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Chris Christie is rolling to re-election and building big momentum for a 2016 White House run
The Washington Times ^ | 28 August 2013 | Seth McLaughlin

Posted on 08/28/2013 10:04:43 AM PDT by COBOL2Java


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has undergone lap-band surgery, vetoed gun control bills and banned anti-gay conversion therapies for minors — all while touting his ability to push conservative principles in a blue state.

With three months to go before he faces voters in his quest for another term as governor, the rotund Republican looks poised to run away with a double-digit victory that could build momentum for a 2016 presidential bid.

“It is vital for Gov. Christie to run up a big margin in order to make his story work,” said Charlie Gerow, an American Conservative Union member and CEO of Pennsylvania-based Quantum Communications. “Without a big margin, the story is far less powerful. But if he is successful, the story for Chris Christie is, ‘I am a Republican that not only can win in a very blue state, but I am able to win convincingly and handily in a very blue state.’”

New Jersey last went for a Republican presidential candidate in 1988. Since then, no Republican has won 50 percent of the vote in a statewide election, not even Mr. Christie, who was elected governor in 2009 with 49 percent of the vote.

“If he has big numbers, Republican leaders from around the country will have to look and say, ‘What he does works electorally,’” Mr. Gerow said.

Others say Mr. Christie doesn’t even have to win big; simply winning is good enough.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; christine; newjersey; randsconcerntrolls
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1 posted on 08/28/2013 10:04:43 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java

Dream on, Christie. Dream on.


2 posted on 08/28/2013 10:06:39 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: COBOL2Java
Hope that fat bastard has enough ‘Rat votes to make up for the ones he will not be getting from conservatives....

I’ll be voting ‘Rat just to kick the stool out from under the tool.....

3 posted on 08/28/2013 10:08:15 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: COBOL2Java

Christie has no chance. None. Zero. Zip. Nada.

He’d have a better chance running as a Democrat, but Hillary is next in line on that side of the ballot.


4 posted on 08/28/2013 10:09:46 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: COBOL2Java

I won’t vote for Christie!


5 posted on 08/28/2013 10:09:52 AM PDT by ronniesgal (First obama, now Weiner....Bill Clinton is starting to look like a good guy.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I'll vote for him, period.....the time for picking your candidates is in the primaries....when the general election comes around, you vote against any democrat any day of the week, no matter what....period....

I'm sure the democrat underground groups will be actively supporting third party candidates from the "constitutional" party or libertarian party just to get a lose-lose candidate to run against....its the rat way and so many "conservatives" fall for it every stinking time...

6 posted on 08/28/2013 10:10:10 AM PDT by cherry
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To: COBOL2Java

Is it possible that the two apparent puns in the headline were intentional jabs at Christycream’s girth? ROLLING toward reelection and GAINING MOMENTUM? Naaah!


7 posted on 08/28/2013 10:12:36 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: COBOL2Java
...and building big momentum for a 2016 White House run

Uh, that's called 'gravity'...............

8 posted on 08/28/2013 10:12:36 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: COBOL2Java
Christie ain't it.

Unless the GOP nominates someone who's serious about reversing the slide to socialism this country is currently on I'm out.

I'm tired of being the straight guy in this two card monte scam anymore.

9 posted on 08/28/2013 10:15:30 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: cherry
I won't vote for a liberal(R).

/johnny

10 posted on 08/28/2013 10:17:42 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: COBOL2Java
I see that surgery has really worked.

Nice, dedicated job there, governor.

11 posted on 08/28/2013 10:18:36 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: COBOL2Java

It says volumes for the GOP when the only route to winning the White House is nominating Chris Christie, then hoping against hope the dems nominate Biden the Slow. The GOP’s “strongest” vs the dems’ weakest.


12 posted on 08/28/2013 10:19:31 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: cherry

Christie isn’t going to make it through a presidential primary....

He is more liberal than Jon Huntsman. He will fail, and I will be surprised if he doesn’t realize that fact and just choose not to enter Presidential politics.

I don’t think he is an ignorant man, don’t get me wrong.


13 posted on 08/28/2013 10:19:57 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: COBOL2Java

American =/= New Jersey. He doesn’t stand a chance of even being nominated, let alone getting a base out there to elect him against Hillary.


14 posted on 08/28/2013 10:20:22 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: COBOL2Java
God,I pulled the lever for McLame because he wouldn't have been *nearly* as bad as Osama Obama.Ditto with Romney.But it's hard to imagine Governor Krispy Kreme being any better than the Former Twelfth Lady.He might be a bit better than Princess Liawatha,who's being seriously mentioned for ‘16.
15 posted on 08/28/2013 10:21:25 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: COBOL2Java

I’d be real interested, for a change, to hear what Mutt Romney would have to say in the event Krispy is nominated.


16 posted on 08/28/2013 10:22:51 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: COBOL2Java

“Tubs” would be better off just changing over to the communist party that he has so aptly served so far. I held my nose for Romney, but this communist fat bassturd is beyond nose-holding.


17 posted on 08/28/2013 10:24:35 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: ronniesgal
I won’t vote for Christie!
Neither will I if he gets the nomination. I've held my nose and pulled the lever too many times since first voting in 1972. Ronald Reagan was the only one worthy of the job - as for Nixon, Ford, McCain, Bushes, Dole, gack!
18 posted on 08/28/2013 10:26:57 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: COBOL2Java

p = mv

As you can easily see, momentum is directly proportional to mass.


19 posted on 08/28/2013 10:27:33 AM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: COBOL2Java

The only thing big he can raise is the surf when he jumps into the ocean at the Jersey Shore.


20 posted on 08/28/2013 10:28:27 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: COBOL2Java

He’s a RINO PIG. NO VOTE FOR YOU!


21 posted on 08/28/2013 10:28:29 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: COBOL2Java

A rolling Christie with momentum will be practically unstoppable.

Might take a frontend loader.


22 posted on 08/28/2013 10:29:54 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: cherry

NO MORE VOTES FOR RINO’S MEANS NO MORE VOTES FOR RINO’S IN ANY ELECTION.

THAT’S WHERE I STAND.

(over 90 percent of the Republicans we elect are RINO’s like Christie.

Vote against him New Jersey.


23 posted on 08/28/2013 10:30:57 AM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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To: COBOL2Java

Will never ever vote for Christie Crème in 2016. Will not happen, will vote 3rd Party for the first time ever.


24 posted on 08/28/2013 10:31:11 AM PDT by commish (The takers rule. Time to implement the triple G plan - GOD, GUNS, & GOLD)
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To: COBOL2Java

Yeah, we need a president who can be reduced to tears by the likes of Bruce Springsteen. Right.


25 posted on 08/28/2013 10:32:30 AM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: cherry
when the general election comes around, you vote against any democrat any day of the week, no matter what....period....

Yeah, the GOP-E sure did rally behind Tea Party candidates in 2010 that beat establishment candidates.

Not.

We have seen that party loyalty is a one-way street with the GOP-E.

26 posted on 08/28/2013 10:35:22 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: COBOL2Java

the eff if i will vote for boss tweedle dumbass.


27 posted on 08/28/2013 10:36:05 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: COBOL2Java

I’ve held my nose and voted for a Republican candidate just because he wasn’t a democrat for the last time. Christie couldn’t get my vote if my life depended on it. Very few GOPer’s could, in fact.


28 posted on 08/28/2013 10:37:59 AM PDT by pgkdan (Marco Rubio can go straight to hell!)
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To: COBOL2Java
Yep. Once again they attempt to force feed us the candidate that cannot win. Soooooooo tired of this.

The liberals have infested the GOP and simply are in a fight for control of their party. Winning is not as important to them as beating a conservative who can actually lead the party in a Reagan like fashion.

This is simply all about the dem-lites simply not wanting to get behind a socially conservative candidate. Simply put, they want control of the party and are willing to lose it all to make sure a real conservative does not win.

29 posted on 08/28/2013 10:40:19 AM PDT by Preachin' (I stand with many voters who will never vote for a pro abortion candidate.)
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To: COBOL2Java

This may be one case where it would be better to have a Democrat win.


30 posted on 08/28/2013 10:41:48 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Christie did a smart thing with the special election for Senator. He diverted Steve Lonegan, the conservative who ran against him in the 2009 primary, and Cory Booker, the strongest Democrat challenger to him, into that race. That greatly strengthened his re-election prospects.

Get out and vote for Lonegan in October. Make calls, write letters. If you have money, give some. Do everything possible to get him elected. (We must work on getting Lonegan in the Senate and the entire GOP ticket in Virginia elected.) Then do what you can to stop RINO Christie in November.

Even if he is re-elected, diminishing his margin diminishes his Presidential chances. See Rockefeller, Nelson.


31 posted on 08/28/2013 10:45:45 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: COBOL2Java

After some of the things like signing that bill to prohibit councilers to talk to children about the confusion with homosexuality, I can’t understand why he might still be a viable candidate. I would think that most people would vote against him from the get-go. At least any normal person would.


32 posted on 08/28/2013 10:46:00 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: TBP
That's the plan....voting pubbie down the line ‘cept for the fat ass....that vote will be for the ‘Rat.
33 posted on 08/28/2013 10:48:29 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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What if the choice is Christy (R) & Clinton (D)?

Who are you going to vote for? Just look at the results we got in 2012?

I. DO. NOT. WANT. TO. GO. THERE. AGAIN!
34 posted on 08/28/2013 10:50:52 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: commish

Wasn’t 2012 enough for that ?


35 posted on 08/28/2013 10:52:50 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: brownsfan

“Christie has no chance. None. Zero. Zip. Nada.”

Krispy Kristy is clearly the choice of the democrats, and more importantly the MSM, just as Romney was, and McCain was before him.

Therefore, as was true of Romney and McCain, there isn’t anything that can be done to stop him, as has already been happening all the polls will show he is neck and neck with Clinton.


36 posted on 08/28/2013 10:53:24 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: rhubarbk
"What if the choice is Christy (R) & Clinton (D)? Who are you going to vote for?"

Ted Cruz.

37 posted on 08/28/2013 10:53:38 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Governor Krispy Kreme

Thanks for making me spew iced tea all over my keyboard & monitor.
38 posted on 08/28/2013 10:55:24 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
YEAH!
39 posted on 08/28/2013 10:57:49 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: rhubarbk
What part of "I will not vote for a liberal(R)" do you not understand?

/johnny

40 posted on 08/28/2013 10:58:50 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: COBOL2Java

IMO, the RINO isn’t fit to lick Ronnie’s shoes.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/rKsW6c_CgFY?feature=player_detailpage


41 posted on 08/28/2013 11:11:07 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: COBOL2Java

I’ll vote for him as my Gov, but never as POTUS. No chance.


42 posted on 08/28/2013 11:15:11 AM PDT by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He will not get my vote.


43 posted on 08/28/2013 11:17:28 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: COBOL2Java

He will never get my vote. Maybe, he should run as a Democrat.


44 posted on 08/28/2013 11:22:48 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I don’t see fatso running, rolling maybe, but running? No way that sleazy slug runs.


45 posted on 08/28/2013 11:27:08 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
He will never get my vote. Maybe, he should run as a Democrat.

Dems and GOP ought to just have one convention in '16. Would save a lot of money. They Krispy Kreme and Hillary can run on a unity ticket.

46 posted on 08/28/2013 11:32:23 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I guess the Lap Band surgery did not work.


47 posted on 08/28/2013 11:34:51 AM PDT by angcat
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To: COBOL2Java

In a Christie-Clinton 2 way race (and Christie is more likely to run as her VP), I would vote for Christie.

However, if Christie is on the way to the GOP nomination by March 2016, I expect that there will be a conservative nominee offered as an alternative, who would stand a very good chance of winning with 40-42% of the vote.


48 posted on 08/28/2013 11:39:32 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Not voting for Christie or any other GOPe. (Can’t call them RINOs anymore, they are the Republican Party now). Besides, they don’t need any conservative votes (they made that clear by coming out into the open in making conservatives the enemy), they’re going to have all those new Hispanic votes when they pass amnesty (hahahahahaha). Let them eat where they got their appetite. They’re going to starve to death waiting on Hispanic votes.

What difference does it make whether the R team or the D team supports leftist policies?


49 posted on 08/28/2013 11:43:59 AM PDT by mrsmel (toOne Who Can See)
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To: Jim Noble
The last overweight man elected President was Herbert Hoover, and that was over 80 years ago. Unfortunately, I can see Christie winning the RINO vote against a field of candidates splitting the conservative electorate, as was the case in 2008 and 2012. Last year, Romney carried none of his “home” states: Michigan, where he grew up, Massachusetts, where he served as governor, or New Hampshire, his current residence. Whether the Democrats run Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, or someone from their “farm team”, Christie will not carry blue New Jersey, deep blue New York, or light blue Pennsylvania. He might even lose those states picked up by Romney on 2012 like Indiana and North Carolina.
50 posted on 08/28/2013 11:53:26 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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