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Chris Christie in 2016?

Original post made by voter, Downtown North, on Oct 31, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has gone on TV several days in a row to praise Obama's response to Hurricane Sandy. Obama could not have asked for a better endorsement than this, from the Republican presidential convention keynote speaker at that.

Is Christie intentionally trying to scuttle Romney, to give Christie a shot at the Republican presidential nomination in 2016? Christie vs. Hillary anyone?

Meanwhile, Romney's response to the hurricane is collecting canned goods?

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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Chris Chrisite can read polls, and knows it's an open seat in 2016 after Obama's second term.

If Christie loses 75 lbs by the midterms, he's running.

Romney's still flailing around trying to come up with a closing message Americans won't laugh at -- like the lie that China will take all Jeep production!

"2 American Automakers Rebut Claims by Romney" Web Link&

"Romney repeats false claim of Jeep outsourcing to China; Chrysler refutes story" Web Link

Romney's been getting away with lying all campaign, the press is finally calling him on it. That's why Obama is pulling away in the final week.

Obama wins 299 - 239; Dems retain the Senate (add 1) and pick up 20 House seats.


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Posted by Sean
a resident of Monroe Park
on Oct 31, 2012 at 12:57 pm

The resources from the federal government for New Jersey, if any, should be directed by Christie, not FEMA. Romney is right.

Christie is an emotional guy, and wears his feelings on his sleeve. He is a Huey Long type of politician, attracting the naive to his cause...a cult of peronality.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 31, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Why does Sean want my tax dollars sent to a governor we never voted for?

I want the guarantee of FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY that FEMA brings, not going to some governor in a state with the highest reputation for organized crime.

No accountability from Christie is wrong. Transparency and accountability to our elected government is good, sound, conservative principles.

A true fiscal conservative supports FEMA and accountability, not handing our tax dollars to governor with no accountability to American taxpayers.

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Posted by Sean
a resident of Monroe Park
on Oct 31, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Governors are much closer to the ground, in their disaster areas. FEMA is notorious for fraud abuse. FEMA is also very caught up in red tape, and internal job creation. Christie, and other governors/mayors, are accountable to their consituents. FEMA is not.

Why should we be borrowing even more money from China to backfill infrstructure errors, as well as perpetuating them? Christie is much better positioned to know where the money and efforts should go.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 31, 2012 at 1:54 pm

"FEMA is notorious for fraud abuse. FEMA is also very caught up in red tape, and internal job creation."

Prove it. Just a bunch of right wing paranoia and fantasy.

If we block grant to states, what do the states do when they run out of money? There is a reaon for the Feds to be involved, and Americans fully support a FEMA style agency for emerrgency responses, rather than a Halliburton style rip off of American taxpayers.

"Christie is much better positioned to know where the money and efforts should go." Christie will just reward his contributors and those that own him. No accountability to the American taxpayer to whom the money belongs.

"to backfill infrstructure errors, as well as perpetuating them"

hahahahahahahahahah! You think Christie won't rebuild right on the Jersey shore!!??!?!???!?!?!?!?

You ARE living in a fantasy world! Chrisite knows he has to build on the shore. He has to rebuild the barrier islands, even in the face of Global Climate Change and rising sea levels.

The Feds should come in and stop the waste and abuse of governors kowtowing to their benefactors and the mob in Jersey.

This is Christies' test. Eliminate the waste and fraud in jersey and show he's ready for primetime. Good start by hugging Obama, next Tuesday's winner.


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Posted by Sean
a resident of Monroe Park
on Oct 31, 2012 at 2:12 pm

>Chrisite knows he has to build on the shore

Wrong! Christie would be highly criticized by his own state citizens for favoring those who made stupid choices in the first place. FEMA, on the other hand, could care less...it is about throwing money and waste around, convenient for political cover in DC.

It is refreshing to hear Romeny on this subject. 'bout time!


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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Posted by voter
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 31, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I don't think there is any doubt about the corruption and mismanagement in FEMA when Michael Brown was in charge. He was forced out 2005 after the Katrina debacle and all signs are that FEMA is a highly efficient and competent organization today.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 31, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Hillary eats men like Christie for breakfast. Well, he's man enough to make several meals.

He certainly is responding the right way, whether he wants to remain in politics, do the right thing or both, he's struck a cord.


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Posted by romney = bush
a resident of Community Center
on Oct 31, 2012 at 3:42 pm

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Posted by integrity
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Oct 31, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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Posted by Ducatigirl
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 1, 2012 at 4:19 pm

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