he’s running! oh, wait.

February, 2011

NJ. com: Members of Gov. Chris Christie’s inner circle said today he won’t run for president, batting down increased speculation that spiked on Monday when former Gov. Tom Kean said Christie was thinking about throwing his hat in the ring.

Christie’s brother, a well-connected Republican fundraiser, said the governor hasn’t changed his mind. “I’m sure that he’s not going to run,” Todd Christie said. “If he’s lying to me, I’ll be as stunned as I’ve ever been in my life.”

Three people close to Christie said they were surprised by Kean’s comments …. They said the two men hadn’t spoken in about a week and they insisted that Christie wasn’t going to run. Kean told the magazine’s website on Monday that Christie is giving a presidential run “a lot of thought,” saying, “I think the odds are a lot better now than they were a couple weeks ago.” … Kean has not returned phone calls….


The NYT said today that one of the wealthy GOP supporters offering to back Christie is none other than that charming enemy of democracy, David Koch. Wow, these creatures really aren’t happy with their field, eh?

16 Responses to “he’s running! oh, wait.”

  1. 1 Me4obama
    September 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Chris christie knows what all republicans are denying, that he CAN’T beat President Barack Hussein Obama.
    By the way we have our own source here at TOD she can tell us whether her Man is running or not 😉 😉 u know who you are.

  2. 2 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    September 27, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Some of my posts have been deleted. I will PRESS ON THOUGH!! Love you Chips and TOD family. KEEP HOPE ALIVE!! YES WE CAN!! YES WE DID!! YES WE WILL AGAIN!! Chris Christie, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachman….doesn’t matter….they will all not only have to battle President Barack Hussien Obama, but they will have to battle OBAMANATION!!! 😀 “PRESS ON”

  3. September 27, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    IMO, the fact that many of the movers and shakers in the GOP still want Christie to run sends a message that they are shaking in their boots at the current crop of 2012 GOP Presidential Candidates’ ability to defeat PBO next year. I don’t feel sorry for them at all. They brought the crazy on themselves by funding the tea party groups to oppose HCR, unleashing them, and allowing them to do their thing. It’s their fault that they helped send them to Congress where PBO is exposing their dastardly plan to an America which is largely rejecting them. They wanted the crazy, they got the crazy. They thought they’d be able to control them, but they can’t. Oh, well, it’s their problem. And if Ailes thinks moving Fox away from a far right position will satisfy the network’s viewers after feeding them far right red meat for over 2 years, he’d better rethink that strategy, too. The creation and promotion of the tea party groups is proof positive of the failure of the GOP to think from a long term POV. Yes, they won a majority in the House, but they crippled Boehner’s ability to govern, and they exposed their real agenda for exploitation by PBO and the dems to use it to win in 2012. IMO, this is why so many republicans keep screaming about PBO’s early campaigning. He’s exposing their real goal which is to protect the rich and corporations. PBO is the greatest danger obstacle to the GOP’s electoral success in 2012, and they know it.

  4. September 27, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Boy that Christie…he’s no Republican. What ever happened to the Republican who would do ANYTHING his party asked of him? Fall on his sword, take one for the Gipper? Selfish pig.

  5. September 27, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    As you can see I am from NJ and I vehemently despise Christie. God help all of us if he runs because he is a smooth liar. There’s an ad out now made by his buddies from college that make him out to be NJ’s savior. It’s all b.s. I do not know what he will do, but I have a feeling he will not run because polls in NJ show him unable to carry the state. Also when polled the one descriptor that comes to everyone’s mind when his name is mentioned is “bully”. His base may like him but that’s it. Women especially strongly disapprove. Never believe anything he said he has done for this state that is positive without checking. As I said before he is a slick liar.

    • 7 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      September 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      If he joined the GOP presidential field he actually would be fitting right in with the others. THEY ALL LIE!! Christie’s morbid obesity would not look good close up to President Obama. He should not run just on that observation alone. We have a lot of superficial folks in our society. 😉

    • 8 Linda
      September 27, 2011 at 1:59 pm

      I believe he is up to his eyeballs in the Floorgraphics/NewsAmerica scandal…….Wasn’t he the US attorney that refused to investigate that case multiple times ?

      Plus what about all this ??

      Chris Christie has lost the benefit of the doubt


  6. September 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    *greatest danger and obstacle*

  7. 10 Bill
    September 27, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    The SNL debate skit Saurday may turn out to be a classic. The skit has had a lot of attention and has added to the Republican fear.

  8. 11 Lightfoot
    September 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Perhaps it would be political suicide to run Mr. Rotund.

  9. 12 utaustinliberal
    September 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Oh Run! Christie! Run! The whole field is pathetic and they keep courting even more pathetic people. His favorability ratings in NJ are nothing to write home about. He has no grasp of foreign policy issues, no grasp of economic issues ( only how to cut education and screw the middleclass) and he’s a loud mouthed bully.

  10. September 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    All this activity around Christie and the associated activity remind me of a bunch of garter snakes in a squirming mating mess. 😦

  11. 14 P
    September 27, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    :lol:. I watched “the View” today because of VP Biden’s appearance and they were really going hard on Christie especially Joy. She said his slogan would be “No more vetoes only Cheetos!” 😆 😆 :lol:.

  12. 15 hopefruit2
    September 27, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    I think 999 Cain’s winning the GOP Florida straw poll frightened a lot of folks – including those in the MSM. Now they are flummoxed and don’t quite know how to react.

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