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(NJ.com)   At the rate NJ Gov. Chris Christie is picking up Democratic endorsements for governor, what's her name will be just a figment of everyone's imagination. Hey, who are the Democrats running anyway?   (nj.com) divider line 20
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2013-06-11 05:44:41 PM  
the democrats were running someone?
 
2013-06-11 05:44:49 PM  
I don't know, some broad.

/ducks
 
2013-06-11 05:44:54 PM  
So, working together with your supposed "enemy" for the greater good makes you friends? Whod've thunk?
 
2013-06-11 05:49:50 PM  
NJ Governer Crisp Crispy
 
2013-06-11 06:23:13 PM  
Who are the Republicans running? I doubt Christie could win the nomination if the party remains the way it is.  Teaparty favorites like Rubio can lose favor for stepping out of line.
 
2013-06-11 06:37:07 PM  
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2013-06-11 07:37:56 PM  
I want Chris Christie in the White House.  Depending on his VP, of course (unless he can drop a few pounds).

/not kidding
 
2013-06-11 07:41:25 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I want Chris Christie in the White House.  Depending on his VP, of course (unless he can drop a few pounds).

/not kidding


Romney looked pretty good too, until he started trying to appeal to the tea party.
 
2013-06-11 07:48:32 PM  
NOT ESSEX COUNTY!
 
2013-06-11 07:50:34 PM  
Is there a more centrist candidate?
 
2013-06-11 07:54:48 PM  

sidgates: Who are the Republicans running? I doubt Christie could win the nomination if the party remains the way it is.  Teaparty favorites like Rubio can lose favor for stepping out of line.


Yes, I'm sure the Republicans are eager to just hand over the governorship of New Jersey back to the Dems by primarying Christie...
 
2013-06-11 07:57:34 PM  
Has he lost any weight yet? When will he get the deflated corpse look that other folks who've gotten their stomaches knotted in half get?
 
2013-06-11 08:17:42 PM  

russlar: the democrats were running someone?


Barbara Bono? Barbara Cuomo? Barbara Weiner?

I don't know, she did make a campaign ad reminding us her name

Link to campaign video

Has to be one of the worse campaign videos I have seen in a long time
 
2013-06-11 08:52:22 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I want Chris Christie in the White House.  Depending on his VP, of course (unless he can drop a few pounds).

/not kidding


Co-presidency with Hillary? It's the only way to bring back some civility.
 
2013-06-11 08:53:00 PM  

IlGreven: sidgates: Who are the Republicans running? I doubt Christie could win the nomination if the party remains the way it is.  Teaparty favorites like Rubio can lose favor for stepping out of line.

Yes, I'm sure the Republicans are eager to just hand over the governorship of New Jersey back to the Dems by primarying Christie...


In the eyes of their base, 'Re-electing Christie' and 'Handing New Jersey to the Democrats' are the same thing. Remember, Christie had the GALL to say Obama wasn't a complete farkup. Saying ANYTHING good about the Enemy qualifies you as a RINO.
 
2013-06-11 11:49:55 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I want Chris Christie in the White House.  Depending on his VP, of course (unless he can drop a few pounds).

/not kidding


He had lapband surgery a couple months ago (and only announced it recently).

/also not kidding
 
2013-06-12 12:41:57 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: I want Chris Christie in the White House.  Depending on his VP, of course (unless he can drop a few pounds).

/not kidding


This will be a nice test of the Republican Party right here.

Here is a candidate that has as best chance as anyone to win them the general election... but they might not let him get through the primaries.

They will have to either eat their own and let him through, or finally admit to themselves that they will never again be relevant to the executive branch and settle into the House as their last and only nest.
 
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2013-06-12 01:02:41 AM  

LemSkroob: Here is a candidate that has as best chance as anyone to win them the general election... but they might not let him get through the primaries.


Yeah, Well the national RNC leadership are into corporate crony capitalism and "business as usual" selling out the country to lobbyists. Local and state RNC leadership runs the gamut, but a lot of it is quite sane (aka normal people wanting to improve their community). The Ron Paul people took over a number of the "red state" delegations last time, which means this time the national RNC leadership is going to get blocked for picking a winner from the get-go and ramming it down everyone's throats.

Republican voters (like most voters) are quite susceptible to media propaganda. The real question is whether the right-wing media aligns with the RNC, or whether it aligns with the primary process. If the media aligns with the primary process (aka, letting voters choose without trying to influence them) Christie will win. If the media aligns with the RNC again, then we'll be hearing on the first or second primary how Christie has already lost, and it's "inevitable" that whomever the RNC pick is wins. Then it becomes a media-fulfilled prophecy.

The Democratic aligned media also has a part to play. They might get scared that Christie will actually build bridges between the two parties, and govern sensibly. Sensible governance is a bane to a 24 hour scandal-fed news cycle. So the left-wing media might also try and sink him from the get-go.
 
2013-06-12 01:10:59 AM  

LemSkroob: Marcus Aurelius: I want Chris Christie in the White House.  Depending on his VP, of course (unless he can drop a few pounds).

/not kidding

This will be a nice test of the Republican Party right here.

Here is a candidate that has as best chance as anyone to win them the general election... but they might not let him get through the primaries.

They will have to either eat their own and let him through, or finally admit to themselves that they will never again be relevant to the executive branch and settle into the House as their last and only nest.


Unlike Romney, Christie doesn't want (or need) tea party support. He's got enough appeal to bring out the moderates and independents in droves. Expect him to dump on the extreme right and still sweep the primaries: especially in states where independents can vote in the primaries. The "popularity" of extremist candidates is widely due to increased visibility in the press: moderates are boring while whack jobs make great headlines. However, Christie has managed to balance being a moderate while producing great headlines (he's an extreme moderate). It's been a long time since a moderate has been able to attract this much popularity. I'm really looking forward to the debates.
 
2013-06-12 04:57:58 AM  
This dude should become the third party. He'd attract a lot of good candidates and moderates.
Do yourself a favor Gov, lose the idiots.
 
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