Skip to comments.Chris Christie's Sly, Futile Move (Christie is done as a presidential prospect)
Posted on 11/08/2012 4:58:29 PM PST by Zhang Fei
Once again, Barack Obama has proven to be the luckiest politician alive.
Just when the race was tightening to a dead heat in the elections closing days, one spectacular betrayal and one rank miscalculation on the Republican side have turned the contest back in Obamas favor.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who will tour his storm-ravaged state today with President Obama, was all over the networks Tuesday telling what a wonderful leader his president was.
I spoke to the president three times yesterday, Christie boasted, calling Obama outstanding. When Fox co-host Steve Doocy meekly asked Christie if he planned any events with Romney, Christie snarkily replied, I have no idea nor am I the least bit concerned or interested.
Christies caper, of course, is so opportunist that it almost makes Mitt Romney look principledalmost. What a swell party of back-stabbers is our GOP.
For Christie, who is up for re-election next year in a blue state, this caper accomplishes three things: It portrays him as a bipartisan; provides extensive publicity in service of his image as a good leader in a crisis; and hoses away Mitt Romney, the better to position Christie for a presidential run in 2016.
Of course, if Christie thinks he has a snowballs chance of being the Republican nominee, he is delusional. Republicans will never forgive Christie for this act of high treason. Assuming Romney loses, the 2016 nomination belongs to Paul Ryan, probably by acclamation. Christie has a better shot at being appointed by Obama to head FEMA.
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Tar, feathers, rail
“being the Republican nominee, he is delusional.”
True. But, he could switch parties and win handily I bet.
He seems more like a Truman Democrat anyway.
Here’s not far enough to the left for the NJ democrat party.
Christie is DONE....PERIOD!
He can't win the Democratic primary. It's not just showing up - he needs money to run.
... if Christie runs against Hillary, all kinds of “conservatives” will flock to him. The Republican Plantation demands it. They obey.
Actually, Romney had the lead of 5% to 6% a week out from the election.
Then Sandy the storm happened and Ms. Christie happened....
The unions hate him. No way he ends up in the Dem party, that I can see.
Christie’s morbid obesity will kill him before he ever gets another shot in politics...
Guess what, a compulsory plebiscite would still have shown such a lead for Mitt.
The Democrats turned out their voters better. That’s all there is to it.
Bite it, Christie, you back-stabbing, fat-assed pig. Your betrayal of our nominee will never be forgotten.. or forgiven.
Too fat, anyway. No one would elect a heart attack in waiting. Unless the VP was exceptional.
One wonders what our blonde cheerleader in residence (Coulter) has to say about Christie’s behavior this week?
It certainly appears that Christie is plenty happy to stab Romney in the back - repeatedly.
When I heard him making verbal love to Oboma on the TV, I wanted to puke. It was like he was kissing Oboma all over. Oh, how he loves that wonderful man, that presidential savior, that great leader.
If he ran as a Republican candidate? Are you kidding me? He'd be lucky to get his own home state after what he did right before an important election. It was disgusting, to say the least, and just plain stupid.
I have as much contempt for him as I do for obama.
He’s for New Jersey to deal with.
He’s done on the National stage.