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  •  I agree about Christie. (4+ / 0-)
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    twigg, MRA NY, Stude Dude, joemcginnissjr

    He has a great chance of getting through the primary.  What the GOP wants most is to WIN in 2016.  The teabaggers are making noise now about purity and all that, but when push comes to shove, they'll fall in line behind Christie.  They did for McCain & Romney, and will do it for Christie.

    "This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around..."

    by cgvjelly on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 09:33:39 AM PDT

    •  Well that should have happened (1+ / 0-)
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      after 1012, when Obama steam-rollered Romney.

      The actual response was for them to double-down on the crazy, and any modest gain in the mid-terms will make them worse.

      They do not approach this thing logically, and show little sign of change.

      So Christie has an uphill battle, because teh crazy own the primaries, and they are likely to want Rand Paul.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      Who is twigg?

      by twigg on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 09:41:55 AM PDT

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    •  He has a terrible chance of getting (3+ / 0-)
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      James Allen, vcmvo2, Stude Dude

      through the primary, imho. Mainline GOPers want to win, but they are actually a minority in the party currently. Teabaggers hate Christie ever since he accepted Sandy relief and had multiple photo ops with Obama, and he doesn't hold much promise for the evangelicals, either. You have to remember, both of those wings of the GOP don't care about winning, they care about purity. (See: Senate primaries, multiple states since 2006.)

      "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

      by bryduck on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 09:41:56 AM PDT

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    •  Romney had much less serious opponents (1+ / 0-)
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      and McCain is not as good a 2004 comparison to Christie as Giuliani, in my mind. If Romney had to compete with someone like Gov. Walker, an across-the-board conservative governor who had won (by 2016) three statewide elections in a light blue state, he would not have been nominated.

      ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

      by James Allen on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 10:03:51 AM PDT

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