Chris Christie: I’d consider it if Romney asked me to be his VP

posted at 2:30 pm on February 27, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Chris Christie has resisted every temptation to run for president, but he’s no longer sure he’d be able to resist the temptation to join the GOP ticket as the vice presidential nominee. If Mitt Romney asked, he just might say yes, he said yesterday.

Christian Heinze of the website GOP12 notes that Christie, the popular sharp-tongued Republican who endorsed Mitt Romney’s candidacy for president, is now singing a different tune when asked about being on the GOP ticket in 2012.

“If Gov. Romney were to come and talk to me about it, I would listen because I love my party enough and I love my country enough to listen,” Christie said on CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday.

As Heinze reported on Monday, Christie last year said, “Can you see me as somebody’s vice president? I mean, who would be that poor guy? You know, I just don’t think that my personality is necessarily suited to being No. 2.”

In all likelihood, Mitt Romney won’t ask Chris Christie to be his running mate. No matter how valuable Christie has been to Romney throughout the primary process, Christie wouldn’t diversify Romney’s ticket in the strategic ways a vice presidential nominee should. Like Romney himself, Christie’s executive experience is in a Northeastern, blue state. The white, Anglo-Saxon Catholic Christie wouldn’t do much to attract the crucial Latino vote or to reassure anxious evangelicals.

Then, too, Christie’s year-old remarks still ring true. His strong, forceful personality isn’t suited to a No. 2 position — and to sacrifice him as the governor of New Jersey to sideline him as vice president makes no more sense for the conservative movement at large than it does for Mitt Romney’s prospects of a victory in the general election.

It’s polite of Christie to say he’d consider a Mitt Romney offer — and it’s also a dramatic way to emphasize that he thinks Mitt Romney and no other GOP candidate should be the nominee — but nothing more.


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“Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are.”

It was funny.

LOL

gerrym51 on February 27, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Look I’m not fan of Christie, but can HA come up with
a better pic than this one?

Geez. the guy looks like he swallowed a small RV.

ToddPA on February 27, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Instead of culling the herd, the larger RINOs surround the wounded and exposed RINO and risk the survival of the entire herd to preserve the hereditary leadership.

-Marlin Perkins

batterup on February 27, 2012 at 3:12 PM

We have a winner.

Lost in Jersey on February 27, 2012 at 3:19 PM

i think romney might choose christie, i don’t know why you think it’s so unlikely to happen. he doesn’t “diversify the ticket enough?” well that’s because he has things in common with romney, as you point out. and they would get along well. so i can see romney picking him. (if romney is the nominee) other people who may “diversify the ticket” might not want to be romney’s vp. example: rubio, who unlike christie, has consistently said he is NOT interested in being VP. (yet people keep talking about him anyway)

i do want to see christie vs biden. XD

Sachiko on February 27, 2012 at 3:19 PM

I have to admit Chris is BIG. I can’t imagine what would happen at a White House state dinner.

gerrym51 on February 27, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Well he is the only other reasonable option after Rubio was found to have a Mormon past.

liberal4life on February 27, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Religious bigot.

rbj on February 27, 2012 at 2:46 PM

It’s just trolling, rbj (and a few others). Don’t fall for it. That’s what it’s being paid to do here.

Harbingeing on February 27, 2012 at 3:22 PM

VP candidates typically do not add much to the top of the ticket. The last VP candidate to really make much of a difference in terms of geographical appeal was LBJ in 1964. VP candidates are much more effective when it comes to going on the attack or raising money as the top candidate’s surrogate.

AngusMc on February 27, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Oops — LBJ in 1960, I mean. Damn keyboard.

AngusMc on February 27, 2012 at 3:23 PM

chris Christie would definetly balance the ticket-if Romney,Gingrich,Santorum run as a triuverate

gerrym51 on February 27, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Yes sir re .That the ticket we need .A Rino running with a Rino.That will surely bring the conservative base out.

logman1 on February 27, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Would someone on Christie’s staff please tell him to never, ever remove his suit jacket?

slickwillie2001 on February 27, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Christie wouldn’t diversify Romney’s ticket in the strategic ways a vice presidential nominee should. Like Romney himself, Christie’s executive experience is in a Northeastern, blue state. The white, Anglo-Saxon Catholic Christie wouldn’t do much to attract the crucial Latino vote or to reassure anxious evangelicals.

Why do we have to play identity politics? What in Christie’s language about jobs, cutting spending, and tax cuts won’t apply to Latinos? Oh right, none of it. Why would an evangelical be swayed away from Romney because he’s Mormon and Christie is Catholic and go to Obama who’s mandated against our religious rights of conscience and spent 20 years in Wright’s church?

It’s not 1950 anymore. Christie would be a fine VP candidate and would spark the base. He’d be a great matchup against Biden, and if he and Romney together could flip New Jersey the election is over.

That being said, Romney/Ryan has a nice ring to it.

cpaulus on February 27, 2012 at 3:27 PM

That being said, Romney/Ryan has a nice ring to it.

cpaulus on February 27, 2012 at 3:27 PM

It sure does. When you consider that they collaborated on Ryan-Wyden, it’s clear that they share the same vision and would make a great team.

MJBrutus on February 27, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Why do we have to play identity politics? What in Christie’s language about jobs, cutting spending, and tax cuts won’t apply to Latinos? Oh right, none of it. Why would an evangelical be swayed away from Romney because he’s Mormon and Christie is Catholic and go to Obama who’s mandated against our religious rights of conscience and spent 20 years in Wright’s church?

It’s not 1950 anymore. Christie would be a fine VP candidate and would spark the base. He’d be a great matchup against Biden, and if he and Romney together could flip New Jersey the election is over.

That being said, Romney/Ryan has a nice ring to it.

cpaulus on February 27, 2012 at 3:27 PM

I think Ryan helps the team more by staying in the House leadership at this point. He’ll have a shot at the brass ring in the future.

Bitter Clinger on February 27, 2012 at 3:31 PM

It sure does. When you consider that they collaborated on Ryan-Wyden, it’s clear that they share the same vision and would make a great team.

MJBrutus on February 27, 2012 at 3:29 PM

This seems doable for a Romney/Ryan ticket: http://www.270towin.com/2012_election_predictions.php?mapid=hgd

cpaulus on February 27, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Talk about weighing down the ticket! Take his support of the leftist global warming fraudsters and rinoism, and say, no thanks.

anotherJoe on February 27, 2012 at 3:33 PM

In the meantime what Romney’s veep list looks like:

Allen West – helps in key state Florida, and with Tea Partiers, also brings racial diversity, and military experience to the ticket.

Bobby Jindal – A minority, southerner, strong background in the energy sector and strong executive experience – ready to assume the Presidency if necessary.

Susana Martinez – Since Susana Martinez has taken office, she has set out a budget proposal for fiscal year 2012, as well as establishing a moratorium on all state vehicle purchases till 2012.[21] Martinez has also prohibited all state agencies from hiring lobbyists, limiting the claim of executive privilege to help promote a more transparent government, and has created a small business friendly task force.

On January 31, 2011 Governor Martinez signed an executive order rescinding sanctuary status for illegal immigrants who commit crimes in New Mexico while protecting victims and witnesses of criminal acts.

According to her 2010 gubernatorial campaign website, Martinez is pro-life and is opposed to elective abortion. She supports parental notification laws for minors under 13-years-old who seek an abortion. She is also opposed to same-sex marriage. Martínez supports a balanced budget and lower government spending. She favors putting taxpayer money into a rainy day fund, and refunding taxpayers to attempt to stimulate growth.

Martínez has promised to revamp the state’s education plan by investing in private education. She will seek to repeal state laws that provide illegal immigrants access to driver’s licenses as well as deny children of illegal immigrants access to higher education through the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship. Martinez opposes New Mexico’s medical marijuana program, but has indicated that repealing New Mexico’s existing law is not a priority

Brian Sandoval - Hispanic (Mexican) and a strong capable speaker. Former DA and state legislator, Sandoval sponsored 14 bills that became law — including bills that prevented felons from suing victims if they are injured committing a crime, increased the penalties for operating a boat under the influence, and allowed indigent defendants to perform community service to defray their legal costs.

Sandoval, as the state’s 30th Governor, proposed a $5.8 billion 2011 budget without any new taxes. It could cause as many as 361 layoffs and 5% pay reductions for state workers. It also included a 5% cut in primary education and 7% cut in higher education.[19] Sandoval is turning down his pay raise that would have increased his salary from $141,000 to $149,573 per year. He also has said he will take a 5% pay cut to coincide every other state worker.

joncoltonis on February 27, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Romney joining forces with the Muslim loving Governor of NJ = No Bueno

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Lets see, Romney / Christy Cap and Trade Check, gun ban Check, etc. Oh yea I am getting in line

KBird on February 27, 2012 at 2:49 PM

RESPECT

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Chris Christie: I’d consider it if Romney asked me to be his VP
…a DOUBLE-DOSE of RINO would guarantee that I WILL NOT CAST A VOTE FOR PRESIDENT IN NOV.

TeaPartyNation on February 27, 2012 at 3:34 PM

I should have added that I’m not saying Romney/Ryan couldn’t win in Florida, but it’s nice to know that you don’t need to win Florida with that ticket. You could do the reverse and give them Florida and take away NV, OH, and Iowa. That also leaves out NH, which I think that ticket could compete in.

cpaulus on February 27, 2012 at 3:35 PM

cpaulus on February 27, 2012 at 3:31 PM

I would think that FL would go RED as well :-)

MJBrutus on February 27, 2012 at 3:35 PM

cpaulus on February 27, 2012 at 3:35 PM

LOL! We’re on the same wave length.

MJBrutus on February 27, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Most iritating voice of 2011 = Ann Coulter

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Yes, it’s far worse listening to her than Barack Obama. His voice is just music to your ears, correct?

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 2:50 PM

You make no sense

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 3:37 PM

joncoltonis on February 27, 2012 at 3:33 PM

All of those people were elected in 2010. Are you talking about Rubio’s runningmates for 8 years from now?

cpaulus on February 27, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I agree with the analysis. I live in the west, and two northeasteners would do nothing for most of the people here. The story is the fact that Romney has to depend on his VP to get the base energized for his candidacy. It wouldn’t do much for me. Been there, done that with McCain/Palin in 2008. Haven’t we learned anything?

lea on February 27, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I support real conservatives. You support RINO progressives. We are totally opposite.

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Would someone on Christie’s staff please tell him to never, ever remove his suit jacket?

slickwillie2001 on February 27, 2012 at 3:25 PM

He doesn’t have his suit jacket at the moment. I’m borrowing it for my tent for an upcoming camping trip.

JPeterman on February 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Christie’s days in NJ are numbered. This happens frequently in blue states. When Democrats can’t do math and screw up big time, people turn to Republicans to straighten out yet another economic mess. Once things improve, those same people (mostly independents) start sniffing at unicorn rear-ends again and looking for “free” stuff again. And the cycle repeats.

rhombus on February 27, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Yes, it’s far worse listening to her than Barack Obama. His voice is just music to your ears, correct?

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 2:50 PM

You make no sense

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I think NoDonkey’s point is that Obama’s voice is more irritating than Coulter’s.

Bitter Clinger on February 27, 2012 at 3:43 PM

lea on February 27, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Romney is not McCain.
Romney is not Bob Dole.
Romney is not the headless horseman.
There was only one Ronald Reagan.

The sooner “the base” gets those stupid thoughts out of there heads, the sooner they can see things more clearly.

MJBrutus on February 27, 2012 at 3:43 PM

“diversify the ticket enough?”

Sachiko on February 27, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Of course it doesn’t, you’d have two NE gun grabbers. I hope everybody but NY/DC liberal Republicans vote third party in that event.

FloatingRock on February 27, 2012 at 3:44 PM

In the meantime what Romney’s veep list looks like

You’re getting way ahead of yourself.

Worse, this is the kind of remark which gets lots of Republicans riled up and adamantly against Willard. It’s the creepy sense of entitlement coming from his campaign, as if the Republican voters are sheep to be herded, and only by some good, moderate Republican shepherd.

And it’s extra-creepy the way you name four minority candidates as your choices to run with Willard–an African-American, two Latinos, and an Indian. It’s as if you think the function of the other races is to help Willard become president. Yuck.

I don’t think Allen West would run on the same ticket as a Mormon, whose church banned blacks from leadership positions until the 1970s.

But we won’t have to worry about it. Willard is not going to be nominated.

Emperor Norton on February 27, 2012 at 3:44 PM

All of those people were elected in 2010. Are you talking about Rubio’s runningmates for 8 years from now?

cpaulus on February 27, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Jindal was elected before 2010. I think he was elected in ’08, not sure about that. But definitely before 2010.

Bitter Clinger on February 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Romney is not McCain.
Romney is not Bob Dole.

MJBrutus on February 27, 2012 at 3:43 PM

If he was Republicans would be so much better off, but would still probably lose regardless.

FloatingRock on February 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Romney is not McCain.
Romney is not Bob Dole.
Romney is not the headless horseman.
There was only one Ronald Reagan.

The sooner “the base” gets those stupid thoughts out of there heads, the sooner they can see things more clearly.

MJBrutus on February 27, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Uh, Romney is pretty much McCain Redux. Maybe slightly better than McCain, but only slightly.

Bitter Clinger on February 27, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Heh,

Hot Air still firing off the propaganda photos against supposed “RINOs”…..of course if you think Christie is a “RINO” and Santorum is a Conservative in comparison, then you would be stupid enough to be susceptible to that sort of nonsense.

Christie would be great for any candidates VP slot as he would start chirping about any frivolous spending, by far the most destructive problem in western society today.

Zybalto on February 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM

I agree with the analysis. I live in the west, and two northeasteners would do nothing for most of the people here. The story is the fact that Romney has to depend on his VP to get the base energized for his candidacy. It wouldn’t do much for me. Been there, done that with McCain/Palin in 2008. Haven’t we learned anything?

lea on February 27, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Palin did energize the base. That ticket went ahead in the polls until the economic collapse hit. Then, there wasn’t much any Republican could do to win, though McCain especially blew it with his campaign “suspension”.

Bitter Clinger on February 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Romney is 5,000 times better than McCain. He’s a better candidate than Bush 43 as well. Although it remains to be seen whether or not his general election campaign will be as smooth running as W’s…

therightwinger on February 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Most iritating voice of 2011 = Ann Coulter

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 2:47 PM
Yes, it’s far worse listening to her than Barack Obama. His voice is just music to your ears, correct?

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 2:50 PM
You make no sense

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I don’t know how to respond to people this simple, sorry.

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 3:51 PM

You’re getting way ahead of yourself.

Emperor Norton on February 27, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Indeed!!

Bitter Clinger on February 27, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Christie is so hypocritical. He would not run for President because of his commitment to NJ, but that commitment means nothing for VP?

I do not get that logic for a second. I always assumed he had massive skeltons in his closet that would have come out in a general election. But, that can’t be the case if he is talking about VP. So, why the reluctance to run for president?

However, it is just not happening. A moderate Republican from a blue state is not picking another moderated from a blue state. It would be foolish. The pick is going to be an experienced Southern conservative. It makes the most sense.

milcus on February 27, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Wow, Romney and Mr. Creasote

kirkill on February 27, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Uh, Romney is pretty much McCain Redux. Maybe slightly better than McCain, but only slightly.

Bitter Clinger on February 27, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Uh, really? So how much time did Mitt spend working for the Feds? How long was he in the armed services, which whatever their benefits, is a great way to learn how to become a bureaucrat? And how long was Mitt a Senator? And isn’t a shame that Mitt never spent any time in private industry or learned a thing about how the private sector works and how government affects their decisions.

You’d be better off comparing him to Yosemite Sam. At least when could both be in on the joke.

MJBrutus on February 27, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Jindal was elected before 2010. I think he was elected in ’08, not sure about that. But definitely before 2010.

Bitter Clinger on February 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Bobby Jindal was first elected Governor of Louisiana in 2007, and was re-elected in 2011 with 66% of the vote, and is now starting his second term.

Bobby Jindal would make an excellent running mate for Romney, or for any of the other Republican candidates. He became very popular for his common-sense response to the BP oil spill, and would be a tremendous asset to a ticket if energy policy and high gasoline prices became a major issue.

Steve Z on February 27, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Christie is so hypocritical. He would not run for President because of his commitment to NJ, but that commitment means nothing for VP?

milcus on February 27, 2012 at 3:59 PM

So he’ll throw us under the bus to run for VP – must be thinking about all the sntertainment a VP does. Of course Christie’s hypicritical – he’a a politician who sees 4 sides to everything.

But seems to me like he would be a poor choice if Romney is looking for someone to balance him. Romney needs to base & the social cons – Christie isn’t going to bring that group.

katiejane on February 27, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Romney is not McCain.
Romney is not Bob Dole.
Romney is not the headless horseman.

He is also:
Not impressive
Not eloquent
Not in touch with his electorate
Not courageous
Not particularly likeable

Right Mover on February 27, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Romney needs to base & the social cons

katiejane on February 27, 2012 at 4:12 PM

He needs them the way he needs the clap.

MJBrutus on February 27, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Gotta wonder how Romney will like hanging out at the Bada Bing Lounge with his running mate.

kenny on February 27, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Bobby Jindal would make an excellent running mate for Romney, or for any of the other Republican candidates. He became very popular for his common-sense response to the BP oil spill, and would be a tremendous asset to a ticket if energy policy and high gasoline prices became a major issue.

Jindal would be a vast improvement at the top of the ticket over any of these guys left standing.

Right Mover on February 27, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Swell, just what we need. Two liberal shumks from the northeast. Third party here we come. The Pubs are so far gone it’s not worth saving their RINOazzes.

they lie on February 27, 2012 at 4:27 PM

I like the idea of The Fat Man on the ticket – as long as he’s at the top…

Bruno Strozek on February 27, 2012 at 4:29 PM

All of those people were elected in 2010. Are you talking about Rubio’s runningmates for 8 years from now?

cpaulus on February 27, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Jindal was elected before 2010. I think he was elected in ’08, not sure about that. But definitely before 2010.

Bitter Clinger on February 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM

My Bad, missed, Jindal on there. He would be good

cpaulus on February 27, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Bruno Strozek on February 27, 2012 at 4:29 PM

He’s just big-boned :-)

MJBrutus on February 27, 2012 at 4:32 PM

People like mitt more than Rick. See vote totals.

Rusty Allen on February 27, 2012 at 4:35 PM

CC will have to sit on Paul and sonny boy to get the prize.

vilebody on February 27, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Most iritating voice of 2011 = Ann Coulter

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Yes, it’s far worse listening to her than Barack Obama. His voice is just music to your ears, correct?

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 2:50 PM

You make no sense

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I don’t know how to respond to people this simple, sorry.

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Apologize to me… you have made a false accusation

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 4:46 PM

David Mitchell at American Thinker has a theory that Romney’s going to ask Rand Paul to be VP.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/the_deal_between_romney_and_paul.html

lea on February 27, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Palin did energize the base. That ticket went ahead in the polls until the economic collapse hit. Then, there wasn’t much any Republican could do to win, though McCain especially blew it with his campaign “suspension”.

Bitter Clinger on February 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM

The GOP “base” consist of those who will vote for the R nominee. It is that simple.

Palin energized a segment of the GOP that was going to sit at home or begrudgingly vote in 2008. Palin’s problem was that she turned off as many indies etc as she attracted from the GOP.

Then she opened her mouth and started the “going rogue” idiocy. That turned of the disaffected dems, the indies, and a majority of the GOP. She hasn’t recovered from it probably never will. And if she endorses Gingrich or Santorum again, her ability to help us on the down tickets will be seriously weakened. If she backs a loser in the primary, she loses credibility in the general. In the general, she can support as many as she likes and enjoy credibility through the entire general election. Why? Because no one loses until election day and all the campaigning is over.

Sarah Palin needs to keep her mouth shut in the primary and save it for the down ticket races in the general.

csdeven on February 27, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Yes, it’s far worse listening to her than Barack Obama. His voice is just music to your ears, correct?

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 2:50 PM

You make no sense

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I think NoDonkey’s point is that Obama’s voice is more irritating than Coulter’s.

Bitter Clinger on February 27, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Peace to BC but they insulted me for critizing RINO Zombie Ann Coulter incorrectly insinuating that I was leftie. See my post above.

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Palin did energize the base. That ticket went ahead in the polls until the economic collapse hit. Then, there wasn’t much any Republican could do to win, though McCain especially blew it with his campaign “suspension”.

Bitter Clinger on February 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Palin did energize the base, and we still lost. We did everything we could to drag McCain over the finish line. We need an inspiring candidate for President, not Vice President, and we don’t have one.

lea on February 27, 2012 at 4:59 PM

chris Christie would definetly balance the ticket-if Romney,Gingrich,Santorum run as a triuverate

gerrym51 on February 27, 2012 at 3:24 PM

ROLMAO!!!!

Good one.

JeffVader on February 27, 2012 at 5:05 PM

His ability to stand against and bring public employee unions to heel is Christies single greatest asset.

It just so happens the war against public employee unions might be the single most important fight in the battle to save our economy.

rickyricardo on February 27, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I am waiting for your apology NoDonkey… would you have the integrity and courage to do that or are you a spineless coward?

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Christie looks like he could eat two Romneys in that picture.

ironked on February 27, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Christie’s such a liar. He said he had work to do in New Jersey.

disa on February 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Ann Coulter – kingmaker ????

esblowfeld on February 27, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Now that would be funny. Christie as Romney’s attack dog all throughout his presidency. However, I think he needs a conservative type from a red state as his VP. Any thoughts
from the maddening crowd on whom that might be?

Amjean on February 27, 2012 at 6:03 PM

I don’t know if he has gravitas, but he has gravity.

RBMN on February 27, 2012 at 2:32 PM

You are both wrong; he has gravy.

Amjean on February 27, 2012 at 6:04 PM

I guess it ain’t over until the fat lady man sings.

chewmeister on February 27, 2012 at 6:15 PM

rickyricardo on February 27, 2012 at 5:37 PM

That would seem to be his only conservative accomplishment. The rest of his policies lean too much to the left.

chewmeister on February 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Most iritating voice of 2011 = Ann Coulter

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Obviously, you never saw or heard of Rebecca Black.

Myron Falwell on February 27, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Ann Coulter – kingmaker ????

esblowfeld on February 27, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Shhh. You’ll give her ideas… :P

I still stand by my original argument that Ann was kidnapped by space aliens in early 2011 that resembled Gov. Christie. That’s the only explanation for her having gone off the deep end…

Myron Falwell on February 27, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Romney is not McCain.
Romney is not Bob Dole.
Romney is not the headless horseman.
There was only one Ronald Reagan.

The sooner “the base” gets those stupid thoughts out of there heads, the sooner they can see things more clearly.

MJBrutus on February 27, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Romney is a moderate and not conservative just like McCain and Dole. You need to open your eyes and see the truth. Why do you think the base has to be energized with a conservative VP?

lea on February 27, 2012 at 6:42 PM

I’m no Romney fan but as this primary has progressed I have found him much better in numerous regards as a candidate and possible president than McCain.

Christie would be a horrid choice. Just on 2A issues alone he is a non-starter.

deepdiver on February 27, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Most iritating voice of 2011 = Ann Coulter

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Obviously, you never saw or heard of Rebecca Black.

Myron Falwell on February 27, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Funny, but to be perfectly blunt I’d rather have a Rebecca Black CD on repeat for days than hear Ann Coulter say “Riiiiiiiiight” again

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 7:15 PM

All of those people were elected in 2010. Are you talking about Rubio’s runningmates for 8 years from now?

cpaulus on February 27, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Actually Bobby Jindal was elected in 2008. But, who’s counting? Also, if anyone wants to make an issue of our VP’s only have two years under their belt, they just expose how unprepared Obama was when he first assumed office.

Bobby Jindal was first elected Governor of Louisiana in 2007, and was re-elected in 2011 with 66% of the vote, and is now starting his second term.

Bobby Jindal would make an excellent running mate for Romney, or for any of the other Republican candidates. He became very popular for his common-sense response to the BP oil spill, and would be a tremendous asset to a ticket if energy policy and high gasoline prices became a major issue.

+1

And it’s extra-creepy the way you name four minority candidates as your choices to run with Willard–an African-American, two Latinos, and an Indian. It’s as if you think the function of the other races is to help Willard become president. Yuck.

Why are minorities yuck? You racist dog.

I don’t think Allen West would run on the same ticket as a Mormon, whose church banned blacks from leadership positions until the 1970s.

I think we’ll let Allen West do his own thinking he’s probably a lot better off that way. Though I’m sure he’d appreciate whatever input you offer him.

joncoltonis on February 27, 2012 at 7:17 PM

I still stand by my original argument that Ann was kidnapped by space aliens in early 2011 that resembled Gov. Christie. That’s the only explanation for her having gone off the deep end…

Myron Falwell on February 27, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Much respect to Myron Falwell

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Romney is not McCain.
Romney is not Bob Dole.
Romney is not the headless horseman.
There was only one Ronald Reagan.

The sooner “the base” gets those stupid thoughts out of there heads, the sooner they can see things more clearly.

MJBrutus on February 27, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Romney is a moderate and not conservative just like McCain and Dole. You need to open your eyes and see the truth. Why do you think the base has to be energized with a conservative VP?

lea on February 27, 2012 at 6:42 PM

He’s already answered you:

Romney needs to base & the social cons

katiejane on February 27, 2012 at 4:12 PM

He needs them the way he needs the clap.

MJBrutus on February 27, 2012 at 4:14 PM

ebrown2 on February 27, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Yea, and if he did ask him the big mouth governor would pull a Lucy with the football and say he never said it. I don’t trust him. He’s an arrogant. loud mouth. bully. Go away, Christie, you had your chance and frankly? You’re not all that.

scalleywag on February 27, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Half way through his governorship Romney decided to pursue a presidential run, amazingly because he knew he would get trounced in his 2006 reelection bid. Suppose Christie also sees the handwriting on the wall? When it’s all said and done, you might sell yourself to a NE liberal state for one term, but you can forget two when the liberal nanny state residents realize they have to put some skin in the game too.

bartonbulletin on February 27, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Funny, but to be perfectly blunt I’d rather have a Rebecca Black CD on repeat for days than hear Ann Coulter say “Riiiiiiiiight” again

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 7:15 PM

The only tolerable version of ‘Friday’ I have ever heard. :)

Myron Falwell on February 27, 2012 at 9:22 PM

These guys have been smoozing for a while-the GOP should attack and undermine the left as much as it does the “anybody but Oromney”
candidate.

I couldn’t bring myself to vote for an Oromney/Big Bully Christie ticket. Not to worry about Obama ruining the country -if this is all we have -the country is already ruined.

Don L on February 27, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Idiot #1 cue the fat joke
Idiot #2 drop the RINO title
Idiot #3 Sharia law.

Yes, the idiots show up for Christie threads every time posted.

rubberneck on February 27, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Don’t want anything to do with either one of the liberal pukes…

Mr. Grump on February 28, 2012 at 12:06 AM

I do hope Christie is NOT on the anyones short list as New Jersey needs him more than the country does.

GFW on February 28, 2012 at 7:18 AM

I still stand by my original argument that Ann was kidnapped by space aliens in early 2011 that resembled Gov. Christie. That’s the only explanation for her having gone off the deep end…

Myron Falwell on February 27, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Strange, aint it?
Methinks the fair lady should read the books she’s written. I have.
(I wrote to her and told her that)
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on February 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM

God forbid!?! TWO East Coast Liberals masquerading as (R)s!?!

Colatteral Damage on February 28, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Figures.

wi farmgirl on February 28, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Funny, but to be perfectly blunt I’d rather have a Rebecca Black CD on repeat for days than hear Ann Coulter say “Riiiiiiiiight” again

apocalypse on February 27, 2012 at 7:15 PM

The only tolerable version of ‘Friday’ I have ever heard. :)

Myron Falwell on February 27, 2012 at 9:22 PM

hehe

apocalypse on February 28, 2012 at 9:18 PM

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