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  •  The further right hates Christie... (7+ / 0-)

    which is why this could sink him, because other than the villager GOP Pundits who like him - nobody on the right does.  Crist lost Florida Senate race because of "the hug" picture, and Huntsman was a complete non-starter in the 2012 Presidential primary (though arguably it's best chance to win) because he worked in Obama Admin.  

    Politically both the left and further right want to use Bridgegate to sink Christie.  Further right wants somebody further right of course - they want Walker or Ryan or Paul, and Dems want the same as well - because they are easier to beat in 2016.

    Glenn Greenwald promotes far-right fringe extremist group The Oath Keepers -

    by Jacoby Jonze on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 07:52:05 AM PST

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    •  And the story about misuse of Sandy funds (1+ / 0-)
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      for a Christie-featured ad campaign will gall the far right even more, especially since they fought the awarding of those funds tooth and nail.

    •  They hated Romney, too (0+ / 0-)

      He still got the nomination.

      The Presidential is unlike any other nomination process.  It's dozens of elections across wildly different electorates over several months.  It costs a lot more money, and it requires stringing together wins in the form of narrow pluralities.  The truth is you don't have to poll very strongly or have a very large base to win the nomination.  And the further truth is you need a lot of money, although McCain proved you can thread the needle by raising just enough to win a few early states, then snowball it quickly into a larger amount to bury off-balance opponents later.

      45, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

      by DCCyclone on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 05:43:20 PM PST

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      •  Romney didn't have serious competition. (2+ / 0-)
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        A bunch of out of work astronauts and C-list actors.

        ...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 Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 05:52:36 PM PST

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        •  Better competition does matter, but... (0+ / 0-)

          ..."better competition" means other conservatives who can appeal to the middle which means they piss off the right in whatever ways.

          Christie might be more conspicuous in pissing off the right than other conservatives, but anyone who can win in November will have done that in the primaries.

          45, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

          by DCCyclone on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 06:09:03 PM PST

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