Chris Christie: Master of Disaster

This morning on NBC's Today Show, Chris Christie reacted to being on the brand new cover of TIME. The full cover story will be available on time.com later today and on newsstands Friday.

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This morning on NBC’s Today Show, Chris Christie reacted to being on the brand new cover of TIME.

The full cover story will be available on time.com later today and on newsstands Friday.  Gov. Christie was featured as one of 13 members in TIME’s Class of 2016: Political Leaders to Watch in our 2012 Person of the Year issue.

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AnatolePushkin
AnatolePushkin

I will surely vote for Chris Christie as US President.

But I will never vote for any other GOP unless the Party is freed of the tentacles of Karl Rove and the Tea Party Pretenders.

Chris Christie should work together with the First Lady in improving the physical well being of every American, Chris Christie included.

He has to prepare himself.  If Chris Christie slims down just like in his student days, as revealed y the Christie Time slideshow, he will be impregnable.  In fact, he might even be a sex symbol, which will make him amass a landslide of votes without too much blah-blah-blah.ist

i was for Hillary Clinton in 2008, but this time around, Christie will be the right guy to lead the nation.  God bless America, the Americans and Chris Christie.

AnthonyMarquez
AnthonyMarquez

I like Chris Christie. He seems like he is a pragmatic leader who can leas our country......something we desperate need and none of the Democrats seem to be able to offer.

NJphila
NJphila

Honestly......as a Jersey resident, a Democrat, and a Bruce fan I am ridiculously offended by this cover. The only place Christie would be considered "THE BOSS" is at an eating contest. 

joan
joan

Why are Italians the only group left that can safely be fun of?

mrbomb13
mrbomb13

As a Republican and New Jerseyan, I cannot stand Gov. Chris Christie.

He is a fat wind-bag, and has done nothing to help our state economy since being elected.  Furthermore, he hurt the Republican position during the Presidential Election, AND gave the media ammunition to make Republicans appear 'divided' during the fiscal cliff debacle.

He's a pompous ass, who needs to shut up until he actually has some credible solutions to offer.

notLostInSpace
notLostInSpace

He might get the small group he needs to win the primary elections if he goes on one of his anti-union rants frequently enough, but he has the very uphill battle of weight and hair.  The electorate typically goes for hair over substance, usually.  And there has not been a fat POTUS since.....Taft?

SunLee
SunLee

Christie was wrong: California has the STRONGEST gun laws in the country, NOT New York.  Check the scorecard for all 50 states at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

s.
s.

Unreal. Create your own story and sell it as truth,eh, Time mag? This guy has mismanaged every severe storm he's been tasked with since he was elected governor and yet b/c he doesn't spit on the hand that feeds him (a visiting POTUS), he's crowned a hero. And this is why print journalism is dying. Hype and make believe presented as reality. 

gysgt213
gysgt213

Dear Chris Christie:  Don't buy the hype.  The media is your friend now, but trust me they will be there to knock you clean off the perch later.  

TheDisclosure
TheDisclosure

@gysgt213 Even though I firmly oppose the GOP, Christie seems like he knows that they are way behind. They need change, since the world is obviously changing. I hope Christie can have enough voice to talk to the GOP and get them to adapt. I'm not saying democrat or anything, since I'm independent. Both parties are gangs. 


Jesse Ventura 2016

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@gysgt213 

Don't worry, he'll knock himself off the perch as soon as he opens his mouth.

sacredh
sacredh

You got that right. The fight between Christie and the Tea Party purists is going to generate more ink than all of the tattoo parlors in the whole country combined.

sacredh
sacredh

Christie is one of the few republican candidates that I think would have good shot in the general election. I have serious doubts that he could make it through the primaries though. He isn't pure enough by a long shot and the purists rule the primary season. I think 2016 is probably going to be another case of the Tea Party taking care of the serious threats for us.

sacredh
sacredh

I'm sure Christie does have quite a few negatives and he can be more than a little thin skinned at times. The press will surely go after him over any slights. Btw, did you notice that they gave us a "1000 Words" yesterday?

sacredh
sacredh

Good point. If the Washington Wizards was a college team, everyone would be talking about how great they were. It's all in the comparisons.

sandifjm
sandifjm

@Sue_N @sacredh "In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."  Christie looks great to a lot of people right now because the rest of his party looks so, so bad.

sacredh
sacredh

Christie can be very partisan, but I think he knows that anything he says in the primary fight will be used against him in the general election. He will NOT make the mistake Romney did and pledge his heart and panties to the Tea Party if it kills his chances in the general election. I think he'd take the chance of getting out of the primary battle with or without any help from the tea party.

Arimathean
Arimathean

@Sue_N @sacredh You're right, Sue -- it's crazy, but he kind of IS the hope of the party.  One of the primary reasons is the fact that it seems that he can be expected to pick fights with purists, rather than caving Romney-style.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@sacredh The primaries are definitely the thing, and all the media types who are now falling in love with Christie as "the savior of the GOP" and possible presidential material are forgetting this. Any prospective GOP presidential contender is going to have to go through the primaries, which means they're going to have to appeal to the base, which means baggers. And while the baggers may like Christie in theory, they're gonna hate him once they really start listening to him. He's pro-choice (or used to be; that may well change if he decides to go for the gold), he's not a homophobe or an Islamaphobe, and he has no problem asking for help from the federal government (at least right now). In short, he's not crazy.

But he's also not "above the fray" of partisanship, despite what the media seems to want to believe. Christie is as much a partisan brawler as any other GOPer these days. This guy is not gonna start holding Democrats' hands and singing Kumbaya. He's a loud, obnoxious jerk who needs the media right now to keep pressing Congress for Sandy funds, but the minute they get on his nerves, he's gonna snap 'em back and hurt their tender little fee-fees.

It's embarrassing to watch our national media fawning over Christie like fangirls over the latest boy band. It's also another sign of just how low the GOP has sunk that Chris Christie is considered the hope of the party.