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Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie’s
odd-couple friendship

Politico, by Maggie Haberman

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/15/2013 5:56:15 AM

There may come a time when Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo, two supremely ambitious pols and potential rivals in the 2016 presidential cycle, need some distance. But that moment won’t arrive anytime soon. Instead of jockeying for advantage, the two Northeastern governors — the Republican from blue-state New Jersey and the Democrat from bluer-state New York — have developed an unexpectedly warm working relationship over the past 18 months, marked by occasional dinners and more frequent cell phone contact, aides say. Not coincidentally, both also enjoy approval ratings at the 70-percent level, a novel, post-Hurricane Sandy

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Janjan, 1/15/2013 6:10:49 AM     (No. 9117078)

If Christie wants to run for President in 2016 he should switch Parties now. It would be unseemly to do it right before the Primaries.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/15/2013 6:37:14 AM     (No. 9117099)

The liberal establishment can´t figure out for a second how or why Christie is being rejected by republicans across the country. He would seem like their ideal candidate considering his high approvals in his own state. They don´t get that sucking up to Obama and other liberals is a deal killer. Earth to Christie,these people are the enemy.

There has to be a subliminal message to all this like republicans need to be more like dems to succeed. We saw how that worked the last two elections.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/15/2013 6:42:57 AM     (No. 9117102)

you can be judged by the friends you keep

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Reply 4 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/15/2013 6:46:02 AM     (No. 9117104)

also, the dimms see a useful idiot in Christie. he must of been the fat kid no one liked in school, always hoping the football players would let him hang out with them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Tucker, 1/15/2013 6:55:43 AM     (No. 9117120)

Neither one of them is worth warm spit.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tocsin, 1/15/2013 7:44:23 AM     (No. 9117173)

The Christie strategy. Borrowed from Artur Davis:
“The shortest distance in modern politics is the one between a Republican willing to denounce his party for extremism and the set of a cable or Sunday morning talk show.”
Cuomo/Christie 2016 or vise versa
Would there really be difference?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/15/2013 8:04:55 AM     (No. 9117214)

One is trying to hide the fact that he is a Lib, the other isn´t.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jebediah, 1/15/2013 8:31:45 AM     (No. 9117263)

While it is refreshing to hear Christie "tell it like it is", I personally have never gotten over his speech at the convention---where he talked nonstop about HIMSELF and barely mentioned Romney....and his naiveté with Obama during Sandy clinched it. As to Cuomo, he was a dud at HUD and he is a shrieking, posturing idiot now......all that supposed promise fiscally and otherwise disappeared in about 20 seconds.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: DARling, 1/15/2013 9:30:47 AM     (No. 9117392)

Christie needs to look back at how popular President George H.W. Bush was after the first Gulf War, and see where that got him. He sold out on taxes to "get along," and then the dems turned that back on him.

Christie will be on the receiving end if he tries to run for president. Sandy will have been long forgotten. Except for the press touting Cuomo´s handling of the situation.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jimK1, 1/15/2013 9:35:09 AM     (No. 9117405)

A Republican in New Jersey = Democrat anywhere else except New York and California. A Democrat in those three states = Communist.

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