How I Wish Chris Christie Were Running

By Loudoun Insider

After seeing him on the various news shows and seeing him have the courage to be seen with Obama, I like this guy even more. Can you just imagine the grief Christie has received for daring to be seen with the President and speaking kindly of him? But he obviously doesn’t give a damn.

I have no faith in Obama or Romney to unite this country and move us forward. Christie has what it takes. Too bad he isn’t on the ballot.


  • Eric the half a troll says:

    I like Christtie. I think I could probably vote for the guy. He obviously has the courage to stand up to the conservative wing of the GOP and be his own man. Too bad Romney couldn’t do that. He probably would be winning right now if he had . Of course, he would not have secured the nomination then either. The GOP dilemma.

  • Smith says:

    I think he is someone a lot of Dems could vote for, but will he be the type of guy a increasingly christianist primary GOP voting block that will vote for him?

    I think if the christian conservatives find their guy, it will be tough for Christie to win Iowa and South Carolina.

    Its interesting to think the storm Governors are possibly our 2016 matchup.

    Cuomo v. Christie with maybe some Bloomberg thrown in (he could run as a 1 term moderate).

    I think Christie coming together with Obama shows a lot more about the stubbornness of the GOP then it does the bipartisanship of Christie. Obama has always had an open hand, the GOP just always puts a bomb in that hand and blames Obama for putting it there.

    Its interesting to see a republican say that they have no trust in Obama bringing the country together, when that party decided the night he was elected (a night the country did come together) that they would reject every single proposal Obama had. Our greatest financial crisis in 60 years and the GOPs #1 goal was to defeat Obama at all costs. Then they can run (as they have) on Obama being “the most divisive President in history). Hard not to be cynical about Washington when that is your party.

  • Smith says:

    Another reason to like Christie is even when Obama wins and the economy improves, I could still see Dems voting for Christie bc he wont demagogue Obama and the left.

    I think Christie does just want to fix things. Rare for a republican these days.

    We all know Romneys gonna lose right? He is.

  • Independent voter says:

    Watch Christie in 2016, which may have been his plan all along. I hope Romney gets clobbered. Just watching his performance over the past few days convinces me he has no heart–he is a stuffed suit kissing the a$$es of the far right. I really like Christie; he is the real deal and I hope he runs.

    I wonder what is going to happen to the $5k worth of Walmart stuff the Romney guys purchased but the Red Cross has said they don’t want. Giving the RC the money would have meant a lot more.

    Come to think of it, wouldn’t it be great if both campaigns quit the ads for the remaining days and donated that money to the Sandy disaster funds? Fat chance!

  • edmundburkenator says:

    Christie is too much of a “lefty” for the nutty right and he’ll piss them off eventually by calling them on their ideology/crazy. But if Obama wins, it’s time to start figuring out who gets to run in 2016 and he’s probably the first name on this list.

  • BTownite says:

    LI writes that Obama and Romney are equally partisan. That’s just silly.

    Obama ran with a Republican idea to reform health care. It was actually Romney’s biggest success as Governor. And all Republicans attacked it. They made up stuff (perhaps Romney was in charge) like “death panels.”

    Obama had cut a “grand bargain” with John Boehner on deficit reduction, but then the Grover Norquist pledge signers balked and Boehner bailed on the deal. This bargain included Obama upsetting Democrats on some entitlement reform.

    Republicans in Congress said openly that their number one goal was to defeat Obama. Nervermind the recession left from the reckless Bush years. Nevermind adding commonsense regulation to an out of control financial industry, helping Detroit, working to fix our health care system, etc. .. Heck, the Republicans in the Senate used an administrative filibuster to stop mundane appointments. No longer was having a majority OK in the Senate. Under Mitch McConnell you need 60 votes out of 100.

    So let’s be clear on who is partisan for the sake of being partisan. It’s Republicans. And it’s showing right now as the Tea Party crazies are upset with Christie for working with Obama but you don’t hear Democrats upset that Obama is working with Christie. Fact is the Republican base thinks either 1) Obama is a Muslim (still not sure why that would even matter, 2) Obama is a foreigner, 3) Obama is a socialist, 4) Obama is black. The last point happens to be true, and unfortunately it’s the reason why some folks will never accept Obama.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Crazies on both sides are just that.

    I’m reading some who noted that NY was declared a disaster before NJ (as seems to be common with “red”/”blue” state priorities under this admin) and that Christie, being no fool, is giving Obama his pound of flesh for Presidential appearances in order to get what he needs for his state.

    And right on–NJ is his first responsibility, it’s his job.

    He’s on record with his disagreements with the President’s policies and priorities, but right now his state has been slammed, and it is HIS JOB to work with whoever else has a job right now (namely Obama, and that “we leave no one behind”-ohana stuff was a terrible platitude to air as more becomes known on the cluster**** that is Benghazi) to get his state back on its feet.

    Maybe it will forestall some of the progress of enviro-crazies who are already lobbying NOT to rebuild.

    But I doubt it, as they are part of the crazed base on the other side that needs its own shoring up.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    “I’m reading some who noted that NY was declared a disaster before NJ…”

    What/who are you reading Barbara? Curious minds…

  • LI, you beat me to the punch on this.

    My 15 year old son, aka Nuclear Device No. 1, just yesterday said, “If the Republicans lose this election, they have one person to blame: Chris Christie.” The reason for that, as both the Ds and Rs above note, is he has great cross-over appeal. Had he run at the top or the VP of the ticket, the Rs would have gathered enough independents to easily beat Obama.

  • Pragmatist says:

    Generally, a state’s governor has to request Federal aid…

    Perhaps NY asked first?

    Yesterday, I saw some little snippet that said “Brownie” was criticizing President Obama for responding too soon with Federal aid…amazing that “Brownie” would have the gumption to ever utter a word about disaster response.

  • Eric the 1/2 Troll says:

    “Had he run at the top or the VP of the ticket, the Rs would have gathered enough independents to easily beat Obama.”

    Probably, but he didn’t. Why not? I certainly hope all you GOP guys are asking yourself that question right now. Might also want to ask this – why is the Senate pretty much out of reach? A little early for fingerpointing but you might want to give it some consideration.

  • Leej says:

    Christie would’ve made a bad vp he is too outspoken to be a second banana. He likes to be in charge and someday I believe will be president. Obama has this one in the bag. There is just something odd about Romney I can’t figure out. Perhaps he looks too much like what hollywood would portray in a movie as president. Romney is too plastic.

  • Eric the 1/2 Troll says:

    “Crazies on both sides are just that.”

    The problem for your side, this time around, Barb, is that your crazies are driving your bus. We have had that problem in the past so I can commiserate but, imo as an outsider, you need to tackle this problem or its going to go from bad to worse for you.

    I predict that the rightwing of the GOP will start with the “we should have nominated a ‘true Conservative” and “we need to go MORE to the right next time” on Nov. 7th.

  • Richochet25 says:

    Michelle musta been bustin’ over her svelte husband seen with such a chunky!!!!

  • edmundburkenator says:

    Well Eric, the Ayn Rand Catholic (what goes on in his head?) on the ticket will be in line for the right — if he wins his district.

  • Ben Dover says:

    Hey Lloyd:

    Take those lemons and make some lemonade. Seriously, you should take Nuke 1, and Nuke 2 to Jiffy Lube Live on Saturday night. Free Dave Matthews concert and an opportunity to see both former President Clinton, and President Obama. Political preferences aside, It could be a great opportunity for your kids to participate in the democratic process, as well as see some great orators, and a really good band. It would also be a great way to demonstrate to your kids that your are not a one-dimensional, partisan hack, something that they may not entirely appreciate right now, but that they will treasure many years from now.


  • Barbara Munsey says:

    “more to the right” Eric?

    I guess you wish.

    It remains to be seen who will win on Tuesday–if it is Romney, I hope you have some serious therapeutic help lined up for the crazies “on your side”.

  • Eric the 1/2 Troll says:

    Barb, you don’t think that should Romney lose your crazies are not going to cry out that it was all because he was (supposedly) a moderate? You betcha they will and your party will likely respond with a shift to the right to placate them.

    Your only hope that this will not happen (aside from a possible victory) is the argument that the reason you will not take the Senate is 100% the fault of your crazies (aka Tea Party candidates).

  • Eric the 1/2 Troll says:

    Ben, thanks for tip!!

  • BlackOut says:


    “If the Republicans lose this election, they have one person to blame: Chris Christie.” The reason for that is, as both the Ds and Rs above note, is that he has great cross-over appeal. Had he run at the top or the VP of the ticket, the Rs would have gathered enough independents to easily beat Obama.”

    So what your son is telling you is that Paul Ryan was a terrible choice. I agree.

  • Ryan was a very good choice. Christie would have been a great choice.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    The liberal rag “The Economist” just endorsed Obama.

    Or are they socialist?

  • Baron Rosedown says:

    Christie kicks ass. I would vote for him in a heart beat.

  • Loudoun's Soul says:

    The Economist liberal, let alone socialist? Good God man — that is the weekly of choice among American MBA’s with an eye on the global business world. I would be shocked — shocked — to discover that Romney, as one of those American MBA’s with an interest in globalization, wasn’t a subscriber and an avid reader.

  • Shiloh says:

    Maybe Christie really, really, really loves being governor and doesn’t want to be president.

    In New Jersey the governor can serve two consecutive terms. He cannot serve a third consecutive term. But after someone else serves a term, Christie can come back and serve two more terms. See New Jersey State Constitution, Article V – Executive, Section I, Paragraph 5:

    “5. The term of office of the Governor and of the Lieutenant Governor shall be four years,… No person who has been elected Governor for two successive terms, including an unexpired term, shall again be eligible for that office until the third Tuesday in January of the fourth year following the expiration of the second successive term. Article V, Section I, paragraph 5 amended effective January 17, 2006.”

    Maybe this is what he really, really wants to do. And who would blame him? In NJ, I believe the executive has a great deal of power, has the opportunity to be much closer to his constitutents than is every possible with the presidency, and isn’t just one in the senatorial cog in Washington. Maybe this is what Christie prefers.

  • Smith says:

    I think this is one instance where a candidate doesnt want to have a VP fill his weakness.

    Romney is plastic, unlikeable, business-man who looks like the guy who laid off a bunch of people. Christie comes off as authentic- crass but human.

    Why would he chose a VP like Christie, when people are just going to say “Can we have him instead of you Mitt”.

    At least after Tuesday, the GOP voters can stop pretending they like Romney and start to try and fix this broken party and bring it back to the center.

    That is Christies problem in 2016, he may actually want to make the government work (albeit in a conservative fashion). The modern GOP wants to make the government malfunction as much as possible (other than in war and defense). Which is why Katrina was the greatest GOP achievement in decades- it made people not trust the government in epic fashion. Isnt that the point of the modern GOP.

    The co-operation of Christie and Obama flies in the face of what the current GOP thinks right now. Obama is never right and government isnt the solution. Christie for at least this week disagrees with the current GOP thinking.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    If Romney loses, it will all be because he wasn’t conservative enough to the people who have the GOP primary votes. They won’t move to the center or try to expand the party.

  • CathysClown says:

    Chris Christie looks exactly like humpty dumpty. He’ll lose next year. He thinks he’s the next Taft, but he’s not. He’s just daft.

  • CathysClown says:

    If Romney loses it will be because of Ohio and he’ll kick himself into oblivion wishing he had chosen Rob Portman for his VP.

    For those on this blog who are still capable of focusing on the important issues, the big picture, don’t forget to vote on Tuesday. Obama needs Virginia almost as much as he needs Ohio. He’s got a lock on Ohio, not yet so in old Virginny. So vote for him, and if you can’t do that, vote for Gary Johnson because that will help Obama too.

    I’ll leave you now, to continue your focus on people who aren’t this year. sheeze. FOCUS people, FOCUS.

  • Smith says:

    Obama does not need Virginia to get to 270. If he wins Virginia, this thing is over by 10pm. 2008 was as much of a landslide as will happen nowadays. He didnt need Virginia then.

    The fact that Obama is even competing in VA once again is astonishing and should worry Romney voters.

    Ohio is the crown. Virginia is just a cherry on top.

    The best thing that could happen to the GOP if for Obama to win again and you start the purge of the christian fanatics/tea partiers.

    Romney will lose. I think deep down most people know that hence they are talking about Christie. The electoral math for Romney is very daunting and now he is flailing trying to win PA, why? because his campaign must know the road to 270 is getting much harder without Ohio.

    VA, NC, and OH – oh lordy would the right wingers have a fit if Obama won them all. Some polls still say he has a chance.

    I also think people like the Washington Times, Karl Rove, and all the other people predicting a Romney landslide are doing a disservice to their voters who will be awfully confused if Obama wins. They cant blame ACORN, but I am sure they have a plan to blame it on something.

  • Smith says:

    And if Romney loses. It will be because he’s Mitt Romney. Not bc he picked the wrong VP.

    He is an unlikeable plutocrat who cannot connect with the average voter. Fake tan, fake smile (he practiced for the debate), fake everything. He has a chance bc his name is not Obama. That is it.

  • Joe Budzinski says:

    Things we could look forward to in a 2nd Obama term would be:

    Finally getting a Sec. Of Business, to fill the gaps in the Sec. Of Commerce portfolio.

    A Sec. Of Electricity, because as we’ve seen from this storm, our electrical needs are outpacing our supply.

    And a Sec. Of War, since Afghanistan has proven the critical challenges we face during times of overseas conflict.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    Things we could look forward to in a 2nd Obama term would be:

    The nutty right getting bitch-slapped by moderates in the party.

  • Smith says:

    Don’t forget 12 million new jobs.

    Yeh Romney has used projections on current Obama policies for his 12 million job line.

  • Rtwng Extrmst says:

    After reading these posts I think it’s time to change this blog’s name to “Too Liberal”.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    Is novatownhall’s echo chamber getting boring or something?

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