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Old 05-07-2013, 06:04 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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"I could see myself voting for Chris Christie."
That's what Chris Matthews said during his show on MSNBC this evening. Matthews, a political moderate, was talking about the need in our political system for voters to have a couple of good, reasonable choices for high office ... President ... in case their first choice, during the course of a campaign, disappoints them and they'd like to vote for someone else, He said voters hadn't had that opportunity in a while and it would be best for the country if we did.

Matthews continues to demonstrate his balance, talking about his votes for Republican candidates throughout his life, as well as for Democrats, and shows that amongst a sea of left-leaning commentators on MSNBC ... he's the voice of reason.

Kudos to Chris Matthews.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:14 PM
 
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I doubt Christie could win a GOP primary now. I bet he waits until 2020 or 2024 to run as moderate. He could stay in New Jersey and creat a centrist legacy to run on.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:41 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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I doubt Christie could win a GOP primary now. I bet he waits until 2020 or 2024 to run as moderate. He could stay in New Jersey and creat a centrist legacy to run on.
Chris Matthews talked about that ... electability ... himself, and with guests. Michael Steele, former head of the RNC commented he thought the big challenge was the primary process. The extremists in the party control the party structures in many states and the deck may be 'stacked' against Christie. I think Mario Rubio has a similar problem. A 'pretty boy' without having demonstrated much in the way of talent/value. Christie, as a Governor, has far more value/experience than Rubio ... and many other possible GOP candidates. But competence doesn't seem to be a priority for those extremists.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:41 PM
 
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Matthews is a moderate? Sure.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:42 PM
 
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Chris Matthews talked about that ... electability ... himself, and with guests. Michael Steele, former head of the RNC commented he thought the big challenge was the primary process. The extremists in the party control the party structures in many states and the deck may be 'stacked' against Christie. I think Mario Rubio has a similar problem. A 'pretty boy' without having demonstrated much in the way of talent/value. Christie, as a Governor, has far more value/experience than Rubio ... and many other possible GOP candidates. But competence doesn't seem to be a priority for those extremists.
Yeah,Romney and McCain were such rightwing extremists.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:47 PM
 
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Yeah,Romney and McCain were such rightwing extremists.
They're weren't but they changed positions, tone, and rhetoric to cover their right flank and that haunted them in the general.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Never Never Land
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When did Chris Matthews become a political moderate?
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:50 PM
 
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The leftist media wants to pick the Republican candidate. Matthews won't be voting Republican no matter who is nominated.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I stopped reading when the OP described Chris Matthews as a political moderate. Is there anything of substance in the post?
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:53 PM
 
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I'm willing to say the country has moved to the left. It has. What I am getting real tired of is the bullcrap about the GOP being extreme while the Dems are moderate. Obama is as extreme as any potus ever.
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