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In New Jersey and Across
America, Chris Christie
Casts a Big Shadow

Daily Beast, by Lloyd Grove

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/7/2013 2:57:27 PM

That seductive presidential siren is once again singing to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has launched his reelection campaign with a massive war chest and some of the fattest approval ratings of any politician—let alone Republican politician—in America. A recent national poll of registered voters gave him a 55 percent favorable rating, the highest of any of the potential 2016 Republican contenders; in New Jersey, his job approval soared to 72 percent, the most stratospheric score ever recorded by a Garden State governor. This, in a blue state where President Obama beat Mitt Romney by 17 points,

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Sorry, we don´t need another RINO for nomination as the next president.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: janjan, 1/7/2013 2:59:59 PM     (No. 9103534)

Not interested. Stay in Jersey.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/7/2013 3:03:56 PM     (No. 9103538)

He casts a big shadow alright.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 1/7/2013 3:05:58 PM     (No. 9103540)

He needs to stay on his knees before his Obamessiah.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: yuban, 1/7/2013 3:07:14 PM     (No. 9103543)

Obama voters like Christie. This is news?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 1/7/2013 3:07:20 PM     (No. 9103544)

He´s off my list. Placing the interests of his NJ constituents above those of the nation as a whole may be a plus as governor, but disqualifies him as POTUS. Actions have consequences. Country first.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: shamrock, 1/7/2013 3:12:03 PM     (No. 9103555)

He´s dead to me.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: sliver of truth, 1/7/2013 3:12:07 PM     (No. 9103556)

No thanks - next?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bloviate, 1/7/2013 3:14:05 PM     (No. 9103559)

Right now, I have my tongue stuck out between my lips and am blowing! This is what I think of this donkey’s butt! I hope that Ann Coulter has changed her mind about this idiot.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/7/2013 3:28:23 PM     (No. 9103578)

Writing articles about possible 2016 presidential candidates at this point is meaningless.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pacman333, 1/7/2013 3:37:08 PM     (No. 9103593)

I have been a voting NJ resident for 36 years and will take Christie over any of his predecessors.
That said, I do agree it´s pointless to talk about a 2016 candidacy now.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 1/7/2013 3:50:40 PM     (No. 9103613)

That shadow weighs about 40 pounds by my rough estimate

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 1/7/2013 3:51:56 PM     (No. 9103614)

Chrisite, Rubio, Cruz and Jindal are the only Republicans with a national stage who have a spark of life to them. Most of the rest make guys like John Boeher and Rick Santorum seem interesting.

The Republicans don´t suffer from extremism. They suffer from extreme dullness.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ruhn, 1/7/2013 3:52:22 PM     (No. 9103615)

Christie would do well from learning about the fickle finger of the media from McCain. They will love you one moment as the GOP ´maverick´, bucking his party, then hate you the next as an angry old white guy for daring to oppose Barry.

I recall a lot of irrelevant, ad homenim attacks from the LSM levelled at Christie a while back. Now post-Sandy, Christie is a media darling, i.e this article.

Just criticize their messiah once more, and the media will again turn on Christie with the overweight, blowhard, etc, etc rhetoric in a heartbeat.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: chumley, 1/7/2013 3:59:20 PM     (No. 9103624)

He´s a loudmouth and a blowhard, yet he capitulates when there´s something in it for him.
Begone.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/7/2013 4:10:18 PM     (No. 9103643)

How will this guy play in Peoria... ?

Leads early polls, based on nothing.
Axe President Muskie, President Dean, President JFKerry...

He should next become Mayor of New York...
Bloomberg is term-limited or plans to quit, right... ?
so he can appear over Fifth Avenue as a Macy´s Thanksgiving Day Blimp...
and watch for the falling... "debris"

Call me Skeptickle of the specktickle.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: absalom, 1/7/2013 4:24:20 PM     (No. 9103668)

Dumpty Christie is just another lefty R, like doofus Romney, from a rock solid blue state. Both he and NJ are irrelevant.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: tulipwood, 1/7/2013 4:26:50 PM     (No. 9103671)

It´s the kind of thing the Republican Party is just stupid enough to do. He may be nominated, but he will never, ever, be elected.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 1/7/2013 4:37:38 PM     (No. 9103690)

Right #16. If only Rick Santorum or Michelle Bachman had been the nominee, it would have been a landslide for the Republicans. Right.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: artman1746, 1/7/2013 4:42:00 PM     (No. 9103693)

It has been said that a corrupt citizenry will demand corrupt leaders. Christie gets 55% approval. I doubt most even know who he is. Hillary Clinton gets a 60% approval after:
*falsely charging the travel office staff of wrong doing that could have sent then to prison. Government had to end up reimbursing them for their legal fees once discovered that the Clinton´s were simply trying to get rid of them in order to give cronies their jobs.

*Hid her law firm records in the White House when they were required by investigators in the corrupt land deal the Clinton´s were involved in. They were found by a cleaning lady and turned over to authorities .

Many more scandals by the corrupt Clintons that brought the most corrupt administration in history to Washington. But the ignorant and gullible don´t know or care. We have the government we deserve.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: fiddle ed, 1/7/2013 4:52:39 PM     (No. 9103709)

Christie is a NJ bully and could have been an excellent character actor on the Sopranos. I´ve seen all I need to write him off any consideration for the national stage. I´m keeping my eye on Ted Cruz.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/7/2013 4:54:31 PM     (No. 9103712)

I would vote for the delaware dunce before I would vote for the fat bast*rd.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: DARling, 1/7/2013 5:01:44 PM     (No. 9103725)

He has high approval numbers because he has been talked up by the press for jumping all over Romney and Boehner. He does not realize that he can just as easily be talked down.

Christie has done nothing but whine about needing taxpayer dollars, and Obama has done nothing but fly over and give Christie a hug. They have done nothing to earn their approval numbers, and Christie will not be as well-insulated as Obama from the restless natives on the east coast.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: eoddad, 1/7/2013 5:02:19 PM     (No. 9103727)

A large umbrella can also cast a large shadow. So what. Republicans are not going to forget the large Governor and his demand for immediate pork to the parties embarrassment. I guess Pork barrel spending is OK if it comes from the feds vs the Taxpayers of NJ.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/7/2013 5:23:30 PM     (No. 9103753)

When Governor Christie put on the public display of sucking up to President Obama he
lost all my respect. He can run as a Democrat,
which is probably likely. I expect the polling will begin in a few minutes and last for the next 4 years.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/7/2013 5:28:53 PM     (No. 9103759)

Is Christie preparing for a presidential run?

The fat is in the fire - - so stop blubbering.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/7/2013 5:36:35 PM     (No. 9103768)

He engages his mouth before his brain.
He does not have what it takes to represent the entire country.
I wouldn´t vote for him..

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Reply 27 - Posted by: happywarrior, 1/7/2013 5:46:51 PM     (No. 9103777)

´Blah blah, blah, I´ll take him over anyone else.´ Don´t people ever get tired of having to say that? This is exactly why we lose.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/7/2013 6:28:35 PM     (No. 9103829)

Not really, he rants like Howard Dean...

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 1/7/2013 6:59:40 PM     (No. 9103868)

Just what we need, another Presidential candidate who hates conservatives.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: olcap, 1/7/2013 8:03:15 PM     (No. 9103915)

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Christie will be the GOP presidential candidate in 2016, and, just a guess, but I´d estimate that probably upwards of 95% of everyone here will vote for him, holding their nose, walking over broken glass, etc., but still towing the party line.

The definition of insanity.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 1/7/2013 8:16:52 PM     (No. 9103933)

Sorry, but no matter who runs on the Republican side, Hillary will be the opponent, and she will win. The Dems have it down pat - manipulate, lie, media on their side, dead people votes, etc. Sorry to be such a downer, but I can´t see Republicans winning anything ever again.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/7/2013 11:00:38 PM     (No. 9104158)

Here obviously we have the liberal Democrats already trying to pick the next Republican Presidential candidate.

Unfortunately Christie looks like he is a big time candidate for the big one, and I am not talking about anything got to do with living in the White House.

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Do you think members of Congress are overpaid or underpaid? Most likely you’d go with the former, but Democratic congressman Jim Moran argues it’s actually the latter. In an interview with CQ Roll Call, Moran says, “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid.” The House recently took up a bill to freeze members’ paychecks, placing another halt on the annual cost-of-living pay increases they would normally get and keeping annual salary at $174,000. Moran believes that this is the wrong way to go, not necessarily talking about himself in particular, but saying there


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