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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: Joann37

>>>I guess they don’t think 0bama has done enough damage, and that he needs another four years to totally destroy the country.

Everyone should vote. Votes are not wasted. I do think that some people have been fighting for a good candidate for so long, they are becoming disenchanted with the process and as well as exhausted.


251 posted on 09/23/2011 7:37:45 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Retired Greyhound

Leave the gun, take the cannoli.


252 posted on 09/23/2011 7:48:33 PM PDT by Bridesheadfan
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To: Retired Greyhound

I like Christie - IN NEW JERSEY.


253 posted on 09/23/2011 7:51:30 PM PDT by RockinRight (If everyone wants to ride in the wagon, then who is pulling it?)
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To: Astronaut

Exactly what I’ve been thinking and saying. This quest for perfection results in nothing but destruction of our own. The enemy will be us if we don’t get a grip.


254 posted on 09/23/2011 7:58:20 PM PDT by adc (Rush '12All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently oppos)
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To: Retired Greyhound

How’s he on immigration? LOL


255 posted on 09/23/2011 8:00:30 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: Retired Greyhound; All

He’s a good guy, but NO.

On the basis of his weight alone. NO.

Anybody with that weight can not be considered a serious presidential candidate because there are clearly issues there.

I am not perfect and am overweight myself, but that is enough to raise tons of questions on the trail regarding health, self-control, stamina etc.

No.


256 posted on 09/23/2011 8:01:12 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: nhwingut

First time I’ve seem more than his face. He’s a cardiac infarction on wheels. Blocked cardiac arteries don’t care if you’re governor...


257 posted on 09/23/2011 8:04:45 PM PDT by jonascord (Politicians should be pelted with human manure, weekly, to remind them of their worth to society.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

not another rino!

lose 150 lbs and get back to us.


258 posted on 09/23/2011 8:09:18 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Agreed. He’s well over 3 bills.


259 posted on 09/23/2011 8:12:24 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: nhwingut
He's twice the man Obama is— in more ways than one.
260 posted on 09/23/2011 8:26:41 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Christie wouldn’t win NJ.


261 posted on 09/23/2011 8:31:57 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: WVNan

Spot on!


262 posted on 09/23/2011 8:33:35 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Forgive me, but I heard that Bill Kristol was seen at his desk with his pants to the ankles shortly after seeing this headline


263 posted on 09/23/2011 8:40:06 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (`SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: sklar

I’ve never heard ANYBODY call Sarah Palin a RINO. She may be many things, but RINO isn’t one of them.


I would not call Sarah Palin a RINO and I like her very much. I, like others, have some legitimate concern about her viability in a national election but I would love for her to get in the race because nobody sticks a fork in Obama like she does. If anyone could pull it off she could but she needs to pee or get off the pot as my Grandmother would say!

However, let’s be truthful here..... I have seen plenty of folks slam Santorum on here for supporting RINO exhibit #1 - Arlen Specter. Why does everyone give Palin a pass for supporting RINO exhibit #2 - John McCain? Really.... by my handy dandy FR RINO calculator supporting McCain definitely pegs one as a RINO. She campaigned for that RINO in 2010!!!!!!! Begged people in Arizona to send his sorry ass back!

The word RINO is losing strength around here. It’s thrown about carelessly. Some label Perry a RINO for the in-state tuition for children of illegals in Texas but I am willing to bet that Reagan would have done the same thing. Hell, the conservative Texas legislature passed it with nary a negative vote. Lest we forget fellow RINO hunters, Ronaldus Magnus, the best President of my lifetime, signed amnesty after getting duped again by congress. What a RINO he must have been!

So I suppose.... using the new and improved FR definition of RINO we can call Palin a RINO. Supporting a top RINO like McCain is definitely RINOish (is that a word?) enough! I have seen several very conservative folks called RINO’s recently.

What does the word mean anymore? I know what it means for me, you know what it means for you, the reader has no clue what it means to either of us. Truth be told, the posters on this forum are far more conservative than the GOP as whole so perhaps they are the real Republicans and we simply won’t admit it. Perhaps we should be called CWTTATRR (Conservatives who think they are the real Republicans). What a delusional group we are!


264 posted on 09/23/2011 8:44:16 PM PDT by volunbeer (Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
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To: Astronaut

Thank you for your thoughtful, non-emotion-driven post, a rarity in these discussions.

The goal for me is “Vote conservative in the primary, vote Republican in the general.”

Reagan indeed would be called a RINO for his being a Democrat (ala Perry), for being a union leader, and for his signing an abortion bill (a little more ‘RINO’-ish than a vaccination bill).

Yet he’s one of our greatest, most-conservative presidents.

It’s not that Mitt or anyone else isn’t or is a RINO, that’s not the point. The point is we have to spend our time bashing Obama and questioning ALL of our candidates, rationally, logically, without the heat we should be saving up for Obama instead of doing the left’s work for them now.


265 posted on 09/23/2011 8:56:02 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (undecided)
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To: Gator113
BUT, I say the more the merrier. His sassiness might be fun to watch.

I want to see him get in a shouting match with Perry to the point that Perry threatens violence from the podium and has to leave the race.

Then he can match wits with Newt.

After they've canceled one another out then it'll be too late for Jeb Bush to consider running, leaving the field clear for Palin.

Cheers!

266 posted on 09/23/2011 8:56:30 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: caww

I’m not saying money is not part of any campaign. I’m saying WeThePeople have to take our control over the money bags - the money bags who made it this way/costly to control the sheep, to get their agenda/one of their own in. Do you think we have 35 million voters with WeThePeople mindset that would send in $1 for Sarah?


267 posted on 09/23/2011 8:57:26 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Retired Greyhound
Christie continued: "The fact that nobody yet who's running for president, in my view, has done that effectively is why you continue to hear people ask Daniels if he'll reconsider and ask me if I'll reconsider."

I don't think there has to be a big "rush" for the GOP candidates to say "where I want us to go to deal with this crisis" just yet. We have over a year before the election. Right now, all the candidates are worrying about is how to distinguish themselves from all the others running. There are the almost gratuitous hits on Obama, of course, but, until the field is winnowed down to the top two or three, no one is going to "show their hand" and address specifically what the electorate wants to hear about the present "crisis". I don't think we need ANOTHER moderate in the race.

268 posted on 09/23/2011 8:59:50 PM PDT by boatbums ( Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Not so fast big guy! You haven’t even come close to fixing Jersey yet! Do something about Jersey first! Don’t just use your governorship as a springboard to become a presidential candidate!


269 posted on 09/23/2011 9:00:39 PM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: RitaOK
It is likely this website will lead the charge to attack any and all candidates running who can actually win,

No, it's just you Perry trolls attacking Palin ad nauseum.

Chris Christie is good for soundbytes, but he's a gun grabber and he appointed a Muslim to be a Judge.

In those respects, he's running to the left of Obaama.

Is he pro-life?

Cheers!

270 posted on 09/23/2011 9:04:49 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Great. Just what the race needs, another liberal from a state the Repukes can’t win in any case.


271 posted on 09/23/2011 9:07:49 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: Danae
Oh no no... wait a week after Christy announces. that way his entry bounce will be starting to fade a bit.

Using the word "bounce" in the same sentence as Chris Christie reminds me of Brunhilde from the movie Men in Tights.

Cheers!

272 posted on 09/23/2011 9:08:05 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Gosh. Perry is such an embarrassment that even Christie is reconsidering.....No he is no better but sheesh Perry is so horrible that Christie feels he can win.....lol. Perry would be a DISASTER for the GOP nomination. Obama is chomping at the bit to have to run against him.


273 posted on 09/23/2011 9:11:32 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: stevecmd

I bet he’s 280.

I actually bet closer to 380 to 450 pounds. He looks awful ESPECIALLY from a side view. Disgusting. But take out Perry please!!!


274 posted on 09/23/2011 9:12:59 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

>>> ...that is the most moronic thing I have read in a long long long time. “ <<<

Well look at the subject matter I had to deal with. I certainly agree with you. Moron.....ic.


275 posted on 09/23/2011 9:17:26 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: stevecmd

He’s closer to four bills.


276 posted on 09/23/2011 9:19:34 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: grey_whiskers

I like it... especially the ending. ;>)


277 posted on 09/23/2011 9:22:37 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: grey_whiskers

“.... Perry trolls attacking Palin ad nauseum. “

Trolls, Trolls.
You know, you don’t own every thread just because you’re middle name is Palin. This is a Christie thread open to all. You are threatened by everyone running, particularly Rick Perry, because he rode a rocket, topping your faux candidate, all the way to the top of the polls and it rocked your world. Well brace yourself, bet he gets the nomination over Romney and that you will be shocked who all come out for him and support him. Just knot your britches because it is certainly coming. Oh, contrare’, Rick isn’t done.


278 posted on 09/23/2011 9:26:27 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Cain (my fav) ain’t gonna get it. Bachman won’t either. Perry lost my vote last debate. I’ll take Christie unless he’s also all for American’s paying tuition for illegal aliens.

I’ll have to look at his record, abortion? guns? illegal immigration?

I have a bad feeling, being from NJ that he won’t live up to my standards.


279 posted on 09/23/2011 9:35:05 PM PDT by ozarkgirl (,)
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To: MestaMachine
Christie is about as clueless about the world as it is about him. Not no, but HELL NO!

I am laughing my fanny off! Now Christie on the stage and another no nothing candidate about foreign affirs. The world is in major upheaval and a 2 yr. gov is goint to show up on stage....not!

280 posted on 09/23/2011 9:35:36 PM PDT by caww
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To: Average Al

“Rush should rename his show, “Friends and occasional Rush.” ;-)”

You’ve got that right. It’s been this way ever since he got married.


281 posted on 09/23/2011 9:45:24 PM PDT by RushIsTheMan (Liberals lie)
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To: Jack Black

Voters do know what is happening and are listening closely in New Hampshire, however. And judging by the latest polls the nominees in contention there appear to be Romney, Huntsman and possibly Perry.

It was always Mitt’s to lose and out of intransigence or ignorance or god knows what, by constantly trashing the most viable alternative (such as Huntsman) by default have only created a larger path for him.


282 posted on 09/23/2011 9:46:01 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: ozarkgirl

I’ll have to look at his record, abortion? guns? illegal immigration?

I have a bad feeling, being from NJ that he won’t live up to my standards.


He won’t. Please do your homework though! :)


283 posted on 09/23/2011 9:46:49 PM PDT by volunbeer (Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
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To: free me

Perhaps not, and I didn’t say he would. But he’d win PA.


284 posted on 09/23/2011 9:48:07 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: boatbums
all the candidates are worrying about is how to distinguish themselves from all the others running..... There are the almost gratuitous hits on Obama, of course,.... but, until the field is winnowed down to the top two or three, no one is going to "show their hand" and address specifically what the electorate wants to hear about the present "crisis".

Exactly Boatbums....none are going to show their hand at this point and would be foolish to do so....much that we see is "winnowing" and dodging for sure. So glad you posted this and right on!

285 posted on 09/23/2011 9:49:06 PM PDT by caww
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To: volunbeer
He won’t. Please do your homework though! :)

I do my homework, I wish the rest of America would. Was at the Y on a treadmill listening to Obama speak 4 years ago. I thought "cool, change in government, YES!!, he said everything right and I was almost tempted to vote for him", went home and checked his website. Took about 3 minutes...

287 posted on 09/23/2011 9:54:05 PM PDT by ozarkgirl (,)
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To: stevecmd
"I bet he’s 280."

He's not 280.

I'm 265, and I speak for all plus-males out there when I say that 280 don't look like that.

288 posted on 09/23/2011 10:00:49 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: volunbeer

I am just so lost, don’t know who to vote for. Looks like it will be Perry or Romney. I thought maybe, just maybe...Perry would be okay. Crossed him out last debate.

He did say if he could mate Cain and Gingrich they would be possible VP. I say don’t mate, just pick Cain but it will be like the last election, I’ll be voting for the VP.

Pretty discouraged with the choices.


290 posted on 09/23/2011 10:06:04 PM PDT by ozarkgirl (,)
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To: Astronaut

Astronaut wrote:
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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.
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AMEN!


291 posted on 09/23/2011 10:17:34 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: masadaman
It would also be bumpersticker heaven: "No More Lightweights or Vote Christie - He's One of Us or Christie 2012 (down from 2025 in just 2 weeks.)

Or, Who ya gonna vote for? The String Bean or the Butter Bean???

292 posted on 09/23/2011 10:17:34 PM PDT by boatbums ( Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Ahh, I was wondering what happened to that gun-grabbing Islamophile. He must be in a good mood this week with the grand opening of the Ground Zero mosque and all.


293 posted on 09/23/2011 10:23:40 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Astronaut
There is no perfect conservative. Every candidate is flawed.

Correct, but some candidates are unacceptably flawed. Not all, some. And alas, they just happen to be the current frontrunners in this race.

294 posted on 09/23/2011 10:27:51 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: grey_whiskers; RitaOK

That is a very foul language you wrote in the second line of your post. You must not talk to anyone like that on this forum let alone talking to a lady with this disgusting vile language. You should be ashamed of yourself.


295 posted on 09/23/2011 10:31:43 PM PDT by jgge
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To: RockinRight

“I like Christie - IN NEW JERSEY.”

Yes! We want him here.


296 posted on 09/23/2011 10:33:56 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: RitaOK
Here's an idea, Rita.

The term I used is roughly synonymous with "flashing": which is an accurate if picturesque description of what you Perrywinkles infest this site with on a daily basis.

You know, in case it hadn't crossed your mind yet.

Or you think lurkers and others haven't noticed.

Here's another thought.

Just maybe the Admins are more lenient towards people flaming known trolls.

And a third point.

Just once, try addressing the *substance* of a candidate's positions, whether found in debates, or on candidate fan forums, or newspaper editorials, or the like.

Rather than running around saying "Perry's winning, Perry's going to win, Perry is amazing all comers, Palin will support Perry, Palin can't get in, Palin won't run" like a content-free (and substantiation-free) broken record.

Oh, and if you want "dumpster talk" read up on the Bristol Palin threads from today, or any of the Palin threads to see how liberals talk about Palin as a matter of course.

You know, like a convicted rapist talking about how he gets sexually aroused at the thought of Palin being subjected to intercourse so forceful by a particular NBA star that it distends and damages her digestive tract in addition to her genitalia.

But I didn't notice any outrage on your part about that...

Nice try on the faux outrage towards me, though.

Cheers!

297 posted on 09/23/2011 10:34:46 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: free me

“Christie wouldn’t win NJ.”

I missed it. Was he appointed?


298 posted on 09/23/2011 10:37:38 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
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

No it doesn't matter when he won't close the border of his state which brings them into the USA. They just turn around and walk right back in..so no it doesn't matter because Perry gets the federal funds to keep them out just the same and obvious that's the game in town.

299 posted on 09/23/2011 10:38:22 PM PDT by caww
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To: jgge
That is a very foul language you wrote in the second line of your post. You must not talk to anyone like that on this forum let alone talking to a lady with this disgusting vile language. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Not even one tenth as foul as the Tyson interview about Palin.

But I don't recall you posting any outrage about that...

My remarks were a description of the other poster's behaviour as a troll.

Tell her to start posting substance and I won't be so vituperative.

Cheers!

300 posted on 09/23/2011 10:39:39 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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