Poll: Plurality prefers Christie to Palin or Jeb Bush as dark-horse nominee

posted at 5:05 pm on February 22, 2012 by Allahpundit

Worth blogging for two reasons. One: I need to make a correction. Contra my earlier posts, Palin vs. Bush at the convention would not in fact be the greatest blog story ever. Palin vs. Christie, which would be ten times as nasty, would be the greatest blog story ever. Forget the delegate count and backroom maneuvering; just imagine the war of words between them and their supporters. Traffic apocalypse.

Two: My sense is that Daniels is the likeliest of all potential candidates to jump in if we do end up deadlocked at the convention. One of his top advisors said a few days ago that people are practically pounding down his door demanding that he run and his pal Haley Barbour told National Review just yesterday that it’s “highly unlikely but it could happen,” a sentiment with which Jim DeMint agrees. Which brings us to the poll: According to Quinnipiac, Daniels is … the least desired of the four would-be nominees they asked about.

Daniels finishes fourth out of four in every demographic except tea partiers and Republicans who earn between $50,000 and $100,000 per year, where he finishes a few points ahead of Jeb Bush. That’ll weigh heavily on party brokers if/when the time comes to nudge a consensus candidate into the race. The only way to overcome the chaos of a brokered convention and the disorganization of the eventual nominee is to find someone who can instantly energize the base while exciting independents. Daniels would probably do fine with the latter but he’s fourth on the depth chart with the former, and might have been fifth had Paul Ryan’s name been included here. Christie, who leads among conservatives and leads big among moderates, would be the obvious first choice, especially since he’s likely to scoop up plenty of Romney delegates due to his affiliation with the campaign. The question is, if the convention did deadlock, would a deal be struck behind the scenes so that only one candidate (i.e. Christie) stepped forward as a consensus choice, with his/her nomination a fait accompli, or would it be a free-for-all where two or more candidates suddenly offered themselves for consideration after the first ballot went nowhere? That’s the party’s true nightmare, I think — a contentious primary battle between three candidates ends in a stalemate, whereupon a batch of new candidates emerge and … end up in a stalemate themselves. But then, that’s why party brokers are looking for someone who can appeal to the right and to the center from the word go. If it’s Daniels, who really can’t do that, the temptation for a tea-party dark horse like Palin to jump in will be greater since there’s room to his right and then you end up with another melee.

All of this assumes, of course, that the GOP will still have some chance of winning in September. If not, then the dreaded “who do you want to lose with?” strategy goes into effect and all bets are off. Via Mediaite, here’s Palin on Hannity last night sounding A-OK with the idea of an unsettled convention. Exit question via Zombie: Is it time to put Operation Equilibrium into effect?


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Too fat. Never happen.

Pecos on February 22, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Please no no no.

spypeach on February 22, 2012 at 5:08 PM

I like Christie. But I think a lot of the knuckleheads who claim to like Christie would not like Christie if they knew more about Christie.

BuzzCrutcher on February 22, 2012 at 5:08 PM

This isn’t so much about Palin or Christie as it is Obama and the weenies currently running for the GOP nomination.

This is because, as a commenter suggested much earlier, there is a strong desire for a candidate who will punch Obama in the face and then kick him while he’s down. If Giuliani was included, he’d probably score well too.

fiatboomer on February 22, 2012 at 5:08 PM

The fat Nelson Rockefeller. No. Thank. You.

Rixon on February 22, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Christie? Seriously, who’s being polled in these polls? Christie is just a slightly larger blueprint of Romney.

stukinIL4now on February 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM

From the headline thread:

I’m not really a fan of him and think he’s a RINO, but unlike Romney he at least has some kind of fiscal conservative track record. I could at least hold my nose and vote for him.

Doomberg on February 22, 2012 at 3:04 PM

His first year in office, government-wide net assets declined from -$29.0 billion to -$34.2 billion; the state ran a deficit of $2.2 billion; total debt increased 6.4% to $21.8 billion; and total liabilities increased 9.5% to $71.1 billion.

What a fiscal conservative track record!

P.S. Federal funding accounted for 27.7% of all revenues.

steebo77 on February 22, 2012 at 4:16 PM

steebo77 on February 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Christie stated he wouldn’t run.

Dr Evil on February 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Yeah, that’s the ticket. Replace one moderate-to-left leading candidate with another one. They do that, and I won’t even show up to vote.

silvernana on February 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM

A brokered convention ain’t happening. Even if we somehow end up with no candidate with the necessary number of delegates, some sort of deal will be struck before the convention. The GOP cannot go into Tampa without a nominee.

The real question is if Santorum starts to build a lead in delegates and Romney’s candidacy loses even more momentum, will the GOP establishment try to sabotage Rick in order to pave the way for their own handpicked alternative to Mittens?

Doughboy on February 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Conservatives would regret every minute of a Christie Amd. He is absolutely no conservative. Is his popularity only because of the way they dream of a Christie / 0 debate like they dreamed of a Newt / 0 debate?

Oleta on February 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM

I think of the 4 of those, the one with the least chance is Bush, and second least is Christie. Many in the base view him as too liberal.

BTW, this poll only had 40% GOPers. Why only 40%?

I do think, much to alot of people’s chagrine, that of the 4, Palin probably does have the greatest chance, because majority of the Rick and Newt supporters would definitely support her over Christie or Daniels. Bush would just be a bad idea. However, if Bush’s last name was something else, he would have run and would the odds on favorite. The last few years of his brother’s second term messed up alot of people.

ConservativePartyNow on February 22, 2012 at 5:11 PM

I would be happy with any combination of Christie, Jindal, and Rubio.

GOPRanknFile on February 22, 2012 at 5:11 PM

I dont believe that study is statistically robust to provide accuracy.

Palin would win over Christie by at least 20 points

georgealbert on February 22, 2012 at 5:11 PM

No thanks to Christie. Jersey can have him.

SparkPlug on February 22, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Christie has fooled many on our side, but once is record is scrutinized, the love won’t last. The Abominable Snowjob may actually be worse than Romney.

flyfisher on February 22, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Contested convention with new candidate winning= no campaign structure through Sept. and little in Oct. If that happens, Michelle will be scheduling really nice vacations for the next four years.

a capella on February 22, 2012 at 5:12 PM

do any of you still doubt that Palin is a Self Serving Troll at this point?

Critic2029 on February 22, 2012 at 5:12 PM

No.

I need to convince the taxpayers of New Jersey that the Governor doesn’t control property taxes.

In his speech today, he proposed a 10% reduction in state income tax. The local response is the taxpayers want a reduction in property taxes. What the locals (I will NOT put a label on them!) don’t realize is their property taxes consist of three taxes: county, municipal and school, school taxes being the highest–none of which Christie has any control.

As for you, Pecos, it’s okay, calm yourself–he’s not leaving Jersey.

jersey taxpayer on February 22, 2012 at 5:12 PM

No.
More.
Bush.

burrata on February 22, 2012 at 5:13 PM

What’s the regional distribution of the respondents to this poll? Christie wouldn’t play well at all outside the NE and the West Coast.

ddrintn on February 22, 2012 at 5:14 PM

A case of questionable wording, perhaps? The four were listed as a group in a “which one of these people” question. A better way to sample would have been to ask individually about the four.

Steve Eggleston on February 22, 2012 at 5:14 PM

do any of you still doubt that Palin is a Self Serving Troll at this point?

Critic2029 on February 22, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Self Serving Troll=dogwhistle…..here come the trolls here come the trolls

burrata on February 22, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Christie? Seriously, who’s being polled in these polls? Christie is just a slightly larger blueprint of Romney.

stukinIL4now on February 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM

You stole my line. Foxnews pushes this guy every chance they get.

KBird on February 22, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Interesting, of those who chose him, more men like Christie than women. And, moderates go big for Christie.

Of those who chose Palin, slightly more women than men chose her. (That goes against what some people here say.)

The Tea Party yays and nays are also very interesting to me.

Fallon on February 22, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Poll: Plurality prefers Christie to Palin or Jeb Bush as dark-horse nominee
…without total cluelessness and ignorance there would be NO RINOs. How many of those participating know that christy out-RINOs RINO romney(care), out-RINOs AMNESTY-JOHN mccain and is PRO-AMNESTY FOR ILLEGALS, PRO-ABORTION, PRO-MAN-MADE GLOBULL WARMING HOAX, PRO-GUN-CONTROL, DOESN’T WORRY ABOUT SHARIA LAW…and has other positions too despicable to mention?

TeaPartyNation on February 22, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Just wait until Newt’s 30 minute commercial starts getting some play time…

Hang in there Newt…!!!

Seven Percent Solution on February 22, 2012 at 5:15 PM

The grass is always greener…

Christie is popular because most people don’t know or care where he stands as long as he entertains with his bellowing at Democrats. That is fun to watch but it won’t be even close to good enough in the long run.

sharrukin on February 22, 2012 at 5:16 PM

I dont believe that study is statistically robust to provide accuracy.

Palin would win over Christie by at least 20 points

georgealbert on February 22, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Agreed. Is this a poll of NJ and Manhattan Republicans? It does make a difference.

ddrintn on February 22, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Swapping Christie for Romney is like changing deck chairs on the Titanic.

Rixon on February 22, 2012 at 5:16 PM

do any of you still doubt that Palin is I’m a Self Serving Troll at this point?

Critic2029 on February 22, 2012 at 5:12 PM

fify..:)

idesign on February 22, 2012 at 5:16 PM

But then, that’s why party brokers are looking for someone who can appeal to the right and to the center from the word go.

That’s Palin, she was a governor with 90% favoribility ratings before the GOP establishment turned their smear merchants loose.

Nobody wants Christie to be president after just an year in office and that too an unremarkable year. This is the establishment clearly going into panic mode and starting their propaganda. It was remarkable that a week ago a brokered convention was as remote as an alien on Pluto but now it’s fait accompli. Ha!

promachus on February 22, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Isn’t Cristie soft on guns? Big non starter for a national office.

karenhasfreedom on February 22, 2012 at 5:17 PM

a big rino

anotherJoe on February 22, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Christie wouldn’t play well at all outside the NE and the West Coast.

ddrintn on February 22, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Little doubt about that

I’ve been meaning to ask if your name means you are a Tennessean?

flyfisher on February 22, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Christie stated he wouldn’t run.

Dr Evil on February 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM

And I think AP was the only one who really cared. LOL

ddrintn on February 22, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Chris Christie?
Jeb?
NEVER!

Jindal?
Palin?
Certainly!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 22, 2012 at 5:18 PM

What’s the regional distribution of the respondents to this poll? Christie wouldn’t play well at all outside the NE and the West Coast.

ddrintn on February 22, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Wasn’t released.

Steve Eggleston on February 22, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I’ve been meaning to ask if your name means you are a Tennessean?

flyfisher on February 22, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Yep. Then again it could be rintintin, as our sweet little bunny-boiler troll CW has it.

ddrintn on February 22, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Battle Royale:

Mama Grizzly vs Big RINO

Fallon on February 22, 2012 at 5:21 PM

And, in this poll, why are they asking people who are NOT registered republicans? THEY don’t get to choose who we nominate. We can barely stand the establishment GOP cramming Romney down our throats. I would like to see a poll of ONLY likely GOP voters.

karenhasfreedom on February 22, 2012 at 5:21 PM

A breathless Ann Coulter needs a cigarette.

darwin on February 22, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Christie stated he wouldn’t run.

Dr Evil on February 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM

About a 100 times, and no one in here calling him fat would have the balls to say it to his face.

rubberneck on February 22, 2012 at 5:23 PM

do any of you still doubt that Critic2029 is a Self Serving Troll at this point?

FIFY!

ariel on February 22, 2012 at 5:23 PM

lol i love all this brokered convention speculation drama

daniels: “the likeliest to jump in?” i am actually not so sure he’s open to the idea.
jeb: i really haven’t heard much about jeb and have no idea how much he likes the idea of a brokered convention. in fact, i don’t even know who likes jeb, i don’t see any support for him when i look at internet comments.
christie: i used to like him but he’s made some comments that make me question how conservative he is. i still think he is a conservative but, not as solidly as someone like…
palin: the one i want. do not underestimate the sheer determination and passion of palin supporters. we launched the earthquake movement, making tv, radio, and internet ads and getting so much attention that our efforts made it to national TV and news, and even a couple of news sites in other countries.

OPERATION EQUILIBRIUM!!!! i’m in!!

Sachiko on February 22, 2012 at 5:23 PM

christie is an arrogant blowhard who would wear thin quickly. no pun intended

brix on February 22, 2012 at 5:23 PM

[Sarah]: Todd, when’s the last time you had the bus tuned up?

[Todd]: last week, I had a feeling you might be asking. What you got in mind?

[Sarah]:
I think it’s time for the “One Nation” tour to hit the road again.

[Todd]: Thought you might say that. What’s the route?

[Sarah, pointing to map]: I’ve got it all layed out. Could you check if they have RV parks in Tampa?

[Todd, looking at map]. Thought so. Already made the reservation.

WisRich on February 22, 2012 at 5:24 PM

And, in this poll, why are they asking people who are NOT registered republicans? THEY don’t get to choose who we nominate. We can barely stand the establishment GOP cramming Romney down our throats. I would like to see a poll of ONLY likely GOP voters.

karenhasfreedom on February 22, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Good point.

SparkPlug on February 22, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Christie stated he wouldn’t run.

Dr Evil on February 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM

And, Daniels’ wife said he wouldn’t.

Fallon on February 22, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I just don’t understand conservatives liking Christie. He may well be fiscally conservative, but that’s all. He is a RINO, and very liberal on social issues.

GFW on February 22, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Didn’t Daniels just say no again? he shouldn’t even be considered in these polls, because he won’t do it.

earlgrey133 on February 22, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Things like this would not play well with conservatives.

Nor would stuff like this…

Being in this country without proper documentation is not a crime,” Christie told more than 60 residents and town officials. “The whole phrase of ‘illegal immigrant’ connotes that the person, by just being here, is committing a crime.”

“Don’t let people make you believe that that’s a crime that the U.S. Attorney’s Office should be doing something about,” he added of entering the country illegally. “It is not.”

sharrukin on February 22, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Chris Christie?
Jeb?
NEVER!

Jindal?
Palin?
Certainly!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 22, 2012 at 5:18 PM

+1 plus one

SparkPlug on February 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Zombie for President 2012!

…2016?

SD Tom on February 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM

I like Christie…. on the Romney ticket

Romney/Christie 2102!

Sounds like a winner to me!

ObamatheMessiah on February 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Swapping Christie for Romney is like changing deck chairs on the Titanic.

Rixon on February 22, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Heh, seriously.

I appreciate the Governor, he’s certainly gotten the taxpayers here to listen up and consider his point of view. While I wouldn’t consider it conservative, it’s definitely a u-turn from Corzine’s (previous governor.)

jersey taxpayer on February 22, 2012 at 5:29 PM

So the pollsters list 3 Conservatives and 1 moderate and the moderate wins by a small amount. This is just like Romney against several Conservatives. The vote is split.

Plus look at how high the No vote was for Christie by White Evangelicals and Tea Party supporters. The poll actually looks very bad for Christie.

huckleberryfriend on February 22, 2012 at 5:29 PM

sharrukin on February 22, 2012 at 5:27 PM

WTH? That’s RINOSpeak

SparkPlug on February 22, 2012 at 5:30 PM

If I have to hold my nose to vote for MR I can just about live with that, but CC in any position will keep me away. CC would be just be a double dose of the Republican Ruling Elite Establishment. Now settle down Anne , go get a cold shower girl ,ASAP.

Sandybourne on February 22, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Jeb Bush? C’mon people. Get with reality. I don’t care if he would be the most perfect president ever in the history of ever. It just won’t happen.

Maybe that’s a sad thing, but to even think it’s possible shows how some voters are determined to lose elections.

Ampersand on February 22, 2012 at 5:30 PM

do any of you still doubt that Critic2029 is a Self Serving Troll at this point?

FIFY!

ariel on February 22, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Oops!
I think idlesign just said that!

do any of you still doubt that Palin is I’m a Self Serving Troll at this point?

Critic2029 on February 22, 2012 at 5:12 PM

fify..:)

idesign on February 22, 2012 at 5:16 PM

And here I done repeated it again!

ariel on February 22, 2012 at 5:31 PM

WTH? That’s RINOSpeak

SparkPlug on February 22, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Its what Christie is. He wouldn’t last two weeks of any serious consideration.

sharrukin on February 22, 2012 at 5:32 PM

palin: the one i want. do not underestimate the sheer determination and passion of palin supporters. we launched the earthquake movement, making tv, radio, and internet ads and getting so much attention that our efforts made it to national TV and news, and even a couple of news sites in other countries.

OPERATION EQUILIBRIUM!!!! i’m in!!

Sachiko on February 22, 2012 at 5:23 PM

LOL.

a capella on February 22, 2012 at 5:33 PM

[Sarah, pointing to map]: I’ve got it all layed out. Could you check if they have RV parks in Tampa?

[Todd, looking at map]. Thought so. Already made the reservation.

WisRich on February 22, 2012 at 5:24 PM

They can park in my bayfront driveway. I’m just a bit south of the convention.

/Ok, so I’m 50 miles south. That’s a short trek in an RV.

ornery_independent on February 22, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Palin vs. Christie, which would be ten times as nasty, would be the greatest blog story ever

Add to that, Christie’s famous sneer at the mention of her name, indicating a mixture of amusement and total disrespect. She’s not going to forget that easily.

Paul-Cincy on February 22, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Is it time to put Operation Equilibrium into effect?

Yes.

• If Santorum has the delegate lead and/or the momentum when it comes time for your state to vote in the Republican primaries, then instead vote for Gingrich or Romney.

• If Romney has the lead, then vote for Santorum or Gingrich.

• If Gingrich has the lead, then vote for Santorum or Romney.

Fallon on February 22, 2012 at 5:35 PM

It’s a bogus poll.

NEXT!

ornery_independent on February 22, 2012 at 5:36 PM

If this would happen, six months later Mitt Romney would show up on all of our television screens wearing a monocle and stroking a cat while he tries to hold the world hostage with nuclear missiles.

Dack Thrombosis on February 22, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Anything to slur Palin and pump up the already-overbloated Islam-loving RINO Christy.

YAWN. Why am I NOT “shocked, SHOCKED!” at this from AP?

HERE’S SOME *REAL* RED MEAT FROM NEWT GINGRICH OFFERING SOME
*B*R*U*C*E* *L*E*E* – style AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE on the topic of ENERGY:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOImnCrKPZ8&feature=player_embedded

Czar of Defenestration on February 22, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Is there anyone here who wouldn’t take Christie over any of the 4 in the race?

Christie (Romney)/Ryan (Palin) seems like a perfect ticket.

cpaulus on February 22, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Presidential election IS important, but not as important as getting a Conservative/Tea Party majority in Congress.

If we can do that, even if BHO is re-elected, we might actually be able to stop some of the true insanity that’s passed in the last 5+ years in Washington.

BlaxPac on February 22, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Unfortunately, Obama is now governing outside of the constitution and our gutless wonders in Congress are letting him get away with it. He is truly acting like an Imperial president, so we need to get him OUT of the oval office, as well as win the senate and make the house more constitutionally conservative.

karenhasfreedom on February 22, 2012 at 5:37 PM

They can park in my bayfront driveway. I’m just a bit south of the convention.

/Ok, so I’m 50 miles south. That’s a short trek in an RV.

ornery_independent on February 22, 2012 at 5:34 PM

My parents are in Bradenton. Are you in Sarasota?

WisRich on February 22, 2012 at 5:38 PM

jersey taxpayer on February 22, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Two words for you … Abbot Districts. 31 AD’s receive over 60% of the state “aid” while the remaining ~550 districts receive the balance. This money comes from property taxes sent to the State. It’s redistribution at it’s worst and the worse an AD performs, the more money they get. Let’s not get started on the state mandates to local BOE’s. State most certainly does have sway over property taxes.

steebo77 on February 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM

It’s so much worse than that. From Steve Lonegan of AFP (today actually) …

Let me throw some numbers at you…

2010 – $29.8B

2011 – $28.3B

2012 – $29.7B

These figures are the amounts of the past three state budgets. But let’s put these numbers into context. The FY 2010 budget (Gov. Corzine’s last) included about $2.3B in federal stimulus dollars, while the FY 2011 budget included $1.03B in federal monies. Otherwise, these budgets would have been about $27.5B and $27.0B, respectively.

The FY 2011 budget, on the surface, appears to decrease spending by $1.5B as compared to FY 2010. But as our Taxpayers’ Budget for 2011 pointed out, this “decrease” was a ruse; primarily a function of a $3B pension deferral and more than $1B in cuts to state aid.

The federal stimulus dollars ran dry last year, yet the FY 2012 budget increased to $29.7B.

Since Gov. Christie took office, state spending has been on the rise. And if the governor has his way, it will rise even further.

Yesterday, Gov. Christie addressed a joint session of the state Legislature in which he outlined his budget proposal for FY 2013. The price tag? $32.1 BILLION! If enacted, the FY 2013 budget would represent an increase of more than 8% over last year’s budget. And overall spending, excluding federal stimulus dollars, would be up more than 15% relative to Gov. Corzine’s final 2010 budget.

Christie is a fraud.

Lost in Jersey on February 22, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Christie is a RINO but as RINOs go he’s the best one we can hope for. He won’t spark the mouth-frothing enthusiasm that Santorum supporters demonstrate but he’s that mysterious common denominator that the GOP was looking for since 2008. Oh, and he’ll put New Jersey in play. If we won’t have a perfect candidate this year, I’ll settle for a big one.

Archivarix on February 22, 2012 at 5:38 PM

So we have another poll we’re supposed to believe. As much as I like Christie, I like him best as the Governor of New Jersey. I’d love to see him finish what he started and get that state straightened out. Let’s face it, he could be the Democrats worst nightmare, he goes into a state with severe financial problems, puts in reforms, has the Democrats fight them all the way, but gets them in anyway, and they work. What does that do for the Democrats and their agenda? I believe it cripples them. If Christie leaves, to become Vice-President, some liberal, either Democrat or Republican, will screw it all up.

The absolutely best vice-president, would also be the best President, IMHO, and that’s Newt. I doubt he would take vice-president, but he knows where all the bodies are buried and he knows how to move legislation, which is what we’re going to need to straighten out the mess Obama and the Democrats are leaving us.

bflat879 on February 22, 2012 at 5:39 PM

The blob cannot become president, he is a space alien, sucking in every jelly filled donut that comes within his gravitational pull.

Smedley on February 22, 2012 at 5:39 PM

The RINOs mentioned by the Establishment are still RINOs. It is mind boggling that RINOs would replace more RINOs. I want to see some serious crime busting going on in DC. Won’t happen with RINOs.

BetseyRoss on February 22, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Christie is a fraud.

Lost in Jersey on February 22, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Does the word “ABbott” ring a bell to you?

Archivarix on February 22, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Is there anyone here who wouldn’t take Christie over any of the 4 in the race?

cpaulus on February 22, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Christie is worse than all of them except perhaps Romney.

sharrukin on February 22, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Second look at Sweet Meteor of Death…?

/

Seven Percent Solution on February 22, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I like Christie. But I think a lot of the knuckleheads who claim to like Christie would not like Christie if they knew more about Christie.

BuzzCrutcher on February 22, 2012 at 5:08 PM

You are right there! The sound bites are nice but that’s about it. I’ll take the quiter any day! Palin for Prez!
No more Bush!

KOOLAID2 on February 22, 2012 at 5:41 PM

I like Christie. But I think a lot of the knuckleheads who claim to like Christie would not like Christie if they knew more about Christie.

BuzzCrutcher on February 22, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Exactly.

Vigilante on February 22, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Is there anyone here who wouldn’t take Christie over any of the 4 in the race?

Christie (Romney)/Ryan (Palin) seems like a perfect ticket.

cpaulus on February 22, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Add him to the current mix and he and Mittwit would do real battle for 5th place on my list.

flyfisher on February 22, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Seven Percent Solution on February 22, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Were you aware that SMOD has a FB page?
It does.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 22, 2012 at 5:45 PM

These “off the cuff” opinion polls are kind of a joke. Palin has been vetted. Christie is a liberal Republican at best, with a likable personality. Once the people got to know his policies, they wouldn’t like him as much.

As for Jeb, he did a great job in Florida, but ……his last name is Bush, so that’s that.

Palin is the winner! :)

JeffVader on February 22, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Is there anyone here who wouldn’t take Christie over any of the 4 in the race?

Yes. He may pass for a conservative in New Jersey and let’s face it, he appears to be the most conservative governor anyone can remember from Jersey. But no. At least one of the four we have beats him.

DanMan on February 22, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Jindal/Palin!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 22, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Jindal/Palin!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 22, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Palin/Jindal!

idesign on February 22, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Jindal/Palin!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 22, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I have no problem with that combo.

WisRich on February 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

About a 100 times, and no one in here calling him fat would have the balls to say it to his face.

rubberneck on February 22, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Well, it’s not like Christie would chase them down or anything.

ddrintn on February 22, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I wouldn’t vote for this lard azz bag of wind if Al Sharpton paid me.

they lie on February 22, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Palin/Jindal!

idesign on February 22, 2012 at 5:53 PM

That works too.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Presidential election IS important, but not as important as getting a Conservative/Tea Party majority in Congress.

This is completely false. They might be equally important. But here’s something that’s not being brought up enough:

Antonin Scalia is 76, Anthony Kennedy is 75, Ginsburg is 78. The next president is likely to get to replace at least one (Ginsburg) and possibly 2 or 3 justices. If Ginsburg is replaced by a Republican appointee it will dramatically shape how the court will be for decades. The same goes for if Obama gets to replace Kennedy or Scalia.

This presidential election is a turning point in our history. The SCOTUS appointments alone make it as important if not more important than winning the Senate and keeping the House in conservative hands, let alone the fact that an Obama victory validates everything he’s done.

cpaulus on February 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM

If Christie got in the race, there would be so many “WTF?” moments, leaving conservatives scratching their heads.

Palin/rAND Paul 2012!

Dongemaharu on February 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

cpaulus on February 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM

What cpaulus said.

Mirimichi on February 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Mediaite made me laugh:

With the Republican campaign continuing to roll on, ready to crash into March, Sarah Palin has been one of the more vocal figures sounding the siren for the possibility of a brokered convention, out of which any member of the Republican Party could leave the nominee. She told Sean Hannity that she didn’t expect “the establishment would come to me,” but nonetheless embraced the idea as “continuation of the process.”

She’s not “sounding the siren”, she’s driving the damn ambulance at 100 MPH, knocking down the other candidates scratch that – allow me to quote Madison Conservative – “working to undermine them”, one by one. Behold the humble patriot with a servant’s heart in action.

Buy Danish on February 22, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Forget it,chubs. Flags at half mast because he’s out of cheesecake.

teacherman on February 22, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Dongemaharu on February 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Paul for president…of Stormfront

annoyinglittletwerp on February 22, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Christie is a fraud.

Lost in Jersey on February 22, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Does the word “ABbott” ring a bell to you?

Archivarix on February 22, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Did you read my post or is this a spelling lesson?

Lost in Jersey on February 22, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Forget it,chubs. Flags at half mast because he’s out of cheesecake.

teacherman on February 22, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I’m a petite woman married to a fat guy.
Don’t knock it-until you’ve tried it.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 22, 2012 at 6:10 PM

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