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Romney Adviser: Christie “Undermined” GOP Message (throws Akin & Mourdock under the bus too)
Washington Examiner ^ | November 7, 2012 | 2:38 pm | Beltway Confidential

Posted on 11/07/2012 3:33:33 PM PST by drewh

National Review reporter Robert Costa talks to an unnamed Mitt Romney adviser who indicates there are a lot of hard feeling between Romney’s inner circle and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over the latter’s embrace of President Obama after Hurricane Sandy:

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, the adviser adds, is persona non grata in Romney’s inner circle. “He went out of his way to embrace the president during the final week of the campaign,” the adviser says. “It wasn’t necessary and it hurt us. Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, and Chris Christie undermined the Republican message.”

Christie, of course, had earlier been one of Romney’s most able surrogates. He was an early supporter of Romney and delivered the keynote address at this year’s republican convention.

(Excerpt) Read more at m.washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: akin; backstabberakin; backstabberchristie; chrischristie; mourdock; toddakin
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1 posted on 11/07/2012 3:33:38 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

This is just stupid.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 3:36:06 PM PST by onona (If it is to be, it begins with me.)
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To: drewh

its the truth, and I voted for the fat man


3 posted on 11/07/2012 3:37:34 PM PST by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: drewh
The GOP will never win another election by being the 'loyal opposition' while the other side street fights.

We need fewer Mitt Romneys and more Lee Atwaters.

4 posted on 11/07/2012 3:38:39 PM PST by skeeter
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To: onona

I scoffed at it too, at first . . . then the bromance between Christie and Obama started to creep me out.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 3:39:12 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: drewh

Romney lost because he is a liberal and he was a liberal long before he ever heard of Christie.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 3:39:39 PM PST by Tau Food (Praise God. Trust God.)
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To: drewh

persona non grata in Romney’s inner circle???

Really? LOL

Krispy Kreme is Persona non grata


7 posted on 11/07/2012 3:41:06 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: drewh
The GOP undermined their own message.

They went for a "his turn" GOPE candidate and used pandering and etch-a-sketch "before I was against it" tactics as a platform.

But at least they proved yet again "Conservatives" will trust the VP pick and 8yrs later approach to vote for it.

GOPE+Lib Candidate+Conservatives = Lucy+Football+Charlie Brown

Don't worry, I'm sure it will be different next time.

8 posted on 11/07/2012 3:41:27 PM PST by Repeat Offender (Why do cops have more lenient ROEs when facing us than troops in combat facing suicidal islamists?)
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To: drewh

Chruck Fistie.


9 posted on 11/07/2012 3:41:28 PM PST by rfp1234
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To: onona

i agree- blaming Christie is a piss-poor excuse for a bad campaign....

blaming mourdock and akin after you handily took those states is just ignorant....


10 posted on 11/07/2012 3:41:28 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: hecht

I didn’t notice Andrew Cuomo or Bloomberg holding on to Obama like a security blankie.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 3:41:29 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: drewh

Who didn’t see this coming?


12 posted on 11/07/2012 3:41:34 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 1rudeboy

Christie didn’t want to be respected. He wanted to be loved.

Fat turd.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 3:42:02 PM PST by Wright Wing
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To: drewh
Enough — SHUT UP about this BS. I don’t care. Romney lost. Crawl back under your rock until the next politician hires you.
14 posted on 11/07/2012 3:42:27 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: drewh

Christie should`ve insisted on no “hug” pics or anything other than the two reviewing the damage. I knew from the start this was going to cause Romney problems.

Mourdock and Akin were a disaster with their fateful “rape” remarks. They were cruising to victory and would have easily won were it not for those. Why... WHY even go there?

Have to do MUCH better with the recruiting.


15 posted on 11/07/2012 3:42:50 PM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Tau Food

Whew! For a moment there I thought a liberal had just won an election.


16 posted on 11/07/2012 3:43:29 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 47 million Americans are still without power.)
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To: drewh

I stand 6 feet tall and weigh 340lbs. Gov. Christie is about half again my size. The largest president we’ve ever had was around 300lbs and that was in the 19th Century when girth was a favorable trait. Don’t see it happening.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 3:44:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: hecht

its the truth, and I voted for the fat man

It’s the best the GOP u can elect in NJ, but we don’t need him elsewhere.


18 posted on 11/07/2012 3:45:47 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: God luvs America

Your logic is flawed. Akin and Mourdock’s comments were big topics among the uterine set here in NC. I don’t much like the Romney campaign, and they made the typical inside the beltway strategist mistakes, but these three men were also devastating and these were unforced errors outside the Romney campaign.


19 posted on 11/07/2012 3:46:33 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("DONE: The GOP Establishment Has Now Lost 2 In a Row")
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To: CaptainK

They’d probably already met Bruce Springsteen, though.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 3:46:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: God luvs America

It’s a poor excuse, yes. Bear in mind, these “campaign inner circle” creeps usually come out after the election to try and clean their records.

The Akin Mourdock criticism is valid however, because the media blew it out of proportion and it fed into the ‘war on women’ narrative, which we now know Obama was pushing hard under the radar, in radio ads targeting women.

While Christie’s idiocy wasn’t responsible for Romney’s loss (I think it was an inevitable demographic barricade we wouldn’t have ever been able to overcome), the unnecessary amount of fawning was annoying to watch. Christie fell on that day, in my eyes, and blew any shot he might have had at higher office.


21 posted on 11/07/2012 3:46:57 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: skeeter

God bless Lee Atwater! what a stratigist. God rest him.


22 posted on 11/07/2012 3:47:38 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: drewh
I didn't like Christie before and won't vote for him ever!
Has nothing to do with this election.

Christie = Specter = Rino

23 posted on 11/07/2012 3:47:38 PM PST by Keen-Minded
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To: drewh

Romney lost because he’s Romney.


24 posted on 11/07/2012 3:49:02 PM PST by Holly_P
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To: drewh

Dead on. The fat boy and the twin idiots were the margin. Christie made Obama look like captain at the helm, and the two idiots made the fake and nearly dead “war on women” meme become very real in the minds of women across the country.

Smooth.


25 posted on 11/07/2012 3:51:21 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: drewh

If anyone cares what I posted here since 1998, I ALWAYS say vote for the republican even a RINO, against the left wing democrat. I despise people who go third party ,etc.

If Chris Christie were on fire I would not urinate on him. He will never get my vote for reelection. He not only sold out Romney and the country (and he did) he got absolutely nothing for his suffering citizens in NJ in return. They still are in desperate straights and there is nothing special from FEMA, Obama, or Christie.

I will look forward to denying that childish fat fool my vote.

Oh, Christie also went on about crying because Obama put leftist Bruce Springsteen on the phone with him, and that fulfilled Christie’s childhood dream to talk to Springsteen! Hello, it wasn’t about you you load of self importance.

Never again.


26 posted on 11/07/2012 3:51:42 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: drewh

screw Tubby Turncoat and his Springsteen blubberling


27 posted on 11/07/2012 3:52:49 PM PST by Homer1
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To: Homer1

Exactly! The Springsteen thing was reprehensible.


28 posted on 11/07/2012 3:53:40 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: drewh

One of Christie’s advisors is that arch RINO Tom Keane Sr of NJ.

Keane pulled a similar stunt on George H Bush and George W Bush.

The objective was to torpedo Romney so Fat Boy can run in 2016.


29 posted on 11/07/2012 3:54:19 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: drewh

I am no fan of Christie’s, and Romney’ placing the blame for his loss is so very Obamalike. That Romney did not take the president to task in the debate for his audacious handling of the threat to our ambassador in Libya is more likely to be one of the reasons for his loss, since the media was loyally silent on the subject. Also vote fraud figures in his loss big time!


30 posted on 11/07/2012 3:55:35 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: CaptainK

bloomberg endorsed bozo


31 posted on 11/07/2012 3:56:23 PM PST by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: drewh

I fully expect Ryan to be thrown under the bus as Sarah Palin was in ‘08. The fact is that many conservatives wouldn’t have shown up to vote in either election had the vice-presidential candidate made them more palatable.


32 posted on 11/07/2012 3:56:29 PM PST by IdratherbeatPemberley
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To: drewh

Romney’s advisors undermined Sarah Palin and John McCain so that Romney could get in this election. This trashing of Palin continued long after the election again predominately by Romney’s staff/advisors.


33 posted on 11/07/2012 3:56:47 PM PST by dirtymac
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To: drewh

The rape comments cost a couple of points among women. That’s all it took.


34 posted on 11/07/2012 3:57:07 PM PST by rsobin
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To: ZULU

“The objective was to torpedo Romney so Fat Boy can run in 2016.”

He might waddle but he can’t run.


35 posted on 11/07/2012 3:58:07 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: drewh

Christie shoudl have kept his big mouth shut and not have obama for a photo op, even the Dems said Christie played into their agenda and helped them

Christie could have said where is obama,, why is he out there when people are cold and homeless but no he wanted to praise obama and it played right for the media


36 posted on 11/07/2012 3:58:07 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: God luvs America

“blaming mourdock and akin after you handily took those states is just ignorant....”

Think so? Go to any other state in America. Talk to 20 random women under 35 in a starbucks. Ask who they voted for and why.
Their message was damaging and spread far beyond safe presidential GOP territory into the far more narrow swing states.
These two asshats ran their mouths because they were in safe GOP territory and thought they had it in the bag. They never gave a thought to closer states and how their nutty talk might harm the larger effort.


37 posted on 11/07/2012 3:58:13 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Holly_P

romney lost because there is a bigger rat base. the cake was baked long before the election . uninspired Obama voters came out big.


38 posted on 11/07/2012 3:58:21 PM PST by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: Williams
Crispy handling NJ mess:
No generators for gas station that had the gas.
No gas at gas stations that had the power.
Garbage from flooded homes on the streets basking in snow storm and potentially spreading and floating all over the grounds.
But he looks sooooo busy and concerned and kissing Kenyan.
39 posted on 11/07/2012 3:58:52 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepissed)
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To: ScottinVA
Mourdock and Akin were a disaster with their fateful “rape” remarks. They were cruising to victory and would have easily won were it not for those. Why... WHY even go there?

Seriously, 2 Senate seats just flushed down the toilet because these idiots felt the need to blather on about the rape/incest abortion issue. Just shut the **** up. "I oppose abortion in all cases except the life of the mother". Period. Leave it at that. Don't spew a bunch of garbage about God's intent or women's bodies shutting down to prevent pregnancy. It's just amazing how awful some of these "grass roots" Senate candidates are. If we can't nominate someone good, then let's go with the establishment suit and at least take the seat.

And another thing, when the polls show clearly that a clownish Senate candidate like Akin can't win after making stupid statements....stop propping him up and insist he get the heck out of the race. We could have won that seat with almost anyone. Claire was that unpopular. And here she got 6 more years because morons like Huckabee raced to his defense and encouraged him to stay in the race.

40 posted on 11/07/2012 3:59:32 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: drewh

Christie is toast. Right up there on the same shelf with John Roberts. I’m not doing a lot of forgiveness these days.


41 posted on 11/07/2012 3:59:51 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: rsobin

im sure that there are still schmucks out there that will defend it


42 posted on 11/07/2012 3:59:58 PM PST by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: ZULU

I would be surprised if there is another election in america. But I have never cared for Christie. The man most like Ronald Reagan is Herman Cain in my book.


43 posted on 11/07/2012 4:00:57 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: drewh

Christie gets to be Sarah Palin of the GOP’s Rino losers this election season? Lucky him.


44 posted on 11/07/2012 4:01:48 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: DesertRhino

Yes, they were the margin if you want to look at it that way.

But, it’s equally true that the Republicans who didn’t vote were the margin, or the folks who voted third party were the margin, or Hispanics were the margin....

Bottom line, they apparently beat us with a better ground game. But I’m appalled that our turnout wasn’t better.


45 posted on 11/07/2012 4:02:29 PM PST by moonhawk (Free Republic: Show prep for Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: DesertRhino

why- you think if they hadn’t made those statements people in starbucks wouldn’t have voted for obama and would have voted for Romney??

i’m not defending them and that’s the problem with some of the Tea Party candidates; its great to get the RINO’s out but when you replace garbage with garbage (odonnell, angle, akin) this is the end result....


46 posted on 11/07/2012 4:03:23 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

I watched Christie during this. He deliberately praised Obama who did not a damn thing and when asked about Romney (Who made him the Keynote Speaker!) Christie looked liek he needed to take a dump. F him it was absurd.


47 posted on 11/07/2012 4:05:25 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: SaraJohnson

even the Dems are saying Christie helped them so why is it that a couple cannot understand that Christie helped obama on the photo op and praising him?

Chrisite should have got on TV and demanded that oabma do something and stop campainging when people are cold and hungry but no he did not, the left admits it helps them and we have a couple who still refuse to see this and wants to defend Christie


48 posted on 11/07/2012 4:05:56 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: DesertRhino
Think so? Go to any other state in America. Talk to 20 random women under 35 in a starbucks. Ask who they voted for and why.

Their message was damaging and spread far beyond safe presidential GOP territory into the far more narrow swing states.

These two asshats ran their mouths because they were in safe GOP territory and thought they had it in the bag. They never gave a thought to closer states and how their nutty talk might harm the larger effort.

You are 100% correct. A coworker just today who I've always regarded as relatively nonpolitical mentioned Akin just this afternoon as the kind of person the Republican party needs to dump before people he knew would consider voting for the party.

There are just too many conservatives living in an echo chamber and don't realize the damage these idiots do to us. You could see that echo chamber effect right here on FR where it seems Obama's victory came as a complete shock - despite the fact that most seasoned election analysts like Cook, Sabato, Rothenberg, etc, along with poll predicted just this result.

49 posted on 11/07/2012 4:06:38 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: drewh

At least Christy did it out in the open. I guess we are all suppose to forget that Romney and his staff were behind the first attacks on Sara Palin. Romney put his ambition before the good of the Country. What goes around comes around.


50 posted on 11/07/2012 4:07:31 PM PST by brightright
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