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Wednesday, November 24. 2010
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I think he'd make the O look like a pencil-neck high school kid. Which of those two guys would you want playing Center on your team?
What do you think?
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That's a tough one. I'm a little suspicious of Christie to be honest. He seems like a straight shooter, is personable, has a certain amount of charm and is certainly an engaging extemporaneous speaker. I'm just a little concerned that he is "too good to be true".
I like what he says - I like what he is doing in New Jersey and the country certainly could use a strong hand at the wheel doing what needs doing. And it is entirely possible that, much like Reagan following Carter, Christie may be able to beat President Obama if things keep going the way they are going now. And I have no doubt that he could keep Democrats in line and rally the GOP/Tea Party.
I just am not sure there isn't a skeleton in the closet which would put paid to the whole Christie bandwagon.
I agree. I'm, too, a little wary. We tend to make heros out of people very quickly in this country. Maybe I'm just burned out from Obama and how everyone put him on a pedestal. And look how that turned out. I like what Christie's doing in NJ. He says the things that a lot of people want to hear. Underneath it all, I think he's another Rino and a rather arrogant one at that. But may his arrogance is good right now. I like Palin but I don't know if I'd want her to run. She's just too polarizing. I do think she's keeping people honest and I would love to see her continue to do that. I think when Christie was asked about her running, he could have just said something like "Sure, why not?" That would have been the gracious thing to do.
From my point of view, Obama's been so damaging to the country that I'll take any RINO over him. What's worse, a RINO or a DINAA (Democrat In Name And Action)?
He would have to quit the governorship to become President. His executive experience would also be fairly limited too after only part of a term as Governor. Or is OK for him try running for President and leave the governing to someone else?
What is the difference with Palin?
I would love Chris Christie as Pres. Just to see it drive the pot addled hippie-dippies in Vermont nuts. Their mantra is: "NJ is the worst place on earth, everything about NJ is bad, and we certainly don't want to look like New Jersey!"....even though many of them came from NY, CT, NJ and MA. It would be such poetic justice to see Chris Christie in the White House. Most of all because Christie has the guts to stand up to all of the nonsense that got us into this mess.
Tom, "I just am not sure there isn't a skeleton in the closet which would put paid to the whole Christie bandwagon."
Do you have any evidence for that statement?
Everything that I've seen of Christie has been positive, unlike BHO where his Socialist background, history of voting not present, and having terrorist friends and attending a church with an anti-American preacher.
Do you have any evidence for that statement?
No, but then it wasn't a declaratory sentence. I have no idea if he does or he doesn't. I suppose, after being in New Jersey politics for a while, he probably doesn't. I'm just not comfortable with him yet. Not that my opinion means anything.
What I'm trying to say, perhaps badly, is that it is way to early to determine if Governor Christie is the real thing or just a posturing populist. I don't think there has been enough time to properly evaluate his actions in New Jersey and if they have had any positive impact. Yeah, he has taken on the teacher's and their union, but he has walked that back some meaning that he has issues with their union and not the teachers. Which, to me anyway, is political theatre because the teachers are the union - you can't have one without the other.
And in fact, in my opinion, it is targeting a group who is almost universally, and I might add historically, reviled for one reason or another. It is low hanging fruit and one that he made his bones on - that is where his popularity has come from. If that is his only issue, well then what you have is a Republican Obama.
More time is needed to see if he is a potential winner or just an also-ran.
I like Christie, too and I think he's just what we need, but I think he needs more time to cook as governor. I also take him at his word that he has no interest.
If he gets interested, his time as governor continues to be successful, and there is an opportunity in six years or so, he'll be great.
If he wanted it, I do think he could beat Obummer in '12 - like a rented mule.
[i]"Which of these two guys would you want playing Center on your team?"[/b]
Are we talking basketball or football here?
Re: Cristie for POTUS, I'd prefer to see him complete a term and accomplish something other than talk tough in NJ. Those who don't live in heavily unionized states (both public and private) that have political machines deeply controlled by the Democrat's organized crime syndicate, do not understand the true nature of the beast we are fighting.
When he proves to me he can deeply wound the beast, not just talk tough to it and make it bluster and blow smoke, which seems to me would take at least one full term, probably two, then he'll be first on my list for POTUS.
That said, if he's the one that gets put up against The Zero in 2012, what choice would I have but to vote for him?
Governor Christie has said he will stay as governor is not interested in running for president.
How's it yall yanks like to tease the animals?
Should he run his word would be no better than the current liar in chief's.
Me thinks, New Jersey needs eight years of Christie and he may be tempered to Center [b} after [/b] that.
This Iowan would vote for him in a heartbeat. We need some one who can articulate a conservative position on the deficit/debt crisis we face, and Christie seems to be the man who could do that.
Please don't Leave Daniels of Indiana out. He has been at it longer and succeeded quite nicely. ie Indiana is not broke and begging...
Looking at the likely Republican alternatives, Christie and Mitch Daniels (Indiana) seem the best choices at the moment, IMO. Daniels has more experience as a governor than Christie but Christie's a more engaging speaker, I think.
Both have more executive experience than the President had when he was elected. (I'm still in shock that a junior senator of 2 years' standing won on his first go... Oh, well.)
Huckabee might make a good run but would make a horrible, populist president, I think.
Who knows whether Tim Pawlenty's really interested?
No man who saddled Massachusetts with its public health care scheme, as Romney did, should call himself a Republican. Feh.
Palin will be ground into sausage by the media, deservedly or not. (And I suspect she'll deserve at least a little of it.) She has less total experience in public 'service' than any of the Republican governors. She's got the right fundamentals but not the polish to carry it off.
Guiliani might do well in the East; I don't know about the Midwest and mid-South.
Gingrich would be too polarizing, I think -- even among Republicans, let alone Independents.
Jeb Bush couldn't buy my vote because of his family name. His father -- Mr. No New Taxes, if you'll recall -- was a disappointment. His brother, GWB, handled a tough period reasonably well, but not well enough to keep the party together or to carry popular sentiment. (My view is that no Republican could have won in '08 because of GWB.) I don't think the third time for a Bush family member will be a charm.
Gary Johnson from New Mexico is my kind of principled, libertarian candidate but I suspect I'd be helping to elect the opposition when I voted for him (as I'd feel bound to do).