Skip to comments.Why Chris Christie could save the GOP from itself
Posted on 07/13/2013 8:31:30 AM PDT by Bratch
Perhaps no other politician enjoys the cross-party likability that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is sporting these days. And thats why he may just be the key to the Republican Party repairing its brand in the coming years.
But if Christies numbers hold up over time, it will be hard to argue there is a better ambassador for the GOP to expand its reach. And the power of the electability argument that Christie would be able to make in the 2016 primary shouldnt be underestimated. Washington Post-ABC News polling consistently showed Republicans felt in the 2012 primary that Mitt Romney had the best shot in the general election.
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No “barf” alert?
What’s sad is that the Ruling Class GOP believes this bovine scat.
I see Rove is already ramping up for 2016. We must fight with everything we have to not let him control our presidential nominee like he did last time.
Christie will not carry the South and a Republican who can’t win in the South has zero chance of being elected President.
"Saving the GOP" in MSM parlance means driving out conservatives and libertarians, and that is exactly what Christie's ascension would permanently do.
Just how close to shutting down is the Compost? The Boston Globe came *very* close a year or two ago.It’s said that one or two companies are showing a bit of interest in buying the Globe today for $100 million although the NY Slimes bought it 20 years ago for $1.2 billion.
No amount of obesity OR Obama-fawning will
erase the ROmneyCARE/OpenBorders/armingalQaeda/etc
which the GOP has been engaged in.
No vote from me...
Why would anyone take advise from people who want the GOP to be a perpetual minority party? Heck, the GOP-E leadershp is more comfortable with the GOP being a perpetual minority party.
I love when libtard ‘Rats try to “help” the GOP with advice.
Bush won as a conservative and his popularity plummeted in 2005 when he abandoned it. The House and Senate were lost after Majority Leader Delay said he ‘just couldn’t see anything to cut’ in the budget.
We ran the left’s favorite Republican McCain (the same one who undercut conservatives at every turn from 2000-2006) to be the nominee, and he lost in 2008.
The base led the way in 2010 and we won an unprecedented number of seats at every level.
In 2012, the DC consultants took back over and put a very moderate one-term Massachusetts governor at the top of the ticket, and added ‘sure things’ in Senate races in key swing states like Mack in FL. Allen in VA, and Tommy Thompson in WI. They all got thrashed after running bland, unimpressive campaigns.
Now, we have to correct from our failings and run an unpredictable moderate Republican from another Northeastern state. Makes perfect sense.
That's why they want to help the GOPe.
Their should be a barf alert warning on this article.
Consider the source...
No No NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOO NOOOOOOOO!!!!
What’s the use, I said the same thing about Romney in 2009, in response to exactly these kind of posts and we still got him. I’m about ready to resign to inevitability, I was never so angry as during the last primaries, and I don’t wan’t to relive it.
That's why they want to help the GOPe.
Fine, let Christie run for national office as a Republican and see how far he gets. Conservatives won’t be voting for him....
Here we go again.
As usual, the liberal left is picking the Presidential candidate for the Republican Party, and, once again, they’ll obediently go along with it.
I wonder if voter turnout would slide below 50% in a Clinton-Christie match up, as it nearly did in Obama- Romney?
Get lost, Christie.
Always check the premise used to present their favored candidates.
Remember, that both the demonrats and the GOPe are the same party, but they need you to buy into the illusion that they are separate.
It's the political version of the good cop/bad cop game they use to always make us choose evil or "lesser" evil. Slick, huh?
Those "two" parties are united in their fight against the rising TEA party type candidates.
All of their propaganda is geared to make you see the TEA party types as the enemy of both the GOPe and the demonrat party factions of their one world party, Big Money political machine.
"The Big Money"
Big money goes around the world
Big money give and take
Big money done a power of good
Big money make mistakes
Big money got a heavy hand
Big money take control
Big money got a mean streak
Big money got no soul...
Screw Christie and the eGOP.
And when he loses, the WaPo will have stories about him not being moderate enough.
After amnesty I would rather see Christie then Ryan, Rubio or Jeb. We may disagree with Christie but atleast he doesnt stab us in the back. But I think there are others we can get behind then Chris Christie.
If the republicans would just run democrat candidates, we could all be one, big, happy family!
And the fundamental transformation from Christian valued republic to anti-Christian socialist police state could proceed apace without interference.
So why don’t you Americans roll over, forget God and liberty, and let us Christ hating Marx lovers take over?
There! Translated for the average reader.
The stupid part strikes again.
The last election was the republicans last chance with their base....there will be either a take over of the party by the base this election or a new 3rd party with that base.
“Perhaps no other politician enjoys the cross-party likability that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is sporting these days”
Typical Democrat voter: “Cristie? Yeah, I LIKE the guy! Vote for him? NO WAY! Hillary or Biden or any Kennedy reasonably sober at the moment, or any Hollywood liberal running. But VOTE FOR Christie? Get real!”
Oh Yeh Crispy Kreme will save the GOP. He may help Hildebeast over the top as her running mate in 2016.
If the GOP would stop being so intransigent and just kiss President Opie’s arse on national TV like Christie did their troubles would evaporate.
How? By wedging himself in a door and not allowing them to pass?
Chris Christie is a liberal rino. I’m not just calling names. His positions on issues makes him a liberal rino.
Anyone who thinks that the conservative base will support Christie is simply trying to find a way to split the vote again.
Oh, I was told here that the GOPe is a figment of my imagination (LOL).
Chris Cristie knows his limitations. Without “belly band surgery” which makes him vomit a little any time he tries to eat more than about two tablespoons... he knew that he would continue to be a glutton. Now that gives us something that we can all agree with him about.
NO! NO! NO!
Good grief! We will probably get Christie-Rubio. Another nose-holding ticket.
Bush actually ran as a compassionate conservative not a real one. At least he was honest.
Christie? No thanks.
This writer is utterly delusional.
Its so interesting when liberal rags are suddenly “concerned” for the republican party with ideas to save it.... when the rest of their pages are on articles to destroy it...
The author of this article should go into business selling warm bowls of $hit for consumption.
He'd have as much success as this article.
An endorsement from Washington Compost is more like an indictment IMO.
Same old crappola. GOPe will be taking advice from the Dems on how to improve their electability. Insane. How could people who would fall for that even be capable of potty training?
And the GOPe will lap this up like it is the Gospel.
Are you serious? Do you realize just how close we are to losing this Republic to the evil left?
I am praying that 2012 was a watershed event for Conservatives. Never again will I cast a vote for any RINO.
Do you not understand that with Christie as President The power of the State will continue to grow.
Christie has no problem with big government -- he just wants to make it "efficient."
When and IF the evil GOPe realizes that Conservatives will NEVER again vote for Statists, then things may change.
Conservatives should never again cast their vote for the lesser of two evils.
It is my belief that the Power of the State at all levels is such that only a cataclysmic event will afford the opportunity to roll back the unconstitutional parts of the Federal leviathan.
Yeah. How about Christie and Charlie Christ? That’s the Rino dream ticket. Christie/Christ. Fat/Faggot. Both traitors.
“His positions on issues makes him a liberal rino.”
He is pro-life and has capped our property tax increases resulting in thousands of government workers losing their jobs in NJ.
RINO? He won election with those positions.