Christie Makes It Official

 

From the WSJ:

The New Jer­sey gov­er­nor launched his bid in the high school at which he started his climb into pol­i­tics more than three decades ago with a suc-cess­ful cam­paign for class pres­i­dent. In the evening he is sched­uled to travel to New Hamp­shire, the first-in-the-na­tion pri­mary that is crit­i­cal to his for­tune in the race, to be­gin a five-day swing of cam­paign events.

Mr. Christie’s brash per­sona, his suc­cess in trim­ming ben­e­fits of pub­lic-sec­tor work­ers, and his ag­gres-sive an­tiu­nion po­si­tions have drawn the at­ten­tion of GOP lead­ers hun­gry for a fis­cal-ori-ented cen­trist Re­pub­li­can with gov­ern­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and a strong stage pres­ence. Na­tional donors flew to New Jer­sey to court Mr. Christie to run as an al­ter­na­tive to Mitt Rom­ney in 2012.

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  1. Matede Inactive
    Matede
    @MateDe

    Hey, maybe I should run for president, since everyone else seems to be.

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  2. user_44643 Inactive
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    @MikeLaRoche

    This is great, as it will split the RINO vote.

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  3. user_2967 Inactive
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    @MatthewGilley

    How ’bout them Cowboys!

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  4. Jim Kearney Contributor
    Jim Kearney
    @JimKearney

    Not much in the speech. Pretty provincial. Another fire-breathing contender for debate spot #10.

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  5. user_331141 Inactive
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    @JamieLockett

    Is there anyone that actually wants Chris Christie to run besides Chris Christie?

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  6. skipsul Inactive
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    @skipsul

    Jamie Lockett:Is there anyone that actually wants Chris Christie to run besides Chris Christie?

    His lawyers and consultants?  His accountant?  His publisher?

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  7. skipsul Inactive
    skipsul
    @skipsul

    Jim Kearney:Not much in the speech. Pretty provincial. Another fire-breathing contender for debate spot #10.

    Don’t forget the book deal and the Fox News slot!

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  8. zepplinmike Inactive
    zepplinmike
    @zepplinmike

    And the competition for my last choice gets stiffer.

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  9. DrewInWisconsin Member
    DrewInWisconsin
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Is he running in the Republican or Democrat primary?

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  10. Tommy De Seno Contributor
    Tommy De Seno
    @TommyDeSeno

    SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP!!!

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  11. Butters Inactive
    Butters
    @CommodoreBTC

    Love all these establishment types (Bush, Kasich, Christie) fighting with each other to see who can be best at telling conservatives “hard truths”.

    Let them eat each other alive.

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  12. CuriousKevmo Member
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    @CuriousKevmo

    Yay.  I just threw up in my mouth a little.  Can this guy even garner 5% of the primary vote?

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  13. Ricochet Member
    Ricochet
    @Manny

    He’s running for pure ego.  There is no angle that I can see where he wins.

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  14. Jim Kearney Contributor
    Jim Kearney
    @JimKearney

    skipsul:

    Jim Kearney:Not much in the speech. Pretty provincial. Another fire-breathing contender for debate spot #10.

    Don’t forget the book deal and the Fox News slot!

    He’d be great in one of those “Jack and Shana”-type bickering politicos segments.

    You’d have to have to cast an equally boorish and gnarly opponent for him. I’ve got someone in mind, and hopefully she’ll be available.

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  15. user_2967 Inactive
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    @MatthewGilley

    Maybe the winner will make him the Secretary of Transportation.

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  16. Jim Kearney Contributor
    Jim Kearney
    @JimKearney

    Christie did quite well in an hour-long interview on Hannity tonight.

    His announcement speech was completely unscripted, a rookie mistake which only a lazy or overconfident candidate would make. He needs to work with writers and pull the pieces of the Hannity interview together into a coherent campaign speech.

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  17. Rightfromthestart Coolidge
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    @Rightfromthestart

    Again with the mother? Remember the hideous keynote speech? Apparently Chris is under the impression that he’s the only candidate who had a mother.

    Here we go again, it’s the Republicans who have to compromise , so his campaign starts off by attacking his own side while we are under assault from every direction. I’m sure when he realize he was surrounded and out numbered General Custer berated his own troops for not being willing to compromise with the Souix Yeah that’s t he ticket Chris the press will love you if you attack Republicans.

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