Video: Guy who’s supposedly not running for president now posting campaign commercials online

posted at 9:59 pm on June 24, 2011 by Allahpundit

Seriously, is this not a campaign commercial? His staff blasted it out via e-mail yesterday when he was on the cusp of a major victory over unions. Today, with that victory secure, they blasted out a link to this list touting his bipartisan accomplishments in New Jersey. The message couldn’t be more heavy-handed — mindless impotent D.C. bickering versus a tough-minded Republican governor capable of advancing his agenda even in one of the bluest of blue states. Smells like … victory.

Coulter made the case on Hannity’s show last night that all of Christie’s denials about running for president to date were hogwash aimed at preserving his negotiating power in New Jersey. If he’d said three months ago that he was running, the Democrats would have lined up against him. Instead, he denied and denied and denied, and they eventually came around and handed him a victory over public employee unions. Now that’s that done, theoretically, he’s able to finally announce his true intentions. Dude?

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wtf

John the Libertarian on June 25, 2011 at 2:15 AM

We need someone to step up with gigantic malkins even if they happen to be really fat gigantic malkins.

esnap on June 25, 2011 at 2:22 AM

Did you read unseen’s posts? Is there anything in them that isn’t factual? Are the Christie quotes he posted not correct?

Nice to see the two of you get your jollies by ridiculing someone while not even addressing anything he said.

PDS is an ugly, ugly phenomenon.

JannyMae on June 25, 2011 at 2:41 AM

It’s sad to watch a mental patient go over the edge, isn’t it? I hope they didn’t forget to confiscate unseen’s shoestrings.

xblade on June 25, 2011 at 12:55 AM

My post above refers to this little gem.

JannyMae on June 25, 2011 at 2:43 AM

This guy has so much baggage, he is never going to be President. If he runs, he will be destroyed in the primary. Skeletons galore on this guy.

PhilipJames on June 25, 2011 at 3:10 AM

PhilipJames on June 25, 2011 at 3:10 AM

That Salon piece on him wasn’t that bad.

TimeTraveler on June 25, 2011 at 3:28 AM

this is rich. we got one man who says over and over and over again he isn’t runng. and the media falls over themselves to say oh yes he is running. compare and contrast with those being talked aboout now. disconnect.

i hope the guy runs. He will take more of those rino votes from mitt. the more rinos in the race the better.

unseen on June 24, 2011 at 10:06 PM

How much do you make to camp out at Hot Air and spam every thread with Palin dust?

Does C4P cover your living expenses or is it just modest stipend?

rickyricardo on June 25, 2011 at 4:42 AM

He’d make a good ticket balance if Perry won the nomination. But he’s not in for the top slot – there just isn’t much left in the talent pool for staff on the GOP side, and what is available is waiting for either Perry or Palin.

The pool of VEEP possibilities is very rich: Jindal, Christie, Rubio . . . if Biden keeps his slot, imagine the debate with any of them. It might be the first debate where the moderator steps in to stop it and declares a TKO!

Adjoran on June 25, 2011 at 5:39 AM

Guy who’s supposedly not running for president now posting campaign commercials online

It sure looks like the GOP is engaged in a giant fake-out as to the plan to oust Obama. As long as they oust Obama, it’s all good as far as I’m concerned. The surprise nominee could even be my nearest neighbor and it’d still be just fine with me, as long as he ousts Obama.

Lourdes on June 25, 2011 at 6:23 AM

Let’s see…a Christie/Perry GOP ticket? Or Perry/Christie ticket? Maybe the latter is what Christie referred to when he insists he isn’t running-for-President.

Works for me!

Lourdes on June 25, 2011 at 6:25 AM

this is rich. we got one man who says over and over and over again he isn’t runng. and the media falls over themselves to say oh yes he is running. compare and contrast with those being talked aboout now. disconnect.

i hope the guy runs. He will take more of those rino votes from mitt. the more rinos in the race the better.

unseen on June 24, 2011 at 10:06 PM

How much do you make to camp out at Hot Air and spam every thread with Palin dust?

Does C4P cover your living expenses or is it just modest stipend?

rickyricardo on June 25, 2011 at 4:42 AM

Yet the post you reference doesn’t even mention Palin. #Fail

Amadeus on June 25, 2011 at 6:52 AM

In order to win, the Repub nominee has to be willing to attack Obama mercilessly. Based on this clip, it doesn’t appear that Christie is willing to do that.

WordsMatter on June 25, 2011 at 6:56 AM

The last thing America needs right now is a big blustery RINO -actually a pro-death liberal with a grudge against teacher unions.

Don L on June 25, 2011 at 6:57 AM

unseen on June 24, 2011 at 10:06 PM

nope, if he does run his automatically a very strong frontrunner for the nomination.

TimeTraveler on June 25, 2011 at 6:58 AM

Christie’s only admirable trait is his fighting spirit.

But his political agenda, aside from balancing budgets, is at direct odds with conservatives. That is why he manages truce votes; Democrats get as much as anyone else from his resolutions. And Christie’s bulldog machismo will fight to the political death the Tea Party that exposes his unpleasantry.

Christie would use his fighting spirit to achieve amnesty for illegal aliens, and to “refine” ObamaCare rather than cut the costs of medical treatment by attacking the source causes. Aside from the burdensome patients who don’t pay bills, Christie would never take measures to deal with the entire insurance industry that is to blame for inflating costs. Christie would not attack unscrupulous law firms like John Edwards’ that keeps socking it to every patient and medical professional each time a frivolous law suit is either won or lost, legal fees and higher medical insurance costs accumulate. He’d fight voraciously not simply for abortion rights, but to mandate that abortions to be financially provided by both insurance and tax funds.

Christie has never fought to protect State’s Rights against federal abuses of power. Indeed, he antagonizes those who stand for constitutional integrity. To Christie, it’s just another piece of paper to apply when convenient and to be ignored when inconvenient.

Where is Christie regarding the falling into valueless “almighty” Dollar, lower tax codes for everyone, the Federal Reserve demanding US tax funds to bail-out international banking interests that are opposed to US Sovereignty?

So he brokered a New Jersey deal. Great, congratulations! Bravo! That alone doesn’t necessarily make Christie your reliable ally, let alone prove him to be your political savior. Christie negotiations would renege on constitutional conservancy when push comes to shove during his “Let’s Make a Deal” reality show.

maverick muse on June 25, 2011 at 7:59 AM

@ Don L. Dude teachers unions aren’t on our side. Wtf? I mean you do realize they exist alley for the sole purpose of generating millions in contributions for the democratic party.

snoopicus on June 25, 2011 at 8:30 AM

Solely not alley

snoopicus on June 25, 2011 at 8:32 AM

He’d fight voraciously not simply for abortion rights, but to mandate that abortions to be financially provided by both insurance and tax funds.

maverick muse on June 25, 2011 at 7:59 AM

It’s obvious you’ve taken great interest in Christy and have spent a great deal of time to research his positions on a number of issues.

I’d very much like to see the materials you gathered. If you could, please provide links to the following:

– His support for amnesty for illegal aliens
– His preference to “refine” rather than “repeal” Obamacare
– His support of the insurance industry
– His support of tort lawyers
– His support for abortion including insurance and government payment for such
– That he is against state rights
– That he views the Constitution as a “living document”; a “piece of paper”
– The he is unconcerned about the falling value of the dollar
– His support for higher taxes
– His support for bailing-out international banking

This is all very damning stuff and should concern any conservative. And because you’re so passionate in your opposition to him and your need to inform others, you’d do well to supply evidence to support your accusations. Otherwise, you risk being viewed as just another idiot willing to say anything, tell any lie, and twist any truth simply because a politician is not “your” politician. In other words, you risk looking like a Democrat – which, to me, would be the ultimate insult.

Rod on June 25, 2011 at 8:43 AM

this from a palinbot with 10 comments out of 50 or so on a Christy thread

windansea

Oh so the new rules are what plain suporters can only comment on palin threads. got it. carry on.

unseen on June 25, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Unintentionally funny comment of the day.

Buy Danish on June 25, 2011 at 2:11 AM

I would say the ron Paul supporters have a better candidate than the mitt supporters.

unseen on June 25, 2011 at 9:01 AM

It’s sad to watch a mental patient go over the edge, isn’t it? I hope they didn’t forget to confiscate unseen’s shoestrings.

xblade on June 25, 2011 at 12:55 AM

It’s called reality. you might want to join us here.:

I’ve said I don’t want to. I’m not going to. There is zero chance I will. I don’t feel like I’m ready to be president. I don’t want to run for president. I don’t have the fire in the belly to run for president. But, yet, everyone seems to think that I’ve left the door open a little bit,” he said Thursday in exasperation.

Short of suicide, I don’t really know what I’d have to do to convince you people that I’m not running. I’m not running!” Christie told reporters in Trenton, the state capital.

unseen on June 25, 2011 at 9:05 AM

rickyricardo on June 25, 2011 at 4:42 AM

Do you have Palin on the brain? seek help for your PDS infection. The comment didn’t mention Palin. the media did the same thing with huckabee, with rudy, Christie, Jeb etc. The media no longer takes a person’s words at face value and insteads makes up the narratives they want to make up. the media no longer reports the news, facts or figures. they report narratives.

The fact is that many candidates like Perry, Jeb, Huck, Palin, Christie have given very definite comments on the subject of running. The media ignores these statments and instead prints what they want to print. In other words they make crap up.

christie has stated in no uncertain words that he isn’t running. If he runs now he shows himself to be a bold faced liar. either the media will hold our politicans to their words and call them out for their lies or they will not. If not than we as a country are doomed and our politicans will continue to lie to and mislead the public.

Perry and Palin have both stated in no uncertain terms that they are thinking long and hard about running. the media reports that Palin isn’t running and Perry is. Neither have said yes or no and yet the media has pushed the narrative they wanted to push instead of reporting the facts.

The media has freedom of the press so that voters can be informed of the facts not so they can push whatever narrative they want.

Any report of a Christie possible run must also include his statement of not running. and declare that a possible run is nothing but speculation because Chrisite’s own words tell a different story.

unseen on June 25, 2011 at 9:16 AM

I would say the ron Paul supporters have a better candidate than the mitt supporters.
unseen on June 25, 2011 at 9:01 AM

That’s not why the comment was funny.

Buy Danish on June 25, 2011 at 9:39 AM

Loved that movie. Don’t know why.
Can’t find it anywhere.

Electrongod on June 24, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Then you aren’t making much of an effort to find it. Um…try Google. Also, you might be able to find it on…oh…say Amazon by a private seller or eBay.

PakviRoti on June 25, 2011 at 9:45 AM

christie couldn’t run away with a box of donuts if he was hungry. he may drive his limo away with them but the man’s days of running are over.

unseen on June 24, 2011 at 10:09 PM

And again here is Conservatives4Palin spamming another thread pertaining to a fellow Republican.

But at least your criticizing Christie by sticking to substansive issues, you know, like donuts.

Sad.

Dreadnought on June 25, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Yeah, Christie is campaigning… for New Jersey. This is the guy who ran radio ads in Illinois telling businesses that Jersey is open for business. Why would a fierce rhetorical warrior NOT announce that he won the war?

His agenda to reform New Jersey includes advocating on its behalf, whenever reform happens. If Obama gets a second term, Christie can walk into the White House in 2016. Aside from the fact that he gets results, Christie’s biggest appeal is credibility- the guy doesn’t bluff. This is just another opportunity to highlight an improving state to a declining nation, the political gain comes naturally.

JCred on June 25, 2011 at 9:48 AM

maverick muse on June 25, 2011 at 7:59 AM

Excellent points.

Cindy Munford on June 25, 2011 at 9:49 AM

I like Chris Christie. There is no such thing as a perfect candidate. The VP on the ticket during the general election is supposed to be the attack dog……Christie could fit that bill quite easily. Match up in the VP debate Biden vs Christie. Guess which one I would bet on :)

Dr Evil on June 25, 2011 at 10:15 AM

christie couldn’t run away with a box of donuts if he was hungry. he may drive his limo away with them but the man’s days of running are over.

unseen on June 24, 2011 at 10:09 PM

And again here is Conservatives4Palin spamming another thread pertaining to a fellow Republican.

But at least your criticizing Christie by sticking to substansive issues, you know, like donuts.

Sad.

Dreadnought on June 25, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Oh and by the way, making fun of Christie’s weight is a favorite tactic of the left in New Jersey and elsewhere. And one that belongs exclusivly to the left, you never hear the right critiiczing Christie by making fun of his weight, unlike criticisms of Palin’s resignation, which do come from the right, since the day she announced it.

So nice to see you getting your talking points from the left, unlike the conservative Palin critics you so often falsely accuse of doing this.

Dreadnought on June 25, 2011 at 10:17 AM

He says he isn’t ready, and he’s correct. What is it with people pushing these newbies? Christie, Rubio, West, Cain none of them have the experience to be POTUS – yet.

Most people criticize Palin for little experience, even though she was on the city council, 2 terms as mayor, chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, and then governor for 2 years. That’s far more experience than anyone listed above, especially executive experience.

Let them gain that experience, learn something about foreign policy, then we’ll talk.

In the meantime, we have real candidates to watch and debate.

Common Sense on June 24, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Herman Cain’s 65 now, so the latest he could plausibly run for President is 2016. He wouldn’t have much time to gain experience.

Though I suspect that you’re more familiar with Palin’s accomplishments than those of Christie, Rubio or Cain. I know less about West, though it seems that there’s a correlation between wanting him on the national ticket and wanting the same with Palin.

Herman Cain is best-known as the CEO of Godfather’s Pizza. Marco Rubio is best-known as the Senator from Florida. Chris Christie is best-known as the Governor of New Jersey (and by 2012, he will have held that position for longer than Palin). But let’s look at the other aspects of their resume.

As Chairman of the Kansas Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Herman Cain was in charge of the Tenth District, which includes five states and branches in five more. He left to be a senior adviser to the Dole/ Kemp campaign. He was also CEO of the National Restaurant Association, which represents 380,000 locations.

Chris Christie defeated a much wealthier Incumbent Governor in a blue state. He spent seven years as the Chief Federal Prosecutor for New Jersey, during which time he sat on the Attorney General’s advisory committee. He also spent three years as a local office holder in the Mid-90s.

Marco Rubio went from small town local office to being the head of a state legislative body at the age of 36. This was in the fourth most populated state in the country.

Fortunately, it’s entirely possible to come up with similar lists of accomplishments for Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, John Huntsman, Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal.

Mister Mets on June 25, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Fortunately, it’s entirely possible to come up with similar lists of accomplishments for Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, John Huntsman, Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal.

Mister Mets on June 25, 2011 at 11:02 AM

It’s not about the quantity of accomplishments, it’s about the quality of their accomplishments.

If it’s quantity you’re after, SAMS club should run someone in the Republican primary for most generic accomplishments. Now get 2 for only a $1:00. Going after those Walmart voters huh GRIN.

That’s what happens when the MSM puts up Generic Republican can beat Obama. No they can’t. Bill Daley is now driving the Obama bus what’s happened? Obama is drawing down the surge troops in Afghanistan, They just dumped oil on us from the strategic reserve. Bill Daley knows what it’s going to take to get Obama reelected and if people underestimate the progressives it’s at their own peril. The establishment Republicans still don’t get it, this is not an average/regular Presidential election cycle.

People get the government they deserve, Thomas Jefferson.

That includes cut rate Wally World Republicans.

Dr Evil on June 25, 2011 at 11:16 AM

The Kitchen Table Issues are what is going to decide the next election.

It’s not enough to attack the Democrat’s with Tax and Spend. We already know that the Democrat party has been taken over by the Left wing of the party and do not operate in on the same plane of existence as the rest of us. That said.

There must be a plan to restrict the over reaching of the Federal Government into all aspects of American’s lives. After all we have gotten the Bill for what all that “Social Engineering” has cost us. 14.4 trillion dollars in debt. Republicans want to know why the Democrat’s won’t pass a Federal Budget. The Democrats: we don’t need no stinkin budget. Republicans why isn’t their an energy policy for the United States of America? Democrats: We can run on Windmills Unicorns & Solar Panels Rainbows. Unemployment is at an all time high so are foreclosures. What is the Democrat’s plan to boost job growth “regressive taxation and regressive regulation, and pay for play it’s the Chicago way. The Republican candidate that figures out they need to focus on the f’ng economy, and stop with all the AGW bullsh1t, and parsing of signing pro life commitments. That the dumbturd ethanol subsidies are so stupid, even Al Gore admits it….just might have a shot at getting elected President in this country. Bill Daley has already figured this out, and from what I can tell, Generic Republican candidate hasn’t even gotten out of the gate yet.

Dr Evil on June 25, 2011 at 11:30 AM

I don’t totally like this guy, but I know that he would eviscerate Obama in a debate, and that alone would be worth it.

Johnny 100 Pesos on June 25, 2011 at 11:31 AM

I don’t particularly like this fat, self-important slob. He habitually takes the position that you are all partisan right-wing nitwits, and the Democraps are all partisan, left-wing nitwits, and the only fair, responsible and reasonable person in politics is none other than he, Chris Christie.

Eff that.

Jaibones on June 25, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Oh, no….Please don’t run….

theaddora on June 25, 2011 at 1:29 PM

He’d make a good ticket balance if Perry won the nomination

Heh, heh – a balance with Perry? Have you looked at the man?
Actually, neither one impresses me as being solidly conservative – I won’t vote for baby-killers, converted ones or otherwise.

Don L on June 25, 2011 at 1:35 PM

This thread is thick with opinion, emotion and childish, simplistic insults yet very, very light on facts, quotes, links or sources.

It reeks of Liberal.

29Victor on June 25, 2011 at 3:21 PM

29Victor on June 25, 2011 at 3:21 PM

It looks like the trolls slept in late on Saturday Morning or they were busy watching Saturday Morning Cartoons ;)

Dr Evil on June 25, 2011 at 4:18 PM

This thread is thick with opinion, emotion and childish, simplistic insults yet very, very light on facts, quotes, links or sources.

It reeks of Liberal.

29Victor on June 25, 2011 at 3:21 PM

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