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    Re: Chris Christie Reconsidering 2012 Run, Will Decide in Days

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Agree with most, but even as a Christie fan, disagree about the weight thing. Especially since recently it became a 'health' one too.

    People do form opinions with and vote on Looks. Romney Looks Presidential, but if he looked like some other Financial heavies (ie, Ben Bernanke, his predecessor, GS's Lloyd Blankfein) he couldn't even consider the Presidency.

    But everyone knows he's the 'sexiest' potential candidate. Hopefully we will wait for 2016.
    My guess is the RNC is already making some sort of overture/deal for ie, him to be Keynote speaker at the Convention in exchange for letting the current lackeys alone.
    He's got some chips.
    To edit slightly, I think it would become a factor if he chose a right-wing running mate.

    I think the beauty affect is over exaggerated, though. There is a general likability effect, but he seems like a likeable guy to me.
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    Re: Chris Christie Reconsidering 2012 Run, Will Decide in Days

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I would rather be overweight than a smoker.
    Only until the smoker was a republican and the Democrat was the tubber ...lol

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    Re: Chris Christie Reconsidering 2012 Run, Will Decide in Days

    Gov. Christie has repeatedly stated he will run for the 2012 Presidency. According to the two recently published articles linked below, he hasn't changed his mind.

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    Christie hasn’t changed his mind about running, the person said.

    The first-term Republican has said repeatedly that he would “have to commit suicide” to convince people he won’t seek higher office in 2012. Michael Drewniak, a Christie spokesman, said in an e-mail that “nothing at all has changed.”

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    New Jersey governor Chris Christie is not running for president in 2012. He has said so himself many, many times. And yet this week, once again, rumors have surfaced that the freshman governor is “in talks” with Republican bigwigs to hop in...

    The chatter commenced anew thanks to NewsMax‘s recent article claiming Gov. Christie would decide “in days” whether he was running for President after a “hush-hush powwow” between top Republican donors and the New Jersey governor. The context of the piece is even more bizarre than the rumors that the governor is thinking about it. It is apparently Indiana governor Mitch Daniels– the great Republican hope that never was– who is pushing for Christie to jump in. Christie has both publicly noted he finds the current GOP field unsatisfactory and that he really, really has no interest in running for president, can everyone just leave him alone now?

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    Re: Chris Christie Reconsidering 2012 Run, Will Decide in Days

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Gov. Christie has repeatedly stated he will run for the 2012 Presidency. According to the two recently published articles linked below, he hasn't changed his mind.

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    All the indications are he isnt running...but alot of pressure has been put on him from far right sources that dont want a romney to win the primary.

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    Re: Chris Christie Reconsidering 2012 Run, Will Decide in Days

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    All the indications are he isnt running...but alot of pressure has been put on him from far right sources that dont want a romney to win the primary.

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    Re: Chris Christie Reconsidering 2012 Run, Will Decide in Days

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    They need to call the Divine Miss Sarah.
    We've discussed the Divine Miss Sarah's prospects of getting into the 2012 presidential race in this thread. If she does decide to get in at this point I'd be alittle surprised. Conservatives would go ballistic! but I seriously doubt she'd have the desired crossover appeal the GOP are hoping for from her to win.

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    Re: Chris Christie Reconsidering 2012 Run, Will Decide in Days

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    They need to call the Divine Miss Sarah.
    I think the book cooked Sarah...but Im wrong alot too

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    Re: Chris Christie Reconsidering 2012 Run, Will Decide in Days

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    Re: Chris Christie Reconsidering 2012 Run, Will Decide in Days

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    To edit slightly, I think it would become a factor if he chose a right-wing running mate.

    I think the beauty affect is over exaggerated, though. There is a general likability effect, but he seems like a likeable guy to me.
    I was talking to a doctor friend today. A NY/NJ dual resident one no less.
    He feels the weight isn't just an appearance issue but a health one which he views a disqualifying at this point. His est? 'near 300 lbs'.
    I believe he was in the hospital at one point for an issue that could be due to his weight; exhaustion/dizziness/weakness etc.
    Last edited by mbig; 09-26-11 at 08:45 PM.
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    Re: Chris Christie Reconsidering 2012 Run, Will Decide in Days

    Me personally, I wouldn't want somebody to run the country that keep saying that they are not ready. Regardless of what party, you want someone in there that wants the job badly. And to my republican friends, you guys are doing a lot of damage to Romney and Perry brand by this pursuit of Christie. You guys are making them look like sloppy seconds and you better believe the Obama campaign will use that to their advantage.

    I can see it now. "Why should america vote for you when your own party don't want you"

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