted on 10/04/2011 10:30:58 AM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Eccl 10:2

Yaaaay!


3 posted on 10/04/2011 10:31:05 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Eccl 10:2

I listened to him say he would not run. It’s official. He said the people of NJ are stuck with him!


4 posted on 10/04/2011 10:31:26 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: Eccl 10:2

Once and for all? Is palin for sure out?


5 posted on 10/04/2011 10:32:46 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Java4Jay

Cain 2012
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HECK YEAH!!!


6 posted on 10/04/2011 10:33:32 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Eccl 10:2
He may also be saying that Obama is unbeatable.

7 posted on 10/04/2011 10:33:42 AM PDT by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: Eccl 10:2

But the question remains: “Will Christie run for president?”< /s>


8 posted on 10/04/2011 10:35:23 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: no dems

Just an opinion....But Cain is ridiculous...the one candidate which would guarantee Obama a win.


9 posted on 10/04/2011 10:39:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Eccl 10:2

This Christie press conference was a deliberate grenade-lob into the Palin camp. This was the republican party’s last desperate stab at keeping her at bay.

Repeatedly, over and over, Christie harped on the fact that he felt obligated to complete his term as the governor of NJ.
Christie is principled. Christie loves his state. Christie cares for the voters of his state - blah blah blah

Implying, of course, that some Alaskan governor abandoned her state and constituency midterm.

Run Sarah Run - and take Cain or Rubio with you.


10 posted on 10/04/2011 10:39:11 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Whew! That’s a weight off my mind.


11 posted on 10/04/2011 10:39:11 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Yaelle

She has a different strategy, I am sure. Either she jumps in after Romney an Perry destroy each other and/or tank in the polls, *or* she plays kingmaker in both the presidential and congressional elections, using her fame and prestige to get truly conservative candidates elected in congress and the senate.
I think she’s smart enough to know that without tea party control of house and senate being President would be a fool’s errand and do more damage to the cause than good.
And, as bad as Obama is, beating a sitting president takes a Reagan, and we don’t have a gipper in the wings at the moment.

I could be wrong, but I think Palin is going to aim for 2016 and in the meantime build up a *LOT* of favors (and I do mean a LOT, you know any appearance or hers will be a MAJOR fundraising deal for a congressperson)and political capital for the run as well as getting a staunchly conservative ‘base’ in congress. She’s young and time is on her (and our) side; it’s not like President Obama is suddenly going to gain functional competence and make things better in 5 years than they are now.


12 posted on 10/04/2011 10:40:13 AM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: RedStateRocker

I hope Sarah runs in ‘12. The rest of the Republican field is Lilliputians. Four more years of Zero? Yecch.


13 posted on 10/04/2011 10:46:10 AM PDT by karnage
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To: Sacajaweau
Cain is ridiculous...the one candidate which would guarantee Obama a win.
Sacajaweau....lay....down....the......crack.....pipe.
14 posted on 10/04/2011 10:49:48 AM PDT by no dems (The HERMANator in 2012 !)
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To: Riodacat
He may also be saying that Obama is unbeatable.

Why not? He also said Global Warming is real and man is at least partly responsible. He also said being here as an illegal was not really against the law.

15 posted on 10/04/2011 10:52:33 AM PDT by itsahoot (iPhone Flops--Apple is doomed. In other news, Timex will kill Rolex-Details at 11:00)
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To: RedStateRocker
And, as bad as Obama is, beating a sitting president takes a Reagan
The Arkansas rapist was no Reagan and he defeated a sitting President in 1992. Why? Because of ONE great misstep on behalf of George H. W........ "Read my lips; no new taxes!!" How many missteps does Zero have? I've lost count.
16 posted on 10/04/2011 10:56:15 AM PDT by no dems (The HERMANator in 2012 !)
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To: RedStateRocker

Your Post #12 makes a lot of sense.


17 posted on 10/04/2011 10:58:14 AM PDT by no dems (The HERMANator in 2012 !)
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To: itsahoot
He may also be saying that Obama is unbeatable.

Why not? He also said Global Warming is real and man is at least partly responsible. He also said being here as an illegal was not really against the law.

He also said that he joined Weight Watchers.

If you don't live in NJ, who cares what this fat slob says?

18 posted on 10/04/2011 11:03:40 AM PDT by USS Alaska
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To: Eccl 10:2

Might be the best thing that’s happened today .

Christie the RINO not running ,,, I guess that’s supposed to bother someone ,,,, perhaps Ann Colter maybe ,,,,,,


20 posted on 10/04/2011 11:07:49 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Eccl 10:2

poor rinos


21 posted on 10/04/2011 11:11:34 AM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: Eccl 10:2

The Pubbie establishment is desperate. Romney has flat-lined because they’re just aren’t that many country-clubbers. Perry is fizzling because his pose as a conservative is phony: he is an inarticulate dope and a globalist traitor. That leaves true outsiders and rebels like Cain, Bachmann, and Palin, none of whom has any allegiance to the party hacks. Bye bye, country-clubbers. Screw you.


22 posted on 10/04/2011 11:43:48 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: hellbender
The Pubbie establishment is desperate. Romney has flat-lined because they’re just aren’t that many country-clubbers. Perry is fizzling because his pose as a conservative is phony: he is an inarticulate dope and a globalist traitor. That leaves true outsiders and rebels like Cain, Bachmann, and Palin, none of whom has any allegiance to the party hacks. Bye bye, country-clubbers. Screw you.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Mika and Joe are deeply saddened.

23 posted on 10/04/2011 11:56:14 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: no dems

Clinton, for all of his faults, was one hell of a good campaigner, though. I think the one thing he and Reagan had in common, almost alone in the century, was that they *enjoyed* the fight, every second of every stump speech. They both knew how to get good operatives in place and let them do their job (hate Carville as we might the guy is a Marine through and through, attack, attack, attack and than attack again to be sure the objective is dead).

I would bet that Sarah has people who know what they are doing and is preparing carefully. One of her biggest advantages is the scorn in which the left and the MSM hold her. Time is on her side and against Mitt and Perry; we already know every ‘negative’ that the left can dig up and throw out there, while every ‘new’ thing I find out about Mitt or Perry makes them less attractive.

Christie would make a damn good cabinet member; he’s capable and takes his job seriously it seems.

It’s all about “fire in the belly” Sarah has it, Cain has it, the rest seem to be as much about ego gratification as belief in country above self.


24 posted on 10/04/2011 5:30:30 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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