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(Talking Points Memo)   "You're Damn Right I'd Be More Ready" regarding Christie's 2016 presidential run and not his reaction to having a zebra for dinner last night   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com ) divider line 48
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2013-01-07 08:37:06 AM  
if Republicans stick to their pattern, it'll be Paul Ryan or Rick Santorum. Christie is the only one who would have a chance in the general in 2016, but there's no way he makes it past the primaries.
 
2013-01-07 09:09:18 AM  
He's really just wants to get to the Iowa State Fair.
 
2013-01-07 09:22:56 AM  
Is that a 'Wait, Wait . . .' reference?
 
2013-01-07 09:27:07 AM  
Will he need Obama to help him out with that, too?
 
2013-01-07 09:32:48 AM  

Sybarite: He's really just wants to get to the Iowa State Fair.


For no apparent reason, as I read this, the lyrics "Suckin' on a chili dog, outside the Tastee-Freez" popped into my head, complete with music and John Mellencamp's voice, and an image of Chris Christie devouring a large corn dog, a la Michele Bachmann.

Ugh. I think I need to get some coffee.
 
2013-01-07 09:35:57 AM  
What the hell? I heard that zebrameat tastes just like horsemeat. A lion in the Bronx Zoo that had eaten both told me.
 
2013-01-07 09:36:52 AM  
It wasn't Zebra, it was Komodo dragon.
 
2013-01-07 09:37:01 AM  
4 fried chickens and a Coke.
 
2013-01-07 09:37:40 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Is that a 'Wait, Wait . . .' reference?


yes. yes it was
 
2013-01-07 09:40:56 AM  
I've heard this gentlemen is quite rotund. Humorous, indeed.
 
2013-01-07 09:41:36 AM  
I voted in 2008 and 2012 for Obama... and I can truly entertain the idea of voting for Christie in 2016. The fact that I can even consider voting for him, means that there is no way he wins the Republican nomination.
 
2013-01-07 09:44:05 AM  
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I grabbed that zebra by the haunches, and took a bite right out of its ass, just like I do with taxes.
 
2013-01-07 09:49:19 AM  
From the previous Christie thread (when did he become the Kim Kardashian of the Politics tab?):

Republican governor who is claimed to be a uniter, not a divider? One who can relate to everyday people with his plain, folksy ways? Can't wait to hear about how compassionate a conservative he is, and how he comes off as a guy you'd just wanna have a beer with.


Our nation's electorate = the battered housewife on 'COPS' who always takes him back
 
2013-01-07 09:52:19 AM  
I haven't voted for any Republican since voting for Ronald Reagan in 1984 (I was 18 and inexperienced, I
make no excuse), but I would consider voting for Christie if he ran for President.  Yes, he's a bit more anti-
union than I like, but he seems to have it together otherwise.

Pity he'll never make it, since any Republican from the Northeast would be a Democrat anywhere else, and
thus would never win the nomination from any 'right thinking' party member from elsewhere.
 
2013-01-07 09:52:36 AM  
Christie is simply too fat to be president. We have not elected someone his size to the presidency since Taft. He's make a good senator though.
 
2013-01-07 09:56:30 AM  
No one that obnoxious and overweight should become president if we ever hope to shake the stereotype that all Americans are obnoxious and overweight.
 
2013-01-07 10:01:00 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: I haven't voted for any Republican since voting for Ronald Reagan in 1984 (I was 18 and inexperienced, I
make no excuse), but I would consider voting for Christie if he ran for President.  Yes, he's a bit more anti-
union than I like, but he seems to have it together otherwise.

Pity he'll never make it, since any Republican from the Northeast would be a Democrat anywhere else, and
thus would never win the nomination from any 'right thinking' party member from elsewhere.


I'd make a comment about Romney having been nominated after having been built in a Massachusetts Robotics Factory. But I think that might be the last time for a *while* the GOP nominates a NE Republican. If Christie runs in 2016, I think they'd cite Romney as the reason not to give him the nod.
 
2013-01-07 10:04:39 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Pity he'll never make it, since any Republican from the Northeast would be a Democrat anywhere else, and
thus would never win the nomination from any 'right thinking' party member from elsewhere.


Christie might have a chance.  He's basically the opposite of Huntsman.  Huntsman had a fairly solid conservative record in Utah, but ran as a sensible guy who was open to compromise to get things done.  Being in a left-leaning state, Christie has to be open to compromise to get things done, but when he makes speeches, it's all sound and fury.  He's not afraid to bash his opponents with tough rhetoric.

Emotion-based voters may ignore his record entirely, even the positive things he said about Obama, if they see him breathing fire on liberals day after day in the primary.
 
2013-01-07 10:06:17 AM  
This man is a shoo-in for President of the United States. He WILL win the primaries because Republicans will WANT to win the general election. Say it out loud - "President Christie" because it's a happening thing 2017-2025.

This fat slob truly represents his people.
 
2013-01-07 10:09:33 AM  
I don't understand why people like him. He's abusive towards his constituents, he's a bully.
 
2013-01-07 10:10:22 AM  
You know what is funny about all of this, is that years ago you guys were all saying, "I would vote for Romney, but he'd never win the nom because he's too left leaning."

Christie will win the nom because everyone wants to have a beer with him. :)
 
2013-01-07 10:11:03 AM  

moriarty23: I don't understand why people like him. He's abusive towards his constituents, he's a bully.


This country NEEDS a bully. Seriously. We are stupid.
 
2013-01-07 10:13:54 AM  

skilbride: moriarty23: I don't understand why people like him. He's abusive towards his constituents, he's a bully.

This country NEEDS a bully. Seriously. We are stupid.


Yeah, after eight years of thin, smart guy, we need mean, fat guy.
MEAN FAT GUY for President!
 
2013-01-07 10:22:17 AM  
I thought he wasn't from 'Real America'.
 
2013-01-07 10:25:04 AM  
Christie is way too moderate, he'll just run into the same problems in the primary that Huntsman did: lack of recognition because he's not saying crazy enough things.

Indeed, Christie's only similarity to southern right-wing Tea Party types is that he is fat.
 
2013-01-07 10:25:38 AM  

moriarty23: I don't understand why people like him. He's abusive towards his constituents, he's a bully.


You're obviously not from NJ.

BeesNuts: DjangoStonereaver: I haven't voted for any Republican since voting for Ronald Reagan in 1984 (I was 18 and inexperienced, I
make no excuse), but I would consider voting for Christie if he ran for President.  Yes, he's a bit more anti-
union than I like, but he seems to have it together otherwise.

Pity he'll never make it, since any Republican from the Northeast would be a Democrat anywhere else, and
thus would never win the nomination from any 'right thinking' party member from elsewhere.

I'd make a comment about Romney having been nominated after having been built in a Massachusetts Robotics Factory. But I think that might be the last time for a *while* the GOP nominates a NE Republican. If Christie runs in 2016, I think they'd cite Romney as the reason not to give him the nod.


Rmoney is as much a Bay stater as GWB was a Texan.  Christie, at least, is Jersey born-and-bred.
 
2013-01-07 10:29:35 AM  

Hector Remarkable: skilbride: moriarty23: I don't understand why people like him. He's abusive towards his constituents, he's a bully.

This country NEEDS a bully. Seriously. We are stupid.

Yeah, after eight years of thin, smart guy, we need mean, fat guy.
MEAN FAT GUY for President!


Not only are we stupid, we have short memories.

"Thin, smart guy presided over the WORST economy since the GREAT DEPRESSION! Why, in 2016 the housing market isn't even back to where it was under thin, feckless, smirky, gregarious guy! My friends, America needs a change. No more thin guys! MEAN FAT GUY!"
 
2013-01-07 10:41:36 AM  

moriarty23: I don't understand why people like him. He's abusive towards his constituents, he's a bully.


Most people never heard of him or his shiattiness until I toured Sandy damage with Obama, and now they're all head over heels for him.

/stupid people
 
2013-01-07 10:45:57 AM  

Sock Ruh Tease: Christie is way too moderate, he'll just run into the same problems in the primary that Huntsman did: lack of recognition because he's not saying crazy enough things.


he may not say crazy enough things, but I think his aggressive personality would make up for it.
 
2013-01-07 10:46:09 AM  
Christie also vetoed gay marriage after it was passed by the Jersey legislature.  Everyone is super excited about him right now, but he's still a republican who will nominate other republicans to important positions.
 
2013-01-07 10:58:20 AM  

somedude210: Three Crooked Squirrels: Is that a 'Wait, Wait . . .' reference?

yes. yes it was


So that's why I read the headline in Peter Sagal's voice.
 
2013-01-07 10:59:18 AM  

imontheinternet: [assets.vice.com image 553x369]
I grabbed that zebra by the haunches, and took a bite right out of its ass, just like I do with taxes.


That must be his Braveheart face....as he prepares to take on


www.gauchosbraziliansteakhouse.com
 
2013-01-07 11:00:14 AM  
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2013-01-07 11:08:06 AM  

soporific: somedude210: Three Crooked Squirrels: Is that a 'Wait, Wait . . .' reference?

yes. yes it was

So that's why I read the headline in Peter Sagal's voice.


personally, I like "Carl Kasselism" better than "Morgan Freemanism"

/titty sprinkles, Peter
//*vuvuzala impression*
 
2013-01-07 11:08:24 AM  
What a Christie Presidency might look like

"Mr President? It was only a state dinner Mr. President..Mr President???"

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2013-01-07 11:08:25 AM  

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Holy crap that's win.
 
2013-01-07 11:12:01 AM  
He should run with a glazed ham.
Then, after the inevitable Oval Office coronary, it will be announced - "Ladies and Gentleman, sworn in as our new 46th President of the United States - This Glazed Ham.
 
2013-01-07 11:20:17 AM  
While I have a great deal of respect for Mr. Christie as a person and administrator and a grudging respect for his views, I cannot and never will vote for him as president; because he's a repub. Sorry, but the repubs now have a proven track record of pulling secret agendas out of their asses once they're elected, stuff no one saw coming and of which they gave absolutely no indication prior to achieving office. In Wisconsin, in Michigan, at the national level under Bush--nobody saw these things coming, they all came out of left field, often after the offending party had specifically disavowed any intention to pursue these goals. Gov. Christie, run as an Independent and I will consider voting for you. Run as a repub and in good conscience I cannot.
 
2013-01-07 11:25:31 AM  
Wait...this is the guy who's doing everything he can to ruin education in his state, right? The guy who fouled up an application for $400 million federal aid and then blamed the President for not extending the deadline for him, even after the Department of Education came back with a video of them telling Christie that his application wasn't complete?
 
2013-01-07 11:41:43 AM  

what_now: Wait...this is the guy who's doing everything he can to ruin education in his state, right? The guy who fouled up an application for $400 million federal aid and then blamed the President for not extending the deadline for him, even after the Department of Education came back with a video of them telling Christie that his application wasn't complete?


Well he isn't doing everything he can to destroy education. I mean he could call in the National Guard to run the schools or sell the operating rights to a gambling syndicate out of Atlantic City.
 
2013-01-07 12:25:03 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: moriarty23: I don't understand why people like him. He's abusive towards his constituents, he's a bully.

You're obviously not from NJ.

BeesNuts: DjangoStonereaver: I haven't voted for any Republican since voting for Ronald Reagan in 1984 (I was 18 and inexperienced, I
make no excuse), but I would consider voting for Christie if he ran for President.  Yes, he's a bit more anti-
union than I like, but he seems to have it together otherwise.

Pity he'll never make it, since any Republican from the Northeast would be a Democrat anywhere else, and
thus would never win the nomination from any 'right thinking' party member from elsewhere.

I'd make a comment about Romney having been nominated after having been built in a Massachusetts Robotics Factory. But I think that might be the last time for a *while* the GOP nominates a NE Republican. If Christie runs in 2016, I think they'd cite Romney as the reason not to give him the nod.

Rmoney is as much a Bay stater as GWB was a Texan.  Christie, at least, is Jersey born-and-bred.


That he is. But I still think that the GOP, as an institution, will look back at 2012 and take away the wrong lesson.

"We can't afford to run another east coast moderate. Chris Christie is off the table."
"Romney showed us that the GOP doesn't want a moderate, or more accurately a left-leaning moderate. Running a Romney-clone like Christie is bad politics. He's unelectable."
"The party wants a real conservative candidate. Somebody who will get tough on taxes and spending. Somebody who won't leave anything off the table even if it's unpopular with the liberals in this country. We need a real LEADER. Chris Christie has already demonstrated his willingness to follow the herd after Sandy. He was all too eager to shake hands with the democrats because it was politically convenient. If he couldn't take a hard-line stance as governor, what do you think he'd do as president?"

It's going to be excessively stupid. but that's what's going to happen.
 
2013-01-07 12:32:25 PM  
I'm just not sure we'll elect a guy who needs to be greased up so that he can squeeze through the door to the Oval Office.
 
2013-01-07 12:33:30 PM  

clambam: While I have a great deal of respect for Mr. Christie as a person and administrator and a grudging respect for his views, I cannot and never will vote for him as president; because he's a repub. Sorry, but the repubs now have a proven track record of pulling secret agendas out of their asses once they're elected, stuff no one saw coming and of which they gave absolutely no indication prior to achieving office. In Wisconsin, in Michigan, at the national level under Bush--nobody saw these things coming, they all came out of left field, often after the offending party had specifically disavowed any intention to pursue these goals. Gov. Christie, run as an Independent and I will consider voting for you. Run as a repub and in good conscience I cannot.


See this I don't understand, he's just spent the time since Sandy taking the GOP to task and demanding funds that his own party didn't want to give. I don't think his running as a Repub. would mean he's actually in with that crowd politically. Which is why I don't think he'll make it past the primaries.
 
2013-01-07 01:37:41 PM  
Right now Christie is my preferred candidate for 2016 for the GOP.  And by god he is going to win.  He will absolutely destroy the rest of the right during the primary debates.
 
2013-01-07 02:28:10 PM  
OK. That sounds reasonable, he's sort of got the basic bona fides that made Romney credible (long-term Republican, governor of a successful state, reasonably well-regarded by his fellows) without most of the drawbacks of actual Romney (out-of-touch, wooden non-personality, history of cartoonishly evil business practices).

Plus the dude's got some good panache going and seems to have an actual ideology he sticks to that is his own and not entirely GOP boilerplate. I'd give him a decent chance at the spot if he can pull off the primary.
 
2013-01-07 02:47:54 PM  

SlothB77: Right now Christie is my preferred candidate for 2016 for the GOP.  And by god he is going to win.  He will absolutely destroy the rest of the right during the primary debates.


You really think the republicans are going to nominate another New England Moderate?
 
2013-01-07 03:14:55 PM  
FTA: "... Christie is a heavy favorite to win re-election... "

See what they did there?
 
2013-01-07 03:36:50 PM  

James!: Christie also vetoed gay marriage after it was passed by the Jersey legislature.  Everyone is super excited about him right now, but he's still a republican who will nominate other republicans to important positions.


Including to the Supreme Court. I think Christie is a threat for the White House in 2016, and I don't care how much of a cooperative reasonable guy he seems now, I don't want a president that might give the congress-crazies any help.

They guy can seem nice and reasonable, and he can breathe fire when he wants to. I only hope he steps on his dick between now and 2016.
 
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