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    Re: Chris Christie: Obama ‘outstanding’ in response to Hurricane Sandy

    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Lib View Post
    Then I ask that you reply to the topic at hand instead of making assumptions. I don't mean to be rude, as I don't believe that accomplishes anything, but I do ask the same respect from you. Do you believe that Obama handled the situation well? Do you think that it should be seen as positive or negative that Christie and Obama are working well with each other across party lines in this situation? This is what I care about at this time, in this post.

    P.S. - Whether this situation was handled well/poorly for political reasons is not really the question at hand. I view the whole interaction as a positive and would like to see this kind of teamwork across the political spectrum (even with inevitable hidden agendas)

    Last time I checked, this is a "debate" forum, not an "agree" forum.
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    Re: Chris Christie: Obama ‘outstanding’ in response to Hurricane Sandy

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Last time I checked, this is a "debate" forum, not an "agree" forum.
    I didn't ask you to agree with me apdst. I simply asked you to answer the questions I originally brought up, instead of changing the topic to something else. Would you not agree (this time I am asking for agreement) that giving you the choice between whether or not this interaction between Obama and Christie should be viewed as positive or negative is certainly not "asking for agreement." The views are very much open to debate. Also, asking for a hint of decorum is a far cry from saying "please agree with me." I'm truly curious what your views are on the topic at hand. Until you give me them, it's actually quite unlikely that we can debate anything.

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    Re: Chris Christie: Obama ‘outstanding’ in response to Hurricane Sandy

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Looks like Christie was a RINO in disguise this whole time, you can never tell can you? Talk about the enemy within
    He is just brilliantly set himself up for 2016. He has destroyed his weak rival (Romney) and greatly enhanced his image in one move. Christie has pretty much sewn up the Republican nomination of 2016.
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    Re: Chris Christie: Obama ‘outstanding’ in response to Hurricane Sandy

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    He is just brilliantly setting himself up for 2016. He has destroyed his rival (Romney) and greatly enhanced his image in one move. Christie has pretty much sewn up the Republican nomination of 2016.
    I'll admit, the cynic in me kinda wondered that as well.

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    Re: Chris Christie: Obama ‘outstanding’ in response to Hurricane Sandy

    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Lib View Post
    I'll admit, the cynic in me kinda wondered that as well.
    my comment is pretty much tongue-in-cheek, as I think Christie is genuine in is comments. I do think, however, that I am right on the result.

    Sandy is the October surprise and the Romney demise (though his Jeep ad in Ohio is probably what really cooked him).
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    Re: Chris Christie: Obama ‘outstanding’ in response to Hurricane Sandy

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    my comment is pretty much tongue-in-cheek, as I think Christie is genuine in is comments. I do think, however, that I am right on the result.

    Sandy is the October surprise and the Romney demise (though his Jeep ad in Ohio is probably what really cooked him).
    Yeah...I want to believe that it's genuine and I will say he does have a "say it as he see's it" personality. I will say that even if there is an ulterior motive though, that I'm happy to see the cooperation regardless.

    I refuse to make a prediction on the election, personally. I'll be the first to admit that I can't analyze the polls even if they are accurate, but it should be an interesting Tuesday, to say the least. I'm just ready to have these damn ads off the air.

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    Re: Chris Christie: Obama ‘outstanding’ in response to Hurricane Sandy

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    He is just brilliantly set himself up for 2016. He has destroyed his weak rival (Romney) and greatly enhanced his image in one move. Christie has pretty much sewn up the Republican nomination of 2016.
    I don't know. Two Obama terms can greatly shift the Republican ticket needed. Christie has a possibility, but they may try another person we do not know yet. 3 years is a while.
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    Re: Chris Christie: Obama ‘outstanding’ in response to Hurricane Sandy

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I don't know. Two Obama terms can greatly shift the Republican ticket needed. Christie has a possibility, but they may try another person we do not know yet. 3 years is a while.
    You are correct. Its rare that you can identify the next party nominee four years out. Who ever heard of Obama in 2004 or Bush in 1996?

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    Re: Chris Christie: Obama ‘outstanding’ in response to Hurricane Sandy

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    You are correct. Its rare that you can identify the next party nominee four years out. Who ever heard of Obama in 2004 or Bush in 1996?
    Well, we knew of Obama in 2004's DNC as a rising star with Presidential material, but his name was a distant second behind the long-expected Hillary ticket. To be frank, however, 2008 was pitted as a match between McCain and Hillary about as soon after the 2004 election as I can remember. I was impressed with how in less than a month it seemed as though we had figured that out. The only thing was I remember hearing rumors of a McCain/Guiliani ticket way back in 2005. Sure, that didn't pan out, but for the most part, we knew who was going after who....until Obama took it.
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    Re: Chris Christie: Obama ‘outstanding’ in response to Hurricane Sandy

    It is sad that it takes the deaths of over 40 people and the destruction of billions of dollars worth of property to bring people together. I agree, we need more of this in politics. Politicians need to stop worrying about what the puppet-masters of their party tell them to do and say, and worry more about the welfare of the country. It is ok to step over party lines, compromise is the driving force of progress, we need more. We look up to these people to lead us, what message does it send when our leader cannot even convince 500 or so people to agree or at least work with him, how can we ever put our faith into anybody that puts the corporations ahead of the people. CEOs do not run this country, the power of the government is not derived from CEOs, it is derived from the people, it is about time we have officials that show us this.
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