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  •  Chris Christie is Rudy G 2.0 (17+ / 0-)

    former federal prosecutor, with shady lobbying past and a single national issue to his claim.

    So Where's Rudy these days?

    I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

    by JML9999 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 08:16:18 AM PST

    •  But will we see Christie in Drag? (5+ / 0-)

      Excuse me, I have to go throw up now.

    •  Agreed. (10+ / 0-)

      I've been thinking this too. He's the candidate the media adores but the primary voters never accept.

      Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

      by anastasia p on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 08:44:00 AM PST

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    •  However (3+ / 0-)
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      Now Christie is a 2 term governor. They win the White House far more often than Senators. And while NYC is so big that it's mayor easily has more responsibility than governors of small pop. states, I don't think ANY mayor in U.S. history has gone to the WH without an intervening office (governor, senator, etc.). So, Christie is structurally now in a much better spot than Giuliani was. (This was a major reason I wanted him to lose reelection. It would have ended his career.)

      "I was not born for myself alone, but for my neighbor as well as myself."--Richard Overton, leader of the Levellers, a17th C. movement for democracy and equality during the English Civil War. for healthcare coverage in Kentucky

      by SouthernLeveller on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 09:09:59 AM PST

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      •  Might not be a two term (1+ / 0-)
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        Christie may be forced to quit as governor

        If the polls are right and Chris Christie wins a lopsided reelection victory this fall, it will put the New Jersey governor in position to seek the presidency in 2016. That’s the conventional wisdom, at least, and there’s plenty to be said for it. After all, by racking up a big margin in a deeply blue state, Christie would be making a powerful statement to Republicans across the country about his electability.

        What’s not getting much attention is the flip side: the severe consequences that winning a second term as governor could have for Christie’s ability to raise money for a national campaign – and the possibility that he might be compelled to resign his office during his second term if he’s going to seek the White House.

        This is the result of two federal rules, one from the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board dating back nearly two decades and the other from the SEC in 2011, that drastically curb the ability of employees of Wall Street firms to donate to governors seeking federal office and of the uniquely broad appointment powers that come with the New Jersey governorship. Put together, they have the potential to prevent Christie from raising millions of dollars from a cash-rich sector – the financial services industry – that has been particularly enthusiastic about him.

        “It affects a huge swath of potential donations,” Ken Gross, a former lawyer for the Federal Election Commission who now runs the political law practice at the firm Skadden, Arps, said on Sunday. “Because it not only affects corporate donations where permissible at the state level to a governor or somebody, but also affects [corporations'] PACs and individual executives’ personal giving down to very, very low limits – $250 or $350, depending on what you’re talking about. So a tremendous impact.”

        I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

        by JML9999 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 10:00:09 AM PST

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      •  Christie would not win NJ in a Presidential (0+ / 0-)

        contest against Hillary.  Even the ultra corrupt Democratic leaders in NJ who supported Christie would not support him against Hillary.  With the corrupt Democratic machine against him, he would not win his home state.  

        And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

        by MrJersey on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 01:05:40 PM PST

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    •  Remember the Great (3+ / 0-)

      GOP Hope - Fred Thompson?

    •  a noun, a verb, and (1+ / 0-)
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          Hurricane Sandy!

            What else does he have?

      Diehard Swingnut, disgruntled Democrat, age 55, CA-30

      by Zack from the SFV on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 06:49:58 PM PST

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