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Kissinger reportedly briefed Christie
Politico ^ | October 5, 2011 | Maggie Haberman

Posted on 10/08/2011 2:08:47 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo

A nugget from the Times story on Chris Christie's decision against a 2012 campaign — he had an hourlong policy briefing from Henry Kissinger.

The former secretary of state had personally urged Christie to run, and sitting down for a briefing — even one that wasn't sought out — would be an extension of that.

But it is another scrap in how the pleas from Republican players had finally softened his resistance, however briefly, to running.

"If Henry Kissinger is basically begging you to run, how do you not reconsider?" said one Republican insider.

Meanwhile, for whatever disappointment the donors who wanted him are experiencing, several GOP insiders said there would be no harmful effect on Christie of having engaged in the process of thinking about it.

"He is still speaking in a way that others aren't," said one Republican source. "And he will still be a factor in the conversation."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; christie; henrykissinger; kissinger; newjersey
Maybe it means Christie is inclined towards the realist branch of realism in foreign policy.
1 posted on 10/08/2011 2:08:52 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Kissinger: “No.”


2 posted on 10/08/2011 2:16:43 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Kissinger briefs and meets with all types of people. He met with Gov. Palin in 08.


3 posted on 10/08/2011 2:17:07 PM PDT by FritzG
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Kissinger is a “Republican player” ???


4 posted on 10/08/2011 2:18:36 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

If anyone is a part of the Establishment, Kissinger is.


5 posted on 10/08/2011 2:20:42 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( I like Herman Cain)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Evil


6 posted on 10/08/2011 2:21:18 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Christie is a gun control maggot. He may be doing good things fiscally for New Jersey, but I would never support him for POTUS.
7 posted on 10/08/2011 2:21:48 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

“If Henry Kissinger is basically begging you to run, how do you not reconsider?” said one Republican insider.
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Real easy, Kissinger sucks.


8 posted on 10/08/2011 2:26:00 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Why doesn’t Kissinger just bring back Tricky Dick Nixon from the grave? After all, the guy deserves another chance at the White House after being railroaded out of office. < /s >


9 posted on 10/08/2011 2:28:51 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The last time I saw Henry Kissinger talking on TV I was glad for the commercial to cut him off. ;-)


10 posted on 10/08/2011 2:51:59 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Yeah. I bet Kissinger briefed Christie on his secret to being a fat man and still picking up hot chicks.

Henry really has a gift.

11 posted on 10/08/2011 3:10:12 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

“If Henry Kissinger is basically begging you to run, how do you not reconsider?’ said one Republican insider.”

Easy.

To Kissinger you say: “No!” And when the “Republican insider” asks, you tell them: “You are too impressed with the wrong people; which is why our party is not in the White House now!!!


12 posted on 10/08/2011 3:15:19 PM PDT by Wuli
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