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Christie: So what if Romney's rich?
politico.com ^ | 2/26/12 11 | DONOVAN SLACK

Posted on 02/26/2012 9:25:48 AM PST by VU4G10

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday defended Mitt Romney against criticism that his wealth complicates his ability to connect with everyday folks, saying Romney’s wealth should be a positive factor in the race.

“I think that’s what we want in a president of the United States,” Christie told host Bob Schieffer CBS’s “Face the Nation,” saying that Romney's wealth is a reflection of his success.

His defense came after Romney noted in a Michigan speech Friday that his wife Ann drives “a couple of Cadillacs.”

“So the cat’s out of the bag, Bob, on the fact that Governor Romney’s wealthy,” Christie said. “So he has a number of cars, many people who’ve made a lot of money over time do. I think this is just something where, to be candid, folks are looking for him to make trip ups.”

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1 posted on 02/26/2012 9:25:50 AM PST by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10

Well we have seen what a poor BOY from Hawaii can do


2 posted on 02/26/2012 9:27:41 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: VU4G10

I have no objection to the fact that Romney is wealthy. I object to the fact he is a jerk. I am a big fan of Chritie’s and am disappointed he chose to endorse Romney.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 9:27:59 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: VU4G10

Christie ..sorry for the typo.


4 posted on 02/26/2012 9:28:56 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: VU4G10
I don't care that he's rich. I'm more concerned about the fact that he's liberal and nuts.

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5 posted on 02/26/2012 9:30:38 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: VU4G10

Mitt Romney was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Therefore his perception of life is a bit different compared to those with less rich counterpart.

His solution to whatever problems would be different due to his perception.

I have been told by a Mormon that he has acted much in a unMormon way and she would not vote for him.

I would rather have someone with Federal Government experience with a reformist attitude. Gingrich comes to my mind that would fit the requirements for our Leader.


6 posted on 02/26/2012 9:34:37 AM PST by Sen Jack S. Fogbound (We have met the enemy and they is us!)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s been disgusting watching those smarmy buffoons on the cable news shows giggling like school girls over the fact that Romney’s wife drives a couple of Cadillacs.


7 posted on 02/26/2012 9:36:13 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: VU4G10
Obama created OWS for the express purpose of running against Mr. Wall Street, AKA Myth Romney.

If Romney is the nominee, OWS will burn the country to the ground next summer, and Ubama will blame Myth.

8 posted on 02/26/2012 9:37:39 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the fascists.)
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To: DallasSun

If he was your governor you wouldn’t be a fan of his, believe me.


9 posted on 02/26/2012 9:42:41 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

Wait!!!! I will trade you!!!


10 posted on 02/26/2012 9:43:44 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Bragging about owning American cars is a standard campaign statement in Michigan.

When John Engler ran for governor here, there was a lot of talk about Jim Blanchard overusing a state owned helicopter to get around. Engler made the stupid statement that if elected governor that he would drive his Oldsmobile to Mackinaw Island. The media made a lot of noise about it but it didn’t hurt Engler a bit.


11 posted on 02/26/2012 9:44:11 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: VU4G10
saying Romney’s wealth should be a positive factor in the race.

It is, it's the perpetual head spinning finger in the wind "severely" socialist governing that Romney has shown to this date that isn't.

12 posted on 02/26/2012 9:55:26 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: DallasSun

You can have him. A few qualifiers first about Lou Costello aka Christie ok? This is a man who in his capacity as a US Attorney said “Illegal aliens haven’t broken any laws’’. This is a man who is not Second Amendment friendly at all. Still want him?


13 posted on 02/26/2012 9:56:06 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: VU4G10

I don’t care if Mitt is rich. It is the RINO part I don’t like. GO NEWT GO!


14 posted on 02/26/2012 9:57:07 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: cripplecreek
Engler made the stupid statement that if elected governor that he would drive his Oldsmobile to Mackinaw Island.

Has he made it yet? LOL!

Off topic, I hear there is an uncanny amount of vehicles on the island with Hawaii license plates too. ~snort

15 posted on 02/26/2012 9:59:06 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: jmacusa

Yes. I want him. He does not differ with Perry re: immigration. And I do not think his idea of gun control is any different than W’s was. He does not want to come get our guns we use for personal protection. Getting AK 47’s and AR 16’s off the street are a whole different animal. No one wants our guns. I do not want an AK 47.


16 posted on 02/26/2012 10:02:48 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: VU4G10
saying that Romney's wealth is a reflection of his success.

Or his inheritance.

17 posted on 02/26/2012 10:05:54 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Stop Romney - Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary)
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To: DallasSun
Getting AK 47’s and AR 16’s off the street are a whole different animal. No one wants our guns. I do not want an AK 47.

AR 16's don't exist, and it's none of any politician's damn business if I own an AK-47. It does no more or less damage than a deer rifle.

18 posted on 02/26/2012 10:10:32 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Stop Romney - Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary)
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To: DallasSun
I do not want an AK 47.

I don't want an Ipad. Better get rid of them all.
19 posted on 02/26/2012 10:13:08 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL..point taken. good one


20 posted on 02/26/2012 10:15:40 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL..point taken. good one


21 posted on 02/26/2012 10:15:48 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL..point taken. good one


22 posted on 02/26/2012 10:15:59 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL..point taken. good one


23 posted on 02/26/2012 10:16:11 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: VU4G10
ROMNEY ANN, SHE'S THE BOSS
24 posted on 02/26/2012 10:19:17 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Darren McCarty
Or his inheritance.

Romney gave his inheritance away.

25 posted on 02/26/2012 10:20:54 AM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: rockabyebaby

To which offshore Cayman or Swiss account?


26 posted on 02/26/2012 10:33:53 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: DallasSun

You can have him. He’s done nothing for my state. he thinks illegals haven’t broken any laws. The guys a RINO.


27 posted on 02/26/2012 10:51:36 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

I want him. Send him to me. I will send you Perry. Who does not feel very different re: illegal immigrants. I am happy with our trade! I shall send Perry posthaste.


28 posted on 02/26/2012 10:55:11 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun

“I do not want an AK-47.” Then don’t buy one.

I do want one....or two. By the way, an AK-47 is a fully automatic machine gun.

The firearms here in America that the media calls “AK-47s”
are actually an AKS....a semi-automatic rifle.

Also, the Second Amendment has nothing to do with “personal protection.” The purpose of the Second Amendment is to enable the people to have the ability to overthrown a tyrannical government should such a government assume power in the United States.

You can have Christie.


29 posted on 02/26/2012 11:10:20 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: VU4G10

Name one democrat career politician who wasn’t exponentially richer than when he/she began in politics.


30 posted on 02/26/2012 11:10:59 AM PST by DPMD
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To: VU4G10

I really do not care how rich anyone is but I want to know how is it that the elected seem to get very wealthy during their time in office......


31 posted on 02/26/2012 11:40:41 AM PST by Kimmers (Pray more and shoot straight.........)
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To: CainConservative
To which offshore Cayman or Swiss account?

Neither and btw having an account in the Cayman Islands is not illegal, I'm sure if Newt had one you'd be fine with it, secondly he gave the money to charity, BYU.

32 posted on 02/26/2012 11:55:36 AM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: DallasSun

What do you have against rifles?


33 posted on 02/26/2012 12:21:43 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: VU4G10
So do these same people have a problem with JFK who made it to office on his daddy's money or Kerry who tried to make it on his wife's huge fortune?

Didn't think so.

34 posted on 02/26/2012 12:38:59 PM PST by what's up
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To: DallasSun

LOL! Well hang on pard, I gotta lasso the rounder, he’s a bigun’!


35 posted on 02/26/2012 1:25:15 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

LOL..you have your work cut out for you! That had better be a big lasso! Don’t forget tho, Perry is packing. Hope he does not mistake me for a coyote! Arf!


36 posted on 02/26/2012 1:42:46 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: ansel12

What? I have nothing against rifles. In fact, I bet I have the sweetest rifle on this forum. It was my grandmother’s. A 44/40 lever action Winchester saddle gun..Big difference between that and an assault weapon that law enforcement does not want to see on the street.


37 posted on 02/26/2012 1:46:39 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: ansel12

What? I have nothing against rifles. In fact, I bet I have the sweetest rifle on this forum. It was my grandmother’s. A 44/40 lever action Winchester saddle gun..Big difference between that and an assault weapon that law enforcement does not want to see on the street.


38 posted on 02/26/2012 1:46:47 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

I know all about that second amendment. And thank you kindly for giving me Christie. Just worried about what I am going to feed him. Making my husband pork chops with biscuits and cream gravy tonight. Think I would need a few more pork chops?...also, I knew all about that AK-47 too being fully automatic. Pretty good for a girl.


39 posted on 02/26/2012 1:49:01 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: al baby

exactly


40 posted on 02/26/2012 1:50:19 PM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: VU4G10; P-Marlowe

Christie is a doofus, too, if he doesn’t realize that Romney is tone deaf.

The proper response is for Christie to shut up in public, call Romney by back-channel and say, “Hey, DUDE, can you stop saying stupid crap in public that feeds Obama’s caricaturing you as out of touch and vulture corporatist? Seriously, Mitt, no more stuff about “firing people” and “not caring about the poor” and “10,000 dollar bets” and “driving luxury cars.” Don’t you have any better control than to keep stepping on your ______ like this?!!”


41 posted on 02/26/2012 2:17:38 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: DallasSun

You do have something against rifles, you want many banned, why?

You are the first true liberal on guns that I think I have seen here, are you going to tell us what so offends you about our rifles?

Do you really think our semi-automatic rifles are “assault weapons” or that some Democrat police chiefs should determine what the second amendment says.


42 posted on 02/26/2012 3:33:30 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

Good grief. What an over reaction. Your words alone leave no room for debate nor or you interested in anyone’s opinion other than your own. If my opinion about assault weapons is liberal, so was Reagan’s, George H.W.Bush, George W. Bush and Chris Christie. Along with many other conservatives who are pro guns. I am in good company.


43 posted on 02/29/2012 11:34:02 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun
Getting AK 47’s and AR 16’s off the street are a whole different animal.

The so-called assault weapons ban only takes semi-auto knockoffs of AK47s and AR16s off the street. Functionally, rifles no different than a semi-auto hunting rifle. And if you can ban a semi-auto rifle, the next step is to ban semi-auto handguns. Incrementalism at its finest (or worst).

As usual, a gun grabber demonstrates his abject ignorance of the underlying subject matter.

44 posted on 02/29/2012 11:41:34 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: DallasSun

What “assault rifles”? Your leftist views against the second amendment are obscene, thank God that conservatives have managed to overcome ignorance and liberalism like yours.

This is truly one of those times when freerepublic can say, take your leftist views to DU.


45 posted on 02/29/2012 11:41:51 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

Oh stop. That is just silly. Go insult someone else.


46 posted on 02/29/2012 11:44:45 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun

Fighting anti-second amendment leftists like you has been one of conservatism’s primary goals, now most Americans can purchase and own their sporting rifles, although in California, you DU types still have much influence.


47 posted on 02/29/2012 11:51:33 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: VU4G10

Christie really doesn’t get it. People don’t care if he is rich, it is all the other things wrong with him that Christie really doesn’t understand.

Christie is another NE liberal republican that can’t figure it out.


48 posted on 02/29/2012 11:52:35 AM PST by dforest
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To: AtlasStalled

What’s the BFD anyway? Everyone in my middle class, working stiff neighborhood has two or three cars.


49 posted on 02/29/2012 11:54:11 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: ansel12

Stop with the “liberal” and DU crap. That has no depth or substance. And no one has said anything about getting rid of the second amendment. No one wants to. The right to bear arms will be here as long as we are, for good reason. You make no attempt to discuss the subject. As I said, the DU rhetoric and lefty/liberal crap is just that. I will not attempt to have a discussion with you about why my opinion is such as it is. You are rude and insulting and again, your argument has no depth or substance. Just childish name calling. Go away.


50 posted on 02/29/2012 11:55:29 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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