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  •  The battle for control of the GOP (4+ / 0-)

    Who will lead the party?  The social right like Santorum and Huckabee or the moderates like Bush or Christie?  It's amazing to say that Christie is a moderate, but in today's GOP he is.  I am going to try not to think about it for a year or so.  I don't anything that any of them say now matters much.

    A new birth of freedom..

    by docterry on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 02:46:20 PM PST

    •  In today's GOP (4+ / 0-)

      Jerry Falwell  would be considered a moderate.

      "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. Isaac Asimov (8.25 / -5.64}

      by carver on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:20:02 PM PST

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    •  I think Christie is on the outs with his party (4+ / 0-)

      He actually acted like a polite human being toward President Obama, in a time of emergency. So now they call him a RINO, and all that crap.

      Where are all the jobs, Boehner?

      by Dirtandiron on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:52:01 PM PST

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      •  Christie would do well in the general (1+ / 0-)
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        but isn't bug fuck nuts enough to make it through the Repuke primary.

        A village can not reorganize village life to suit the village idiot.

        by METAL TREK on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:07:25 PM PST

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      •  Christie will never win any office outside of NJ (1+ / 0-)
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        It's a complete village fantasy. Christie's political viability is based on the fact that he's a huge fish in a microscopic pond. He got where he is by beating the crappiest of Democrats without facing any challenge from the right. In a national GOP primary, he'll be crushed like a grape. He won't break ten percent anywhere outside the northeast. He'll follow the same trajectory as Huntsman and Giuliani. In other words, he'll "run for president" in the sense of hanging around New Hampshire, signing books, sampling maple syrup, and boosting his national profile. He's a big crowd-pleasing loudmouth, so he'll get a lot of free publicity. He'll fire off a few crotch-grabbing zingers in the debates, serve up a few months of gabbagoo to the tire-swingers, and then drop out.

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