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Why Chris Christie wont win the presidency in 2016
The Daily Caller ^ | January 12, 2013 | Christopher Bedford

Posted on 01/13/2013 5:44:49 AM PST by libstripper

In the early, and later, days of the 2012 Republican primary, a steady stream of pundits kept a slow but steady chant of “Christie, Christie, Christie” humming along in the background, daring the popular Republican governor of a Democratic state to step up to the plate and run for national office. And though he played coy with his supporters, sending proxy messages while insisting that he was devoted to his work at home, the don of Jersey never took the final step, settling instead for a national role as a prominent Romney surrogate.

That was then, and to be honest, we liked the bombastic belligerent. He took on powerful and entrenched interests in his state, met fire with brimstone and appeared unafraid of any fight with any man. But since that day, we’ve seen a couple more press conferences, a few more temper tantrums and a lot more of Mr. Christie. Through it all, one thing has become clear: Mr. Christie will not be the Republican nominee for president in 2016.

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Bedford does a great job of ripping Christie a new one. Indeed, Christie's done a great job of uniting pubbibes who frequently disagree with each other on one point: NO Christie in 2016.
1 posted on 01/13/2013 5:44:55 AM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Blowhard. I won’t vote for him.


2 posted on 01/13/2013 5:46:49 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: libstripper

‘cause there wont be an election?


3 posted on 01/13/2013 5:47:54 AM PST by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: libstripper
Whomever the leftwing MSM is pushing no and in the primaries for 2016 is the biggest RINO.

MSNBC and their ilk will tote Christie and Jeb as the best choice - and therefor the worst choice for America, not to mention unacceptable to Conservatives.

4 posted on 01/13/2013 5:47:54 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: libstripper

The MSM and cross-over Democrats have done a spectacular job of selecting the GOP’s candidate. Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney. The MSM calls them the “front-runner” long before they’re the front runner. It calls them middle-of-the-road. It calls the others extremists or right-wing. Before we know it, we have a candidate that not one real conservative would want. Then, the MSM turns on them and pulls for the “centrist Democrat.” We are a nation of truck-stop waitresses.


5 posted on 01/13/2013 5:49:59 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: From The Deer Stand

“Blowhard. I won’t vote for him.”

Let me be the first to say “then you are just voting to re-elect Obama” /s


6 posted on 01/13/2013 5:50:03 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: libstripper

He could win,,,,,,,,,If he runs as a
democrat


7 posted on 01/13/2013 5:50:58 AM PST by Chief901 (Tyranny coming to an area near you soon !)
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To: libstripper

Many people, including me, believe that Christie betrayed them. I hope he doesn’t mess up the waters by trying to be the Republican candidate.


8 posted on 01/13/2013 5:51:52 AM PST by Marylander
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To: libstripper
Because not enough conservatives will vote for him.

Millions who sucked it up and voted for Dubya in 2000 sat it out in 2004. Millions of them sat it out in 2008 and refused to vote for Mccain. Those who did vote for him were not enough, and millions who voted for McCain refused to vote for Romney. Millions of us who sucked it up and voted for Romney will sit out 2016 if Christy Creme runs.

Its a vicious cycle, but I will NOT vote for Christy under any circumstances.

9 posted on 01/13/2013 5:53:11 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: libstripper

No linkie. “Error 503 Service Unavailable”


10 posted on 01/13/2013 5:53:38 AM PST by kitkat
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To: libstripper

Christie’s Convention speech did it for me. Instead of praising , building up Romney it was me, me, me.
plus
Presidential elections are in large part ‘beauty’ contests. His size? Not a chance.


11 posted on 01/13/2013 5:54:29 AM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: libstripper

The key for the 2016 primary is for conservatives to unite quickly behind ONE candidate and stick with them.

We control the primary process if we do not splinter our support.


12 posted on 01/13/2013 5:56:21 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: RFEngineer

I’m banking that Christie won’t be the candidate, or hoping such. It’d tough to support him but I’d never vote for a Democrat. Hopefully conservatives will choose a candidate who will really be a conservative.


13 posted on 01/13/2013 6:04:43 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: libstripper

Unless the Republican Party suddenly finds a crane to pull its collective head out of its *)(**&, then we are going to have the same result in 2016. The “conservatives” have gotten so stupid they cannot even hold a credible primary.


14 posted on 01/13/2013 6:05:35 AM PST by vet7279
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To: libstripper

So with Christie out, who will the Democrats nominate?

(oh wait, the author isn’t foolish enough to think Christie will still be Republican by 2016 did he?)


15 posted on 01/13/2013 6:07:08 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Chief901

“He could win,,,,,,,,,If he runs as a
democrat”

Yes. He is also too fat to win as a Republican.


16 posted on 01/13/2013 6:13:48 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: Erik Latranyi

That will be key, depending on what choices we have.
With hitlery already starting with the “poor hitlery overcoming mean men” campaign, we better have a damn good one.


17 posted on 01/13/2013 6:19:54 AM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: libstripper

18 posted on 01/13/2013 6:20:37 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Edgar3
‘cause there wont be an election?

I don't doubt that the Dear Leaders' minions have their small minds said on that.

19 posted on 01/13/2013 6:21:55 AM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( John Boehner is our Pierre Laval. We need a Charles DeGaulle.)
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To: libstripper

A fatso and a blowhard!


20 posted on 01/13/2013 6:42:20 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: libstripper

“One of his four appointments to an advisory council on New Jersey-Muslim relations was the controversial Imam Mohammad Qatanani, who, TheDC reported, is facing deportation for trying to hide his ties to the Islamist terror group Hamas. This appointment followed other incidents that rightly or wrongly upset the more hawkish wing of the GOP, including calling Hamas member Mohammad Qatanani a “friend;” and appointing Sohail Mohammed to a superior judgeship, despite his history of defending an accused member of Hamas.”

That ain’t the half of it. He also said that Mosque at Ground Zero was a “local affair” while at the same time approving the firing of a NJ Transit Worker who burned a Koran ON HIS OWN TIME to protest the Ground Zero Mosque, calling it a “despicable act”. He also gave an address speech at a NJ Mosque on some major Muslim Holliday.

I LIVE in New Jersey. Since Christie took over, New Jersey has risen from SECOND FROM THE BOTTOM in business friendliness to SECOND FROM THE BOTTOM in business friendliness.

Further, there are THREE major union groups in New Jersey: general Civil Servants, Law -Enforcement, and Teacher.

The general Civil Service unions are the smallest and weakest group and the least egregious in their benefits, perks, etc. Christie bashed them a good one.

The Law Enforcement Unions, on the other hand are one of the WORST. In the past ten years and more, bill after bill after bill has been enacted in the Jersey legislature expanding their benefits more and more. After twenty years in Law Enforcement, they can retire at least with 50% of their salary. Since there is no college requirement to be a cop, they can conceivably retire with that salary at 40 years of age or less and go on to another career, often in some other branch of public service while drawing down generous benefits for the rest of their lives. He has done NOTHING to address this scandal.

The less said about those 9 month wonders, the New Jersey Teachers, the better. They STILL have basically the same great deal they had before he took office.

But then the Teachers Unions and Law Enforcement Unions, like the Trial Court Attorneys, the Construction Lobby and the Insurance Lobby, are the most powerful lobbies in Jersey, and Christie, like most loud mouth bullies, never goes after the elephant in the room.

I hope the writer of this piece is correct, but I never thought I would see a Muslim Marxist of questionable citizenship elected and re-elected to the Presidency of the United States. So in politics, very strange things DO happen.

And Christie DOES have the money. His brother is loaded and big moneyed New Jersey RINOs like Tom Kean Senior, back him,


21 posted on 01/13/2013 6:56:37 AM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: libstripper

Easy. Because he’s a sell-out to Obama. And he’s fat.


22 posted on 01/13/2013 6:56:54 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: libstripper

Aside from the fact Christie is a heart attack waiting to happen, the women who insist on government as Daddy will not have him.


23 posted on 01/13/2013 6:59:10 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: libstripper

Aside from the fact Christie is a heart attack waiting to happen, the women who insist on government as Daddy will not have him.


24 posted on 01/13/2013 6:59:21 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: libstripper

“Why Chris Christie won’t win the presidency in 2016

Becuase he is an arrogant, overweight, loudmouth windbag!!


25 posted on 01/13/2013 7:07:12 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Erik Latranyi
The key for the 2016 primary is for conservatives to unite quickly behind ONE candidate and stick with them.

This is an un-solvable problem. Conservatives, by nature, CANNOT be controlled and manipulated to do this. This includes conservative candidates and conservative voters. So while you're right, there is literally no solution to your conundrum by definition. And then there's the definition of conservative. Is a guy who is pro union, pro green movement, and pro establishment maneuvering, really a "conservative" simply because he has a nice family and talks a whole lot about social issues? And so on.

26 posted on 01/13/2013 7:08:05 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: libstripper

I retched, but voted for Romney; I won’t retch and won’t vote for the NJ tub of lard.


27 posted on 01/13/2013 7:09:09 AM PST by izzatzo
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To: libstripper
Chris Christie has made it patently obvious he has nothing in common with the Republicans' conservative base. If the MSM thinks they can ram him down the throats of conservatives, they've got another thing coming.
28 posted on 01/13/2013 7:26:38 AM PST by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
Millions who sucked it up and voted for Dubya in 2000 sat it out in 2004. Millions of them sat it out in 2008 and refused to vote for Mccain. Those who did vote for him were not enough, and millions who voted for McCain refused to vote for Romney.

The more I see and hear about the millions of conservatives sitting out one election after another for a variety of reasons, the more I'm beginning to believe that many are perpetuating a myth. They/we live in fantasy land of wishful thinking and scared to death to face the truth. They/we are in denial as are those that still believe that whites are and will be the dominant race by large margins in the USA.

I think its time to face the truth in that millions that many thought sat out the race, just don't exist. The cavalry is not coming to the rescue folks 'cuz there just isn't any!!!

Political conservatism is on the way to join the dodo bird, compliments of the two political cartels.

29 posted on 01/13/2013 7:32:54 AM PST by varon (USA Nationalist)
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To: libstripper

Christie could play the Ned Beatty role in a remake of “Deliverence”. I can hear Obama saying, “Squeal like a pig”.


30 posted on 01/13/2013 7:33:12 AM PST by stop_fascism (Love your country, but never trust its government - R.A. Heinlein)
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To: varon

2004: Bush 62 million votes
2008: McCain 60 million votes
2012: Romney 61 million votes


31 posted on 01/13/2013 7:40:04 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: libstripper

Christie won’t even get re-elected in NJ or will have a hard time doing so. When Sandy is forgotten later this year (and it will be) the voters of NJ WILL return to their liberal programming and pull the lever for the “D.” Rather than vote “D-lite” they will go for the real thing. In my opinion it will be like the Mass Senate race where D-Lite Scott Brown could not even touch Faux-a-haintus. As soon as there is a democrat candidate Christie’s numbers will start to fall. Already the local news is playing up class warfare. The approach is “we tip our cap to him for his handling of Sandy buuuuut turning to other matters now like poverty and the increasing wealth gap, he has been a failure.”


32 posted on 01/13/2013 8:00:29 AM PST by FlipWilson
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To: libstripper

You people will never understand.

Christie is the perfect RINO. He is able to speak out of both sides of his fat mouth and to support the leftest liberals with zeal. He is the perfect candidate for the next election if we have one.

Just like Romney, he has all ready been selected to run and will be groomed over the next 4 years for the next suicide mission by the GOP.


33 posted on 01/13/2013 8:02:27 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I almost wish conservatives could have a pre-primary. Get their candidate selected and unite behind that candidate.


34 posted on 01/13/2013 8:02:51 AM PST by FlipWilson
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To: libstripper

McCain was unable—and probably unwilling—to win over the conservative vote, and Romney seems to have been only partially successful in doing so. However, it is the conservatives who man the phone banks and victory squads and walk the precincts. Unless Christie can find a way to win over the conservative vote, he will be no more successful than Romney and McCain.


35 posted on 01/13/2013 8:05:25 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: libstripper
Bedford does a great job of ripping Christie a new one.

Christie appears quite capable of utilizing two to great effect, so it's all good.

36 posted on 01/13/2013 8:11:18 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Marylander

I don’t believe he could possibly win the Republican nomination regardles of how the nrc stacks the primaries or changes the rules.


37 posted on 01/13/2013 8:32:08 AM PST by duffee (In need of new tag line)
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To: libstripper

Because his cow heart will never make it through the stressful campaign....a massive coronary waiting to happen.


38 posted on 01/13/2013 8:33:38 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: duffee

And Democrats will never vote for Democrat-Lite over the real thing.


39 posted on 01/13/2013 8:35:03 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Buddy Sorrell

“cause there wont be an election?”

There will be an election but there’s a real possibility it’ll be for show purposes only. I’m not convinced our last election wasn’t for show.


40 posted on 01/13/2013 8:38:34 AM PST by duffee (In need of new tag line)
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To: libstripper

Because he’s too fat!!! Everytime he talks about any sort of “discipline” or “restraint”, the chuckles in the room would be audible.


41 posted on 01/13/2013 8:39:14 AM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: libstripper

The GOP can’t win with anyone. It has killed itself. Chris is one main reason.


42 posted on 01/13/2013 8:42:06 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Thank you. That photo, IMHO, did him in when it comes to a Presidential bid.


43 posted on 01/13/2013 8:42:42 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: libstripper
I find this article remarkably unpersuasive. The Republican nomination has gone to the "heir apparent" 100% of the time since 1968 -- that's eleven straight times. The only uncertainty about 2016 is who will appear to be the heir. Non-heirs-apparent persist in their campaigns in order to become the heir apparent next time around (by way of VP nomination, runner-up status, or because the campaign is really a big business development project for their non-presidential political or book/lecture/think tank operations.

I see Christie as having a good chance of becoming the heir apparent in 2015. (Not 2016 -- it will be settled in 2015.) Unlike Romney in 2011, he won't have Sarah Palin looming over him. There is no one plausible to compete with him for West Coast and northeast Republican money, elite opinion or media attention. He does have Jeb Bush to wonder about but Jeb will be many years out of office and the Bush family hasn't gotten politically more popular.

Indeed, it could be over even more easily for Christie than it was for Romney in 2011, assuming Jeb doesn't run. After pouring millions of hours and hundreds of millions of dollars into the scrum of second-tier conservative candidates in 2011 and 2012, who got no where and realistically never were going to, I don't see activists or donors having any cares to repeat that in 2015. A first tier candidate would have to offer himself, early and enthusiastically, and be embraced as such -- and the list for that role is very short -- Jindal, Rubio, two or three others. If none of those run, and Christie does, except Christie have the nomination unofficially wrapped up by Labor Day 2015 and official by April of 2016.
44 posted on 01/13/2013 8:47:44 AM PST by only1percent
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To: From The Deer Stand

With Crispy’s lifestyle he probably won’t live til 2016.


45 posted on 01/13/2013 8:57:31 AM 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: libstripper

Another RINO? No way - New Jersey lib lites won’t play out across the country. It might be time for a new party. I know this is difficult. I will have to research how the WHigs died out - I don’t know at all right now.


46 posted on 01/13/2013 9:15:11 AM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: libstripper

47 posted on 01/13/2013 9:44:17 AM PST by mirkwood
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To: libstripper

Everytime we say someone can’t be elected, they are. Knowing how divisive Christie is, the media will beat that drum for the next 3 years.


48 posted on 01/13/2013 9:48:10 AM PST by paul544
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To: FlipWilson

Intersting concept. No way to do it, but a very intereting thought experiment...


49 posted on 01/13/2013 9:54:20 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: LibertarianLiz
Name a blimp and a wimp?


50 posted on 01/13/2013 10:00:38 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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