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    Re: Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    Can you provide to me some economic achievements that came out of New Jersey? Also I disagree with some of the comments about his politics. He is a smooth talker just like Bill Clinton. His record don't match the Hype.


    I personally think Huntsman is a good republican candidate that has the record to back it up. And he can work across party lines. But because he doesn't make smart a$$ comments like Christie, he is not appealing enough.

    I don't follow NJ politics that closely, but as far as being a smooth talker like Clinton, I'd say you're way off base. There's nothing smooth about Christie. As to smart assed comments. I wouldn't call them that. I'd call them to the point, and without the puffery..


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    Re: Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    I don't follow NJ politics that closely, but as far as being a smooth talker like Clinton, I'd say you're way off base. There's nothing smooth about Christie. As to smart assed comments. I wouldn't call them that. I'd call them to the point, and without the puffery..


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    Actually, while "smooth" is not the word I would use, Christie has been known to carefully parse his words . IOW, he's pretty "slick"
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    Re: Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    I don't follow NJ politics that closely, but as far as being a smooth talker like Clinton, I'd say you're way off base. There's nothing smooth about Christie. As to smart assed comments. I wouldn't call them that. I'd call them to the point, and without the puffery..


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    Re: Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    What past or current president come off the way he does and get away with it?
    None, but I think Bill Clinton could have if he wanted to.
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    Re: Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I agree, except, he is losing his appeal to the independents/moderates as more and more evidence of his political retributions surface.

    Partisanship and division turns us off. There's too much of that going on already.

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    Re: Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    He is a rising star among the right base...sort of. He's too moderate for many Republicans. But has appeal to a lot of independent voters.
    Your last sentence was correct, not the first. He does not appeal to the GOP base. He DOES present as a 'centrist' of sorts and as such appeals to many independent voters. In a state like New Jersey I think he has to. I dont think any of us know what Christie really is or stands for. I dont see him winning the GOP nomination.

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    Re: Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I dont think any of us know what Christie really is or stands for. I dont see him winning the GOP nomination.
    A lot of people said that about Romney. And McCain

    But the fact is, despite all the talk about the power of the "republican base", the GOP has a habit of nominating "establishment" republicans.
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    Re: Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    A lot of people said that about Romney. And McCain

    But the fact is, despite all the talk about the power of the "republican base", the GOP has a habit of nominating "establishment" republicans.
    At least in the last two cycles, they also have the habit of nominating whoever is considered "next in line." McCain in 2004, Romney in 2008. But I think that's too small of a sample size to determine any sort of trend.
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    Re: Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    A lot of people said that about Romney. And McCain

    But the fact is, despite all the talk about the power of the "republican base", the GOP has a habit of nominating "establishment" republicans.
    The Republicans usually nominates the next in line. I suppose Romney fits in there as he ran in 2008. McCain ran in 2000 so his nomination fits the bill. Although he didn't run for Republican nomination in 1996, George W. Bush thought about before declining as did McCain. Dole who ran against Clinton in 1996 was a candidate for the Republican nomination in 1988 and won 5 states. Reagan ran in 1976 against Ford before he was nominated in 1980 and so it goes. The next in line continues. Hopefully 2016 will break the next in line streak.
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    Re: Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    At least in the last two cycles, they also have the habit of nominating whoever is considered "next in line." McCain in 2004, Romney in 2008. But I think that's too small of a sample size to determine any sort of trend.
    McCain wasn't "next in line". He tripped into the nomination: it was like an accident.

    Mitt Romney was definitely next in line though. He spent 2006-2012 kissing up to the G.O.P. establishment.
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