Chris Christie: Too confrontational for VP?

posted at 11:31 am on July 7, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie retains a following of voters who would like to see him get the VP nod from Mitt Romney, but there are plenty more who would like to see him removed from contention. Those in the latter group may have another complaint to add to their lists following a rather brusque confrontation down at the Jersey Shore between Christie and some anonymous heckler.

Gov. Chris Christie got into a heated argument on the Seaside Heights boardwalk Thursday night, according to the website TMZ.com.

In a video posted to the website, Christie, seen holding an ice cream cone, grew angry at a passerby on the boardwalk who TMZ said shouted criticism of Christie’s education policy. The website said the confrontation happened last night as Christie was “hangin’” with his family in Seaside Heights.

“You’re a real big shot,” Christie said as he walked towards the man. “You’re a real big shot shooting your mouth off.”

The Governor concluded the encounter by repeatedly telling the heckler to, “keep walking.” Doug Mataconis thinks this may prove to be a trend of temperamental incidents which will keep Christie off the ticket this fall.

Considering the fact that TMZ just happened to get the video, it’s possible this was a set up. But, guys, a confrontational style like this might work in New Jersey (and, trust me, it does) but it will not play well on the national scene.

Doug has the video of the encounter, so click through and watch for yourself. But he does point out a couple of things about this incident which are noteworthy. First of all, it’s kind of a stretch that somebody just happened to be there to capture the encounter for the use of TMZ from beginning to end. But then again, he is the Governor, so it’s not all that unlikely that somebody would be filming him when he’s out having an ice cream on a hot summer night with the family.

Another possibility is that Christie reacted this way in a very deliberate manner to keep up his image as a no-nonsense, take no prisoners kind of guy who doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Whenever he takes somebody to task, such as calling a reporter stupid, I can’t help but feel that he not only enjoys it, but that it’s a very purposeful move with political strategy in mind. But this ice cream incident looks a bit more off the cuff and angry than a calculated display of righteous indignation with the stupid. That kind of thing actually could call into question how ready he is for international diplomacy.

But even if it was a set-up by Democratic opponents, Christie is a governor and somebody widely held to have aspirations to even higher offices. You’ve got to be ready for encounters like this and walk a rather delicate line between forcefulness and anger. Too many of these types of displays won’t do anything to help him land a spot in the White House or anywhere near it.


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Unseemly.

Mason on July 7, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Chris Christie would make Dick Cheney look like Walter Mondale as VEEP.I don’t think the country, outside of Leno, is ready for that.And he’s been a great governor in Jersey.He should finish that important job and learn a bit of self control before he tries to move up.

xkaydet65 on July 7, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Agreed, we need more of the wet-noodle types who quail and kowtow to anyone who so much as looks at them crosseyed. Bowing and scraping pols are what made America great.

Bishop on July 7, 2012 at 11:38 AM

I just can not find myself liking christie one bit! He is a snotty, get-in-your face thug, IMO.

If NJ is happy with him, keep him there to help the state. I sure don’t want him as vp!
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letget on July 7, 2012 at 11:38 AM

I don’t agree with all of Christie’s positions (some I loathe) but I have absolutely no problem with him verbally smacking the sh*t out of boneheads…

As for VP, who cares if it’s Christie, from a “getting Romney elected” he won’t hurt, might even help a little bit, but I think it’s safe to say after Biden, it will never really matter again who is in that office, ever.. It is now officially a joke office and job…

Tim Zank on July 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Fear the Fatman!

paratisi on July 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

That may work just fine in Asbury Park or Newark or Hoboken.

But it ain’t gonna play in Peoria…

JohnGalt23 on July 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Christie Is Not One of Us

IrishEi on July 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Having lived in the NE and now as resident in a Southern state I recognize there are geographical differences in what is considered to be acceptable behavior. People here would chuckle, be polite and hope that Christie would move quickly to his next destination. INOW, we wouldn’t accept this on a daily basis. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t some nasty ba$tards in Southern politics. It’s a matter of style.

Personally, I like someone who will take it to the mat occasionally, but I’m not sure that Christie’s demeanor will work for most Americans.

On the other hand, imagine Christie as Veep saying something like this to Putin or Chavez:

“You’re a real big shot,” Christie said as he walked towards the man. “You’re a real big shot shooting your mouth off.”

Kinda makes me smile.

Cody1991 on July 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Mouthy, yes, but there are other reasons I don’t want Christie anywhere near the White House. He’s got some strange views on the 2nd Amendment, for one, and then there’s his dubious support of the Ground Zero Mosque that is a big red flag.

Chris Christie: A Conservative Myth – Part 7

PatriotGal2257 on July 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

VP press conferences ending like the entire town gone viral fist-fight in Blazing Saddles would be an interesting change of pace.

Not to mention that Obama shill David Gregory would know not to ask any questions in French unless he wants a fast five across the lip.

viking01 on July 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

I like Christie…as the governor of a small purple state.

ElectricPhase on July 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

I like Christie…as the governor of a small the most densely populated purple blue state.

ElectricPhase on July 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

IrishEi on July 7, 2012 at 11:44 AM

He would overshadow Romney and most presidential candidates. And no I don’t mean physically.

CW on July 7, 2012 at 11:45 AM

I say make him Ambassador to the Soviet Union Russia.

flipflop on July 7, 2012 at 11:46 AM

He actually did this at a rally for a candidate he supposedly supported.

She, of course, lost her ass off. But no worries: her loss was promptly blamed on Palin’s endorsement.

JamesSeanMcKeane on July 7, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Another thought is that the guy is out with his family and would probably like to be left alone for the evening, seeing as it wasn’t a political event.

Christie has already defended his education policy and given the reasons why, as far as he’s concerned there’s no reason to take up his time rehashing it.

Reminds me of the final days of the Reagan campaign when a heckler shouted at him, and Reagan replied “Oh shut up!”.

GarandFan on July 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Christy’s confrontational style is EXACTLY what is needed on the national level. Some one needs to put these left wing goose stepping idiots in there place & show how stupid they are! The only reason this would not work on a national level is because of politically correct stupidity which has turned this county into a nation of pussies!

Confederate on July 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

I generally don’t bother watching stuff like this, but it’s been played up so much I gave TMZ the click and watched it.

What’s the big deal? Really?? A bunch of hooey about nothing. He’s not my guy for VP, but this latest nonsense doesn’t have anything to do with that.

Scott P on July 7, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Agreed, we need more of the wet-noodle types who quail and kowtow to anyone who so much as looks at them crosseyed. Bowing and scraping pols are what made America great.

Bishop on July 7, 2012 at 11:38 AM

That’s right. If you’re not ready to bow down to the meagerist of of critics, then you’re not ready to bow down to somebody really important.

Curtiss on July 7, 2012 at 11:56 AM

…after Joe Biden?…what could go wrong?

KOOLAID2 on July 7, 2012 at 11:57 AM

“You’re a real big shot,” Christie said as he walked towards the man. “You’re a real big shot shooting your mouth off.”

Irony is outraged.

But yes, we do need a morbidly obese, anti-liberty, loudmouth Yankee RINO on the ticket. Surefire winner outside of New England.

CorporatePiggy on July 7, 2012 at 11:58 AM

I like Christie, but he 0% chance of becoming veep. I never even understood the speculation.

Subordination and discipline are must haves in a veep. They have to toe the line and check their opinions and egos.

Christie is a non-starter. Plus he does little to bring a new demo or state into the fold. But…

Attorney General, hell yeah.

Either Christie or Ayotte will become AG, but I think Romney owes Christie who would really rather not run again, and his no holds barred approach would be awesome at Justice.

Ayotte’s profile will rise with Mitt. She wont be in the Senate long.

swamp_yankee on July 7, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Be honest: If you were president would you want Christie as your veep and be constantly worrying about what he might say next?

PackerBronco on July 7, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Tough guy…with a security detail around him.

Rational Thought on July 7, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Several possibilities/dynamiocs:
–he’s too confrontational

–he would balance out and upgrade the confrontational score of Romney

–he would keep his confrontational aspect almost completely under wraps during the campaign so that “normal people” would be unaware of it, whereas “we” would see it as kind of an ink blot thing, making everyone happy.

ParisParamus on July 7, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Chris Christie: Too confrontational liberal for VP?

Fixed it!

bw222 on July 7, 2012 at 12:03 PM

But it ain’t gonna play in Peoria…

JohnGalt23 on July 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Richard Pryor was from Peoria..

Rio Linda Refugee on July 7, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Be honest: If you were president would you want Christie as your veep and be constantly worrying about what he might say next?

PackerBronco on July 7, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Compound question.
If you were president:
(1) would you want Christie as your veep? YES
(2) be constantly worrying about what he might say next? NO

Reference:

we need more of the wet-noodle types who quail and kowtow to anyone who so much as looks at them crosseyed. Bowing and scraping pols are what made America great.

Bishop on July 7, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Jeddite on July 7, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Make him Secretary of State.

Can’t wait to hear his first address to the UN, and see the reports of his first meeting with Vlad.

novaculus on July 7, 2012 at 12:04 PM

That may work just fine in Asbury Park or Newark or Hoboken.

But it ain’t gonna play in Peoria…

JohnGalt23 on July 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Very true. I live in the midwest but work with a bunch of people in New Jersey. Christie is just acting like a typical New York/New Jersey a-hole.

bw222 on July 7, 2012 at 12:05 PM

It’s Saturday and RINO Jazz Shaw is at the helm…

kevinkristy on July 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Too confrontational for VP?

……….and he’s a HUUUUUUUGE Lib/Progressive that likes to fiscal discipline.

He would NOT play well in the South.

PappyD61 on July 7, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Attorney General, hell yeah.

Either Christie or Ayotte will become AG, but I think Romney owes Christie who would really rather not run again, and his no holds barred approach would be awesome at Justice.

Ayotte’s profile will rise with Mitt. She wont be in the Senate long.

swamp_yankee on July 7, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Think it through. Christie is anti-Second Amerdment, pro-illegal alien and has sympathies with radical Muslims. Is this the man you want as attorney general.

bw222 on July 7, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Too confrontational for VP?

Yes……

…….and he’s a HUUUUUUUGE Lib/Progressive that likes fiscal discipline.

hit ‘submit comment’ too soon, goat about ran me down in the pasture sorry ’bout dat.

PappyD61 on July 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Too confrontational? You’re probably right. What we need is another mentally challenged buffoon like Biden to be the second to the “leader of the free”. Makes sense, doesn’t it?

volsense on July 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM

It’s Saturday and RINO Jazz Shaw is at the helm…

kevinkristy on July 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM

RINO? When did Jazz become more conservative? I am sure glad they made Erika the daily author and not Jazz.

bw222 on July 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Make him Secretary of State.
Can’t wait to hear his first address to the UN, and see the reports of his first meeting with Vlad.

Speaking of vlad, have y’all seen this? This is the first I have seen or read about this. Wonder WHAT they are up to?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/report-russian-nuclear-capable-bombers-intercepted-near-west-coast-for-second-time-in-2-weeks/
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letget on July 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Meh. Doubt I’d even buy a corndog from his cart.

Limerick on July 7, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Christe is tough and he is real . . . this of course is a bad fit for our politically correct, weaselly government and its sleazy politicians.

rplat on July 7, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Hey bw222 on july7,2012 at 12:10 PM.

Are you suggesting that Holder and Christie are related.If you’re right, the only difference between the two is Holder is racist to the core and Christie is colorblind.

volsense on July 7, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Bobby Jindal would kung fu chop his @ss

Slade73 on July 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Let him clean up DOJ

phreshone on July 7, 2012 at 12:22 PM

christies way too big. all mitt needs to hide behind is an itsy bitsy part of his wife’s skirt.

renalin on July 7, 2012 at 12:24 PM

If he’d put Brian Williams in a Boston Crab then Andrea Mitchell in a Sleeper Hold…. I’d watch.

He’s climbing up on the top rope Stephanopoulos so you’d best stay put on the far side of the Ref.

viking01 on July 7, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Chris Christie is a real ‘Big Effin’ Deal’ and truly his fire and passion are needed on team Romney. Someone on the team has to be willing to go on the attack against the Axlerod smear machine and our liar-in-Chief who plays fast and loose with the facts about his Mitt’s time at Bain while expecting everyone to forget the failings of the last 3-1/2 years.

HoosierStateofMind on July 7, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Christe is tough and he is real . . . this of course is a bad fit for our politically correct, weaselly government and its sleazy politicians.

rplat on July 7, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Being pro-illegal alien and having close ties and supporting radical Muslims hardly swipes at political correctness.

Christie is politically correct most of the time. He is a typical obnoxious loud-mouth New Jerseyite who just happens to be a somewhat fiscally conservative governor … nothing more.

Christie once had a state helicopter fly him to his son’s youth baseball games with a limo to take him the last 100 years. The more you discover about Christie, the less you will like him.

bw222 on July 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM

we need more of the wet-noodle types who quail and kowtow to anyone who so much as looks at them crosseyed. Bowing and scraping pols are what made America great.

Bishop on July 7, 2012 at 11:38 AM

…C C is no conservative…but I do like his style!

KOOLAID2 on July 7, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Meh. He won’t be VP, but I bet he’ll be part of the Romney administration somewhere.

bluealice on July 7, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Jeddite on July 7, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I guess that pretty much summarizes my views.

As for his liberal views, he is from NJ. Any further to the right and you would never even know his name (it would have helped a lot of people that invested with MF Global though)…

VP? I hope not. Some people are much more effective in fixing this mess outside the role of opening shopping malls (I would put Paul Ryan and Palin in that camp also).

teejk on July 7, 2012 at 12:32 PM

HoosierStateofMind on July 7, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Are you Ann Coulter?

bw222 on July 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM

People just don’t talk to people that way. Maybe in a road rage situation, but not in real life. Not in the workplace and not in social gatherings. None of these politicians are real, and if this is his “real” than he does not fit in with the everyday average American.

shar61 on July 7, 2012 at 12:39 PM

…C C is no conservative…but I do like his style!

KOOLAID2 on July 7, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Would you like it so much if you were on the receiving end of his pompous arrogant bullying? As he attempted to strip you of your 2nd amendment and force Sharia law on you?

SWalker on July 7, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Unseemly.

Mason on July 7, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Inartful.

But he, along with Rudy, are my fave lib Repubs.

Let him clean up DOJ

phreshone on July 7, 2012 at 12:22 PM

I wish.

petefrt on July 7, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Love me some Chris Christie, but a resounding ‘no’ on him being vp, for the reasons many of you have already stated. However, he should be offered a good slot in Romney’s administration.

plumorchard on July 7, 2012 at 12:40 PM

However, he should be offered a good slot in Romney’s administration.

plumorchard on July 7, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Yes, every administration needs a good court jester and food taster…

SWalker on July 7, 2012 at 12:42 PM

It’s probably not as bad as being called SUCKA! by that paragon of high culture Moochelle on Scare Foace Won.

viking01 on July 7, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Is this really the guy the GOP would want as VP?

“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.”

Christie: We have a densely populated state and there’s a big handgun problem in New Jersey. Now, I don’t support all the things that the governor supports, by a long stretch. But on certain gun control issues, looking at it from a law enforcement perspective, seeing how many police officers were killed — we have an illegal gun problem in New Jersey.

Hannity: Should every citizen in your state be allowed to get a licensed weapon if they want one?

Christie: In New Jersey, that’s not going to happen, Sean.

Hannity: Why?

Christie: Listen, with the Democratic Legislature that we have, there is no way those type of things -

Hannity: Would you support it.”

Christie: Listen, at the end of the day, what I support are common sense laws that will allow people to protect themselves. But I also am very concerned about the safety of our police officers on the streets. Very concerned. And I want to make sure that we don’t have an abundance of guns out there.

“Given my last position, that I was the first U.S. attorney post-9/11 in New Jersey, I understand acutely the pain and sorrow and upset of the family members who lost loved ones that day at the hands of radical Muslim extremists,” Christie said. “And their sensitivities and concerns have to be taken into account. Just because it’s nearly nine years later, those sensitivities cannot and should not be ignored.

“On the other hand, we cannot paint all of Islam with that brush. … We have to bring people together. And what offends me the most about all this, is that it’s being used as a political football by both parties. And what disturbs me about the president’s remarks is that he is now using it as a political football as well. I think the president of the United States should rise above that. And should not be using this as a political football, and I don’t believe that it would be responsible of me to get involved and comment on this any further because it just put me in the same political arena as all of them.”

We’re going to encourage solar farms by making it a permitted land use all across New Jersey. Yet one of the things that really discourages the development of renewable energy businesses across New Jersey is the uncertainty of town to town decisions on the use of solar farms. So, a Christie administration will make sure that solar farms are a permitted use in each and every town.

Asked by a man attending the event whether he thought mankind was responsible for global warming, Christie says he’s seen evidence on both sides of the argument but thinks it hasn’t been proven one way or another.

Christie says “more science” is needed to convince him.

If Chris Christie doesn’t believe in global warming…then why is New Jersey still imposing a tax on your utility rates to fund the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative? And how would he build all those windmills offshore without the revenue from the tax?

[...]

Why the switcheroo? Sounds like someone’s trying to ditch positions that won’t appeal to the Republican Party base in the 2012 presidential primaries.

Real brave, isn’t he?

Source

Flora Duh on July 7, 2012 at 12:46 PM

I like Christie’s townhall YouTube moments, but he really took it too far here and destroyed whatever chances he had at the VP slot. Saying “keep walking” really is fighting words, and using fighting words when you have a security detail isn’t remotely the same as telling a whiny teacher to find a new career if she doesn’t like her salary.

Lawdawg86 on July 7, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I like Christie…as the governor of a small purple state.

ElectricPhase on July 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

agreed but would add Northern to the purple state in your description…I’m from Texas and that would get old quick down here & I suspect in other “southernish” regions.

Down here the one doin the hollerin’ has already lost the battle with the tantrum.

workingclass artist on July 7, 2012 at 12:51 PM

He would ultimately prove to be an embarrassment for the office and the country. Let him stay in New Jersey, where he’s a nearly perfect fit, rotundity notwithstanding.

blackgriffin on July 7, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Christie for U.N. Ambassador!

Lawdawg86 on July 7, 2012 at 12:58 PM

“You’re a real big shot,” Christie said as he walked towards the man. “You’re a real big shot shooting your mouth off.”

Irony is outraged.

But yes, we do need a morbidly obese, anti-liberty, loudmouth Yankee RINO on the ticket. Surefire winner outside of New England.

CorporatePiggy on July 7, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Yeah, we have a saying down south – “If you don’t think you’re being rude, you must be from New York Jersey”

Oh and one more – “We don’t care HOW you did it up north!”

OK, one more and then I’ll stop – You know what the definition of the word “yankee” is around here?
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It’s the same thing as a “quickie” except you use your hand.

Harbingeing on July 7, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Flora Duh on July 7, 2012 at 12:46 PM

In his own words, no less. Nice.

CorporatePiggy on July 7, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Not as illuminating as the recent stoning in Dearborn with an follow up murder attempt on nine people the other day. America has an exciting NO-GO zone going there.

You can pretend it isn’t happening, but it is. Won’t end well.

BL@KBIRD on July 7, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Christie is a governor and somebody widely held

Hey, that’s his wife’s problem.

;)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on July 7, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Christy’s confrontational style is EXACTLY what is needed on the national level. Some one needs to put these left wing goose stepping idiots in there place & show how stupid they are! The only reason this would not work on a national level is because of politically correct stupidity which has turned this county into a nation of pussies!

Confederate on July 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

I live in a state (Texas) with a fairly confrontational governor…but he never has to raise his voice to hecklers to get his point across.

And he’s not exactly known around here as the “goto PC Guy” loved by the liberal media.

The office of Governor should carry a certain amount of dignity with it & a healthy sense of humor is a great skill to have.

workingclass artist on July 7, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Flora Duh on July 7, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Thank you Flora Duh. Chris Christie is a fiscal conservative and he is pro-life. Other than that, he can best be described as a liberal.

bw222 on July 7, 2012 at 1:31 PM

You’ve got to be ready for encounters like this and walk a rather delicate line between forcefulness and anger. Too many of these types of displays won’t do anything to help him land a spot in the White House or anywhere near it.

Such displays are most endearing to a public sick of being shoved aside by the elites.

“You’re a real big shot,” Christie said as he walked towards the man. “You’re a real big shot shooting your mouth off.”

All people want are results. Loudmouth know it alls are no biggie, or we would not have Biden as VP

Unfortunatly, Christie is a full amnesty loving member of the Club.

His ire is directed equally towards those who disagree on the sovereignity of the American people, who want to retain immigrantion and border law, as is. That makes him unlovable to the base, and to any legal job seeker, of whom there are many

He cant take it back. You tube lives forever.

The base would love another Rough Rider. They could use a folk hero, a man of the people, but that Christie aint

He would blow up Romney’s momentum, if chosen, and we would end up with another McCain style dilemma

entagor on July 7, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Chris Christie: Too confrontational for VP?

Nope, too liberal.

AZfederalist on July 7, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Ah, here’s the Jazz Shaw we know and love. I say we need more politicians who are willing to confront the enemy. Carry on, Mr. Christie, carry on.

SouthernGent on July 7, 2012 at 1:40 PM

I would love to see him on the ticket.

Romney/Christie 2012!

Christie would put tremendous pressure on the Northeast (and I don’t mean by sitting on it). NJ would be in play over night! He would make a big difference in PA, probably bringing it in to the red column. He has national appeal as well. He is a smart executive with good experience. He could step up to succeed Mitt in case of a disaster. Bring on the fat!

MJBrutus on July 7, 2012 at 1:40 PM

The blowhard factor is too damn high.

Either Christie or Ayotte will become AG, but I think Romney owes Christie who would really rather not run again, and his no holds barred approach would be awesome at Justice.

Ayotte’s profile will rise with Mitt. She wont be in the Senate long.

swamp_yankee on July 7, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Don’t we need Ayotte in the Senate? fwiw, I’d like to see Rudy Guiliani as A.G.

Buy Danish on July 7, 2012 at 1:43 PM

What did the heckler say? Did he threaten Christie? His family? What? Why would you criticize a guy when you don’t know what he was responding to?

Vince on July 7, 2012 at 2:00 PM

I love his confrontational style. I hate his Rino behavior. What a bunch of wusses we are.

ncjetsfan on July 7, 2012 at 2:03 PM

I like Christie’s policies. He’s too much of a hot head for VP, though. Too confrontational. Too much of an attitude. It makes me think he’d be really difficult to work with. Not that the VP does that much work, but we don’t need someone who frequently flies off the handle. Someone who compliments Romney would be better than having someone he has to defend when he acts like a bully. Besides, he came out in public and said he wasn’t interested.

scalleywag on July 7, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Romney/Christie 2012!

Christie would put tremendous pressure on the Northeast (and I don’t mean by sitting on it). NJ would be in play over night! He would make a big difference in PA, probably bringing it in to the red column. He has national appeal as well. He is a smart executive with good experience. He could step up to succeed Mitt in case of a disaster. Bring on the fat!

MJBrutus on July 7, 2012 at 1:40 PM

You’re delusional, but for you, the ultimate RINO, this has to be your ultimate wet dream.

bw222 on July 7, 2012 at 2:09 PM

workingclass artist on July 7, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I live in Wisconsin and am fully aware of how “nice/polite” the left can be. The CCs and Scott Walkers in the country have learned that “polite” doesn’t cut it. I applaud them both.

teejk on July 7, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Agreed, we need more of the wet-noodle types who quail and kowtow to anyone who so much as looks at them crosseyed. Bowing and scraping pols are what made America great.

Christy’s confrontational style is EXACTLY what is needed on the national level. Some one needs to put these left wing goose stepping idiots in there place & show how stupid they are!

No, we don’t need a loudmouthed, boorish, RINO thug on any level.
What we need are pols that will stand up to the socialists in a rational, intelligent manner.
Check out videos of Allen West standing up to idiots and you’ll see it done the right way.

single stack on July 7, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Cristie’s liberalism will keep him off the ticket.

KirknBurker on July 7, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Perhaps a little research could be done to find out what leaders like Fidel, Mahmoud, Kim, Hugo and Vladimir think of Chris Christie and act accordingly.

TimBuk3 on July 7, 2012 at 2:21 PM

No, not too confrontational. Too liberal.

Christie is a passive-aggressive supporter of Obamacare. He never joined in the lawsuit with the other Republican governors, and has never been a critic of the legislation.

Right Mover on July 7, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Fuggit abow da White Hus.

Chief Justice Chris Christie.

“Clear the &*#@%! room. Court is in session.”

Bruno Strozek on July 7, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Chris Christie is a RINO. He is not socially conservative and happily supported Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in NJ public schools.

GLSEN was founded and managed by Kevin Jennings, Obama’s former “Safe School Czar”.

Here is some sickening information regarding Kevin Jennings.

http://www.massresistance.org/docs/issues/fistgate/index.html

and;

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/23/critics-assail-obamas-safe-schools-czar-say-hes-wrong-man-job/

GLSEN is a gay activist organization.

sinsing on July 7, 2012 at 2:29 PM

From what I read about this confrontation, the heckler was cursing at him in front of his kids. That is what caused the reaction.

Christie is my governor and I hope he isn’t VP. I like him right where he is. NJ needs him.

Bobbi on July 7, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Too much of a RINO and a bully to boot!

redware on July 7, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Bobbi on July 7, 2012 at 2:32 PM

agree 100%…he’s much more effective in fixing things where he is (same can be said for Walker). It’s hard to change a high-taxed blue state after decades of “it’s for the children”.

teejk on July 7, 2012 at 2:43 PM

68% of the country still don’t know who is responsible for destroying our economy.

45% didn’t know that our Supreme Court allowed Obamacare to become illegal law.

AND people still don’t know who Christie is!? COME ON!!

Chris Christie – A Conservative Myth http://bit.ly/bR1smN

Part 1 – Budget Myths
Part 2 – Unions and State Employees
Part 3 – Conservative Appointees
Part 4 – Political Endorsements

Part 5 – Cap & Trade and “Green Technology”

Part 6 – Gov. Christie and Obamacare
Part 7 – Illegal Aliens, Gun Control and the GZ Mosque
Part 8 – A Conservative Myth Exposed

Winghunter on July 7, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Chris Christie brings nothing to the table as VP except a knife and fork.

Yet I would prefer him in that job to having him actually making policy decisions as the Attorney General. His liberal views would be damaging to this country. What harm does Joe Biden do except say stupid crap thats made fun of as the media’s surrogate Obama whippin boy.

Of course I don’t want Christie in either role as I don’t want him in national politics. Stay in NJ and do your thing in NJ. Thats where he belongs. Threatening to put Christie as AG would be just another reason not to vote for Romney. We don’t need any more of them.

KMav on July 7, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Never argue with a person while he’s holding an ice cream cone.

That image of Christie holding his ice cream while arguing is now forever burned into my retina. He’s off of the veep ticket.

Kokonut on July 7, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Too confrontational…huh, that’s the only thing I like about him. Without the confrontation thing he’s just another NE RINO.

aposematic on July 7, 2012 at 4:17 PM

bw222 on July 7, 2012 at 2:09 PM

If the word, “RINO” were to disappear you wouldn’t have a vocabulary.

MJBrutus on July 7, 2012 at 4:36 PM

That nonsense may be tolerated if you’re the boss of Jersey, not if you take orders from the president and have to build consensus among Congress. The VP takes orders – Chris Christie don’t take no stinkin’ orders.

Loose cannon on the Executive Branch deck. I don’t see Mitt selecting him as VP or anything else other than surrogate – and that could be iffy.

Philly on July 7, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I’d vote for him in a minute, but his VP chances fell to zero with this video.

PatMac on July 7, 2012 at 5:29 PM

I live in the midwest but work with a bunch of people in New Jersey. Christie is just acting like a typical New York/New Jersey a-hole.

bw222 on July 7, 2012 at 12:05 PM

**facepalm**

lynncgb on July 7, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Try too much of a lefty on anything other than finances to be VP.

Pick a VP who isn’t openly anti-2nd Amendment.

DR1579 on July 7, 2012 at 5:46 PM

For crying out loud …

Christie too aggressive
Romney not aggressive enough

Morrissey should revive Captains Quarters and let this old tire deflate.

ignatzk on July 7, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Christie is a man with an alligator mouth who needs New Jersey State Police to back up his chihuahua ass.

He likes to act tough – heh, I’d love to see fat boy attempt to even TRY to throw a blow at someone. First – his reach isn’t greater than his gut … second, I’m sure his heart would explode if he tried to do anything physical.

Keep Walkin’ Fat Man … Keep Walkin’ Jelly Boy

HondaV65 on July 7, 2012 at 6:39 PM

SWalker on July 7, 2012 at 12:39 PM

…noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

KOOLAID2 on July 8, 2012 at 2:33 AM

No, too leftist.

Dunedainn on July 8, 2012 at 12:57 PM

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