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Chris Christie has problems, but hes still atop the 2016 GOP presidential field. For now.
Washington Post ^ | 01/13/2013 | Chris Cillizza

Posted on 01/13/2014 7:41:26 PM PST by SeekAndFind

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie just endured the worst week of his five years in elected office, battered by a scandal involving traffic jams as political payback and implicating several top — and now former — aides.

And yet, Christie still holds down the top spot in our rankings of the 2016 Republican field — a sign of both the considerable strengths he retains in the race and the lack of an obvious challenger to his dominance.

Make no mistake: Bridge-gate has hurt Christie and slowed, badly, the considerable momentum he built during a sweeping reelection victory in 2013. But, assuming that no other revelations emerge linking him to the closure of several lanes of traffic in Fort Lee, Christie remains the candidate — with the possible exception of former Florida governor Jeb Bush — who is best positioned to build the coalition of major donors, party activists and GOP elites necessary to win the nomination.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; christie; dbm; msm; potus
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1 posted on 01/13/2014 7:41:26 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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He is weakened and ready to take a dive in 2016 for the dims.


2 posted on 01/13/2014 7:42:37 PM PST by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t think he’s top pick at all....


3 posted on 01/13/2014 7:43:24 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

Really ? I wasn’t polled. I wouldn’t vote for Tubby for dogcatcher, nevermind Governor or President. The Tea Party base is clear: Ted Cruz in 2016. Accept no substitutes.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 7:43:32 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: GraceG

He always was. The Socialist RINO Establishment is fine with their Stalinist Democrat allies occupying the White House. Hence why they’ll keep putting up one ringer after another... McQueeg, Willard, Fatass...


5 posted on 01/13/2014 7:44:55 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney/Christie for the GOP in 2016.
with McCain as SOS.

What could be more conservative?


6 posted on 01/13/2014 7:45:28 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: SeekAndFind

Washington Post will back him all the way to the nomination, then slam him down with a pile driver if he wins it. Its the Liberal press picking the candidates for the GOP with only one goal in mind, to get Hillary Bin Ghazi elected.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 7:48:42 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Great! ANOTHER f#%king RINO who wants to be president and walk a little slower towards socialism than the Rats.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 7:52:58 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Diogenesis

“Severely” Conservative... *snort*


9 posted on 01/13/2014 7:57:48 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SeekAndFind

The RINO Wing of the GOPe refuse to face reality. They are marching in lock-step with their RAT Party Brethren.

Good.

We The People will DESTROY them in November.


10 posted on 01/13/2014 8:06:04 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Christie has ZERO chance of winning the nomination. He’d have a better chance if he changed parties and ran as a Democrat.


11 posted on 01/13/2014 8:06:39 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Diogenesis

Me and You and a dog named “Boo”.


12 posted on 01/13/2014 8:07:14 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m happy that he is #1 now. Whoever is leading now will not be at election time.


13 posted on 01/13/2014 8:07:58 PM PST by matthew fuller (Our enemy list- http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/fact-sheets/2004/anti-gun-lobbying-organizations..)
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To: SeekAndFind
Watching Rove on Hannity's show now.

He's very upset. Imagine this: he's very upset at Hilary. No reaching across the aisle...

So this is good. Very good.

14 posted on 01/13/2014 8:09:15 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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Really ? I wasn’t polled. I wouldn’t vote for Tubby for dogcatcher, nevermind Governor or President. The Tea Party base is clear: Ted Cruz in 2016. Accept no substitutes.

EVEN Karl Rove mentioned Ted Cruz on BOR's tonight.

15 posted on 01/13/2014 8:11:15 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SeekAndFind

This traffic jam thing is bad, but the media bias is worse. Obama was never vetted like this, and he did many things which were far worse.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 8:12:19 PM PST by grundle
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What ? Did Tokyo Rove mention his Cruz voodoo doll he sticks pins in at home ?


17 posted on 01/13/2014 8:16:47 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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He named Cruz, Rand Paul, Rubio, Kasich and one or two others as contenders along with Christie.
18 posted on 01/13/2014 8:19:29 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SeekAndFind

They are trying to knock off *our* number one candidate.

They say he’s the only one who could beat Hillary.

They go after all our good RINOs.


19 posted on 01/13/2014 8:21:09 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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The scenario was that those guys wouldn’t fold like cheap suits ala Romney: that those guys also know how to fight democrats.

Of course, Cruz and Rand Paul also know how to fight the GOP-e.


20 posted on 01/13/2014 8:21:19 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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