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Christie adviser denies report of turning down Romney event invitation
The Hill ^ | November 5, 2012 | Daniel Strauss

Posted on 11/05/2012 7:29:34 PM PST by Livin_large

One of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) advisers denied a report that the governor turned down an invitation by Mitt Romney to appear at an event with him on Tuesday.

Christie Adviser Bill Palatucci denied a report in The Huffington Post on Monday which said that Christie turned down an invitation by Romney to appear at a campaign event on Tuesday, according to CNN.

Asked by CNN if Christie had been invited to appear at the event in Morrisville, a suburb of Philadelphia, PA, Palatucci told CNN "no."

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: christie; denial; obama; pa2012; romney

1 posted on 11/05/2012 7:29:40 PM PST by Livin_large
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To: Livin_large

Probably too busy filming an Obama campaign add.


2 posted on 11/05/2012 7:33:23 PM PST by Yogafist
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To: Livin_large

I have been wondering why someone from Romney’s campaign was talking to Huffpo the night before the election.


3 posted on 11/05/2012 7:34:21 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Yogafist

The Romney campaign told him that there weren’t going to be any Pizza hut big meals.


4 posted on 11/05/2012 7:35:04 PM PST by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: Livin_large

It doesn’t make sense that Romney would invite him in the first place considering Christie is up to his eyes post hurricaine.


5 posted on 11/05/2012 7:35:14 PM PST by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Livin_large

Christie, you have issues obviously


6 posted on 11/05/2012 7:35:27 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Yogafist

Christie has always been an ass, but he is kissing up for Fed Dollars.
NJ got hosed on NCLB.


7 posted on 11/05/2012 7:35:50 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Yogafist

Christie has always been an ass, but he is kissing up for Fed Dollars.
NJ got hosed on NCLB.


8 posted on 11/05/2012 7:35:51 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Yogafist

Christie has always been an ass, but he is kissing up for Fed Dollars.
NJ got hosed on NCLB.


9 posted on 11/05/2012 7:35:54 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Livin_large

This is media fabricated BS. Christie has “a full plate” (pun intended) of storm related problems and can’t leave NJ.


10 posted on 11/05/2012 7:37:38 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Livin_large

I don’t think Romney wants to touch the Big Baloney with a 10 foot pole at the moment...why bring up the former Kodak moment again for Obama.

Christie is such a dweeb. Down many notches thanks to his bizarre shenanigans just before this huge election.


11 posted on 11/05/2012 7:38:21 PM PST by SeattleBruce (Tea Party like it's 1773! Repeal the Federal Reserve Act of 1913! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Livin_large

I don’t think Romney asked him and I don’t think it’s appropriate for christie to go while his state is a shambles depending on a dysfunctional FEWMA to arrive. But I also don’t think it was appropriate for Christie to be humping Obamas leg on national tv. But that’s just me.


12 posted on 11/05/2012 7:38:47 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Livin_large

I think that Baccalla is having a nervous breakdown. Considering what’s happened and he’s on point, I couldn’t blame him. At least he didn’t steal 1.6 billion.


13 posted on 11/05/2012 7:39:47 PM PST by Stentor
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To: bronxville

>> It doesn’t make sense that Romney would invite him in the first place considering Christie is up to his eyes post hurricaine.

Yep.

I’m furious with Christie, but blaming him for this is silly. Romney has considerably more class and good judgment than to even ask him under the circumstances.

Anyway, it would be dumb politics to have Christie stump for him while Christie’s home state is suffering. I think they call it “bad optics”.


14 posted on 11/05/2012 7:40:34 PM PST by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Livin_large

There is something going on between Christie and Romney. Not sure what it is.


15 posted on 11/05/2012 7:40:54 PM PST by libh8er
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To: Starboard; All

Please read the article, Christie was never saked by Romney to attend the Sunday rally.

Huffpo and other media outlets are saying Christie was asked but turned the Romney campaign down.

Again, he was never asked!


16 posted on 11/05/2012 7:41:15 PM PST by Livin_large
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To: acapesket

Why wouldnt he expect even more aid from Romney on Jan. 22? Why kiss up except to hurt Romney?


17 posted on 11/05/2012 7:41:22 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Livin_large

He’s still butthurt because he wasn’t picked as VP.


18 posted on 11/05/2012 7:41:38 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: jwalsh07

>> Christie to be humping Obamas leg on national tv

ROFL! The visual is funny, if gross.


19 posted on 11/05/2012 7:41:45 PM PST by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Livin_large

I believe this, because I can’t believe Romney would have invited Christie to the event. As I said in another thread — any appearance by Christie would have been spun by the national media into an Attack on Romney for the devastation in New Jersey.

There was no way Romney, this close to winning, would take a chance of letting the national media make a story about Christie abandoning his state in a crisis for politics for Romney.

Of course, “not doing something” can also be turned into a national story, apparently, especially when the “Huffington Post” can pretend to be a news outlet and make up whatever they want.


20 posted on 11/05/2012 7:42:28 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Livin_large

Christie adviser denies report of turning down Romney event invitation.

Claims instead it was over an offensive video he had absolutely nothing to do with.


21 posted on 11/05/2012 7:42:46 PM PST by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: Defiant

>> Why wouldnt he expect even more aid from Romney on Jan. 22?

That’s a long time for his suffering citizens to wait, don’t you think?

They’re starving and freezing, some of ‘em. Some things transcend politics, FRiend.


22 posted on 11/05/2012 7:43:54 PM PST by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Livin_large

He was going to stay at home and stare at his laminated Bruce posters.


23 posted on 11/05/2012 7:44:29 PM PST by Numbers Guy
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To: libh8er

Christie should have done a bloomberg and kept his mouth shut, and now after over a week people are still with no power, no gas, no water, no food , no heat but don;t expect the media to show split screens showing obama on the trail and people left homeless.

Christie gave a gift to obama for that photo op and if anyone does not see that is it any wonder why sometimes we have us losing elections and the left laughing at us


24 posted on 11/05/2012 7:45:59 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Livin_large

If they are denying that they turned it down, does that mean that they accepted it?


25 posted on 11/05/2012 7:50:21 PM PST by boknows
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To: Livin_large

Notwithstanding that the memories of most people are about as long as their front teeth, Christie’s national political future is toast or should be.

Toughskyshitsky Fat Boy.


26 posted on 11/05/2012 7:54:10 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: boknows

From the article...

“Asked by CNN if Christie had been invited to appear at the event in Morrisville, a suburb of Philadelphia, PA, Palatucci told CNN “no.”


27 posted on 11/05/2012 7:55:04 PM PST by Livin_large
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To: Nervous Tick

Aid is coming right now, regardless of kissing ass. The feds are in NJ, NY, all up and down the coast, even though Obama was only invited to NJ. The rebuilding aid is what I am talking about, and that won’t be reduced by Romney when he is in charge on Jan 22. Don’t be a DUmmie. If they are starving and freezing, Obama isnt doing such a good job, is he? Maybe Christie should have been asking Obama to do his job instead of kissing ass. As some other poster said, he gave a standing ovation before watching the show.


28 posted on 11/05/2012 7:56:27 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: driftdiver

“I have been wondering why someone from Romney’s campaign was talking to Huffpo the night before the election.”

False information for the enemy. It’s like telling your boss you are going to the warehouse when you are really heading to accounting to talk to the hot chick.


29 posted on 11/05/2012 7:57:20 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Nervous Tick
They’re starving and freezing, some of ‘em. Some things transcend politics, FRiend.

Huh.

And yet, my Dad's power, my mother-in-law's power, and my sister's power just came back on yesterday, and Tom Corbett was not out kissing 0bama's ass. And as a matter of fact, neither was Michael Bloomberg, complete left-wing tool that he is.

Christie's actions were deliberately taken because he knows perfectly well that once he was shot down for the VP slot, he has ZERO future in Republican politics outside New Jersey.

ZERO.

The Romney ticket was his only get-out-of-joizy-free-card, and it's gone. He had an opportunity to hurt Romney last week, so he took it.

I do note that he could make time in his busy schedule to speak to his has-been, no-talent idol, "The Boss." He also had time to cry about it, and to gush to reporters about how wonderful it was.

But some things transcend politics.

30 posted on 11/05/2012 7:58:30 PM PST by FredZarguna ("Post Hoc, ergo propter hoc," is no way to reason through life, son.)
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To: Defiant

>> Don’t be a DUmmie.

Don’t you dare accuse me of that, you sorry son of a bitch.


31 posted on 11/05/2012 8:00:02 PM PST by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: FredZarguna

>> Christie’s actions were deliberately taken because he knows perfectly well that once he was shot down for the VP slot, he has ZERO future in Republican politics outside New Jersey.

You’re a numbers guy, as I recall. Logical, not emotional.

So I’m sure you have evidence that Christie was rejected for the VP pick. Please produce it.

You know, I’m not defending what Christie did; it pisses me off too. I never want to see him anywhere near another (R) ticket. But I am trying to put myself in a governor’s shoes, with a bunch of his state hurting. So sue me. But don’t be a dickhead about it.


32 posted on 11/05/2012 8:04:31 PM PST by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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33 posted on 11/05/2012 8:04:36 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Nervous Tick

Dont argue like one then. Helping Obama win elections does not transcend politics, it destroys this country. Nothing is higher priority than ridding us of that plague in the White House. Defending Christie for”humping Obama’s leg” does not make one a FRiend of mine, and you sure do protesteth.


34 posted on 11/05/2012 8:11:00 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Livin_large
christie was unavailable for comment. He was last seen with obama and reggie love... mandiving in a hot tub filled with hot fudge and whipped cream.

LLS

35 posted on 11/05/2012 8:12:16 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: Defiant

“As some other poster said, he gave a standing ovation before watching the show.”

They are soul mates... obama got a Nobel Prize and did nothing for it.

LLS


36 posted on 11/05/2012 8:17:58 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

He’s still butthurt because he wasn’t picked as VP.

And I must say that fat pantload has some serious butt... wonder if Coulter still loves him..


37 posted on 11/05/2012 8:20:57 PM PST by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Livin_large

What kind of Republican talks to the Huffington Post?


38 posted on 11/05/2012 8:42:19 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: libh8er

Mort Zuckerman on McLaughlin Group said with certainty that Christie was miffed with Romney’s VP selection process.


39 posted on 11/05/2012 8:46:17 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: SeattleBruce

Much as I hate Obama,even HE has a political philosophy. The only political philosophy Chris Christie has is Chris Christie


40 posted on 11/05/2012 8:46:19 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: Nervous Tick
OK, by the numbers: Christie is a professional politician on the National scene. You simply do not do what he did unless you are trying to sabotage your own party. You don't. It's the last 100 hours of the news cycle before election day. You can't tell me that he's an emotional guy who just lost control of himself. That's the bottom line. That's logic, not emotion. So there's a reason.

Number two: The FEMA response has been, by all accounts, underwhelming. You make the absolutely correct observation that many of his constituents are freezing and hungry. So, why was the man who so effusively praised the President for essentially doing nothing but making promises not out walking around the beaches criticizing the response? Why did it take until Friday for FEMA to order 2 million MRE's in response to a storm that everyone knew a week in advance would leave as many as 10 million people without power? So logically, I think we must conclude that Christie's refusal to criticize FEMA when he is presented with a clear opportunity to do so is additional evidence of his duplicity.

Third: Speaking of emo, Christie did blubber on about how it made him cry to talk to his idol. Really? That's great. So apparently he can bestir himself to be passionate about some things; just not on behalf of his starving, freezing constituency.

Fourth: Yes, I apologize. My response to you was nasty. However, I thought you were short with another FReeper on behalf of a man who has stabbed us in the back with potentially disastrous consequences. We'll see.

Finally: The rumor is that Christie was encouraged to believe the job was his, but that Romney changed his mind after the European trip. Like many of the things in the rumor mill, that may or may not be true. But clearly, whether that was the cause, or the difficulties of his own reelection in a very Blue State was the cause -- or whatever -- he is a person whose profession is to manipulate public perception. Believing that he would step into a national spotlight to praise the flailing standard bearer of the political opposition in a tight race "accidentally," is like believing that Lawrence Olivier would accidentally jump in front of a camera and lapse into Hamlet.

41 posted on 11/05/2012 8:49:25 PM PST by FredZarguna ("Post Hoc, ergo propter hoc," is no way to reason through life, son.)
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To: libh8er

Romney FINALLY realized what Chris Christie is all about- Chris Christie?

He is the reincarnation of a late Roman Republic demagogue.


42 posted on 11/05/2012 8:51:55 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: libh8er

Romney FINALLY realized what Chris Christie is all about- Chris Christie?

He is the reincarnation of a late Roman Republic demagogue.


43 posted on 11/05/2012 8:52:13 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Don’t agree. The political norm would be to invite him to allow him the opportunity to reject if he thought it appropriate to do so. Romney has tired of the insulting court jester and his latest stunt with Obama clinched it.


44 posted on 11/05/2012 8:56:46 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: manc

Here inJersey. No power except from generators but at least I have drinking water.


45 posted on 11/05/2012 9:00:13 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: Breto
"And I must say that fat pantload has some serious butt... wonder if Coulter still loves him.."

Apparently so. She was on Hannity's show tonight, defending Christie....Hannity couldn't get her to say anything critical of him.

46 posted on 11/05/2012 9:19:31 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: ZULU

take care and good luck


47 posted on 11/06/2012 4:27:58 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: ntnychik

I thought Christie wasn’t interested in being Romney’s nominee. Or was that for show ?


48 posted on 11/06/2012 7:34:56 AM PST by libh8er
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