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Chris Christie is rolling to re-election and building big momentum for a 2016 White House run
The Washington Times ^ | 28 August 2013 | Seth McLaughlin

Posted on 08/28/2013 10:04:43 AM PDT by COBOL2Java


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has undergone lap-band surgery, vetoed gun control bills and banned anti-gay conversion therapies for minors — all while touting his ability to push conservative principles in a blue state.

With three months to go before he faces voters in his quest for another term as governor, the rotund Republican looks poised to run away with a double-digit victory that could build momentum for a 2016 presidential bid.

“It is vital for Gov. Christie to run up a big margin in order to make his story work,” said Charlie Gerow, an American Conservative Union member and CEO of Pennsylvania-based Quantum Communications. “Without a big margin, the story is far less powerful. But if he is successful, the story for Chris Christie is, ‘I am a Republican that not only can win in a very blue state, but I am able to win convincingly and handily in a very blue state.’”

New Jersey last went for a Republican presidential candidate in 1988. Since then, no Republican has won 50 percent of the vote in a statewide election, not even Mr. Christie, who was elected governor in 2009 with 49 percent of the vote.

“If he has big numbers, Republican leaders from around the country will have to look and say, ‘What he does works electorally,’” Mr. Gerow said.

Others say Mr. Christie doesn’t even have to win big; simply winning is good enough.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; christine; newjersey; randsconcerntrolls
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1 posted on 08/28/2013 10:04:43 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java

Dream on, Christie. Dream on.


2 posted on 08/28/2013 10:06:39 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: COBOL2Java
Hope that fat bastard has enough ‘Rat votes to make up for the ones he will not be getting from conservatives....

I’ll be voting ‘Rat just to kick the stool out from under the tool.....

3 posted on 08/28/2013 10:08:15 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: COBOL2Java

Christie has no chance. None. Zero. Zip. Nada.

He’d have a better chance running as a Democrat, but Hillary is next in line on that side of the ballot.


4 posted on 08/28/2013 10:09:46 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: COBOL2Java

I won’t vote for Christie!


5 posted on 08/28/2013 10:09:52 AM PDT by ronniesgal (First obama, now Weiner....Bill Clinton is starting to look like a good guy.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I'll vote for him, period.....the time for picking your candidates is in the primaries....when the general election comes around, you vote against any democrat any day of the week, no matter what....period....

I'm sure the democrat underground groups will be actively supporting third party candidates from the "constitutional" party or libertarian party just to get a lose-lose candidate to run against....its the rat way and so many "conservatives" fall for it every stinking time...

6 posted on 08/28/2013 10:10:10 AM PDT by cherry
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To: COBOL2Java

Is it possible that the two apparent puns in the headline were intentional jabs at Christycream’s girth? ROLLING toward reelection and GAINING MOMENTUM? Naaah!


7 posted on 08/28/2013 10:12:36 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: COBOL2Java
...and building big momentum for a 2016 White House run

Uh, that's called 'gravity'...............

8 posted on 08/28/2013 10:12:36 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: COBOL2Java
Christie ain't it.

Unless the GOP nominates someone who's serious about reversing the slide to socialism this country is currently on I'm out.

I'm tired of being the straight guy in this two card monte scam anymore.

9 posted on 08/28/2013 10:15:30 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: cherry
I won't vote for a liberal(R).

/johnny

10 posted on 08/28/2013 10:17:42 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: COBOL2Java
I see that surgery has really worked.

Nice, dedicated job there, governor.

11 posted on 08/28/2013 10:18:36 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: COBOL2Java

It says volumes for the GOP when the only route to winning the White House is nominating Chris Christie, then hoping against hope the dems nominate Biden the Slow. The GOP’s “strongest” vs the dems’ weakest.


12 posted on 08/28/2013 10:19:31 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: cherry

Christie isn’t going to make it through a presidential primary....

He is more liberal than Jon Huntsman. He will fail, and I will be surprised if he doesn’t realize that fact and just choose not to enter Presidential politics.

I don’t think he is an ignorant man, don’t get me wrong.


13 posted on 08/28/2013 10:19:57 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: COBOL2Java

American =/= New Jersey. He doesn’t stand a chance of even being nominated, let alone getting a base out there to elect him against Hillary.


14 posted on 08/28/2013 10:20:22 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: COBOL2Java
God,I pulled the lever for McLame because he wouldn't have been *nearly* as bad as Osama Obama.Ditto with Romney.But it's hard to imagine Governor Krispy Kreme being any better than the Former Twelfth Lady.He might be a bit better than Princess Liawatha,who's being seriously mentioned for ‘16.
15 posted on 08/28/2013 10:21:25 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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I’d be real interested, for a change, to hear what Mutt Romney would have to say in the event Krispy is nominated.


16 posted on 08/28/2013 10:22:51 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: COBOL2Java

“Tubs” would be better off just changing over to the communist party that he has so aptly served so far. I held my nose for Romney, but this communist fat bassturd is beyond nose-holding.


17 posted on 08/28/2013 10:24:35 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: ronniesgal
I won’t vote for Christie!
Neither will I if he gets the nomination. I've held my nose and pulled the lever too many times since first voting in 1972. Ronald Reagan was the only one worthy of the job - as for Nixon, Ford, McCain, Bushes, Dole, gack!
18 posted on 08/28/2013 10:26:57 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: COBOL2Java

p = mv

As you can easily see, momentum is directly proportional to mass.


19 posted on 08/28/2013 10:27:33 AM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: COBOL2Java

The only thing big he can raise is the surf when he jumps into the ocean at the Jersey Shore.


20 posted on 08/28/2013 10:28:27 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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