“Yeah, you’re damn right I’d be more ready.”— New Jersey Governor Chris Christie when asked by the Star-Ledger if he is better prepared for a 2016 presidential run than he was for the 2012 cycle. Gov. Christie has been commended by Democrats and Republicans alike for his response to Hurricane Sandy.
Every person on the GOP's ticket since Ford has been the runner up in the previous election's primaries. It's going to be Santorum.
Kevin Groenhagen is a fraud and a liar. He also has not honoured his bet to leave Swampland if Obama was reelected.
You anonymous coward! Blah blah blah no time line stated, blah blah blah Socialism! I SMOLDER WITH GENERIC RAGE!
He can as prepared as he likes, he'll never get the nomination from his party, and he be even less likely to win the election.
If Christie can survive the Primaries, he wins the election against anyone not named Clinton (and I don't think she'll run). He has to survive the Primaries first - not easy.
One interesting factoid that came out of this Primaries is it is clear that there is enough of the Republican base that wants crazy but also is looking for competent and quickly become disillusioned when the latter is disproven (and really, there's nobody who passes the litmus test that also is competent). Once the idiots are blown out of the field, you'll have Christie, Jeb and a handful of others. Or they'll get a purist candidate, get creamed and we'll talking about who is running for 2020
@forgottenlord I've seen this movie before...maybe in 2008. No one could beat the Clinton machine -- especially not a freshman senator from Illinois with a name that sounded a little too close to Osama (a fact which was used by his opponent in that Senate race). And it's this fact that's the reason why we're in the second term of Hilary Clinton's presidency...oh, wait. My point? 2016 is a while from now and we have absolutely no clue who might emerge on either side between now and then.
Perhaps, but Obama is a phenom because he can defy normal analysis. Those don't happen very often, prohibitive favorites tend to win, and movements of that scale are rare. Other outcomes are possible, but they are not probable - and the entire point is moot because I really don't believe Clinton will run anyway.
As Kevin the Groan has already illustrated Christie doesn't have a chance. As long as he enters the primaries in the R camp he's going to be lost in the noise machine of an army of right-wingers who think "now's my time". Christie won't pass the primary litmus test, especially if he sounds exactly like the bent-to-the-right Democrats populating the alternative. But, like Romney, it's possible to go far by simply saying "No, I did not say that the way it sounded like I meant to say it in a completely different context and I've rethought my life and I'm sorry".
Erratic behavior? You mean like saying that Obama was helping when he was helping? That kind of erratic behavior? You mean like putting the welfare of the people of his state above a political agenda? That kind of erratic behavior?
@sacredh Gushing over Springsteen is a bit erratic. Attacking those who oppose pork is erratic.
@sacredh "Called for induction when he was 18, Springsteen failed his physical examination and did not serve in Vietnam. In an interview in Rolling Stone magazine in 1984, he said, "When I got on the bus to go take my physical, I thought one thing: I ain't goin'."
All you'll get back is silence from Groeny.
The Romney campaign liked Nugent then distanced themselves when the loon kept yapping. They were, however, huge Kid Rock fans.
Ted's an admitted pedophile and draft dodger.
@sacredh Show us where Romney gushed over Nugent. Christie actually said that Springsteen made him weep.http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/05/christie-call-from-springsteen-made-me-weep/
Springsteen is a native son of New Jersey. How about the Romney campaign gushing over a nut case like Ted Nugent?
Chris needs to develop a strategy to deal with the Tea Party. Bipartiasan isn't going to fly with them.
@sacredh But the Constitution does fly with the Tea Party. It obviously doesn't with you and other socialists.
Non sequitur as usual Kevin. Please outline to me which policies Obama (or the Democrats even) support are Socialistic. Clearly there must be some if they're "socialists". Should we use a broad term? Do you believe in things like public education, power/water, roads and utilities? If so you're a Socialist too, you little red Commie you.
No, the Tea Party just interprets the Constitution to fit their own agenda. And what's wrong with being a socialist?
"Those killed in the name of socialism were killed in accordance with socialist principles."
Socialist principles are about helping the less fortunate, not murdering the rich. Socialists hate the Communists - and Marx would be ashamed of the direction the Communists took for they violate the ideals he set forth
Oh, sure, all those "Christian" killings don't count, because the people who committed them were wrong about what Christianity was supposed to be. But has it ever occurred to you that all those killings in the name of socialism were acommitted by people who were wrong about what socialism was supposed to be?
Bloodlust will find a way.
Do the Crusades ring a bell? I'm sure the people of France and other european countries feel "enslaved". Mindless jingoisms and rhetoric.
@sacredh Those killed in the name of socialism were killed in accordance with socialist principles. You can't say the same about Christianity. Also, note that it was Christians who made up the abolitionist movement in this country, while socialism, by design, enslaves.
@sacredh Socialism is its various forms killed over 100 million people during the 20th century. Wouldn't you consider that "wrong." The Constitution and socialism are incompatible. The former essentially made the latter unconstitutional.