Re: Is Christie The GOP Front-Runner for 2016?
posted at 11/7/2013 8:15 AM EST
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Chris Christie's answers every question in some variation of the following:
"Let me tell you something. I'm from New Jersey. And in New Jersey, we give straight talk. We don't beat around the bush like politicians. I'm a regular guy from New Jersey. I'm not going to give you some soundbite answer. I'm going to tell it like it is. Next question."
I'm with ACC on this one. I don't see him getting the nomination.
I don't know. A politician who seems to genuinely mean everything he says and appears to act on it is likely to be appealing for that reason.
I agree on that.
But, still don't like Christie for the nod. I think the press wants him, will endorse him in the primaries, and "McCain" him in the general.
Are you blaming the press for McCain's loss and not his horrendous pick for VP?
Yes, at least in part. There were many arrows in that quiver, in particular being a terrible selection by the Republicans to begin with. And, the pick wasn't the most horrendous pick. I mean, Joe Biden? Besides, Palin was responsible for the only uptick in the polls for McCain:
"In the general election against Democratic nominee Barack Obama, McCain trailed most of the time, only gaining a lead in national polls for a period after the Palin announcement and the 2008 Republican National Convention. "
I hope you are not going to deny the press turned on McCain in the general? Perhaps Palin was the fuel, but the press was just itching for a reason. But, consider this:
"In July 2008, the McCain campaign shifted to a much more restrictive attitude toward the press, virtually ending the former time for open-ended questions. McCain's press conferences became infrequent and, as one reporter stated, "He no longer ventures to the press section of his campaign plane to talk to reporters."
Something drove this, and it is fairly obvious they new the press had turned on him in favor of Obama.