Skip to comments.Why Chris Christie Might Be a Genius
Posted on 06/05/2013 4:30:32 PM PDT by neverdem
By now youve probably read about 1,000 versions of Chris Christies political obituary in the last six months, and will probably do so again in the next few months. The story is always roughly the same: Christie was already in peril in a Republican presidential primary, given his status as a relative moderate from the Northeast. Further complicating things, the Republican base believes that his effusive praise of Barack Obamas handling of Hurricane Sandy cost Mitt Romney the 2012...
In 2012, the New Jersey electorate was 44 percent Democrat, 30 percent Independent, and 26 percent Republican. In 2009 -- the early stages of a perfect storm that aided Republicans -- it was 41 percent Democrat, 31 percent Republican, and 28 percent Independent. In other words, he simply cant win re-election by just tending to his base. He needs to win Independents by at least the 30-point margin he achieved in 2009...
Chris Christie is a poor fit for the state(Iowa), even setting aside his definitively Northeastern persona. He is pro-life, but he supports civil unions. He believes homosexuals are not sinners. He believes global warming is real and at least partly caused by humans. He favors some gun control measures. Beyond this, he is a rather staunch conservative. But the strikes against him are more than enough to tank his chances in Iowa...
That sort of campaign works well for a true outsider, someone who has angered his party a bit, at a time when people are disgusted with Washington. It also works well for an authentic individual. Chris Christie oozes authenticity, much as McCain did not in 2008 (but did eight years earlier). It would be an interesting matchup against Hillary Clinton, who epitomizes Washington insider and who often suffered from a wooden persona in 2008...
(Excerpt) Read more at dyn.realclearpolitics.com ...
Christie is like both of them put together.
Sayonara New Jersey 'relative moderate'
If christie runs for President he probably WILL run as a democrat but could just as easily run for the Socialist Labor Party.
In case you can’t tell: he is dead to me.
The name of the play is “Hail Mary”, throwing it in the air hoping that somebody will be downfield to snag it.
Of course, this is as likely to be an interception by the other team, or it just falls to the ground. Desperation sticks out all over this action.
If Christie had been playing REAL hardball, he would have named Robert Torricelli as the Senator-designate, and let the Democrats deal with that.
Whats’s the saying in sports? you are what you’re record is.
If I was in nj, I’d stay home next election. This wins him no votes from democrats. He looks like n unprincipled loser, like Scott brown did in 2012. No convictions.
“He is pro-life, but he supports civil unions. He believes homosexuals are not sinners. He believes global warming is real and at least partly caused by humans. He favors some gun control measures. Beyond this, he is a rather staunch conservative.”
LOL! Is THAT all? You fool! Those qualities are exactly what makes him a RINO!
Don’t look at me - I voted for Grossman in the primary yesterday to send a message - he lost by an 11 to 1 margin - I guess the message got lost in the static.....
Christie being able to play in either party, Lieberman sometimes being talked of as veep for the republicans, Romney leaving the party because of Reagan, fundraising and supporting and voting Democrat in the 1990s, then switching back to the GOP to take it’s presidential nomination.
The evidence is that the Democrats are the default political party, and the GOP doesn’t have any identity of it’s own, it is a place where the second stringers play and get to live the life, without actually having any end goal or defined purpose.
..ah, because he’s hanging out with complete idiots.. and ‘genius’ is a relative comparison.
Ask him where he stands on illegal immigration, amnesty, the right of the Boy Scouts to freedom of association, taxes for all online purchases regardless of where the vendor and recipient live, profiling of persons in communication with Al Qaeda, etc.
No real leader operates this way. Christie is no leader!
A (bad) plant piece by a Christie apologist.
I’ve known geniuses, and Kris Krispy Kreme is no genius.
He has “angered his party a bit” by siding with those who anger his party a lot. This is not a plus as the author thinks it is.
I have never sat out an election. That said, I would do so in 2016 if Christie were the nominee.
Krispy Kreme is in it to win it. He’s locking up zero’s base support as we speak. He and zero will kill Hillary out of pure malice..
Walker/Cruz ‘16. 100% conservative. They can win it.
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