Skip to comments.Chris Christie is rolling to re-election — and building big momentum for a 2016 White House run
Posted on 08/28/2013 10:04:43 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
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 doesnt even have to win big; simply winning is good enough.
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Dream on, Christie. Dream on.
I’ll be voting ‘Rat just to kick the stool out from under the tool.....
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.
I won’t vote for Christie!
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...
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!
Uh, that's called 'gravity'...............
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.
Nice, dedicated job there, governor.
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.
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.
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.
I’d be real interested, for a change, to hear what Mutt Romney would have to say in the event Krispy is nominated.
“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.
p = mv
As you can easily see, momentum is directly proportional to mass.
The only thing big he can raise is the surf when he jumps into the ocean at the Jersey Shore.
He’s a RINO PIG. NO VOTE FOR YOU!
A rolling Christie with momentum will be practically unstoppable.
Might take a frontend loader.
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.
Will never ever vote for Christie Crème in 2016. Will not happen, will vote 3rd Party for the first time ever.
Yeah, we need a president who can be reduced to tears by the likes of Bruce Springsteen. Right.
Yeah, the GOP-E sure did rally behind Tea Party candidates in 2010 that beat establishment candidates.
We have seen that party loyalty is a one-way street with the GOP-E.
the eff if i will vote for boss tweedle dumbass.
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.
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.
This may be one case where it would be better to have a Democrat win.
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.
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.
Wasn’t 2012 enough for that ?
“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.
IMO, the RINO isn’t fit to lick Ronnie’s shoes.
I’ll vote for him as my Gov, but never as POTUS. No chance.
He will not get my vote.
He will never get my vote. Maybe, he should run as a Democrat.
I don’t see fatso running, rolling maybe, but running? No way that sleazy slug runs.
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.
I guess the Lap Band surgery did not work.
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.
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?