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Report: Chris Christie Declined Attending Romney Sunday Political Event
The Moderate Voice ^ | November 5, 2012 | Joe Gandelman, editor-in-chief

Posted on 11/05/2012 7:06:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Is this the case of a broken heart? And, if so, whose? The Huffington Post reports that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declined attending a Sunday campaign event for Republican Presidential nominee and his onetime best political best bud former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. And from the quote from a Romney bigwig in the HP story, Team Romney is NOT happy:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was effusive in his praise of President Barack Obama when the two leaders toured damage from Hurricane Sandy last week, turned down a request by Mitt Romney to appear with him at a rally on Sunday night in Pennsylvania, The Huffington Post has learned.

Christie’s decision will only add to questions among Republicans about what the governor — who is up for reelection a year from now — is thinking, and why he went out of his way to heap praise on the president, and then refused to appear with Romney.

The Romney rally was held at a farm in Morrisville, Pa., not more than 20 minutes from Trenton, the New Jersey capital. The physical proximity of the event to New Jersey only added to questions in the Romney campaign about why Christie chose not to come.

“You can’t tell me he couldn’t have gone over there for a night rally,” a Romney campaign source told HuffPost.

Christie did, however, has had some more contact (telephone) with Obama since the storm and his official calls. Obama was playing Yenta the Matchmaker so Christie could talk to his longtime hero, singer and prominent New Jersey resident Bruce Springstein:

President Obama connected Bruce Springsteen and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during a phone call from Air Force One Monday, TPM has confirmed. The New Jersey legend campaigned with the president in Wisconsin and Ohio on Monday.

Here’s Christie talking about his talk with his hero:

(VIDEO AT LINK)

There’s all kinds of speculation about what has gone on with Obama, Christie and Romney. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Christie seemed genuinely in a state of grief over what happened to his state and he welcomed Obama’s efforts.
2. Conservatives who started blasting him and demonizing him for cooperating with Obama like politicians for centuries of both parties have worked together in times of crisis made a big mistake. I’m sure it was not lost on him.
3. He may have concluded a)Romney is going to lose b)it’s easier for him to run in 2016 if there is no Republican in the White House.
4. Team Romney was clearly behind a piece in The Politico that was not entirely complimentary to Christie saying he had been Romney’s original first choice for V.P.
5. He may have been resentful about not being asked.
6. He TRULY has wanted to interact with Springstein.
7. He may shift that there is a hunger more than ever for many Americans to see people of both parties work together rather than constantly snipe at each other to score points. 8. Rupert Murdoch’s virtual threat to Christie may have caused the Governor to dig in his heels. “To you, buddy!”

It may be a story of two politically broken hearts.


TOPICS: New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; hurricanesandy; obama; romney
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Guess who won't be in the cabinet?
1 posted on 11/05/2012 7:06:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am really disappointed in Christie.


2 posted on 11/05/2012 7:09:14 PM PST by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie lost me when he lowered the flag to half staff for the singin’ druggie...How dare he....


3 posted on 11/05/2012 7:09:35 PM PST by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

working with the POTUS of the opposite party to assure your citizens get help is one thing, sticking your tongue down his throat is a horse of a different color. christie is done in republican politics and will at some point become a democrat or an independent.


4 posted on 11/05/2012 7:10:10 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re I Romney, I’d kick that fat S.O.B. to the curb.


5 posted on 11/05/2012 7:10:11 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie couldn’t attend.

He was busy eating the Short Hills Mall.


6 posted on 11/05/2012 7:10:31 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: FReepers; FRiends



Happy with FR now?

How about Contributing Tonight?

7 posted on 11/05/2012 7:11:08 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: onyx

would you people relax? Of course Christie can not go- his state is still a disaster area from a hurricane


8 posted on 11/05/2012 7:11:35 PM PST by Mr. K (What The World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fat crybaby couldn’t get votes outside of NJ, that’s for sure.


9 posted on 11/05/2012 7:11:50 PM PST by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think he is stupid enough to not realize that his sloppy kisses and hugs would not give Obama a big boost. I think he figured that the storm would lock it up for Obama and showed everyone what a truly pathetic coward that he is. He will never have my respect or support again.


10 posted on 11/05/2012 7:11:56 PM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who needs a morbidly obese moslem-lover?


11 posted on 11/05/2012 7:12:00 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Guess who won't be in the cabinet?

But he will most certainly be in the refrigerator!!

12 posted on 11/05/2012 7:14:24 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Have Nest, Will Crap In...I really don’t know what to make of Christie. He seems all squared-away much of the time, has dome some really good things in NJ (of all places), takes the message to the unionitas better than anyone - and yet he turns around and pulls stunts like this.

All I can say is “Enjoy being Governor, Chris”, because this is it for him.


13 posted on 11/05/2012 7:16:26 PM PST by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s a RINO douchebag. This should have been clear after he named a gay black Democrat and a CAIR-linked Muslim to the NJ Supreme Court.


14 posted on 11/05/2012 7:17:48 PM PST by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He was busy having a threesome with Barry and the Boss. (That might be more like a foursome).


15 posted on 11/05/2012 7:18:26 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This story has been debunked, and that website is piece of junk.


16 posted on 11/05/2012 7:19:16 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("GONE: The Four Year Wave That Rocked The Bubble" due out Nov 8th)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie was occupied... breaking ground for a Jersey City mosque.


17 posted on 11/05/2012 7:19:32 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

geez, what a baby


18 posted on 11/05/2012 7:20:01 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: Mr. K

This was my first thought as well. Can you imagine the outcry in NJ if their Governor left the state to campaign when so many of his citizens are still without shelter, heat, food, water, etc.

I’m not appologizing for Christie, there are many other things to castigate him over, but c’mon, think about this before you get in an uproar.


19 posted on 11/05/2012 7:20:13 PM PST by Livin_large
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To: Tennessean4Bush

Why? He’s just a democrat who doesn’t like unions.


20 posted on 11/05/2012 7:20:16 PM PST by Jake8898
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Truthfully, the second I heard Christie’s over-the-top praise of Obama, I thought it was an intentional f-bomb to Romney, almost like he was waiting for the moment. Actually, Christie did nothing to advance Romney at the convention either. Something prior to that has happened and I think it was a big fat VP rejection. (No pun intended)


21 posted on 11/05/2012 7:20:54 PM PST by Toespi
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To: montag813

NEVER trust a RINO. PERIOD.


22 posted on 11/05/2012 7:21:28 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox

dollars to donuts the chicago machine has photos of christie pudding wrestling rosie o’donnell and made it clear they aren’t afraid to use ‘em.


23 posted on 11/05/2012 7:27:02 PM PST by BuckeyeGOP
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Debunked here... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2955491/posts


24 posted on 11/05/2012 7:31:32 PM PST by Livin_large
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To: Sacajaweau
by all accounts, Elvis was a druggie too, yet he's treated like a god in some areas....

I think Christie is genuinely and profoundly affected by the hurricane...some people become more emotional than others...

it doesn't matter one iota....

let Christie be Christie....if he feels he has to hob nob with the chief rat to get better treatment for his people, so be it....

politics is 100% you kiss my backside and I'll kiss yours...doubly important to bamey boy...

25 posted on 11/05/2012 7:32:15 PM PST by cherry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

THis is absurd. I doubt Romney’s team is upset. Christie is a republican governor of a state that was devastated by a hurricane.

If Christie left his state to go to a Romney campaign event, EVERY national news story would be about how Romney/Christie were abandoning suffering people for politics.

There is no way a Christie appearance at a campaign event would NOT be used by the media as an attack on Romney.


26 posted on 11/05/2012 7:39:44 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

God, i’m so glad this guy wasn’t selected for VP...what a TOOL...


27 posted on 11/05/2012 7:40:42 PM PST by jjguzzardo
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To: LyinLibs

ping!


28 posted on 11/05/2012 7:46:44 PM PST by MyDogAteMyBallot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie is being used by the left (due to how he responded to Obama).

I saw a lib political operative say on O’Reilly tonight how Christie can cross the aisle but that she did not see Romney ever doing the same so vote for OBama, the peace maker.

So they have their talking points, thanks to fat boy.


29 posted on 11/05/2012 7:48:36 PM PST by llevrok (By comparison to Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Very true. Christie takes a lot of media grief and handles
it well. But if he leaves his post now he will regret it later.
Smart move for him if it is true. He is not needed anyway.


30 posted on 11/05/2012 7:52:17 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: Sacajaweau

“Christie lost me when he lowered the flag to half staff for the singin’ druggie...How dare he....”

You’re not alone on that one, believe me.


31 posted on 11/05/2012 7:54:07 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Mr. K

20 minutes from his office in Trenton? At night? I don’t believe that for a second.


32 posted on 11/05/2012 7:59:30 PM PST by PghBaldy
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To: Tennessean4Bush

“I am really disappointed in Christie.”

I’m not. Christie is and has always been a RINO. Nothing has changed.


33 posted on 11/05/2012 8:04:53 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

“I am really disappointed in Christie.”

I’m not. Christie is and has always been a RINO. Nothing has changed.


34 posted on 11/05/2012 8:04:53 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

“I am really disappointed in Christie.”

I’m not. Christie is and has always been a RINO. Nothing has changed.


35 posted on 11/05/2012 8:04:53 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

was he a secret ‘bi’ deciding to come out of the closet full gay after getting rejected by a female for love? Seems so. Democrat Christy. Sad but true. Maybe he has man crush on Bambi Do Wrong after being rejected by Romney Do Right


36 posted on 11/05/2012 8:18:48 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Amazing, still, that people label Chris Christie as a “Conservative”.


37 posted on 11/05/2012 8:21:18 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: Georgia Girl 2

and in this case it will cost him a larger, national political career. This combined with the beta male picture following Obama around like the unpopular fat kid in grade school cost him his political life and sucked away all political capitol he had built up. The ocean washed away more than the NJ shore it seems. Swept his future right out from under him.


38 posted on 11/05/2012 8:22:50 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: SeminoleCounty

yeah. I never did understand that.


39 posted on 11/05/2012 8:24:52 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I’m not. Christie is doing what he was elected todo. Christie is the best Governor NJ has had and he’s doing what he was elected, by people like me, to do.

The people who are “disappointed in Christie” are people who didn’t support him initially.


40 posted on 11/05/2012 8:27:27 PM PST by Twink
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To: Sacajaweau

are you series? I missed that one. what happened?


41 posted on 11/05/2012 8:27:27 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: jwalsh07

Nope.


42 posted on 11/05/2012 8:28:44 PM PST by Twink
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To: onyx

So glad you ain’t Romney.


43 posted on 11/05/2012 8:29:40 PM PST by Twink
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To: Mr. K

Very true.


44 posted on 11/05/2012 8:30:41 PM PST by Twink
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To: Twink
his loyalty as a Governor is apparent. Unfortunately for him that is all he will do.
45 posted on 11/05/2012 8:32:09 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: gotribe

What about he doesn’t care don’t you understand? He’s the Governor of NJ and he’s doing the job we elected him to do. He’s stated plainly he isn’t interested in Pres or VP and he’s running for Gov of NJ again when his term is up.

We Conservative Republicans like him and elected him for our State.

He’s human, far from perfect/pure, unlike some of you who seem to think you’re perfect. GMAFB. People like you wouldn’t have voted for him anyway and Thank Heavens you ain’t in NJ.


46 posted on 11/05/2012 8:35:11 PM PST by Twink
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To: fireman15

Again, Thank heavens you aren’t in NJ.

He doesn’t want or need your support. Those of us in NJ like him just fine.


47 posted on 11/05/2012 8:37:13 PM PST by Twink
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To: C. Edmund Wright
This story has been debunked, and that website is piece of junk.

Yes. This is what my husband said as well (the first part. the latter I knew.)

48 posted on 11/05/2012 8:39:30 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Thank you. But it’s useless.

I don’t get these supposedly conservative republicans and the vitriol directed at Christie.


49 posted on 11/05/2012 8:40:39 PM PST by Twink
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Again, voice of reason in a thread seriously lacking reason.


50 posted on 11/05/2012 8:43:00 PM PST by Twink
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