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Poll: Christie is top choice at 'brokered' convention
The Washington Times ^ | Feb. 22, 2012 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 02/22/2012 12:23:17 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the top choice of Republicans if the party nominates its presidential candidate at a "brokered" convention this summer, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday.

Mr. Christie is favored by 32 percent of Republicans, followed by former Govs. Sarah Palin of Alaska and Jeb Bush of Florida with 20 percent each, the poll found. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is fourth at 15 percent.

Some conservatives are contemplating a so-called brokered Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., in August, in which none of the current candidates would have gained enough delegates to win the nomination and the party delegates would be free to nominate someone not in the primary race. Respondents in the Quinnipiac poll were asked to choose a candidate who's not in the current field. Mr. Christie has endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

The poll showed that 48 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning independent voters believe it would be bad for the party to engage in a brokered convention; 37 percent disagreed.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


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To: Free ThinkerNY

Excuse me while I barf.


51 posted on 02/22/2012 1:03:08 PM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: JaguarXKE

Want to bet that if any not-Romney candidate wins enough delegates there are still calls for a brokered convention?


52 posted on 02/22/2012 1:03:16 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (Obama 2012: Dozens of MSNBC viewers can't be wrong!)
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To: jersey117

Hey Jersey? Where you from?


53 posted on 02/22/2012 1:04:29 PM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: Drill Thrawl

And Reagan’s challenge so weakened incumbent President Ford that we ended up with four miserable years of Jimmy Carter.

Unintended consequences, I know, but it is important to remind ourselves that no man is perfect, even the now-sainted Reagan.


54 posted on 02/22/2012 1:04:54 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sh*t, piss and corruption!!! Who the hell wants that RINO bastard? Come on Santorum...win your way to August!


55 posted on 02/22/2012 1:06:13 PM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rinos had best be careful. People were not born yesterday.


56 posted on 02/22/2012 1:07:01 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Better than Romney, but we’d have to educate him about firearms rights.


57 posted on 02/22/2012 1:08:07 PM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: Lazamataz

He needs an education on many things, not just firearms. He’s a global warmist and lover of all illegals. He wants a pathway to citizenship for them. In other words, he’s an amnesty lover/greenie. Those other things plus his love of Muslims make him too liberal for me sooooo...

...No thanks. Do not want Christie.


58 posted on 02/22/2012 1:15:15 PM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, the father of gay marriage and socialized medicine in the US, is a lying socialist)
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To: Invincibly Ignorant

Shore area


59 posted on 02/22/2012 1:15:15 PM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: jersey117

I’m not going to get into discussing Gov.Perry - he took himself out of the running.

Christie is for gun control; I suggest you look it up. I do not keep a record of Christie’s stands on issues as he is not running for a national office.


60 posted on 02/22/2012 1:17:47 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Christy criticized Santorum the same day he appointed a Gay judge to the NJ Supreme Court. What a load of Mitt.


61 posted on 02/22/2012 1:18:41 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: AtlasStalled

I do not understand the dislike of Christie. I really like him. But...he has said he does not want to run now. That is a deal breaker. If he does not want the job, what kind of job would he do? And why do we keep asking him when he has said he is not ready. He is being honest. I respect that. I wish someone would explain to me why so many do not like him.


62 posted on 02/22/2012 1:20:47 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Christie’s a chump, this is just the establishment (remember folks, it’s the globetrotters vs generals here) trying to push an alternate candidate.


63 posted on 02/22/2012 1:23:27 PM PST by Scythian
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a revoltin’ development!
Romney, Christie. Aren’t there any REPUBLICANS (as opposed to guys who couldn’t get Democrat slot) running?


64 posted on 02/22/2012 1:24:30 PM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: DallasSun

See post 57.


65 posted on 02/22/2012 1:25:34 PM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: pgkdan

You prefer that RINO bastard Santorum? It’s Newt or it’s not.


66 posted on 02/22/2012 1:27:33 PM PST by j.argese (FR is a Newt-ist Colony, not a Romney Room, Paul Pavillion or Santorum Sanctum)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The movies Wall-E and Idiocracy have come faster than expected.


67 posted on 02/22/2012 1:28:46 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: mrmeyer

Thank you.


68 posted on 02/22/2012 1:29:49 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

69 posted on 02/22/2012 1:31:23 PM PST by EternalVigilance (We still hold these truths to be self-evident...)
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To: DallasSun

I have no problem with his personality. It is his positions on the issues that I have big problems with.

He does not support the second amendment. He wants to take guns from people.

He likes doing things for Muslims.

He believes in the fake science of Global Warming.

He wants a path to citizenship for illegals. He supports illegals even after they committed that horrific murder of those students in his state.

The main problem I have with him is that he is a liberal. He is probably the perfect republican for New Jersey, since it is a northern liberal democrat state, but he would be awful for the rest of the country. He’s just too liberal.


70 posted on 02/22/2012 1:32:53 PM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, the father of gay marriage and socialized medicine in the US, is a lying socialist)
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To: All

No.


71 posted on 02/22/2012 1:33:27 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sorry, Christie.. I crossed you OFF of my list the moment I heard that you ordered our flag be flown at half mast for the death of Whitney Houston. You have forever changed that special honor for our heros to now include rappers and actors. Fear of being called “racist” has resulted in decisions which LOWER THE BAR from here forward. 0bama uses his ethnicity to willfully deconstruct America and he’s succeeding because everyone’s afraid to challenge him.


72 posted on 02/22/2012 1:36:38 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: DallasSun

Flag at half mast for Whitney Houston didn’t alienate you?


73 posted on 02/22/2012 1:36:49 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’d be OK with that if they put Newt on the ticket as VP. About one month in Christie would eat one jelly filled too many and keel over. Then after a full state funeral for the big guy Newt could get down to the business of restoring the constitutional republic.


74 posted on 02/22/2012 1:39:56 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It will be WAR if they try it and I will be there if they do.

LLS


75 posted on 02/22/2012 1:40:04 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

veto


76 posted on 02/22/2012 1:42:22 PM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: jersey117
You keep your liberal lard-ass and I will throw in our liberal corporatist haley barbour... if you like christie... you will love haley.

LLS

77 posted on 02/22/2012 1:43:16 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They going to stick us where the sun doesn’t shine any way they can. Its either Mittens or a brokered convention with another RINO. Time for 3rd Party results be damned


78 posted on 02/22/2012 1:44:05 PM PST by eak3
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Christie has great press and zero vetting.

He’s an typical east coast liberal republican, and as soon as the conservative base knows that he will plunge to Romney levels of support.

He is Romney’s mini-me


79 posted on 02/22/2012 1:45:09 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Waryone

**** christie and this is why!

LLS


80 posted on 02/22/2012 1:47:24 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

At least he would have a difficult time trying to force people to eat healthy foods or excercise.


81 posted on 02/22/2012 1:48:16 PM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Jedidah; Drill Thrawl

“And Reagan’s challenge so weakened incumbent President Ford that we ended up with four miserable years of Jimmy Carter.”

No, the RINOs voting for Ford gave us 4 years of Jimmy Carter. Hard to imagine what the world would be like if Reagan won in 1976...

Please don’t forget the Nixon Pardon.


82 posted on 02/22/2012 1:50:36 PM PST by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s disturbing.

JB


83 posted on 02/22/2012 1:52:51 PM PST by thatjoeguy (MAYDAY! MAYDAY! We are so going in ! !)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All
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Just what we need- another muzzie lover.

Christie goes berserk over criticism of his appointing a Muslim judge:

“Sharia Law has nothing to do with this at all, it’s crazy!” he cried. “The guy is an American citizen!” He concluded that the “Sharia Law business is just crap… and I’m tried of dealing with the crazies,” adding with disgust and frustration that “it’s just unnecessary to be accusing this guy of things just because of his religious background.”
Chris Christie

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/chris-christie-lashes-out-at-crazies-after-appointing-muslim-judge-the-sharia-law-business-is-just-crap/

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84 posted on 02/22/2012 1:55:11 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Christie is my brokered convention choice - which is what this thread is about. I don’t like any of the current candidates. Perry was my guy. If it goes to a brokered convention the establishment is going to pick our candidate anyway. All I’m saying is that I will take Christie over Jeb or any other establishment guy they’ll most likely pick. With Christie, we might at least get a balanced budget and save the economy - which is really what this election should be about.


85 posted on 02/22/2012 2:01:16 PM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That fact that Palin is right up there is interesting. Even if you believe the ‘Christie’ lead, Palin would mop the floor with him on a head to head match-up.


86 posted on 02/22/2012 2:05:08 PM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Mr Rogers

I haven’t forgotten the Nixon pardon, nor any of the sordid mess he left behind. Lived through it. Been watching politics for many decades, now older than the proverbial dirt.

Ford had enough on his plate without Reagan’s destructive run.

It would have been lovely had Reagan waited his turn and we could have skipped Jimmy Earl altogether. I always thought that Reagan got antsy because of his age, which was, indeed, a consideration.

It would have been nice if reasonable Democrats had done a Reagan on Barry0 this year.


87 posted on 02/22/2012 2:06:55 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: jersey117

ANYBODY, and I MEAN ANYBODY, including the demented JIMMUHHH CAHTUHH, would be better than this Anti-American!


88 posted on 02/22/2012 2:07:53 PM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Drill Thrawl
The last time this happened by '76 Ford V. Reagan. In 1924 it went 103 rounds.

There are problems with your examples in using them to equate that a totally "fresh" candidate can be injected now. In the Reagan Ford battle, both were actual candidates in the Primaries. There was no injection of another candidate. In 1924, we didn't have a Primary system like today. The state GOP Grandees and Poobaa's of the parties decided who they wanted to nominate behind closed doors without any voters deciding. There is no way that will ever happen again.

A brokered convention is not going to work out anything like what people here are romanticizing about. One of the 4 candidates in the race today will be our nominee, guaranteed. The only thing a BC will do is allow the Party hacks to weight it towards their guy Romney.

89 posted on 02/22/2012 2:08:51 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bullcrap!!! Sorry for the offensive language but there is no other word for it!


90 posted on 02/22/2012 2:08:53 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Poll: Christie is top choice at 'brokered' convention

"SPINNIN' like a SPINNIN' TOP"

91 posted on 02/22/2012 2:09:08 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: Leep

“At least he would have a difficult time trying to force people to eat healthy foods or excercise.”

Never stopped Mooschell.


92 posted on 02/22/2012 2:12:32 PM PST by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another reason for why nobody believes in Polls.


93 posted on 02/22/2012 2:27:21 PM PST by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: chris_bdba

[Not by me he isn’t.Why replace one northeast Rhino with another?]

I agree! I feel the same way about Santorum as you do!


94 posted on 02/22/2012 2:31:54 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
You want anti ruling class, Newt, is hated by them.

I am voting for Newt, to heck with Santos and his high spending past. Another Bush, no thanks.

95 posted on 02/22/2012 2:33:13 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So that’s the elephant in the room they want us to carry shovels behind?

No.


96 posted on 02/22/2012 2:45:56 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

No. That is the state of NJ...none of my business.If Willie Nelson dies tomorrow, you can bet Rick Perry will do the same here. Had they asked my opinion, and they did not, I would have said do what you will with your state flag. The U.S.Flag should fly at half staff only for military and presidents. But to turn me against the Gov? Nah. Will take more than that.


97 posted on 02/22/2012 2:51:17 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun
“Poll: Christie is top choice at ‘brokered’ convention”

No, Christie = Romney.

If we go the brokered convention route; we need a conservative.

But who knows, we may not get a choice.

98 posted on 02/22/2012 2:58:47 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Christie is a GREAT Republican - for New Jersey.

Enough said.


99 posted on 02/22/2012 3:04:05 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Drill Thrawl
Here are the Texas rules (with currently proposed changes due to the delay in our primary):
Section 10. Pledge of Delegates and Alternates.

a. Commitment to Candidate: Following canvass of the presidential primary by the SREC, the State Chairman shall, in a manner directly proportional to the statewide presidential vote, as well as the presidential vote by congressional district, if possible, assign each delegate to represent a Presidential candidate (or uncommitted), and upon that assignment each delegate and alternate representing a Presidential candidate becomes pledged to the Presidential candidate on whose slate the delegate and alternate is nominated in accordance with subsection b of this section. The State Chairman, National Committeeman, and National Committeewoman, who are national delegates under Rule of The Republican Party 13(a)(2) by the virtue of their office shall not become pledged to a candidate and remain uncommitted as specified below, nor shall they be counted as uncommitted for the purposes of proportional assignment made in this section.

b. Length of Commitment: A person who is elected as a delegate or alternate to the National Convention and who is assigned to a Presidential candidate by the State Chairman to represent that particular Presidential candidate at the National Convention and who does not resign from the position is pledged to support that Presidential candidate at the National Convention until the candidate is nominated or until the delegate or alternate is released from the pledges as follows:

1. First (1st) nomination convention ballot: delegate or alternate shall be released from the pledge only in the event of death, withdrawal, or by decision of the candidate. For the first ballot taken at the National Convention to determine the nominee of the Republican Party for the office of President of the United States, the totals of the votes of the members of the Texas delegation shall be announced as they would have been if the individual delegates had been awarded to or designated for the respective candidates for such office on the Texas General Primary ballot in accordance with the state-wide result of the of the voting for such candidates. No poll of the members of the delegation shall be taken for the announcement of the vote.

2. Second (2nd) nomination convention ballot: delegate or alternate may be released from the pledge by decision of the candidate;

3. Third (3rd) nominating convention ballot: delegate or alternate shall be released from the pledge if the candidate has failed to receive twenty percent (20%) or more of the total vote cast on the preceding ballot; or by the decision of the candidate;

4. Fourth (4th) and subsequent nominating convention ballots: delegates and alternates are released from any pledge.

c. Uncommitted Delegates: Uncommitted delegates and alternates may vote as they choose on all questions and candidates presented at the National Convention.

I expect two of the candidates will team up to join delegates before enough delegates are released to bring another nominee to the floor, if that's even a possibility in National GOP rules. Even if the lesser candidate does not get all of his delegates to go along, it may be enough without going past the first couple of rounds of voting.
100 posted on 02/22/2012 3:08:17 PM PST by esarlls3
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