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Christie still oddsmakers' favorite to win GOP nomination
Yahoo News ^ | 1/14/2014 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 01/16/2014 2:11:16 AM PST by South40

Scandals? What scandals?

Despite facing a pair of controversies worthy of having the word "gate" attached to them, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie remains one of the odds-on favorites to win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

According to Oddschecker.com, a British website that tracks online bookmakers, Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are both 5-to-1 favorites to win the GOP nomination, according to one bookmaker. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (9 to 1) and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (12 to 1) are less favored, while Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (33 to 1) is a popular long shot.

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2016gopprimary; braking; christie2016
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Christie still has a fork stuck in him, but the liberal media refuses to see it.
1 posted on 01/16/2014 2:11:16 AM PST by South40
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To: South40

2 posted on 01/16/2014 2:14:05 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: South40

I know you know this but I’ll say it anyway...

They want Christie to be the nominee, and now more than ever. A wannabe liberal RINO vs. whatever democrat liberal moron(maybe Hillary)...who wins? The democrat moron wins every time...


3 posted on 01/16/2014 2:16:55 AM PST by Vanbasten
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To: South40

Oh, Lord. Give it up already. christie ain’t leaking out of New Jersey unless he can’t fit his whole self in there anymore.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 2:16:59 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: JoeProBono

That, not “Bridgegate”, should have ended Christie’s chances for a 2016 Republican nomination.


5 posted on 01/16/2014 2:18:40 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

If you like your governor you can keep him. Period!


6 posted on 01/16/2014 2:27:32 AM PST by McGruff (I stand with Phil.)
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To: South40

Not in my house. He is Charlie Crist with an extra 300 pounds.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 2:28:00 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: South40

Ted Cruz or nothing.


8 posted on 01/16/2014 2:28:02 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SoFloFreeper

At present....Christie can’t win a single southern state. He’s mostly around because he pretends that he can carry New Jersey, and New York in some election....VP material. That’s all. If you were in dire straits as the front Republican in 2016, and absolutely needed to carry those two states...then this all makes sense for him to still stay active.

Based on his character....locking up some lanes on a bridge...I don’t see how anyone would vote for the guy. He’d seek to punish Republicans as much as anyone else. It’s amateur and childish behavior, if you ask me.


9 posted on 01/16/2014 2:33:17 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: South40
Chris Christie remains one of the odds-on favorites to win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

Then I predict Hillary will be the next president, unfortunately. The media will paise her for the wonderful way she handled Benghazi, saying it is time for a woman president. It is sad, but the lemmings out there will respond, and she will win in one of the biggest landslides in history, possibly winning all 50 states. 10 to 12 million illegals will vote for her. Women by the truck load will vote for her. Millions of dead people will rise from their graves to vote for her, and all of them will vote early and often. It could be the worst case of voter fraud in history, but she is a shoe in. Christie is toast, even this far out.

10 posted on 01/16/2014 2:34:25 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Ted Cruz or nothing.

Agreed.

Cruz is what every Republican should be, but far too many lack the balls to be. And Cruz should be president.

11 posted on 01/16/2014 2:37:49 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: Mark17

I unfortunately have to agree with you. The media has such an enormous influence on the elections these days that it’s probably impossible for any conservative to ever win again. Hillary will be the next president.


12 posted on 01/16/2014 2:40:41 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

Not just the Media, but also the entrenchment of identity politics as the driving force behind black and, more importantly these days, Hispanic voting behavior.

It’s next to impossible to conduct any sort of effective outreach when the standards and socialization of your “community” dictate that you vote a certain way in order to be a “true” member ofvthat community.


13 posted on 01/16/2014 2:44:32 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: South40; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...
And now, it's time for . . .

Loser 2016!

. . . starring Chris Christie, Jeb Bush and the other GOP establishment favorites.

After all, why have a conservative who can win, when you can have an insider who will lose to Hillary?

After all, what difference, at this point, does it make?

PING!

14 posted on 01/16/2014 2:46:36 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: South40

False stats....bless the media for doing exactly as the Dems dictate.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 2:47:19 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: South40

If I were them I wouldn’t make “book” on Christie. UK “Bookies” bet on information they get. If they’re following American media then that’s the basis of them playing the odds. Anybody know what we call a “bookie” are called in the UK ? I know it isn’t “bookie”.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 3:07:04 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Mark17

No matter WHAT revelations may come out about the mismanagement of the engagement with al-Qaeda at the State Department, Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless, still has not had the full onus fall upon Herself.

The lie, that the cause of the eruption was some obscure video that probably, as of September 11, 2012 had been seen by about six people in the entire world, including the maker of the video, was repeated over and over, and even very recently, the NYT would not let this article of faith be shaken from them. It was a planned and coordinated assault, and very possibly was in deeply secret complicity with the State Department itself. The strategy was for the ambassador, Christopher Stevens, to simply be captured, then in a big show of magnanimity, he would be swapped for several high-level al-Qaeda members being held at Guantanamo. But it all went sideways when the coordination went a little awry, and there was unexpected resistance shown by the various factions of Americans who were NOT in on the deal. The decision came from the very top to stop ANY outside rescue effort, and the fact that the people who were there and survived the assault have been kept incognito ever since, tends to support this theory.

“What difference, at this point, does it make?” A great deal of difference, as it shall turn out, because this is still a cover-up that makes Watergate look like a sophomoric prank. That outburst, in the fullness of time, will greatly outrank Nixon’s “I am not a crook!”

Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless, really is a crook.


17 posted on 01/16/2014 3:15:24 AM PST by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: South40
The media has such an enormous influence on the elections these days that it’s probably impossible for any conservative to ever win again.

Well, I do not know if this is even related to what is going on, but it took the Russians about 70 years to throw off communism. I wonder how long it will take us to throw it off as well?

18 posted on 01/16/2014 3:25:38 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: mosesdapoet

It is ‘bookie’. Lived in the UK for the best part of 30 years. Everyone calls them bookies. There are bookies on every main street.


19 posted on 01/16/2014 3:29:09 AM PST by Natufian (t)
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To: South40

The GOP are picking the most popular and least lively to win candidate. Conservative minded people will stay home again.


20 posted on 01/16/2014 3:29:19 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: South40

Do these people ever travel outside of the DC Beltway?


21 posted on 01/16/2014 3:32:03 AM PST by EricT. (ARBEIT MACHT FREI- now get back to work you taxpaying peasant!)
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To: South40

Rand Paul will win it all.


22 posted on 01/16/2014 3:36:21 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Poker maybe


23 posted on 01/16/2014 3:39:15 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: alloysteel
Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless, really is a crook.

That is the understatement of the year. Again, the problem is, the media will protect her, plus, we have a different kind of voter now. I hate it so much, but we need to get used to saying president Clinton again. It sure will suck, to see that Bill will be the first man. Yuk.

24 posted on 01/16/2014 3:42:37 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Problem will be the same as last election,The republican establishment wants fatso,there will be at least a dozen conservatives running that will divide the vote,fatso wins the primary,The fat bitch from Arkansa wins the election,conservatives are screwed


25 posted on 01/16/2014 3:47:53 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: South40

The Left will rehab Christie’s image enough to help him get the nomination, aided by the GOPe, so Hillary will have the weakest opponent to run against. “Anything to win” is the Democrats’ one and only principle.


26 posted on 01/16/2014 3:58:57 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: South40

mega Dittos ;)

However, we’ve seen it played out before. 4 or 5 conservative guys, 1 GOPe guy in the primary.

We know who wins at that point.

We need to have a Tea Party Primary ahead of the GOP primary. So it’s 1 GOPe idiot and 1 tea party constitutionalist on the stage come GOP primary time.

Or we need to tell the GOPe to piss off and start a second party. I am not sure we can get any traction in the uniparty any longer.


27 posted on 01/16/2014 4:00:52 AM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: South40
Of course he is. The American Pravda Press needs somebody EXTREMELY beatable.

IF Obama permits an election in 2016.

BIG if.

28 posted on 01/16/2014 4:20:17 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Mark17
...it took the Russians about 70 years to throw off communism. I wonder how long it will take us to throw it off as well?

That's a profound question.

I think the answer is that, we will only rid ourselves of that destructive ideology, when it finally brings the system crashing to the ground. That's what it took for the former USSR. It's what it's going to take here.

29 posted on 01/16/2014 4:23:29 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: South40

The Republicans always select and groom RINO-E candidates for Presidential contests.

Heck, they had McCrazy and Romney but made a deal with Romney to let McCrazy lose the first election and then he could lose the next election.

They groomed McCrazy 4 years before the election and Romney 8 years before the election.

Now they are grooming another faux conservative for the office 4 years out.

What losers!


30 posted on 01/16/2014 4:37:13 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: South40

Want to bet?


31 posted on 01/16/2014 4:40:23 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“Demodummie odds makers I would surmise. They want Christie on the list so they can beat him as well. When/if the Repubs ever get their act together a pick a :winner” for their candidate, perhaps this Christie hype will all be for naught.


32 posted on 01/16/2014 4:44:43 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Windflier
I think the answer is that, we will only rid ourselves of that destructive ideology, when it finally brings the system crashing to the ground. That's what it took for the former USSR. It's what it's going to take here.

Sadly, I have to agree, and I was afraid someone would say exactly what you just said. I am afraid the whole thing must come crashing down as well. One thing that surprised me about the Soviet Union, was that I expected millions of victims to settle scores and kill many communists, who had oppressed them. I don't think it really happened that way, but we have a different kind of population. A collapse might bring on a blood bath of Biblical proportions. We shall see.

33 posted on 01/16/2014 4:47:23 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: South40

He sucks!


34 posted on 01/16/2014 4:48:05 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: South40

I thought this clown got lap band surgery??? has he found a way to eat from the other end? Like Alice told Ralph...’you’re the biggest thing on Television’.


35 posted on 01/16/2014 4:52:55 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: South40

Christie has the perfect temperment and credentials to be a Republican politician from the east coast/new england area. Let’s face it folks, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Tom Colburn would not have a snowballs chance in hell of being elected in New Jersey. Christie makes a good Governor of New Jersey. Perhaps someday he can be a Senator from New Jersey. He agrees with us on issues probably 80% of the time. That’s better than having a socialist bedwetter who agrees with us on issues about 5% of the time. Christie has no chance of being the Republican President or Vice President nominee.


36 posted on 01/16/2014 5:00:41 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: pepsionice

What you said.


37 posted on 01/16/2014 5:08:23 AM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

like my name here, Cruz/West 2016 sounds just fine !!!


38 posted on 01/16/2014 5:28:25 AM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: South40

If Christie is our nominee then Hillary wins. Do you understand?


39 posted on 01/16/2014 5:34:37 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: ballplayer
The fat bitch from Arkansa wins the election...

Lets not be disrespectful of the former first lady here. She is not a single pound heavier than Crispie.

40 posted on 01/16/2014 5:36:01 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Mark17

“Millions of dead people will rise from their graves to vote for her, and all of them will vote early and often.... It could be the worst case of voter fraud in history.”.....

That’s the problem, even if a true conservative received the nomination (Cruz, Palin)...Obama DID NOT win the last election....And Hillary WILL NOT win 2016’, but she will......


41 posted on 01/16/2014 5:36:40 AM PST by selfdefense
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Loser 2016! . . . starring Chris Christie, Jeb Bush and the other GOP establishment favorites.

That's the diabolical media strategy: promote someone as the non-Democrat frontrunner, participate gleefully in destroying their reputation, and continue to promote them as the frontrunner.

42 posted on 01/16/2014 5:40:51 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Mark17
Soviet Union, was that I expected millions of victims to settle scores and kill many communists...

I think that things turned out that way was because of the timespan of 60 to 70 years. Plenty of time for new generations to be born into the system of statism and despotism. Folks that just played along - you pretend to pay me and I'll pretend to work. The folks that would kill were all gone by the time of Gorbachev.

Similar would happen here. If we can't rectify things with a COS and/or nullification, even a CW-III would likely lead to a period of tyranny, and a new generation, devoid of 2A-adherants/proponants would be the ones to rise up again. And then 50-50 whether those folks, 100 years from now, kill off the 'Rats.

43 posted on 01/16/2014 5:41:36 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: mosesdapoet
Anybody know what we call a “bookie” are called in the UK ? I know it isn’t “bookie”.

According to this link, they say "turf accountant" and "betting shop."

44 posted on 01/16/2014 5:46:14 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: South40

Boy. They really want to shove this guy down our throats!


45 posted on 01/16/2014 5:48:01 AM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: South40

The key is NOT to spread the conservative presence so thin in the primaries that the RINO garners most of the delegates.

I’d be very surprised if, even with democrat help, Christie gets the nomination. Much of the electoral process is built around image, and a William H. Taft lookalike doesn’t play anymore.


46 posted on 01/16/2014 5:52:02 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Vaquero
Like Alice told Ralph...’you’re the biggest thing on Television’.

LOL!!

47 posted on 01/16/2014 5:55:33 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Mark17

You are right.


48 posted on 01/16/2014 5:56:12 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Natufian
There are bookies on every main street.

High street?

49 posted on 01/16/2014 5:58:09 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: C210N
Don't bet the house on Hillary Clinton winning the Democratic nomination. In a party that regards Obama as only mildly progressive and the Clintons as centrist, it is not impossible to imagine someone well to the left of Obama, say, Elizabeth Warren or Bill DeBlasio, winning the Democrat nomination. The phony Indian and the phony Italian-American can count on winning all the West Coast states, except Alaska plus almost all the states north of the Potomac, plus Minnesota, New Mexico, and Illinois. Throw in your RINO of choice, like Chris Christie or Jeb Bush, and you will either have another round of conservative apathy that sank Dole, McCain, and Romney, or minor party candidates, like the Libertarian Party or a Tea Party spinoff that will drain millions of votes from the GOP-E candidate. That will be enough to tip Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Colorado, Nevada, and Virginia into the Democrat camp. The American Kerensky (Obama) is replaced by the American Lenin (Warren, DeBlasio, or someone like them).

Turn out the lights, the party's over. And not a shot will be fired.

50 posted on 01/16/2014 6:03:00 AM PST by Wallace T.
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