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    Re: If Christie runs, will he win the Republican nomination for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    He doesn't stand a chance if he does not lose between 150 and 200 pounds. I like the guy, but no way would a majority of Republicans, much less a majority of Americans, want a 400 pound man as the face of America to the world.
    Which Republicans have spoken up about Christie's weight? So far as I can see, Democrats seem more concerned than Republicans.

    Christie?s weight takes center stage - On Media - POLITICO.com

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    Re: If Christie runs, will he win the Republican nomination for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    You're clearly a left-wing partisan.



    I'm a libertarian partisan. I'm looking at it objectively when I say that Romney would crush Obama in a general election. Romney is more of a centrist than Obama, elections usually go to the centrist candidate. Romney is stronger on the economy than Obama, and the economy is the central issue of this election. Obama cannot win on those terms. The only shot Obama has is if a Tea Party candidate gets the nomination, which would make Obama look like a level-headed centrist by comparison.



    There's an old slogan, "It's the economy, stupid."

    It's the economy, Risky Thicket.
    Instead of playing smack, let's just get to it. Explain to me specifically how Romney will reverse the economy. Give me details. I'll read every word and if you convince me I'll say be honest about it and admit it. You see something I don't see. Maybe you are correct. I can be wrong. Spell it out for me in detail, I'll read every word.










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    Re: If Christie runs, will he win the Republican nomination for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Which Republicans have spoken up about Christie's weight? So far as I can see, Democrats seem more concerned than Republicans.

    Christie?s weight takes center stage - On Media - POLITICO.com
    No Republican is going to speak out about his weight.

    "Though shalt not speak ill of another Republican", remember?

    The new one is:

    "We don't attack, but we don't back down", this is from Luntz, so expect to see it around.
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    Re: If Christie runs, will he win the Republican nomination for president?

    "Though shalt not speak ill of another Republican", remember?


    LOL! Damned if that ain't the truth, and one of the major reasons I left the GOP. I've noticed that more than a few Democrats aren't afraid to speak out against Obama, and rightfully so. By the same token the GOP will not tolerate questionable comments about Republicans from members of the GOP. Romney therefore is most worthy and so are Palin and Bachmann and Perry and Cain and West and whoever else they can think of...except Ron Paul and Gary Johnson. They won't speak at all about Paul and Johnson. <at this moment hundreds of GOP partisans are searching to find who Johnson is and why the GOP directs them not to like him>










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    Re: If Christie runs, will he win the Republican nomination for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    You're clearly a left-wing partisan.



    I'm a libertarian partisan. I'm looking at it objectively when I say that Romney would crush Obama in a general election. Romney is more of a centrist than Obama, elections usually go to the centrist candidate. Romney is stronger on the economy than Obama, and the economy is the central issue of this election. Obama cannot win on those terms. The only shot Obama has is if a Tea Party candidate gets the nomination, which would make Obama look like a level-headed centrist by comparison.



    There's an old slogan, "It's the economy, stupid."

    It's the economy, Risky Thicket.
    Problems for Mitt Romney:
    • RomneyCare
    • Bain Capital
    • Mornonism
    • Flip Flopper
    • Boring...


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    Re: If Christie runs, will he win the Republican nomination for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Here is the latest from the NY Times:



    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/02/us...pagewanted=all
    You GOPers really hate your current pool of misfits and Teabaggers.

    Funny, you'll defend every retarded word of out of their mouths, but you'll never support them for Prez.

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    Re: If Christie runs, will he win the Republican nomination for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    No Republican is going to speak out about his weight.

    "Though shalt not speak ill of another Republican", remember?

    The new one is:

    "We don't attack, but we don't back down", this is from Luntz, so expect to see it around.
    Oh, I see. Although Dems are actually expressing concern about Christie's weight while Republicans aren't, GOPers are thinking this too and thinking it much louder.

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    Re: If Christie runs, will he win the Republican nomination for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Problems for Mitt Romney:
    • RomneyCare
    • Bain Capital
    • Mornonism
    • Flip Flopper
    • Boring...
    I think those first four items are less of a problem than you might think, especially in the general election. The last one is indeed a big liability for Romney; his personality is not exactly appealing to most voters. He reminds me a lot of another candidate from Massachusetts, John Kerry...who lost an election he should have won, largely because of his personality. That's not to say that Romney would necessarily lose a general election (as conditions in the country are far worse today than in 2004), but it's definitely a big albatross around his neck.
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    Re: If Christie runs, will he win the Republican nomination for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    I spent 10 years of my career acquiring companies... I understand how to find "synergies", which is often a euphemism for cutting redundant overhead. When we sold our company in 2008, Bain Capital was one of the suitors, so I also understand how they work. They specialized in wholesale foreign outsourcing of business functions. IMHO, there is a huge difference between making the combined operations of a merged company more efficient and the complete dismantling of our economic infrastructure, which was the final result of rampant outsourcing. In that regard, however, I can not blame Romney. Instead I blame tax and other governmental policies plus an electorate that is completely asleep at the wheel that allowed this rape and pillage to occur.
    Hear Hear...that was powerful...my hats off to you

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    Re: If Christie runs, will he win the Republican nomination for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Which Republicans have spoken up about Christie's weight? So far as I can see, Democrats seem more concerned than Republicans.

    Christie?s weight takes center stage - On Media - POLITICO.com
    1. A lot of Republicans have never seen anything other than a head shot of the guy and don't know how morbidly obese the guy is. They have not seen the clips of the guy getting out of breath walking a few yards.

    2. Almost every successful politician is a fitness junkie. Obama is in the gym every day. Bush was very fit, biked and ran often. Clinton was an eater, but still jogged, and is now a vegan. Perry exercises regularly. Romney is obviously fit. Paul Ryan is a huge p90x guru. Scott Brown does triathlons. Reagan was obviously very fit for his age. Hucklebee lost over a 100 pounds before he ran in 2008.

    Can you think of one morbidly obese world leader today?
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