Skip to comments.Kissinger reportedly briefed Christie
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."
Kissinger briefs and meets with all types of people. He met with Gov. Palin in 08.
Kissinger is a “Republican player” ???
If anyone is a part of the Establishment, Kissinger is.
“If Henry Kissinger is basically begging you to run, how do you not reconsider?” said one Republican insider.
Real easy, Kissinger sucks.
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 >
The last time I saw Henry Kissinger talking on TV I was glad for the commercial to cut him off. ;-)
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.
“If Henry Kissinger is basically begging you to run, how do you not reconsider?’ said one Republican insider.”
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!!!