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Chris Christie Reconsidering 2012 Run, Will Decide in Days
Newsmax via Drudge ^

Posted on 09/23/2011 2:56:24 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reconsidering his decision not to enter the 2012 presidential race — and he says he will let top Republican donors know within days about his plans, Newsmax has learned. During the past few weeks, several leading Republican donors and fundraisers have been urging the popular Republican governor to reconsider his decision not to run and to enter the GOP primary. These Christie supporters note that significant GOP support has remained on the sidelines of the primary fight. Many leading fundraisers have yet to commit to any current primary contender, including frontrunners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. Newsmax has learned that the effort to draft Christie culminated in a hush-hush powwow held in the past week with Christie and several notable Republican billionaires.

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To: Astronaut
there would be people calling him a RINO. I am getting sick of the search for the “perfect” conservative

I agree, I would be happy if a conservative would run, but sadly there isn't one. Yet.

151 posted on 09/23/2011 4:28:52 PM PDT by itsahoot (The MSM will not pick my candidate--I will still vote for Sarah Palin, even if she doesn't run.--)
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To: Scythian

I don’t understand why people think she’s good looking. She really has manly features.


152 posted on 09/23/2011 4:29:49 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: itsahoot

PeterHambyCNN Peter Hamby
Newsmax story “not true,” Christie adviser tells me. Shocking.


153 posted on 09/23/2011 4:30:02 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Retired Greyhound.


154 posted on 09/23/2011 4:30:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: jennychase

DanRiehl DanRiehl
All this Christie talk only confirms there’s enuf dissatisfaction w/ GOP field for more candidates to get in - and nothing more.


155 posted on 09/23/2011 4:30:51 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: winoneforthegipper
My thought is he fails miserably.....!

Agreed. Precious little to go by.

On the issues

156 posted on 09/23/2011 4:30:51 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Fatty is not going to go after a GOP pal. He is going to try and take out some conservatives for Romney and draw in what is left of the conservative vote.

He’s a flaming social liberal like Romney, McCain and his girlfriend, Ms. Lindsay and the Mass. cheesecake, Scott Brown.


157 posted on 09/23/2011 4:32:29 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Retired Greyhound

You mean he would quit as governor without serving out his term? Oh my!!! We’ve been told over and over that’s a disqualifier.


158 posted on 09/23/2011 4:33:08 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: Magic Fingers
And yet some FReepers have declared they’re staying home on election day or writing in their fave if their fave isn’t the nominee.

I think you are on to something there.

Maybe, just maybe we will actually have the choice of voting for someone other than the Progressive of the month that the Republican party wheels out.

If this forum had any effect on politics, Bill and Hillary would be in jail. It just happens that this is more fun that shouting at the TV.

159 posted on 09/23/2011 4:33:15 PM PDT by itsahoot (The MSM will not pick my candidate--I will still vote for Sarah Palin, even if she doesn't run.--)
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To: presently no screen name

Normally I would agree with you PSN....but money is talking in a huge way in this primary season...and with the world economy as it is there’s going to be many a taker to shore themselves up to withstand what’s coming....even candidates...maybe especially candidates who could be paid for the ride without any real asperations of winning.

I think we’re going to see a lot of flies in the ointment before the real contenders finally emerge. Ron Paul has always and forever been a “bookmarker” distraction...he’ll never win but keeps the independants and libertarians occupied for a time...and the pollsters love to put him in the fray to stir the soup.

Makes you wonder who the “Money guys” are footing Christy if he runs....it has been said takes 35 million to run. No way can Christy have this laying in his coffer without major help.

Can our Presidency be bought....yes.


160 posted on 09/23/2011 4:33:29 PM PDT by caww
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To: presently no screen name
He’s for the mosque at Ground Zero and for gun control and the list goes on! He put a muslim judge in NJ court system because he’s his friend and known him for many years.

Maybe Perry doesn't look so horrible next to Christie. Perry's for the second amendment, pro life, LOVES state rights. The list goes on.

Conservatives keep screaming for a different candidate but they'd better be careful what they wish for.

161 posted on 09/23/2011 4:34:03 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: All
And here we go again. All for Christie - flavor of the month. Last month's flavor was Perry - the month before was Cain - the month before was Bachmann. Let's pray that the flacor of the month the day of the election will be the right one...just a question of luck I guess, since THINKING and VETTING are out of the equation, these days

No wonder why America is dying so fast - when I think that all of you guys have the right to vote, it makes me sick. After we are going through with the one, who with even a small brain would want to vote for a rino pro islam, anti gun, pro illegals etc...and why are you changing your mind every 5 minutes? Does that show responsible citizens??? Not to me.

I am completely disgusted and losing hope fast, not because of presidents but because of THE STUPIDITY OF THE PEOPLE.
162 posted on 09/23/2011 4:34:46 PM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: Grunthor
>> Isn’t he pro-abortion and gay marriage? <<

Only in the eyes of die-hard Steve Lonegan fans. Their "facts" have as much crediblity as a Michael Moore "documentary"

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Headlines Pro-Life Rally

Christie Vows to Block Gay Marriage

163 posted on 09/23/2011 4:35:42 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Astronaut

It is likely this website will lead the charge to attack any and all candidates running who can actually win, while they tank slurp from the Palin cistern at clinical proportion. It has become a dangerous pathology of disruption to common discourse ammong conservatives batting for actual candidates, and the tank think for a non candidate only serves to advance the Obama strategy to balcanize Republicans, far more than it serves to keep alive the faux politician, Sarah Palin, who remains propped up solely by fanatics, who have destroyed her chances. Even she can not pass their purity test. Certainly her most obnoxious supporters fail that test.


164 posted on 09/23/2011 4:36:17 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: Astronaut
Romney. Palin. Perry. Now Christie. If Ronald Reagan himself came back from the dead and announced he was running, there would be people calling him a RINO

You have got to be kidding. The only person that comes close to Reagan's positions in that group is Palin...the others....just rinos.

165 posted on 09/23/2011 4:37:38 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Retired Greyhound

Ann Coulter is an anti birther. Too bad Christie is too friendly with Islam. He would be better than Newt, Mitt and LBJ-Perry.

Rick Santorum is better than all of them and ditto Bachmann.


166 posted on 09/23/2011 4:37:39 PM PDT by John334
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To: American Dream 246

Actually, my last post was addressed to the previous Perry lovers, now new Christie lovers. Sorry - not all of you.


167 posted on 09/23/2011 4:38:21 PM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: altsehastiin; Astronaut

Can’t get over you guys not understanding vetting candidates. This is the primary and they are competing for the prize, it’s a race among them not Obama. Newt does a good job exposing Obama and in part why he remains running...he keeps the focus on Obama while the others make their case...in time whoever raises to the top will be trashing Obama and not take their foot of his neck while doing so.


168 posted on 09/23/2011 4:38:43 PM PDT by caww
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To: Retired Greyhound

A weighty decision.


169 posted on 09/23/2011 4:39:32 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: SaraJohnson

Is he a Democrat like Pedro Perry?


170 posted on 09/23/2011 4:40:12 PM PDT by John334
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To: stevecmd
I bet he’s 280

Only if he is 4'6". ;-)

171 posted on 09/23/2011 4:41:14 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: Staff Of Moses

Yep. Christie’s a gun grabbin, muzzie loving yankee moderate. I say let him run. He will last about 4 weeks.


172 posted on 09/23/2011 4:41:46 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Good point. I was about to lament this possibility, but he could possibly suck some Northeast Coast RINO wind from Romney’s sails


173 posted on 09/23/2011 4:42:56 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: American Dream 246
changing your mind every 5 minutes? Does that show responsible citizens??? Not to me.

This party is just beginning and you expect people to have a candidate already for the ballot? As we have seen all along if anything nobody should be parking car until these guys are fully vetted and the cards are on the table. THAT is being a responsible citizen!

174 posted on 09/23/2011 4:44:02 PM PDT by caww
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To: TexasFreeper2009
“I will not seek, nor will I accept my parties nomination for President of the united states”

You left out "Nor will I serve if elected." Nit picking livens up the forum, I thought I would try it"

175 posted on 09/23/2011 4:44:53 PM PDT by itsahoot (The MSM will not pick my candidate--I will still vote for Sarah Palin, even if she doesn't run.--)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Coming from a PAer I’ll take that as a compliment. Don’t know about you but I don’t travel much in dark allies, that must be a PA thing. Us jersey folks wondered what was wrong you guys, now it kind of makes sense.


176 posted on 09/23/2011 4:45:05 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Kepp going Tex, you nearly have me convinced to vote for the Open Borders loving RINO, I just have to get past my Heartless attitude.


177 posted on 09/23/2011 4:46:45 PM PDT by itsahoot (The MSM will not pick my candidate--I will still vote for Sarah Palin, even if she doesn't run.--)
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To: teg_76

Agree with you 100%


178 posted on 09/23/2011 4:46:53 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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To: jerseyrocks

Yeah, because there are no dark alleys and no bad buys in NJ.

Keep smoking whatever you are smoking over there.


179 posted on 09/23/2011 4:48:02 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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To: itsahoot

I am guessing Perry has captured 100000000000000 times the number of illegal aliens than every other man on that stage put together.

But that doesn’t matter, because building a stupid fence is the only qualifier obviously.


180 posted on 09/23/2011 4:49:29 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Rick Perry 2012 !)
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To: jerseyrocks
Us jersey folks wondered what was wrong you guys, now it kind of makes sense.

If loving the 2A is "wrong" to you, or if liking the ability to defend oneself is "wrong" to you, then it is quite clear for all to see on this thread who has it right and who has it wrong.
181 posted on 09/23/2011 4:49:47 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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To: nhwingut

bring it on. Palin’s ready to take all of em on and WIN! Christie can feel free to join the dull debates in October while Palin wows the world leaders at the global business conference she’ll be attending in South Korea...she still has time to make her announcement and no one can steal the thunder that will come with it.


182 posted on 09/23/2011 4:50:22 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege (Palin 2012)
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To: parksstp

Oh no no... wait a week after Christy announces. that way his entry bounce will be starting to fade a bit.


183 posted on 09/23/2011 4:50:47 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

What is it about ALL of these ‘12 GOP Presidential candidates/possible candidates being way too weak on illegal immigration issues? Bleep bleep!


184 posted on 09/23/2011 4:51:22 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Scythian; Ann Coulter

LOL she did earn the moment! LOL


185 posted on 09/23/2011 4:52:00 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Borough Park
William Howard Taft was the last fat president, and he had the benefit of being the handpicked successor of a popular incumbent.

Plus, he didn't run for office in the age of television.
186 posted on 09/23/2011 4:52:12 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Astronaut
Romney. Palin. Perry. Now Christie. If Ronald Reagan himself came back from the dead and announced he was running, there would be people calling him a RINO. I am getting sick of the search for the “perfect” conservative that destroys our candidates while the Muslim Marxist sits back and laughs. There is no perfect conservative. Every candidate is flawed. Instead of attacking each other and giving Hussein Obama fodder for his own ads, they should be attacking the Muslim Marxist non-stop.

I agree that the RINO term is overused, but we do have to settle on a nominee, and to do so we need to draw out the differences between them.

You are also right that there is no perfect candidate, but is there even an acceptable one?

I actually think the process is working pretty well. Those who care are learning a lot about the candidates, the rest of America has no idea the process is even going on!

But still, it's kind of funny, especially given the proclivities of the Freepers, to wit:

ROMNEY: Is hated by the proprietor of the establishment, and we were all treated to anti-Romney banners on every posting in the off-off year. In truth Romney probably does fit the desciption RINO pretty well, so even without the propaganda he was never going to be a Freeper favorite. Many Freepers avow that they will go third party or not vote if he is the nominee.

PALIN: The great Conservative hope of so many here still hasn't decided to get in the race, still is tossing out little hints, but not getting on with it. Her numbers are steadily declining in the polls, and it looks at least plausible that she's not going to run.

PERRY: Revealed to love Mexico deeply, and consequently completely flawed on the immigration issue, he is still doing well in the polls, but real conservatives are taking another look. His debate performances have been uninspiring.

BACHMANN: Blew up quickly after Iowa, then seemed to blow out. Lost her campaign manager (which might be a blessing in disguise, but it's a bad time to have to sub out your coach), has seemed strangely off topic in the debates, has dropped back into single digits, doesn't seem Presidential material near as much as she did two months ago.

PAUL: Is growing in the polls, but clearly is never going to win the nomination with his idiosyncratic views. But his percent going up to 10% of 15% from the 5% he got last time has to be bad for other Conservatives and good from Romney.

The low single digit guys: Hermain Cain, Gary Johnson, Rick Santorum, Huntsman and Newt Gingrich still look like long shots without the base or money to go very far.

Pawlenty and Trump quit already.

It's kinda funny. There really isn't a candidate I like at this point.

187 posted on 09/23/2011 4:52:21 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: American Dream 246
-- I am completely disgusted and losing hope fast, not because of presidents but because of THE STUPIDITY OF THE PEOPLE. --

The scope and power of the federal government is so far perverted from its original design, and universal suffrage is one of the reasons things got to be the way they are.

What controls now is "the mob," and it is easily manipulated by the press.

188 posted on 09/23/2011 4:52:21 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Retired Greyhound

If Christie doesn’t run, then Romney will win the nomination..


189 posted on 09/23/2011 4:53:53 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Meet the New Boss

As Kasper Gutman once said, "Yes, sir, we were, but this is genuine coin of the realm. With a dollar of this, you can buy ten dollars of talk."

190 posted on 09/23/2011 4:54:31 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Retired Greyhound

Yes America needs a Sharia Law friendly Commander in Chief.(sarcasm)


191 posted on 09/23/2011 4:55:20 PM PDT by gitmogrunt (Lessons In Disaster: LBJ, Carter,Clinton,Obama.)
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To: gitmogrunt

Truly...when do think the last time this big-boned fellow “ran”.


192 posted on 09/23/2011 4:56:37 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Great. #10 to clutter up the stage? This is getting to be a joke.


193 posted on 09/23/2011 4:56:53 PM PDT by LUV W (zero IS a Fonzi Scheme!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

The modern day Grover Cleveland.


194 posted on 09/23/2011 4:59:15 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep repeating it.....)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Where is there evidence of Perry capturing significant numbers of illegal aliens? Serious question.


195 posted on 09/23/2011 4:59:52 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: SideoutFred

The bastard raised tolls 50% with AUTOMATIC YEARLY INCREASES for the future. Think about what he will do with taxes.


196 posted on 09/23/2011 4:59:57 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: presently no screen name

In that case I have no idea what you’re talking about. Nowhere in my post #23 did I mention Christy or him being a conservative.


197 posted on 09/23/2011 4:59:57 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: Retired Greyhound

Yeah, the South is just praying for a gun-grabbing Yankee liberal from New Jersey to enter the race.


198 posted on 09/23/2011 5:00:45 PM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority (Where is the middle ground on insolvency of the United States government?)
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To: altsehastiin
The “Rino hunters” on this board and elsewhere are living in a dreamland.

Actually dreamland is a much better place than the NWO types have planned for us.

I will not go gently into that sweet goodnight, you are free to do whatever pleases you.

My vote will not be cast in fear, or it will not be cast. If we are content to say well it could be worse, then it probably will be worse.

How about hunting for a real leader instead of tying to pick from the cr@p that the establishment throws at the wall in the hopes that we go back to sleep.

199 posted on 09/23/2011 5:00:51 PM PDT by itsahoot (The MSM will not pick my candidate--I will still vote for Sarah Palin, even if she doesn't run.--)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wow a double response did I hit a nerve, PA paranoia. Or NJ envy? I have my protection piece. Went through the legal process to get a permit and had it fairly quickly. So please educate me on how I was denied my right?


200 posted on 09/23/2011 5:03:47 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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