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Chris Christie Threatened To Drop ‘F-Bomb’ During 2012 GOP Convention Speech
Mediaite.com ^ | 1:00 July 3rd, 2013 | by Andrew Kirell

Posted on 07/03/2013 6:43:41 PM PDT by drewh

According to a new book about last year’s presidential election, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) threatened to drop the infamous “f-bomb” on live television during the 2012 Republican National Convention.

The revelation comes as part of a conversation with the governor included in Washington Post campaign correspondent Dan Balz‘s new book Collision 2012. CBS News reports that the book, which hits shelves on August 6th, contains new insight on the strong GOP pressure for Christie to join the party’s primary race in 2011 as well as the drama that went down when a video almost didn’t run before the governor’s RNC speech.

According to Balz’s conversations with Christie, former President George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger were among the many powerful Republicans who contacted the New Jersey governor and requested that he throw his hat into the primary ring during the summer of 2011. Former first ladies Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush also reportedly pressured the governor, to no avail.

Balz also reveals that Christie’s potential as a VP candidate for the Romney ticket fell through when he declined to resign his governorship to avoid a Securities and Exchange Commission regulation that would have prevented the ticket from accepting donations from big banks located in the state of a candidate.

But one of the more salacious details about Christie’s involvement in the 2012 election season involves tense moments from shortly before his keynote address at the 2012 GOP convention. CBS reports:

[W]hen organizers told Christie that they were scrapping a three-minute introduction video before his speech due to time constraints, the governor insisted they reconsider. When they pushed back, according to Balz, Christie told a member of the production team “to ask the director if he had ever heard anyone say ‘f***’ on live television, because that’s what he was about to do if the video didn’t run.”

After another sharp exchange, Christie said he wouldn’t deliver the speech if the video didn’t run. Romney’s convention team leader, Russ Schriefer, intervened, instructing the director to play the video.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
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1 posted on 07/03/2013 6:43:41 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Instead, he just F’d the party’s nominee by kissing Obama’s backside.


2 posted on 07/03/2013 6:50:12 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: drewh

Well, well, well, narcissism is viral. The me, me, me, I, I, I, mentality is found from the bottom up to the top down.


3 posted on 07/03/2013 6:50:26 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: drewh

Chris Crisco - what a punk - what a bucket of pug guts. And to think the rinos caved in to Crisco’s tantrum. All we have left is Sarah and West and Cruz.


4 posted on 07/03/2013 6:50:26 PM PDT by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: drewh

Wow, what a {yyyyYAAAAAAWWWWWNNnnnn] rebel...


5 posted on 07/03/2013 6:51:34 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: drewh

If he threaten to drop the f-bomb at the convention then he is no different than the vast majority of classless individuals in NJ. (I gave wiggle room to NJ FRiends that have class.)


6 posted on 07/03/2013 6:52:12 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: drewh

He didn’t have to actually say it, his actions immediately following Anne Romney’s speech spoke a thousand FU’s..Why and how he’s ever been a force on the right, I’ll never know.


7 posted on 07/03/2013 6:52:17 PM PDT by hope (Whom the Son sets free is free inded!)
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To: drewh

pffffffffffffffffft. Who cares?


8 posted on 07/03/2013 6:52:38 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: drewh

Wow, what a stud!


9 posted on 07/03/2013 6:53:27 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: hope
Why and how he’s ever been a force on the right, I’ll never know.

Because he stood up to the teacher's union in NJ. That's pretty much it. With hindsight, it's likely that that was far more due to his "my way or the highway" mentality than any shred of conservatism.

10 posted on 07/03/2013 6:53:37 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: drewh
fat tub of guts RINO... feh
11 posted on 07/03/2013 6:54:43 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: drewh
Chris Christie is the 'F-Bomb'.
12 posted on 07/03/2013 6:57:06 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: drewh

He has made me drop the f-bomb innumerable times these last four years.

Get ready folks. He’s going to be the establishment’s pick for Jeb’s VP.


13 posted on 07/03/2013 6:57:17 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: drewh

Well, if he had been David Ortiz instead of Chris Christie, the media would have loved it. In fact, if he had been almost any rapper, the media would have loved it.


14 posted on 07/03/2013 6:57:21 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: drewh

Someone almost swore? Is this really news?


15 posted on 07/03/2013 6:58:16 PM PDT by what's up
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To: noprogs

Sounds like he thinks he’s got it pretty much in the scope, being from the East..and North, he’ll do strong in New Hampshire.. and we’ll get the Republican National Party strongly behind him, and we’ll have a candidate chosen for us again.


16 posted on 07/03/2013 6:59:06 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: drewh

F you you RINO POC.


17 posted on 07/03/2013 6:59:50 PM PDT by DManA
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To: drewh

Fricasee?


18 posted on 07/03/2013 7:03:01 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: drewh
I bet he won't drop the chalupa.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

19 posted on 07/03/2013 7:07:41 PM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: drewh

Classic Chris Christie - he’s exactly what he looks like - a fat, obnoxious boor who just happens to be a little rich boy.

“According to Balz’s conversations with Christie, former President George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger were among the many powerful Republicans who contacted the New Jersey governor and requested that he throw his hat into the primary ring during the summer of 2011. Former first ladies Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush also reportedly pressured the governor, to no avail. “

Jorge El Segundo - still wandering around with his brains checked in the coatroom.

Henry Kissinger - the Bilderberg/Council on Foreign Relations manipulator and one of the most sinister characters ever in American politics.

Nancy Reagan was probably too old and too tired to realize what she was doing.

Laura Bush - a classy lady but dumb as a post - just like her husband. Pro-gay, anti-Second Amendment and supportive of dumping your tax dollars on fighting aids in Africa.


20 posted on 07/03/2013 7:11:05 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: drewh

“F” word= “Failure”?


21 posted on 07/03/2013 7:14:10 PM PDT by Mark (Obama is more confused than a hungry baby in a topless bar)
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To: rovenstinez

Precisely why open primary states’ results shouldn’t be counted at all toward the GOP nomination.


22 posted on 07/03/2013 7:17:37 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: drewh

Hello everybody, I am so F’ng hungary, I could eat a F’ng horse.

Bring me my food trough water.


23 posted on 07/03/2013 7:17:44 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Thank you for giving us out here in Warren Co. N.J. some wiggle room. With christie’s fat a$$ here there ain’t much room left to wiggle.


24 posted on 07/03/2013 7:20:45 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: doc1019
“Chris Christie is the ‘F-Bomb’.”

That would be “F” as in Fat, correct?

25 posted on 07/03/2013 7:21:29 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I'm so conservative I won't even wear progressive bifocals.)
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To: drewh

Frankly, I had a few choice words when he threw the election to Obama with a hug.


26 posted on 07/03/2013 7:24:33 PM PDT by tioga
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To: drewh
The problem with a plan like this is that candidates in 2016 will feel compelled to do nothing less than a wardrobe malfunction to top it.

-PJ

27 posted on 07/03/2013 7:28:54 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

You are probably right.


28 posted on 07/03/2013 7:32:43 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: drewh

CC can sit on it.


29 posted on 07/03/2013 7:34:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: noprogs
"Get ready folks. He’s going to be the establishment’s pick for Jeb’s VP."

Tokyo is working to reduce the temp in Hell below freezing?

30 posted on 07/03/2013 7:36:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: drewh

How trustworthy is Dan Balz, chief correspondent for WaPo? I’m not sure he is (very trustworthy).....people keep this in mind when reading these allegations.


31 posted on 07/03/2013 7:38:32 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: drewh

F-Bomb—”F” as in “Fat?” /S


32 posted on 07/03/2013 7:49:02 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: drewh

By the way, I’ve seen Christie at a town meeting in NJ. The video played at the convention is played before all of his appearances.

Although he is known for getting into fights with audience members, his staff very aggressively fills his town hall appearances with supporters and pushes everyone to show up early so there is little chance of opponents getting in.

He has an impressive personality which makes you forget his obesity after a while. I think I’ve come to learn he is a little full of it, and he does not put even his own state GOP ahead of his personal interests. Maybe most politicians are like that.


33 posted on 07/03/2013 8:04:58 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: certrtwngnut
Thank you for giving us out here in Warren Co. N.J. some wiggle room

Move west and get out while you can. BTW, west doesn't mean on the other side of the Delaware River. West is on the other side of the Susquehanna River. PA should cede eastern portions of the state to NJ. Maybe giving Philadelphia to NJ will stop the bleeding in PA.

34 posted on 07/03/2013 8:08:56 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (.Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: drewh
According to a new book about last year’s presidential election, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) threatened to drop the infamous “f-bomb” on live television during the 2012 Republican National Convention.

So?? That just puts him in the same category as Hollywierders accepting one of the 80 bazillion awards they give themselves each year!

Which, as we all know, makes him a Democrat!!!

35 posted on 07/03/2013 8:32:31 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
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To: drewh

Christie means fat or food.


36 posted on 07/03/2013 8:55:42 PM PDT by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: drewh

Should have not shown the vid, and then let the lib ass give his speech to a dead mic


37 posted on 07/03/2013 10:34:55 PM PDT by Figment
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To: drewh

Christie is a BIG, FAT BABY HUEY!!!


38 posted on 07/04/2013 2:06:11 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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