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Report: Chris Christie Declined Attending Romney Sunday Political Event
The Moderate Voice ^ | November 5, 2012 | Joe Gandelman, editor-in-chief

Posted on 11/05/2012 7:06:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Is this the case of a broken heart? And, if so, whose? The Huffington Post reports that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declined attending a Sunday campaign event for Republican Presidential nominee and his onetime best political best bud former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. And from the quote from a Romney bigwig in the HP story, Team Romney is NOT happy:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was effusive in his praise of President Barack Obama when the two leaders toured damage from Hurricane Sandy last week, turned down a request by Mitt Romney to appear with him at a rally on Sunday night in Pennsylvania, The Huffington Post has learned.

Christie’s decision will only add to questions among Republicans about what the governor — who is up for reelection a year from now — is thinking, and why he went out of his way to heap praise on the president, and then refused to appear with Romney.

The Romney rally was held at a farm in Morrisville, Pa., not more than 20 minutes from Trenton, the New Jersey capital. The physical proximity of the event to New Jersey only added to questions in the Romney campaign about why Christie chose not to come.

“You can’t tell me he couldn’t have gone over there for a night rally,” a Romney campaign source told HuffPost.

Christie did, however, has had some more contact (telephone) with Obama since the storm and his official calls. Obama was playing Yenta the Matchmaker so Christie could talk to his longtime hero, singer and prominent New Jersey resident Bruce Springstein:

President Obama connected Bruce Springsteen and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during a phone call from Air Force One Monday, TPM has confirmed. The New Jersey legend campaigned with the president in Wisconsin and Ohio on Monday.

Here’s Christie talking about his talk with his hero:

(VIDEO AT LINK)

There’s all kinds of speculation about what has gone on with Obama, Christie and Romney. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Christie seemed genuinely in a state of grief over what happened to his state and he welcomed Obama’s efforts.
2. Conservatives who started blasting him and demonizing him for cooperating with Obama like politicians for centuries of both parties have worked together in times of crisis made a big mistake. I’m sure it was not lost on him.
3. He may have concluded a)Romney is going to lose b)it’s easier for him to run in 2016 if there is no Republican in the White House.
4. Team Romney was clearly behind a piece in The Politico that was not entirely complimentary to Christie saying he had been Romney’s original first choice for V.P.
5. He may have been resentful about not being asked.
6. He TRULY has wanted to interact with Springstein.
7. He may shift that there is a hunger more than ever for many Americans to see people of both parties work together rather than constantly snipe at each other to score points. 8. Rupert Murdoch’s virtual threat to Christie may have caused the Governor to dig in his heels. “To you, buddy!”

It may be a story of two politically broken hearts.


TOPICS: New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; hurricanesandy; obama; romney
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Guess who won't be in the cabinet?
1 posted on 11/05/2012 7:06:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am really disappointed in Christie.


2 posted on 11/05/2012 7:09:14 PM PST by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie lost me when he lowered the flag to half staff for the singin’ druggie...How dare he....


3 posted on 11/05/2012 7:09:35 PM PST by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

working with the POTUS of the opposite party to assure your citizens get help is one thing, sticking your tongue down his throat is a horse of a different color. christie is done in republican politics and will at some point become a democrat or an independent.


4 posted on 11/05/2012 7:10:10 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re I Romney, I’d kick that fat S.O.B. to the curb.


5 posted on 11/05/2012 7:10:11 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie couldn’t attend.

He was busy eating the Short Hills Mall.


6 posted on 11/05/2012 7:10:31 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: FReepers; FRiends



Happy with FR now?

How about Contributing Tonight?

7 posted on 11/05/2012 7:11:08 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

would you people relax? Of course Christie can not go- his state is still a disaster area from a hurricane


8 posted on 11/05/2012 7:11:35 PM PST by Mr. K (What The World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fat crybaby couldn’t get votes outside of NJ, that’s for sure.


9 posted on 11/05/2012 7:11:50 PM PST by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think he is stupid enough to not realize that his sloppy kisses and hugs would not give Obama a big boost. I think he figured that the storm would lock it up for Obama and showed everyone what a truly pathetic coward that he is. He will never have my respect or support again.


10 posted on 11/05/2012 7:11:56 PM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who needs a morbidly obese moslem-lover?


11 posted on 11/05/2012 7:12:00 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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Guess who won't be in the cabinet?

But he will most certainly be in the refrigerator!!

12 posted on 11/05/2012 7:14:24 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Have Nest, Will Crap In...I really don’t know what to make of Christie. He seems all squared-away much of the time, has dome some really good things in NJ (of all places), takes the message to the unionitas better than anyone - and yet he turns around and pulls stunts like this.

All I can say is “Enjoy being Governor, Chris”, because this is it for him.


13 posted on 11/05/2012 7:16:26 PM PST by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s a RINO douchebag. This should have been clear after he named a gay black Democrat and a CAIR-linked Muslim to the NJ Supreme Court.


14 posted on 11/05/2012 7:17:48 PM PST by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He was busy having a threesome with Barry and the Boss. (That might be more like a foursome).


15 posted on 11/05/2012 7:18:26 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This story has been debunked, and that website is piece of junk.


16 posted on 11/05/2012 7:19:16 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("GONE: The Four Year Wave That Rocked The Bubble" due out Nov 8th)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie was occupied... breaking ground for a Jersey City mosque.


17 posted on 11/05/2012 7:19:32 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

geez, what a baby


18 posted on 11/05/2012 7:20:01 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: Mr. K

This was my first thought as well. Can you imagine the outcry in NJ if their Governor left the state to campaign when so many of his citizens are still without shelter, heat, food, water, etc.

I’m not appologizing for Christie, there are many other things to castigate him over, but c’mon, think about this before you get in an uproar.


19 posted on 11/05/2012 7:20:13 PM PST by Livin_large
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To: Tennessean4Bush

Why? He’s just a democrat who doesn’t like unions.


20 posted on 11/05/2012 7:20:16 PM PST by Jake8898
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