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Old 11-09-2012, 05:45 PM
 
Location: High Cotton
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Christie congratulates Obama over the phone but sends an email to Romney

Ol' Christie might want to consider changing to Dimocrat if he ever plans to run for the oval office.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:52 PM
 
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Christie congratulates Obama over the phone but sends an email to Romney

Ol' Christie might want to consider changing to Dimocrat if he ever plans to run for the oval office.
President Obama is the head of the executive branch, with which Governor Christie is going to be closely coordinating Sandy-related cleanup for months.

Mitt Romney is just a private citizen who lives in Boston.

What Christie did as Governor is perfectly in line with a Governor's priorities. The fact that he isn't ignoring reality in order to grind a political ax may make you very petulant, but the vast majority of people in New Jersey, left and right, won't see it in such a childish way as you.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:55 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Christie does not need the GOP, as much as it needs him. The 19 state 24 year Democratic base = 90% of the required 270. Only Christie can win at least a few of those for the GOP.

Add NM, VA, Nevada as the newest secure for Dems blue states, and 90% becomes 98+%.

The old Confederate states plus depopulated mountain GOP states = 2016 being 2012, 2020 being 2012, etc.

The GOP establishment needs to retain the support of Christie.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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I enjoy Christie but can't see myself ever voting for him. I'm thinking Christie is pretty busy now, and I'll give him a pass. Besides, he ain't no republican.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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Christie knew where Obama was. Nobody knows where Romney is. How many Republican governors 1) phoned or 2) emailed Romney on his loss? Did Rick Perry call?
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:58 PM
 
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It's sad how uncivil the GOP base has become. Y'all have gone off the deep end since Obama has been in office.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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How ironic that a man from New Jersey should display Southern manners

Christie is a sitting governor who has to interact with the POTUS re: the devastation caused by superstorm Sandy. A congratulatory message to the POTUS is pretty much de rigueur, and an email to Romney is polite as well.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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It's sad how uncivil the GOP base has become. Y'all have gone off the deep end since Obama has been in office.
Maybe because there is something really unlikeable about him.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Rational World Park
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Christie sees Cory Booker coming for the Statehouse in a year. He knows he's got to appear bi-partisan. That's the only way he can retain his seat in all blue New Jersey against an extremely popular Mayor who will be heavily backed by Obama and his campaign team (who'll be looking for a new champion). If Christie loses to Booker, his White House bid never happens. I don't like Christie at all but will admit he's no fool. He knows exactly what he's doing.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:17 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Christie sees Cory Booker coming for the Statehouse in a year. He knows he's got to appear bi-partisan. That's the only way he can retain his seat in all blue New Jersey against an extremely popular Mayor who will be heavily backed by Obama and his campaign team (who'll be looking for a new champion). If Christie loses to Booker, his White House bid never happens. I don't like Christie at all but will admit he's no fool. He knows exactly what he's doing.
Christie also understands math, a rarity these days for the GOP. He knows one cannot win if they cede the 19 states that have been blue since 1992, as they get one 90% of the way to the finish line-270.
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