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...
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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.
I wouldn’t sit an election out, but I would vote for someone else on the ballot. Otherwise (A)Democrats can try to claim “it was mispunched” for the Democrat (count it as an ATTEMPTED vote for Rat) or (B)it is “interpreted” by the chattering anchors/analysts as “evidence” that conservative numbers are shrinking. If “you can’t be motivated to go to the polls” then you are out of the election process and your vote is no longer sought (or again the pundits will claim you’ve now voted Democrat).
In case anyone was wondering what “lipstick on a pig” means . . . . there ya go.
Me either. But I did vote 3rd Party instead of Romney.
Christie Kreme is way to chummy with comrade Hussein 0bama to EVER get my vote. When you sell your soul to the devil like he has, he can go to hell and he ain’t taking me with him!
The hugfest with 0 is where he made his biggest mistake.
That hugfest is ongoing.
Not genius....populist crud works well with idiot voters. Same show that Bill O’really puts on five days per week. But thankfully he is not a politician. If he were we would have another rino.
Chris Christie is NOT a genius. He is a transparent opportunist.
A big, fat, stupid-looking, self-centered opportunist.
He’d be a genius if he picked a Republican for the seat and then ran a campaign to HOLD the seat, which actually wouldn’t take a genius in the year of Democrat scandals.
I do t want my taxes to go up S that pinniped uses more fuel in Airforce 1 than any three presidents combined would.
What dreck. This writer is a complete and utter fool. The only stuff McQueeg ever oozed cannot be mentioned here, lest I get the zot. McQueeg came out of the womb as a reptile, and has only gone downhill since.
Maybe if there was a decent Republican in jersey that would be able to beat the mayor of _______(Trenton?). Christie reminds me of Tony Soprano. He licks your ear till you give him what you want. I have a feeling he’d bury you if you were to really try to back stab him.
Christie is Obama lite!
I like the way you think.
"Sean Trende is Senior Elections Analyst for RealClearPolitics. He is a co-author of the 2014 Almanac of American Politics and author of The Lost Majority."
I don't think the author would be joining Michael Barone as a co-author of the 2014 Almanac of American Politics if Barone thought like you. Barone is far from being a dummy, very far.
In 2012, the New Jersey electorate was 44 percent Democrat, 30 percent Independent, and 26 percent Republican. I am not too sure about the electorate in New Jersey but there is a whole lot of supposing going on here. I am one of those Independents (not from New Jersey) but it will be a cold day in Hades before I would EVER vote for EL TUBO LARDO..
One of the things that makes Christie so "authentic" is that he is authentic -- but that only works in New Jersey and is not likely to give him much traction anywhere west of the Delaware River.
Personally, I think he's going to be angling for a spot in a post-2016 Republican administration -- as the U.S. Attorney General.
Christie is a piece of S#IT, I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him and I only weigh 173 pounds.
Made no comment on that; the idea is coming out of nowhere; we could have used ‘more base’ ~
I like the way you think.
I don't. The rats are shameless. That's a guaranteed vote for Dingy Harry. The Torch got out of the race, being replaced by the Laut in 2002, because the Torch was crashing in the polls.
He might be hot stuff in 2014, but he doesn’t know diddly squat about 2000. And I don’t worship Barone, either, although I think he’s good at what he does. McQueeg?
Ooze authenticity?” It is to laugh out loud. Thanks for reminding me of his name, because I will always take anything he says with a huge grain of salt.
Guess what? Anybody would be a guaranteed vote for Dingy Harry because there’s no way Fat boy names a Pubbie to sit in that seat until next year. Give someone they can choke on.
I think Barone is the best political analyst in the USA, and Sean Trende is a close 2nd, IMHO. If you enjoy numbers, they have them.
I volunteered for McCain in 2000. He became toxic after 2000 with his gun show loophole crap and campaign finance reform, ditto global warming crap.
LOL, leave it to a rat operative like Sean Trende to try to make the GOPe’s case for Pork Porkie.
Porkie’s gun grabbing alone kills any slim ((heh!) chance he may have once had for national relevance before he was exposed as just another Northeast liberal. Add to that his relationship with his BFF, the African communist Ubama, his constant criticism of responsible Republicans for not rubber stamping the pork-laden hurricane relief slush fund, his homo hugging, and his footsie-playing with Islamic terrorists, and you have somebody whose name shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same breath as “conservative”.
Fasten your seatbelts everybody - - here comes the GOPe and their next losing ticket: Jeb Bush / Pork Porkie 2016.