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

    Here is the latest from the NY Times:

    Christie Team Assessing How Fast a 2012 Campaign Could Be Mounted
    By MICHAEL D. SHEAR, DAVID M. HALBFINGER and JIM RUTENBERG
    Published: October 1, 2011

    WASHINGTON — Chris Christie’s political advisers are working to determine whether they could move fast enough to set up effective political operations in Iowa and New Hampshire in the wake of a relentless courtship aimed at persuading Mr. Christie, the governor of New Jersey, to plunge into the race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to operatives briefed on the preparations.

    Mr. Christie has not yet decided whether to run and has not authorized the start of a full-fledged campaign operation. But with the governor now seriously considering getting in, his strategists — many of them veterans of Rudolph W. Giuliani’s 2008 campaign — are internally assessing the financial and logistical challenges of mounting a race with less than 100 days until voting is likely to begin.

    Those challenges include not only raising money, but also spending it effectively in the crucial states with early primaries. That would mean meeting filing deadlines, hiring staff members, recruiting volunteers, putting together a travel schedule for Mr. Christie and his surrogates and devising a media campaign.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/02/us...pagewanted=all
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    Re: If Christie runs, will he win the Republican nomination for president?

    From the looks of him I would suggest he walk.

    I'm not sure we're ready for a president that is so obese it is causing him to collapse.

    Seriously though, if they can get it together, he could win the primary.

    Mayne that's the trick in this day and age. Get in at the last second so there's no time to for folks to dig up and broadcast dirt on you before the election. So everybody votes for you based on your sound bite image.
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    Re: If Christie runs, will he win the Republican nomination for president?

    How many times does the man have to say no before people will stop speculating? Do we have to wait until the first primary is over?
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    Re: If Christie runs, will he win the Republican nomination for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    From the looks of him I would suggest he walk.

    I'm not sure we're ready for a president that is so obese it is causing him to collapse.

    Seriously though, if they can get it together, he could win the primary.

    Mayne that's the trick in this day and age. Get in at the last second so there's no time to for folks to dig up and broadcast dirt on you before the election. So everybody votes for you based on your sound bite image.
    No, plenty of time to dig up and spread the dirt.

    The Republican nomination process in this tea-party era reminds me of the old mechanical bull. Bachman was thrown off on the novice setting; Perry rode it for six weeks; and now Christie (a much smarter guy than the previous side-shows) will either break the bull or get a couple of month ride before being thrown to the mat.

    http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes...-romneys-gain/
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    Re: If Christie runs, will he win the Republican nomination for president?

    I heard a couple of minutes of Ann Coulter singing Christie's praises this morning. I'd expect this to be the kiss of death with independents.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    How many times does the man have to say no before people will stop speculating? Do we have to wait until the first primary is over?
    He has not said no lately and he has not said no to several direct questions...he is being pressured by the gop elite to run...they are frightened that the current crop will lose or they will get romney.....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I heard a couple of minutes of Ann Coulter singing Christie's praises this morning. I'd expect this to be the kiss of death with independents.
    You may be kidding I dont know ...but your right...some public figures or groups cheering for a candidate can have a negative effect...

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

    Christie in unelectable for a multitude of reasons. The Republicans only have two candidates who stand a change against Obama, and they are Romney and Cain. Tea Party purity may win primaries, but the Tea Party candidate will be toast in a general election.

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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
    I don't have a crystal ball so I don't know if he would win. But he does have serious health issues... with his weight and asthma, I think he would have a difficult time with a rigorous campaign which is required to run for POTUS. When he took the Helicopter to see his son play baseball, there was a limo waiting to take him the remaining 100 yards... that tells you much about his health

    The video of Christie saying he's not ready to be president will be fodder for his GOP rivals. And if he did get the nomination the Democrats would play this as well.

    The fact that large GOP donors are looking towards him, is proof they are not happy with the current field of candidates... And who in the right mind can blame them?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    He has not said no lately and he has not said no to several direct questions...he is being pressured by the gop elite to run...they are frightened that the current crop will lose or they will get romney.....
    Good point. I am an independent. If the GOP offers worthy candidate I will consider him or her. Right now it shouldn't be too difficult to find a number of strong candidates who can unite the nation and lead it through compromise and shared commitment and return it to the productive and peaceful world leader it once was. To date the GOP has offered hucksters, crazies, and zealots. None of the candidates excite America. How hard can it be when you look at the job Obama is doing? For some reason all the GOP can offer are candidates who will appeal to fractionalized groups.










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