Skip to comments.Christie: GOP should ‘show up’ for minority votes
Posted on 11/10/2013 12:00:04 PM PST by Olog-hai
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday offered his Republican Party a prescription to win: show up.
Christie, fresh off a 22-percentage point win for re-election, said the GOP must go into Hispanic and black communities, talk with seniors and campaign in traditionally Democratic-leaning areas. Its what helped him become the first New Jersey Republican in a quarter century to capture more than 50 percent of the vote.
It also has done nothing to tamp down chatter about a 2016 presidential bid, something many have encouraged.
I know everybody is going to be speculating about what may come in my future and lots of other peoples future in our party. But the fact is, I am focused on being the governor of New Jersey and being the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Christie said on Fox News Sunday, one of the four television news shows he appeared on Sunday. And I think those two jobs will keep me pretty busy over the next year.
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I will show up to vote AGAINST the RINO Chris Christie. Ted Cruz all the way!
Christie got 51 percent of the Hispanic vote. Impressive. Not my choice for republicans in 16, but whoever the candidate is, they should try to emulate his outreach.
You mean the “outreach” he helped facilitate for Steve Lonegan?
Sorry, the country needs a strong small government, constitutionalist conservative to get it back on track, not a big tent, big government RINO!! FReep you Chris Christie (FUCC)!!
Shaddup fat fock and eat your peas.
When will these damn politicians start showing up for American Citizens?
There is nothing the Republicans can do to attract black votes. The Republicans have done more for the black community than the Dems ever have by a wide margin. I think it is time to stop wasting money going after the black bloc.
Anything Christie has to say is not worth listening to. He is just another crooked, lying politician.
I predict Kris Krispy Kreme will be Hillary's running mate.
Can’t stand Christie and he has reached his level of incompetence a la the Peter Principle. Hope and pray he is never nominated.
HOWEVER he is right about taking the gosple of Freedom and Free Enterprise EVERYWHERE
Huge percentages of black voters automatically vote Democrat. Why is this? Are they still rewarding LBJ and Democrats for the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act? Do they realize that they don’t have to automatically vote Democrat? Do they realize that the Republican party welcomes all and is not racist? Do they realize you can still be proud of black heritage and all that, but still be in favor of smaller government and tax cuts and other GOP issues?????
Christie should work on shedding some of his weight.
Christie’s bossy, self-important, non theoretical, make it up as you go style of governing will not play outside of New Jersey at this time of needing to get back to the Constitution.
Even Eleanor Clift said he didn’t run in NJ as a republican.
Blechh. We need him telling us what to do?
He has no self discipline. He states no familiarity with the constitution. He didn’t run in NJ as a republican against a Dem who had zer support from her dem party. He couldn’t win against Hillary, because he’s her, but a guy, an obese white man.
We are not ever going to buy him as a candidate - he’s more schmoozy, no moral compass than either McCain or Romney, and we’re not going to go for this.
He’s already the darling of the media.
And he;s started bossing us around.
He’ll be as papurlar outside NJ as Guiliani was outside NY, and for the same reasons.
Clift said Pat Buchanan says ‘so he won NJ’ as if NJ was Hawaii or something.
Well, it is, Eleanor. It is NOT the rest of the country by a long shot.
these guys, Christie, et al. They are up against the twitter, internet populace this time around.
Cruz went on Leno, and he’ll do that again, to reach the audience, NOT to schmooze Jay, who may end up even liking him, in spite of himself.
But Hillary won’t go on those shows. Not without a teleprompter.
She won’t be doing virtual town halls and she can’t do twitter. She doesn’t have the honesty and the moral compass it’s going to take.
Christie is running against Obama, but that’s not who’s running in 2016.
I know how to spell popular.
When Romney (the skinny RINO) showed up in a Black Neighborhood during the Campaign, the tolerate Black Liberals living there chased him out.
They prefer their Democrat Slave Masters who show up with promises of a better life. as long as a better life means getting Reparations money from the Republican Whiteys.
I’m so glad the Election of Lord Obama improved Race Relations in this Country.
Why did Christie make a pitch to unseat the NJ state minority leader, Tom Kean, jr., saying that he (Christie) could work with the Dem Majority leader, Sweeney?
Tom Kean. Sr was the most popular Republican in New Jersey history, having won with bigger vote margins than Christie. Tom Kean, Sr. even congratulated Christie on his re-election, just before Christie stabbed Tom Kean, jr. in the back.
George W. Bush also had 50% of the hispanic vote when he ran for Governor of Texas. Did it translate to 50% of the hispanic vote as President? No.
I agree with your post. Its time the Republicans did some footwork in the black community instead of just taking it for granted that they will always vote Democrat and not even try for their votes. People need to be educated and the Republican party has done a lousy job of doing that.
He’s right about this topic.
Our candidates worry too much about preaching to the choir, and in “safe” neighborhoods.
Over conscious about “return on investment”.
Need to move OUT of the their comfort zone and campaign in urban centers and focus on inviting minorities, to explain to them how the free markets can FREE them from the chains of government programs.
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