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Christie rejects blame for Romney's loss, looks forward maybe to '16
2012 New Jersey On-Line LLC ^ | November 08, 2012 at 11:57 AM | By Jenna Portnoy

Posted on 11/08/2012 11:54:25 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

"As a party, we have to look forward to what our challenges are in the future," Christie said. "This election is over. So we have to look forward to the next challenges."

As the party figures out how to attract Hispanics, women and young people, Republicans may look toward Christie as a frontrunner for the 2016 nomination. He leads a blue and diverse state, walks the walk on bipartisanship and could steer the party away from the far right.

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: christie; fat; never; nj2012; nj2016; rino; stupid
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Someone in the GOP leadership is likely to decide that 2016 is "Christie's turn". He follows in a great line of Romney, McCain, Dole, and so many other vaguely moderate elder statesmen who deserved a turn. I don't care how terrible the democrat is in 2016, if we even have a real election then, Christie will not get my vote in the primary or in the general. America needs a genuine conservative who can articulate why conservative values, conservative government, and conservative policies will make life better for voters - not someone whose claim to fame is simply not being the democrat.

It is no longer enough to be pro-freedom. Too many voters look at the free stuff that the Dems are promising and don't see the cost. We need a candidate who can articulate why conservative promotes freedom and how that leads to a better life for individual voters in the short term.

We also need party discipline. The Dems nationalized the election. They made it about Akin's stupid abortion comment, about a couple other abortion comments, and about our "lady parts", which is so stupid and irrelevant to the presidency that few sensible people took them seriously. Unfortunately, their focus groups were effective. Their social media monitoring was excellent, and they saw that the net effect of their little memes was to turn off voters and suppress the turnout, but to suppress our turnout more than theirs. They were right, and they barely squeaked out a "victory" based on (1) massive fraud, (2) divisive campaigning, and (3) narrowly targeted and absurd but emotionally effective attacks. We need someone who can respond in 2012, and it's not Christie.

121 posted on 11/08/2012 1:10:10 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Chuzzlewit

Has it occurred to you, as it has to me; that I really loathe REPUBLICANS, damned near as much as I loathe Democrats. Time for them to go the way of the Whigs. We are NEVER going to get a Republican conservative candidate. They are playing us for suckers, just as the Democrats are playing the blacks. They’ll never see another cent from me, and next week, I’m changing to Independent, (and resigning my county committee seat.)


122 posted on 11/08/2012 1:10:10 PM PST by Segovia
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To: GeronL
I think conservatives are not going to nominate a RINO again.

“They’re electable” is not going to cut it

I think they are. With a couple of exceptions, they've nominated a RINO in every presidential election year since 1928.

123 posted on 11/08/2012 1:13:28 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

American presidential politics are blood sport. It is bare knuckled war. Christie knew that and he also knew the internal Romney polling numbers and yet he still helped Obama.

Makes me laugh. Christie is toast. He will never go anywhere in politics. The Dems won’t cuddle up to him and the Republicans are done with him. Simply put, Chris Christie has a very bad case of political herpes. And there is no cure.


124 posted on 11/08/2012 1:15:06 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

American presidential politics are blood sport. It is bare knuckled war. Christie knew that and he also knew the internal Romney polling numbers and yet he still helped Obama.

Makes me laugh. Christie is toast. He will never go anywhere in politics. The Dems won’t cuddle up to him and the Republicans are done with him. Simply put, Chris Christie has a very bad case of political herpes. And there is no cure.


125 posted on 11/08/2012 1:15:17 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: who knows what evil?

It wouldn’t take long for those two guys to leave.


126 posted on 11/08/2012 1:19:27 PM PST by Venturer
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To: GeronL

“I think conservatives are not going to nominate a RINO again.
“They’re electable” is not going to cut it”

Ha, ha, ha, ha.

Fearless prediction:
The NEXT Republican candidate will probably be the left of Romney.

Got to entice the Latinos, Asians, and “ladyparts voters” to our side, right?

(BTW: I claim credit for the new term, “ladyparts voter”, which we can expect to see used much in the future...)


127 posted on 11/08/2012 1:21:39 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Jim Robinson

Hey Christie,anybody who “weeps” because they talked to Springsteen on the phone is NOT Presidential material. So get a grip and shut your pie hole.


128 posted on 11/08/2012 1:22:52 PM PST by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: Jim Robinson

He would have to run as a democrat.


129 posted on 11/08/2012 1:23:53 PM PST by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: RinaseaofDs

“Every single time a conservative tries to cosy up to liberals, they end up taking it in the keister.”

Something like, “If you lie down with dogs, you’re gonna get fleas.” Christie is a fleabag compliments of love-’im-and-leave-’im Barack Hussein Obama mmmm mmmm mmmm


130 posted on 11/08/2012 1:25:01 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Republicans in NJ are going to be crawling over broken glass to vote for the Mob Democrat, just so they can make this guy go away.”

I’ll guess that Christie will face Newark mayor Corey Booker in the next NJ governor contest.

If that’s the case, he’ll probably lose.


131 posted on 11/08/2012 1:30:05 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Agreed. Christie is toast and he knows it. IMO the whole Obama photo op stunt was more about Christie’s own re-election than anything else. I hope the GOP does primary him and we get a shot to take him out before Cory Booker and the unions do.


132 posted on 11/08/2012 1:31:13 PM PST by 07Jack
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

christie blew any red state support he may have had.


133 posted on 11/08/2012 1:33:46 PM PST by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

They run Christie they can expect 6 million republicans to stay home. I guess we’ll be saying President Biden


134 posted on 11/08/2012 1:39:14 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Christie will drop dead from a heart attack before 2016.


135 posted on 11/08/2012 1:41:23 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Venturer
It wouldn’t take long for those two guys to leave.

LOL! My wife and I are two...we are trying like hell to get back to Tennessee...we are going to ask for lottery tix for the holidays to see if we can score the $5,000 necessary to get out of Red Hampshire. ;-)

136 posted on 11/08/2012 1:41:34 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Christie can go straight to hell!!

He's already there, he lives in New Jersey (ducking for cover)

137 posted on 11/08/2012 1:42:38 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

There is no way Christie Kreme gets the GOP presidential nod in 2016. Not in a million years will the conservatives accept that gun grabbing, muslim loving RINO. He will likely keel over from a massive heart attack before 2016 anyway. His goal should be eating more salad and trying to stay alive.


138 posted on 11/08/2012 1:43:57 PM PST 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: Smittie
Sorry. Beck and Stu were discussing how Christie looked like Bob the Tomato and at first they said Larry the Cucumber, but then they said, Obama actually looks closer to Archibald the Asparagus.

139 posted on 11/08/2012 2:05:42 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Jim Robinson

,,,,, do not pass GO ,,, do not COLLECT $200.00 ,,, go straight to hell !!!!!!!!


140 posted on 11/08/2012 2:14:44 PM PST by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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