Skip to comments.Chris Christie Heads to Iowa. So Do Conservatives.
Posted on 07/15/2014 3:08:26 AM PDT by iowamark
Chris Christie is headed to Iowa today. Whenever any politician heads to Iowa, the media starts buzzing about Presidential prospects. Just in case, the Judicial Crisis Network is going to greet the Governor with advertisements.
There are, believe it or not, conservatives who have tried to give Chris Christie the benefit of the doubt on many issues. But one area where even those conservative get the jitters is judicial appointments. The Governor of New Jersey is a relatively powerful governor who makes many more appointments than the average governor.
Christie, for example, appointed Stuart Rabner as Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Rabner is so liberal that he has been talked about as an Obama pick for the federal judiciary. Rabner was first appointed by John Corzine. There have been five other picks that have given conservative concern.
In that vein, the Judicial Crisis Network is launching ads in Iowa, a state that has had its own confrontation with activist judges. The ads will remind people that Christie is not so hot on an issue that will be of monumental importance to the right in 2016.
You can take a gander at the 90 second spot here and the 15 second spot here. The ads will be run online targeted toward people who live in Iowa. They expect their $75,000.00 purchase will generate 5.5 million impressions to a new micro-website: www.christiebadonjudges.com.
Love the headline!
Save your cash, fat boi. Your DemocRat ways don’t sell out of Jersey.
Iowa needs to be fumigated after that big tub of guts leaves.
We have to end the Reign of Stupidy foisted on us by Iowa and New Hampshire.
Conservative voters should simply recognize South Carolina as the first contest to mean anything.
Iowa and New Hampshire are both too small and both too heavily weighted with non-Conservative agendas.
It’s beyond pathetic that they have influence on our process and beyond time for us to just simply ignore what happens there.
It has to be an Organized Disdain for the results of those two Faux Contests.
Exactly. Iowa has only voted once for the GOP nominee for President after 1984, and that was in 2004. New Hampshire has also only voted once for the GOP nominee after 1988, and that was back in 2000. That either has any substantive say in determining the GOP nominee is ludicrous.
I agree. We should let Lindsey Graham pick both the Dem and Republican nominees.
Well, we have to start somewhere. SC is the logical choice in my mind, and I’ve found others agree with me. The current system of allowing the selfish attention-seeking faux-conservative minorities of two small narcissistic (when it comes to the primary process) states influence the process as much as they do is long past it’s useful life, if it ever had any useful life at all.
And I’m not advocating any change in the schedule. Let the two cry-baby states keep their vaunted Me First positions.
But as conservatives we should organize a campaign of disdain for the results of the first two Me First contests.
SC is better off staying 3rd. We don’t want to encourage cry-baby Me First thinking in SC.
I would just like to think that conservatives start saying “we don’t care what happens in Iowa and NH”.
I think that’s doable.
They won't because that meal, lodging, and car rental tax (9%) they clean up on during primary season keeps the state afloat.
Should Christie avoid high fracking areas?
It’s the media and low-info types that make Iowa a big deal. The Iowa caucuses are a local party housekeeping meeting. NOTHING is decided concerning presidential candidates. No delegates or money is awarded. It’s just a non-binding, preliminary preference indication, done pretty casually.
I don’t really believe FReepers are ready to limit the selection to those with tens of millions of dollars in campaign money BEFORE the process even starts.
I’m not talking about changing the process or the schedule. Let Iowa and NH keep their Me First spots on the calendar. I don’t care.
I’m just calling for a Campaign of Disdain for the Iowa/NH results. I’m not advocating any change in the process whatsoever. Nothing to get Iowa/NH firsties upset about.
fracking Christie should avoid high areas!
Are they opening a new bridge or a new donut store?
The GOP establishment now has full control of the Iowa party.
This is kind of like their grand opening.