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Will Karl Rove Tell Us Itís Too Late for Christie Too?
WordPress.com ^ | 1 October, 2011 | MarkAmerica

Posted on 10/01/2011 7:18:31 PM PDT by el_texicano

I should be fair. It’s not simply Karl Rove, but the whole GOP establishment class(which George Will says doesn’t exist,) demonstrating this double-standard in media punditry. Despite her impertinence in other respects, at least S.E. Cupp included Christie in her demanding article of Friday, but I’m beginning to wonder if all of the attention on Christie isn’t intended for another purpose. While it’s difficult to stomach the hypocrisy of those who have argued that it’s too late for a Palin entry, saying precious little about a prospective Christie entry in the same context, this could be a media phenomenon with another purpose entirely. What if by holding forth all of this Christie speculation, the GOP establishment is trying to accomplish something else entirely? What could that be? With the sudden spectacle of an accelerated primary calendar, we must consider what else may be afoot.

The Bush people are still strong in Florida, much as they remain in Texas. The recent move of Florida’s GOP primary to January was done with the advice and blessing of the GOP establishment there. This is widely seen as a way to prop up Romney, and to lessen the impact of insurgents, particularly of the Tea Party stripe. It may also be a manner in which to eliminate down-ballot challengers in what otherwise would have been hotly-contested congressional primaries.

The GOP establishment understands that if they are to have their guy, they probably will need to go with Mitt. They may view him as imperfect to their ends, but he’s close enough, and they think he can win a general election against Obama (if there is one.) What moving the primaries up does to candidates is to shorten the time they have to grab mind-share in the electorate. At present, Romney is probably the clear front-runner, and to kill off any insurgents will require them to get this over with quickly.

At the same time, Christie may be used as a delaying tactic. If they can cause Palin to hold of just a while longer in entering, assuming she will, then the longer she holds off, the narrower her window will be, particularly in light of this accelerated schedule. For reasons we’ve discussed at length, there are many good reasons for Palin to hold off in the conventional schedule, and the GOP establishment knows this which is why they spent the entirety of the spring and summer trying to goad her into an earlier entry, to which they would have responded with a Christie or Daniels or even Jeb Bush.

With Romney now having withstood a serious challenge for the top spot by Rick Perry, they’ve come back around to the realities which may mean that they’re left with Romney as their best remaining bet. Don’t be surprised that after another week of speculation, Christie comes out and says “Well, it’s just way too late now folks.” This will then be used as a way to hammer Palin if she enters thereafter, so as to attack her with their continuing meme of sabotage. Of course, she’ll quickly overcome that narrative, and the establishment knows it too, which is why they’ve hurried up the primary schedule: They will try to knock Palin out by depriving her of the time she needs to carry the ball all the way down the field in time to score. I believe this underestimates Palin’s appeal by a fair margin, and it may be the establishment’s last available timing-based play to keep her from the nomination if she chooses to pursue it.

If she gets in before Christie swears off his own entry, he might not demur at all, leaping in behind her, saying that while he thought it’s too late, if Palin can make a go of it, so can he. What all of this may boil down to is an attempt by the establishment to wrest control of the timing card from Palin. They’re trying to place Christie into the position she has occupied all these months, and the willing media, particularly FoxNews, is willing to go along. The liberal press will go for anything that creates turmoil in the GOP, particularly between the establishment and the base, so they’re along for their part in this whole thing.

As I suspected, it will come down to careful timing, and as I believe based on previous instances, Governor Palin may be the master of this sort of thing. She has demonstrated very good instincts and this close to the end of the beginning, I don’t think she’s likely to make any missteps, thereby turning it into what the establishment hopes will be the beginning of the end. Expect the unexpected, and be ready to roll.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; backstabberrove; establishment; gop; politics; primary; rove4backstabber; rove4romney
Another excellent writing by MarkAmerica.
1 posted on 10/01/2011 7:18:35 PM PDT by el_texicano
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To: el_texicano
I loved the shot at George Will, the classic dinner party conservative. No Republican establishment, George? Who the hell do you think YOU are?
2 posted on 10/01/2011 7:23:56 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: el_texicano

karl rove is a bushie-rino pimp.


3 posted on 10/01/2011 7:24:13 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: el_texicano
I loved the shot at George Will, the classic dinner party conservative. No Republican establishment, George? Who the hell do you think YOU are?
4 posted on 10/01/2011 7:24:13 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: el_texicano

We’ll have to wait to see if Krauthammer feels Christie is educated enough, like he passed judgement on Sarah as not being educated enough.


5 posted on 10/01/2011 7:28:15 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: el_texicano

It’s too late for YOU Karl. WAY too late. Please sit on your hands.


6 posted on 10/01/2011 7:34:47 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt Thsese Constitution together as the loose sicianscrews of the Left fall out!)
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To: el_texicano

As an interested observer of the passing parade, it is spellbinding to read and listen to those in the “establishment” say why an outsider is not qualified to knock them out of their position at the levers of power. The establishment is wetting their pants because we, the ordinary person, may have the chance to elect someone to Congress and the Executive branch that will represent our views and not Wall Street and K Street lobbists. They must tremble at the prospect. Think for a minute if that terrible Sarah Palin were president. What would she do? Gasp, I would have zero influence concerning where those billions went (and into whose pocket). May God have mercy on this country.


7 posted on 10/01/2011 7:41:07 PM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: All

CHRISTIE GOES BERSERK WHEN QUESTIONED ABOUT MUSLIM JUDGE APPOINTMENT:

“But it was a follow-up question on the fear of Sharia Law that set the governor off.

“Sharia Law has nothing to do with this at all, it’s crazy!” he cried. “The guy is an American citizen!” He concluded that the “Sharia Law business is just crap… and I’m tried of dealing with the crazies,” adding with disgust and frustration that “it’s just unnecessary to be accusing this guy of things just because of his religious background.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/chris-christie-lashes-out-at-crazies-after-appointing-muslim-judge-the-sharia-law-business-is-just-crap/
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NO THANK YOU!!!

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8 posted on 10/01/2011 7:44:20 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Romney has always been a lib that couldn’t beat McCain. The people that love Perry have to be disappointed. Chistie - only people on the east coast think he is a conservative


9 posted on 10/01/2011 7:47:42 PM PDT by AeWingnut (Soccer: a symptom of a greater ill)
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To: el_texicano

Hey Karl... *poof*... be gone.


10 posted on 10/01/2011 7:47:42 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: el_texicano

What it all boils down to is that the establishment GOP RHINOS and the Dems are terrified of Palin actually winning and destroying their little “insider” DC lifestyle payed for by special interests and taxpayers.


11 posted on 10/01/2011 7:51:48 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: el_texicano

They know we wont take Perry or Romney, and they are trying to shove one down us they can control. No Thanks.


12 posted on 10/01/2011 8:04:41 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: SERKIT; All

You know? I used to have pretty high opinion of Krauthammer’s writings till I recently found out something about him in Wikipedia:

“In 1978, Krauthammer quit the practice of psychiatry and came to Washington to direct planning in psychiatric research under the Carter administration. He began contributing articles about politics to The New Republic and in 1980 served as a speech writer to Vice President Walter Mondale.”

This explained to me why Krauthammer was against Gov. Palin.


13 posted on 10/01/2011 8:05:54 PM PDT by el_texicano (Extremism in the face of tyranny is no fault, Moderation in the face of evil, no virtue.)
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To: el_texicano

I hope Christie gets in the race. He can split the RINO vote three ways with Mitt Perry and Herman Cain can win the nomination.


14 posted on 10/01/2011 8:09:03 PM PDT by Grunthor (Cain. You see what he's done to Garafalo and Freeman. Wouldn't it be fun to see all the time?)
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To: el_texicano

Cain and Palin scare the hell out of Republican establishment bump.


15 posted on 10/01/2011 8:22:50 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Grunthor
I hope Christie gets in the race. He can split the RINO vote three ways with Mitt Perry and Herman Cain can win the nomination.

Very strategic thinking, and I concur.
16 posted on 10/01/2011 8:26:58 PM PDT by federal__reserve
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To: el_texicano
Why should a candidate have to declare before early 2012? What's the rush? The notion that a candidate must declare 1-1/2 years before the election is ridiculous.

Like a lot of people, I'm sick and tired of Karl Rove. And it makes me sick to my stomach when Hannity calls Karl Rove, "the architect". Karl Rove is a jerk and I'm sick of him being promoted as some type of expert. And what's with the stupid "straw vote"? Only a small number of people participate in these straw votes. Why do we pay so much attention to these straw polls.
17 posted on 10/01/2011 8:36:35 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: el_texicano

I’m tired of Palin and her wait and see attitude. You ar either in or your not. I would have voted for her. Not anymore. We have the guy that can do everything Palin can. His name is Herman Cain. We can send a huge message to the GOP establishment by making Herman Cain our nominee. Screw the establishment, the Bush family, Christie, and now Sarah Palin.


18 posted on 10/01/2011 8:44:29 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: sean327

Right now she’s a private citizen...why do you have your panties in wad about when and if she announces? Dude, you sound like Karl Rove.

So what are you telling us here? Are you saying that Cain is so weak that his standing in the polls depends on Sarah? Seems to me that you’re making the point that Palin is the game changer.

By-the-way, i love Herman, and would vote for him in a second, but this PDS is simply amazing to behold.


19 posted on 10/01/2011 9:23:31 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: el_texicano
Krauthammer was also AGAINST Reagan. ‘Nuff said.
20 posted on 10/01/2011 9:28:38 PM PDT by frogjerk (Today is already the tomorrow which the bad economist yesterday urged us to ignore. - HAZLITT)
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To: sean327
I’m tired of Palin and her wait and see attitude. You ar either in or your not. I would have voted for her. Not anymore

This sounds like someone that is looking for any reason not to vote for Palin. I'm not saying that you are but it sounds like an excuse I would hear from someone like that.

21 posted on 10/01/2011 9:32:39 PM PDT by frogjerk (Today is already the tomorrow which the bad economist yesterday urged us to ignore. - HAZLITT)
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To: truthguy
Why should a candidate have to declare before early 2012? What's the rush? The notion that a candidate must declare 1-1/2 years before the election is ridiculous.

The GOP establishment that doesn't exist says you must declare your intention to run for President 1-1/2 years prior to the election otherwise some unspecified event will be triggered that may cause some subsequent event that may turn out to be bad. It's all very clear according to the "conservative" pundits on FOX, David Frum and George Will. It is written in stone and cannot be transgressed.

22 posted on 10/01/2011 9:40:14 PM PDT by frogjerk (Today is already the tomorrow which the bad economist yesterday urged us to ignore. - HAZLITT)
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To: el_texicano
If they can cause Palin to hold of just a while longer in entering, assuming she will..

..assuming she won't

Bachman has earned more respect from me than Palin. Bachman is more professional, not easily angered by what is said about her, is much more camera friendly, highly intelligent, shows leadership qualities with a relaxed calmness which shows she is in control..much more than Palin who is fast becoming yesterday's news. Palin grabbed the limelight as much as she could, perhaps too much; innocent in assuming the party would run on forever--but I believe she and her family have paid the price of paticipatory celebritydom [and been paid handsomely for it]. Her future as a speaker or news contributor will remain; I am just disappointed she seemed to want to play games with those that are and have been very strong supporters.

Compare Palin to the participatory writer/journalist, George Plimpton, who once entered the NY marathon near the end of the race and crossed the finish line before the runners who had been giving their all, working through exhaustion, made their finish. Plimpton said later, he regretted the stunt for the obvious reasons.

Didn't say I will vote for Bachman..long time til that day; and I have said I would only keep my focus on a productive job environment platform [nothing more] from a true proven business leader with experience who has walked the walk and not just talked or taught the talk, not a politician--but Bachman can carry her own and could easily win in any intellectual debate against Obama.

I cannot wait til Obama has to debate WITHOUT TOTUS!!!

A lefty[family] said he hoped Obama would not run, that he should retire, has accomplished what he set out to do-- I said no such luck and laughed. The Left has already thrown in the towel.

23 posted on 10/01/2011 11:09:50 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: SERKIT

My guess is Kraphammer LOVES Christie.


24 posted on 10/02/2011 1:15:04 AM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
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To: patriot08

Christie goes berserk when ANYONE questions him or his policies.

He’s a bully and a thug.


25 posted on 10/02/2011 1:16:25 AM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
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To: AeWingnut

I live in New Jersey - the Belly of the Beast - and I KNOW Christie is no conservative. He is farther to the left than ANY politician who has been named as a contender in 2012 OR 2008.

Next to him, Huntsman looks conservative,


26 posted on 10/02/2011 1:18:43 AM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
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To: el_texicano

Kraphammer is a closet lib. He’s only conservative about fiscal issues and some foreign policy issues.


27 posted on 10/02/2011 1:19:56 AM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
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To: ZULU; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; dixiechick2000

Christie is no conservative. He is farther to the left than ANY politician who has been named . . .

28 posted on 10/02/2011 2:04:49 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: PhilDragoo

Beautiful, Soon Christie will be sitting in there.


29 posted on 10/02/2011 8:17:08 AM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
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To: el_texicano

Rove loves Rinos.


30 posted on 10/02/2011 9:09:28 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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