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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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To: Tennessean4Bush

Not I ...I saw this man as a weak rino from the beginning. He was not against the mosque building on the 9-11 site. That says all I need to know. and he is bigger than my bathtub which means he has some real deep anger issues.


51 posted on 11/05/2012 8:44:26 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter"you min)
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To: GOP Poet

OMG. Delusional.


52 posted on 11/05/2012 8:44:52 PM PST by Twink
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To: Mr. K

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

look even if every move christie made was the right one for the love of nj, he just got dealt a bad hand, because no one wants anything to do with him.


53 posted on 11/05/2012 8:46:17 PM PST by willywill
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To: GOP Poet

And as he’s stated numerous times, that’s what his job is. It’s other people, and the media, who can’t seem to get that.


54 posted on 11/05/2012 8:47:15 PM PST by Twink
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama was playing Yenta the Matchmaker so Christie could talk to his longtime hero, singer and prominent New Jersey resident Bruce Springstein:

Christie is what we used to call an easy lay back in my college days.
55 posted on 11/05/2012 8:47:53 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How fitting. The most overrated Republican politician of the 21st Century idolizes the most overrated musician of the 20th.


56 posted on 11/05/2012 8:50:40 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: willywill

BS! A very small, yet vocal minority on FR, hate him. They’ve hated him since he was elected Gov of NJ. He’s the “new romney” since the blatant hate of Romney isn’t cool anymore on FR.

The people of NJ still want something to do with him and that is who matters. That’s who he cares about and has stated numerous times.


57 posted on 11/05/2012 8:52:07 PM PST by Twink
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To: CharlesWayneCT

at last someone gets it. being governor means being above politics sometimes, like during disasters. he knows that O
will let politics affect FEMA resource allocation and he doesn’t want his constituents to suffer because of grandstanding.


58 posted on 11/05/2012 8:59:59 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Overrated by whom? The losers on this FR thread? The same people who claimed he was a lib? The same people claiming he is now?

TYVM but we’ll keep Christie here in NJ, where he has stated plainly he wants to be, to govern our state.

It’s sad I’m NOT shocked by the vitriol directed at Christie here at “conservative, Christian, FR.” It sounds just like what the dems/libs at my workplace say about him everyday (they hate him because he’s a conservative republican). I’m a Conservative Republican in Education and posts like yours is what I hear daily at work. So you and others can pat yourselves on the back that you alienated one of your own.

Yay.


59 posted on 11/05/2012 9:01:30 PM PST by Twink
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Overrated by whom? The losers on this FR thread? The same people who claimed he was a lib? The same people claiming he is now?

TYVM but we’ll keep Christie here in NJ, where he has stated plainly he wants to be, to govern our state.

It’s sad I’m NOT shocked by the vitriol directed at Christie here at “conservative, Christian, FR.” It sounds just like what the dems/libs at my workplace say about him everyday (they hate him because he’s a conservative republican). I’m a Conservative Republican in Education and posts like yours is what I hear daily at work. So you and others can pat yourselves on the back that you alienated one of your own.

Yay.


60 posted on 11/05/2012 9:04:48 PM PST by Twink
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To: RitchieAprile

Like what Blanco and Nagin did during Katrina and what the media did?

Yeah.


61 posted on 11/05/2012 9:07:31 PM PST by Twink
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To: Twink

didn’t see any buses underwater in NJ. Did you?


62 posted on 11/05/2012 9:14:15 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Like you got laid in college. LMAO


63 posted on 11/05/2012 9:18:56 PM PST by Twink
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To: Twink

as a former Upstate NYer who as a child always went to the “shore” at Seaside Heights I agree with you totally...Christie is the governor and he has to forgo everything else right now....


64 posted on 11/05/2012 9:25:34 PM PST by cherry
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To: RitchieAprile

Nope.

I saw a devasatated coastline and beyond. I saw parts of the State totally devastated and it will take years to rebuild. I saw a Governor concerned about that and doing everything he can for the people of his State. The people who elected him and the people who didn’t.

I saw family and friends lose their houses (we did well, minor losses, many weren’t so fortunate).

I saw the Governor of my State ask for fed money we provided and is our money. Money we taxpayers pay over the amount of any other State. I saw my Governor issue evacs and chastise the Mayor of AC who allowed/encouraged his people to stay, endangering themselves and the responders who would have to rescue them.

Yep. I’m happy and impressed with my Governor. I think we’ll keep him. :)

On an emotional note, I’m sad for the shore of my memories. It’s been devastated. It’s sad. Homes, the economy there, etc. I think it can and will be rebuilt.


65 posted on 11/05/2012 9:39:01 PM PST by Twink
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To: cherry

Ah Seaside Heights. It’s gone. Sad. A relative’s house is in the ocean. Another one has a boat in their dining room. They’re thinking of bulldozing and selling the land. Too many stories to list.

The shore or down the shore as we know it, in many areas, is gone. And people are still homeless or without power there and in surrounding areas. Christie is doing what he needs to do for this State, what we elected him to do. He’s governing.

We were very fortunate as many weren’t.


66 posted on 11/05/2012 9:49:39 PM PST by Twink
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To: Twink
I am sorry for the devastation that you have witnessed. I am glad that you came out OK. I have seen similar devastation during my life, and people who have lost everything. At some time in the not so distant future your coastline will recover... more likely the time-line will be measured in months and not years.

None of this excuses the governor that you are so fond of from putting this election in peril and possibly damning the rest of the country to four more years of irreversible damage from the narcissistic Marxist currently occupying the White House. I couldn't give a rats butt what your governor does in New Jersey, but I have a big problem when his actions put a close race for the future of our country in jeopardy. Do you think his pandering was acceptable because you think that maybe it will result in more federal dollars for you and your neighbors? Or do you think that he was too traumatized and/or stupid to understand the consequences of his actions. I honestly don't get it.

67 posted on 11/05/2012 10:00:25 PM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: GOP Poet

Unfortunate for whom? Him? People like me who voted for him?

BS.

First, who wouldn’t vote for him outside of NJ? You and others like you? Right, that’s so many, lol.

Second, he’s stated numerous times he isn’t interested in National politics so how is this unfortunate for him? He’s running for Gov again next time, stated as such, so what’s the issue? there isn’t one other than by you and others like you that think what your delusional minds bring forth is sane. It ain’t. And 6 or 8 yrs from now, what happened today won’t mean a damn thing, lol. So there goes that argument.

Christie was hated here on FR by the most vocal posters anyway so this is just another thing they can harp on. It matters not a damn in NJ and won’t matter nationally in a few years.

Posters can continue to post he’s not Conservative, not pro life, but he is and facts win out. All the time, to people with a brain.

And unlike some social conservatives, he’s also a fiscal conservative. Another plus is he doesn’t allow the media to set the agenda (even when some so called conservative FR posters want to set the agenda).

Heh, Love Christie. Loud mouthed ass he can be at times, which I’m familiar with since I’m from the area, I find it refreshing. Especially in a politician.

This reminds of the Perry hate on here. Love Perry. Couldn’t understand how a “conservative” board could bash him and pretty much slam him and his supporters to the point of getting them banned. Perry, the freakin best Gov of the best State in the Union. Yet he was villified here. WTF?

Christie is to NJ what Perry is to Texas. IMO.

And I don’t give a damn what anyone else says.


68 posted on 11/05/2012 10:11:01 PM PST by Twink
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To: fireman15

How exactly did he put this election in peril? Seriously. No snark. He’s known outside of Jersey where? And if he is, than the he means nothing then means something. Which is it?

how exactly did his actions put this election in peril? State facts. Cos I don’t see any.

More federal dollars of MY money? LMFAO. Last time I checked, I was paying for those federal dollars at a higher rate than the rest of the damn country.

Save your fake concern for the devastation I witnessed and my family and friends are experiencing directly. KMA.

Be honest or at least don’t take me for a fool.

You don’t live in this State and what my governor does doesn’t affect you at all. It’s NJ after all, we’re blue, right?

Pick a side/argument and stick to it. RME.

So what Gov Christie did last week has this tremendous impact on the vote/election? Really? I thought little NJ didn’t matter? Which is it?

And save your concern. I don’t need, didn’t ask for it, and certainly don’t want it.

You don’t get it because you are a moron. Got it now?

So what my Gov is doing, the Gov I voted for, is fine by me. And you don’t live in this State so you don’t get a say imo.

BTW, those Fed dollars, are my TAX DOLLARS. And the fed govt holds them hostage and pretends they “give” them to us. Econ 101.

I don’t know what you saw/watched, but I didn’t see pandering. I saw a Gov doing the best he could for his constituents, one of whom is me. You can buy the media bias. I don’t.

Again, save your snarky concern and KMA.


69 posted on 11/05/2012 10:31:16 PM PST by Twink
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To: Mr. K

I don’t care what Christie does as long as he takes care of the devastation in his state, which I think he believes is his first priority. He is up for re-election and I think he knows how it would look to his state if he left to do the rally. I have no proof - just guessing.

He did go overboard with Obama, and maybe he is just being bitter if there is any truth to the rumor that he was at the top of the list as VP. After his narcissistic speech at the RNC, I can’t blame Romney for not choosing him. But, he did campaign with him some in OH. So, all any of us can do is guess as to what’s really going on.

I would never vote for him for VP or POTUS. If I lived in NJ, I probably would. Or not vote at all.


70 posted on 11/05/2012 10:31:26 PM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: Catsrus

He stated numerous times he wasn’t interested in VP or POTUS. Why can’t people believe that? I don’t get it.

He’s all about being Gov of NJ and he will run again. And, he’s doing what he was elected to do here.

UM, I loved his speech at the Convention. Different strokes I guess. Romney was never going to pick him and he didn’t want it. OMG, why is that so hard to believe?

Campaigned for Romney some? Christie has been his biggest supporter (to the consternation of many here, lol).

We talk about the delusion of the MSM but honestly I’m seeing it here too. Very disappointing.


71 posted on 11/05/2012 10:40:46 PM PST by Twink
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You know, having that conceited blowhard anywhere near the stage on Sunday would have been a downer.
And letting him ON the stage may have brought the stage down.

No thanks. Christie can stay in New Jersey.


72 posted on 11/05/2012 10:50:10 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Twink

I only saw a few videos of him doing townhalls with Romney, so that’s why I said a few rallies. With the mess this country is in, who in his/her right mind would want to be president? It is going to take a heap of praying and many sleepless nights to get this country back on track.


73 posted on 11/05/2012 10:50:43 PM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: Twink

That would be because Christie is unreliable as a conservative and was overly effusive in his verbal fellatio of the Pres this week.


74 posted on 11/05/2012 10:53:39 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("GONE: The Four Year Wave That Rocked The Bubble" due out Nov 8th)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

OK then. I’m a moron who misinterpreted your post. I understood this just fine.


75 posted on 11/05/2012 11:00:38 PM PST by Twink
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To: Catsrus

I give up. Christie is scum here on FR...love him and glad he’s Gov of NJ...no one else really needs to care.

I always laugh at the left eating their own because it doesn’t happen We eat our own. Sad.


76 posted on 11/05/2012 11:10:54 PM PST by Twink
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To: Catsrus

I give up. Christie is scum here on FR...love him and glad he’s Gov of NJ...no one else really needs to care.

I always laugh at the left eating their own because it doesn’t happen We eat our own. Sad.


77 posted on 11/05/2012 11:10:54 PM PST by Twink
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To: Twink

No, you didn’t misinterpret it and no one said anything about a moron.

The story was false, and that website is a meely mouthed moderate fountain of nothingness....but on the other hand, there are ample and legitimate reasons for conservatives to be angry at Christie. He was shameless this week, and its pretty obvious he was throwing a fatty didn’t get picked for the team tantrum over Ryan being VP.


78 posted on 11/05/2012 11:14:07 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("GONE: The Four Year Wave That Rocked The Bubble" due out Nov 8th)
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To: Twink

You don’t have a clue what I have been through during my life. You are the one being “snarky”. But it doesn’t make a bit of difference... attacking me is a waste of your time because millions of people saw your guv in full pandering mode. Either you didn’t watch the coverage of your beloved governor or you have got some serious “cognitive dissonance” going on. I am not sure which.

Christie was slobbering all over Obama and made it appear that the most divisive president in all of our life times was actually bipartisan. This was worth a hundred million dollars or more in campaign ads because it looked real. You didn’t notice that Romney went from a comfortable lead to one point behind in the gallup poll? It was just a photo op and neither of them actually accomplished anything worthwhile or helped anyone while they were doing it.

I am glad that you feel so good about your guv getting a “fair share” of the federal dollars. Everything should be “fair” to everyone all the time right? Who were you supporting again? It sounds a little like you have gone full on Democrat... a little like the pandering obnoxious fat boy you feel so loyal to.


79 posted on 11/05/2012 11:14:19 PM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Twink

Why don’t you use a little rationale here and quit being so damned defensive about Jersey. I’m glad he’s governor of NJ too. Far preferable to Corzine, and he brought a great voice of boldness to the GOP for a number of months.

But he has some awful moments too, and by definition outside of the Northeast, he is no true conservative. Those are the facts. There’s not a he’s total rubbish or he’s totally great choice.

He is what he is, a northeastern moderate who made an awful decision a few days ago, likely in a snit because he didn’t get theVP nod. It is what it is.


80 posted on 11/05/2012 11:17:16 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("GONE: The Four Year Wave That Rocked The Bubble" due out Nov 8th)
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To: Twink

Why are you attacking me? I didn’t say anything bad about Christie. I said if I lived in NJ, I’d probably vote for him because he is just what NJ needs. However, I don’t think he’s what I would want as POTUS or VP. He is really brash, which I love about those in the NE, but I don’t think it would go over well on most of America.

I don’t think he’s scum. Like all elected officials, he has his good and bad - none are perfect, but I think he’s perfect for NJ.


81 posted on 11/05/2012 11:22:12 PM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: Twink

I wanted to apologize for my last post. I am super tense about the election but I realize that you are facing a challenging situation. I was a fan of Christie and feel disapointed in him. But I don’t mean to attack you over it. Please have a good day and hopefully we will all be celebrating tonight.


82 posted on 11/05/2012 11:52:56 PM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Twink
Like you got laid in college. LMAO

I honestly didn't know that Christie had his own groupies. Twink, eh? I'll bet.
83 posted on 11/06/2012 1:16:00 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: fireman15
I wanted to apologize for my last post. I am super tense about the election but I realize that you are facing a challenging situation.

Really, what's Mr Twink's challenging situation - terminal hissy fits? Look, Christie's bear hug of Obama has absolutely helped Obama, and no amount of this guy's histrionics are going to change that.
84 posted on 11/06/2012 1:19:54 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Twink

Oh, he has national ambitions, you can count on it. But he’ll get clobbered.


85 posted on 11/06/2012 3:29:52 AM PST by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Everytime I see a photo of Cristie and Obama, the song, “Puppy Love”, pops in my head.


86 posted on 11/06/2012 3:46:13 AM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: Twink

Look around you. You’ll see who overrates him.

Glad for you that he’s your governor. As for your statement that ‘he’s a conservative Republican’, I will remind you of Reagan’s words: trust, but verify. I’ll trust you, but he’ll have to prove it.

If this man ever decides he wants to be my President, though, he’ll have to be a lot more convincing.


87 posted on 11/06/2012 7:25:14 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Look around you. You’ll see who overrates him.

Or more accurately, you'll see who thinks he's overrated.

88 posted on 11/06/2012 7:26:03 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie teared up when he hugged Springsteen. Fat Boy is a whimp. He talks big then folded like a cheap empty suit at the first crisis. He panicked. He’s probably been holding those tears since Sandy hit and when he was touched by Springsteen he just couldn’t hold them in. I bet he wears pink panties.

So, Coulter, what do you think of your boy now? Why don’t you introduce him to your friend Bill Mahr. But bring some tissues ‘cause Christie will really lose it if Bill hugs him.


89 posted on 11/06/2012 1:50:51 PM PST by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Guess who won't be in the cabinet?

Hard to say with Romney ... Cristie says he voted for Romney and given time, if Romney wins, he may find a spot for him. But it won't be a priority.

90 posted on 11/06/2012 1:57:10 PM PST by BluH2o
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