CPAC: Chris Christie’s not invited this year

posted at 7:21 pm on February 25, 2013 by Allahpundit

I have my issues with him just like you do, but c’mon. Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush are conservative enough to speak at CPAC but not Christie? He’s the current vice chair of the RGA and will be chairman next year for the midterms. He’s headed for a landslide reelection victory in a deep blue state, where his approval rating is currently the highest for a New Jersey governor in the 17 years since Quinnipiac started tracking that. He’s one of the few members of the party with a national profile who’s reasonably well liked by voters across the board. Leverage his popularity, if only for a day.

I understand wanting to punish him for slobbering all over Obama after Sandy, but how do you find a spot for Chris Hayes and not for this guy? For cripes sake, Joe Scarborough’s spoken at CPAC. David Frum could probably get on a panel if he really tried. Their definition of “conservative” isn’t strict.

At least eight potential presidential contenders will be speaking at CPAC: Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.

There will also be five former presidential candidates attending: Romney, Perry, Santorum, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich of Georgia, and former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin of Alaska…

One potential 2016 hopeful who won’t be there, however — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Despite being the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention and having a sky-high approval rating in the Garden State, CPAC officials told First Read Christie was not invited.

Christie rankled some on the right with his public support for President Obama’s handling of Hurricane Sandy in the weeks leading up to the 2012 election.

All they’re doing here, whether they realize it or not, is throwing him into the briar patch. Christie was never going to run as the conservative choice in 2016 and lord knows he’s not going to run as a conservative to get reelected in New Jersey. That’s how Democrats will try to paint him, of course, but now he has fresh evidence to rebut the charge — he’s unwelcome at the preeminent gathering of American conservatives. CPAC’s unwittingly helping him burnish his brand as the country’s most formidable centrist Republican. Expect him to gets lots of mileage out of it in interviews over the next month.

Maybe Netroots Nation will snap him up for this year’s gala instead. Exit question: Was last night’s photo op with FLOTUS the last straw?


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AP, it’s not just the Obama Sandy photo-op. That would be enough though. An election we really needed to win and he knifes us in the back at the worst possible time. But it’s also his criticism of the GOP (and only the GOP) over the Sandy relief porkfest. It’s also his antigun stances. It’s also him saying that he agrees with Cuomo on 98% of the issues.

An invitation to CPAC isn’t a birthright just because you call yourself a Republican. CPAC might as well invite Hillary.

JohnInCA on February 25, 2013 at 9:14 PM

This is freaking ridiculous.

Screw off, CPAC.

nicktjacob on February 25, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Ann Coulter hardest hit.

SparkPlug on February 25, 2013 at 9:24 PM

I never agree with KingGold.

SparkPlug on February 25, 2013 at 9:25 PM

I don’t really care who Christie snuggles up to, I don’t want him to be my next president. I don’t even want him to be in the running. Hes arrogant and rude and flies off the handle way too often. And all you Michelle haters be forewarned, Charles is watching! He’s obsessed with Hotair commenters, most likely in an attempt to drive up traffic to levels he used to have before every post became a seething, sniveling rant about the GOP.

scalleywag on February 25, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Only leftie rinos will care.

Amjean on February 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Perry is a former Governor?

scalleywag on February 25, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Exit question: Was last night’s photo op with FLOTUS the last straw?

If it was Moochelle that was the final straw, then good for them. While CPAC still has “Conservative” in their title, they have to draw the line somewhere. At some point you are just a Democrat.

sauldalinsky on February 25, 2013 at 9:49 PM

I was on the treadmill at the gym and CNN was playing this loop constantly. It alternated between gushing over Mrs. Obama’s Oscar moment and sadness at how mean CPAC is being to their favorite pseudo-democrat Christie. I have disliked Christie from the beginning, cringing every time Glenn Beck played his peevish rants at random liberals like political porn. With everything going to hell lately, this? Was a nice change. It gives me hope that the GOP is not dead.

BrideOfRove on February 25, 2013 at 10:00 PM

former Texas Gov. Rick Perry ??

Last I checked Rick Perry still lived in the Governor’s House,wanted to return unused taxpayer money to Texans, is working with the legislature during this session, just p*ssed off Governor Moonbeam and is still Governor of Texas…Yep!

God Bless Texas

workingclass artist on February 25, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Perry is a former Governor?

scalleywag on February 25, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Yeah…I saw that too…

Sheeesh!

Gov. Perry is the longest serving governor…and Texas is doin fine in this Obamaconomy.

workingclass artist on February 25, 2013 at 10:08 PM

good, stay in NJ and clean up your dumpy state.
Are there people there still without power??

mmcnamer1 on February 25, 2013 at 10:08 PM

He is Rotunda non grata.

portlandon on February 25, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Please forewarn readers with recent back injuries prior to posting.
Ever laugh with a back injury? Not nice.

Thanks in advance.

can_con on February 25, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Exit question: Was last night’s photo op with FLOTUS the last straw?

“KA-PLA…!”

Seven Percent Solution on February 25, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Oh……along with the “history” thing that I mentioned earlier:

CPAC just went to the TOP of my: “Dude, I LOVE YOU!!” list……

williamg on February 25, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Exit question: Was last night’s photo op with FLOTUS the last straw?

“KA-PLA…!”

Seven Percent Solution on February 25, 2013 at 10:12 PM

LMAO.

BrideOfRove on February 25, 2013 at 10:14 PM

CPAC just went to the TOP of my: “Dude, I LOVE YOU!!” list……

williamg on February 25, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Mine, too

BrideOfRove on February 25, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush are conservative enough to speak at CPAC but not Christie?

Yes.

Daemonocracy on February 25, 2013 at 10:24 PM

I was on the treadmill at the gym and CNN was playing this loop constantly. It alternated between gushing over Mrs. Obama’s Oscar moment and sadness at how mean CPAC is being to their favorite pseudo-democrat Christie. I have disliked Christie from the beginning, cringing every time Glenn Beck played his peevish rants at random liberals like political porn. With everything going to hell lately, this? Was a nice change. It gives me hope that the GOP is not dead.

BrideOfRove on February 25, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Whenever I work out at my local gym, I make sure my MP3 player is fully charged just so I can avoid even catching scant minutes of CNN or PMSNBC.

But your description warms my heart. If a story makes Socialists sad, then it’s Very Good News for the rest of us.

Myron Falwell on February 25, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Ann Coulter hardest hit.

SparkPlug on February 25, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Never heard of her. :p

Myron Falwell on February 25, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Ummm.. Christie is not a conservative. I have problems with them excluding GOProud, but not this guy. He is a blowhard jerk and didn’t get an invitation precisely because he would have used that to condemn conservatives.
And AP, yes being centrist R works in NJ but to win a R primary you need to win in places like SC and IA. Don’t think that Rubio doesn’t already have the commercials created to destroy Krispy Kreme ala Orange Charlie. Krispy’s given so much good material over the last few years.
Illinidiva on February 25, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Well said.

bluegill on February 25, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Ummm.. Christie is not a conservative. I have problems with them excluding GOProud, but not this guy. He is a blowhard jerk and didn’t get an invitation precisely because he would have used that to condemn conservatives.
And AP, yes being centrist R works in NJ but to win a R primary you need to win in places like SC and IA. Don’t think that Rubio doesn’t already have the commercials created to destroy Krispy Kreme ala Orange Charlie. Krispy’s given so much good material over the last few years.
Illinidiva on February 25, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Well said.

bluegill on February 25, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Points and laughs—^^
ButtGill. You finally found a friend.

AllahsNippleHair on February 25, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Can anyone identify more than two issues for which Christie holds conservative values?

Other than pro-life and spending, I can’t think of any.

AZfederalist on February 25, 2013 at 10:43 PM

The liberal wolves in Repubican clothing are being purged. Oh, the pain. And Olympia Snowe complained to People Magazine that Washington became a too combative — after she turned ObamaCare loose on the medical system. Oh, boo-hoo.

Feedie on February 25, 2013 at 10:49 PM

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Feedie on February 25, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Do you have the tiniest bit of polling, election data, or demographic figures to back up what you’re saying, or would you prefer to continue wishcasting to the TruCon echo chamber?

KingGold on February 25, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Yes.. We need to have more grassroot support but there are more than enough leaders in the conservative movement that we don’t need to invite Krispy Kreme. If anything, there are some governors who weren’t invited – Susana Martinez perhaps – who would have benefited more than him. And I’m not for the whole Jeb Bush thing – One reason why I’m now invested in Rubio’s inevitable run is that it means now Jeb Bush vanity run.

Illinidiva on February 25, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Points and laughs—^^
ButtGill. You finally found a friend.

AllahsNippleHair on February 25, 2013 at 10:40 PM

So you were like that guy in high school who bullied everyone.. correct?

Illinidiva on February 25, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Points and laughs—^^
ButtGill. You finally found a friend.

AllahsNippleHair on February 25, 2013 at 10:40 PM

So you were like that guy in high school who bullied everyone.. correct?

Illinidiva on February 25, 2013 at 10:56 PM

No labels, honey. No labels.

AllahsNippleHair on February 25, 2013 at 10:59 PM

I have to say it. I simply cannot stand MM’s new wig with those way-too-long bangs. She’ll be fifty next year, and she looks like she’s trying to pretend she’s twenty-five.

INC on February 25, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Not that I’m any expert on black women’s hair…okay, I am. Mrs. Obama’s new ‘do is not a wig. See?

;)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on February 25, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush are conservative enough to speak at CPAC but not Christie?

Too many politicians have brandished the Republican banner and therefore been given the benefit of the doubt that they were “conservative” only to prove that they weren’t. There is a sneaking suspicion that Christie isn’t even a Republican much less a conservative. The grassroots have gotten wise. Better to not let Christie get a foothold. He showed his cards too soon. The tongue bath he gave Obama after Sandy was unexcuseable.

CPAC’s unwittingly helping him burnish his brand as the country’s most formidable centrist Republican. Expect him to gets lots of mileage out of it in interviews over the next month.

That brand gets NO mileage, none. Want to ride the moderate train? Then have fun fundraising with it.I saw that tried by Nathan Flecther when he ran for mayor in San Diego. The republican base rewarded the conservative DeMaio. What big donors want to risk backing Christie in a field with this many bright brilliant truly conservative stars? Imagine Christie in a debate with Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, Rick Perry, and Paul Ryan. Admittedly Christie looks like a conservative stallwart when it is him against the ludricusly overtly left cretins of the New Jersey public sector but what arguement does he have to the base? I can work with Democrats? That is poison. Mitt Romney “centrist” strategy has a headstone on it already.

Theworldisnotenough on February 25, 2013 at 11:19 PM

CPAC isn’t really Christie’s problem. It is the next conservative event he doesn’t get invited to. If he can only score invites to establishment GOP events he becomes toxic.

Theworldisnotenough on February 25, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Christie is a Benedict Arnold, he is not welcome after backstabbing Mitt and costing us the election.

scotash on February 25, 2013 at 11:29 PM

He had his chance and threw it all away in order to be “liked” by the NY nd DC “intellectuals”, …………..oh well his lost.

Tater Salad on February 25, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Christie is a self-important fraud. He will sell you out in a heartbeat with great sanctimony.

MechanicalBill on February 25, 2013 at 11:58 PM

CPAC’s unwittingly helping him burnish his brand as the country’s most formidable centrist Republican. Expect him to gets lots of mileage out of it in interviews over the next month.

Sounds like they both win. What’s to complain about?

MechanicalBill on February 26, 2013 at 12:03 AM

No labels, honey. No labels.

AllahsNippleHair on February 25, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Honey? That’s the best you got? Come now, you can do better.

Irritable Pundit on February 26, 2013 at 1:19 AM

No labels, honey. No labels.

AllahsNippleHair on February 25, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Honey? That’s the best you got? Come now, you can do better.

Irritable Pundit on February 26, 2013 at 1:19 AM

I didn’t want to rattle Mark McKinnon and Bif Huntsman love child.

AllahsNippleHair on February 26, 2013 at 3:05 AM

Suckit, Rove.

rayra on February 26, 2013 at 3:31 AM

You must remember WHY Christie french-kissed Obama over Sandy – it was to get a high five from his man-crush, Bruce Springsteen. This is enough for me not to support Christie as a future GOP nominee. Besides, the weight issue is quite enough to kill his nomination. I love Ann Coulter but boy, is she wrong about this idiot…..

BabysCatz on February 26, 2013 at 4:54 AM

Suckit, Rove.

rayra on February 26, 2013 at 3:31 AM

There’s a reason he’s divorced ;-)

BrideOfRove on February 26, 2013 at 5:05 AM

All they’re doing here, whether they realize it or not, is throwing him into the briar patch.

Good, he deserves some thorns.

disa on February 26, 2013 at 6:57 AM

I didn’t want to rattle Mark McKinnon and Bif Huntsman love child.

AllahsNippleHair on February 26, 2013 at 3:05 AM

I don’t like either of those guys and I’ve made it clear my distaste for Christie… But I guess that anyone who doesn’t agree with you 100% is a evilll RINO.

Illinidiva on February 26, 2013 at 7:21 AM

Popularity is the worst indicator of an acceptable leader to restore America. Any one can buy popularity, as we see with the “free everything that is harmful” left, but appealing to man’s lowest instincts is the route to anarchy and eventual dictatorships over the ruins.
Character is the first essential filter for a leader, and all RINOs, by definition, lack character (folks with character do not compromise on essential principles) and such stuff cannot be substituted for by bluster and a Swiss cheese conservationism, only occasionally doing what one ought to do, when convenient,
I could care if this bully without character is loved by all–we saw the results of cult-like embracing of leaders back in mid 20th century Germany, and it brought little more than a short feel-good period before the destruction.
We are in the clutches of the very evil that we brought on ourselves and the only thing that will eradicate it is not more of the same, however disguised.
No to any more RINOs and no to the GOP that skilfully breeds such hybrid monsters.

Don L on February 26, 2013 at 7:40 AM

Exit question: Was last night’s photo op with FLOTUS the last straw?

That clearly depends upon whether of not you used that straw drinking the Obama Kool-aid or not.

Don L on February 26, 2013 at 7:52 AM

All they’re doing here, whether they realize it or not, is throwing him into the briar patch.

Good, he deserves some thorns.

disa on February 26, 2013 at 6:57 AM

I feel bad for the briar patch. It didn’t deserve to get flattened like that.

Myron Falwell on February 26, 2013 at 7:59 AM

It wasn’t just the Obama hug, although that was bad enough. Christie could have been complementary of Obama without humping his leg. It was gratuitous and couldn’t have been more poorly timed.

Then recall his berating the GOP for trying to restore some sanity to the Sandy relief bill, most of which was pork unrelated to the storm. He didn’t have the balls to go after the Dems… no, he took the easy (read: media friendly) route by going after the adults in the room.

Finally his support for the gun grabbers post-Sandy Hook.

F–k Chris Christie. Let him govern NJ. He doesn’t know the first thing about conservatism. Maybe he can speak at the Bruce Springsteen fan club’s annual bash instead.

SAMinVA on February 26, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Do you have the tiniest bit of polling, election data, or demographic figures to back up what you’re saying, or would you prefer to continue wishcasting to the TruCon echo chamber?

KingGold on February 25, 2013 at 8:19 PM

What do you care – you don’t understand polls anyway, remember?

fossten on February 26, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Christie supports Gun Control, you moron. He should be stripped of his RGA position immediately. He won’t help the GOP for the 2014 elections!

mountainaires on February 26, 2013 at 8:16 AM

For cripes sake, Joe Scarborough’s spoken at CPAC.

You can’t blame CPAC for wanting to reach out to the liberal Socialists. Their joke invite to Chris “I don’t know why we have to celebrate Memorial Day” Hayes is further proof.

Myron Falwell on February 26, 2013 at 8:25 AM

He is Rotunda non grata.

portlandon on February 25, 2013 at 7:35 PM

God, I wish I’d thought of this first. ;)

Kent18 on February 26, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Who’s Buttgill loving on this cycle?

AllahsNippleHair on February 25, 2013 at 9:08 PM

He/She/It will be busily laboring to ensure Mittens’ re-election to the White House, come 2016. ;)

Kent18 on February 26, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Putting aside soundbites of him berating selected union thugs, Christie has not done one single thing to help the middle class of NJ. We still live in a socialist hell-hole despite the donut king’s reign.

Wine_N_Dine on February 26, 2013 at 8:44 AM

He’s headed for a landslide reelection victory in a deep blue state

Need you say any more. If you are that popular in a deep blue state…then, you ain’t no Conservative.

b4itsover on February 26, 2013 at 8:55 AM

he’s unwelcome at the preeminent gathering of American conservatives. CPAC’s unwittingly helping him burnish his brand as the country’s most formidable centrist Republican. Expect him to gets lots of mileage out of it in interviews over the next month.

Sorry but that a stupid reason to say he should have been invited.

He is a darling of the moderate/liberal /mainline GOP set and because he’d never run as a Conservative we should invite him to CPAC? What does that do for him, for Conservatives or even for the GOP? Seems like an early effort to shove him down Conservatives’ throats because no one else could win? Is it to help him convince the GOP that he could drag the TP back to the fold? Or push the meme to liberals that he would be a uniter? /s

katiejane on February 26, 2013 at 8:58 AM

The same Chris Christe who said he agreed with 98% of Andrew Cuomo? Any schmuck who thinks this NJ moron is a Republican has been drinking the water in NJ for far too long….

tphillip on February 25, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Apparently that’s the type of Conservative we’re supposed to accept today in the name of winning. If that’s the most conservative we can get why bother?

katiejane on February 26, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Need you say any more. If you are that popular in a deep blue state…then, you ain’t no Conservative.

b4itsover on February 26, 2013 at 8:55 AM

The only reason why he is popular is because liberals in NJ appreciate the fact that he endorsed Obama for President.

Illinidiva on February 26, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Did my comments get deleted?

Theworldisnotenough on February 26, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Maybe they just figure that Christie won’t be able to talk because his mouth will be full of Obama.

Kensington on February 26, 2013 at 9:11 AM

AP, it’s not just the Obama Sandy photo-op. That would be enough though. An election we really needed to win and he knifes us in the back at the worst possible time. But it’s also his criticism of the GOP (and only the GOP) over the Sandy relief porkfest. It’s also his antigun stances. It’s also him saying that he agrees with Cuomo on 98% of the issues.

An invitation to CPAC isn’t a birthright just because you call yourself a Republican. CPAC might as well invite Hillary.

JohnInCA on February 25, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Well said! Christie is not a conservative, even by NJ standards.

tomshup on February 26, 2013 at 9:25 AM

I have my issues with him just like you do, but c’mon. Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush are conservative enough to speak at CPAC but not Christie? – AllahP

And none of them will be asked back either.
Corpulent Chris Christie is a national embarrassment. That enemy of the 2nd Amendment does NOT represent Conservatives, so he can just plant his ax-handle wide arse in a donut shop and STFU.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on February 26, 2013 at 9:50 AM

I have my issues with him just like you do, but c’mon. Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush are conservative enough to speak at CPAC but not Christie? – AllahP

And none of them will be asked back either.
Corpulent Chris Christie is a national embarrassment. That enemy of the 2nd Amendment does NOT represent Conservatives, so he can just plant his ax-handle wide arse in a donut shop and STFU.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on February 26, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Gryph’s Thought Worth Pondering ™:

CPAC has been happening yearly since 1971, when it was a confab of less than 100 individuals. That’s 42 years. With the exception of 1980-1988, just how many inroads of conservatives made in that time? What’s the freakin point, aside from being the same sort of circle jerk of like-minded self-cheerleaders for conservatism that we accuse the Academy Awards of being for Hollywood?

gryphon202 on February 26, 2013 at 10:23 AM

The dems purged the “moderate/blue dog” faction out of their party YEARS ago. Where do you think those people went?

They know they can’t get elected as dems, so they switch to republican and voila! CONSERVATIVE.

Talon on February 26, 2013 at 10:39 AM

I doubt Christie wants to go to CPAC…the way he’s been acting. Heck, Bloomberg was less friendly to Obama during Sandy and Christie was supposed to actually help Romney get elected.

Christie is laying the groundwork for a change to a democrat for a 2016 run in 3, 2, 1….

FreeManOtis on February 26, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Gryph’s Thought Worth Pondering ™:

CPAC has been happening yearly since 1971, when it was a confab of less than 100 individuals. That’s 42 years. With the exception of 1980-1988, just how many inroads of conservatives made in that time? What’s the freakin point, aside from being the same sort of circle jerk of like-minded self-cheerleaders for conservatism that we accuse the Academy Awards of being for Hollywood?

gryphon202 on February 26, 2013 at 10:23 AM

I’ve been dubious about how useful CPAC is for awhile. It’s gotten very large and cumbersome, and generally seems to serve as sort of a barometer to see who is “in” and “hot” in Republican politics.

I think if we’re looking for a group to produce a general plan of of action for conservatives, we need to look elsewhere. It’d need to be kept pretty small and I think grandstanding speeches should be disallowed.

Doomberg on February 26, 2013 at 10:45 AM

I doubt Christie wants to go to CPAC…the way he’s been acting. Heck, Bloomberg was less friendly to Obama during Sandy and Christie was supposed to actually help Romney get elected.

Christie is laying the groundwork for a change to a democrat for a 2016 run in 3, 2, 1….

FreeManOtis on February 26, 2013 at 10:39 AM

I hope so. He’ll be much easier to beat than Hillary.

Illinidiva on February 26, 2013 at 10:50 AM

I have my issues with him just like you do, but c’mon. Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush are conservative enough to speak at CPAC but not Christie?

Yep. Says a lot, doesn’t it?

besser tot als rot on February 26, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Got a call from CPAC yesterday saying that I could still get tickets. Found this curious. I have never been contacted before and I have never attended.

fight like a girl on February 26, 2013 at 10:56 AM

I agree Allahpundit..They (CPAC) should have extended an invitation for him to speak..:)

Dire Straits on February 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM

I firmly believe Obama would not have won re-election if not for Hurricane Sandy.

Christie may not have put Obama over the top, but he certainly saw an opportunity to increase his own popularity in NJ (and hence his own re-election chances) by backstabbing Romney by “slobbering all over Obama.”

In so doing, Christie not only backstabbed Romney, but the entire country, as well as future generations of Americans – not to mention his own Party and downticket candidates – solely for his own selfish political benefit.

Eff him.

DRayRaven on February 26, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Maybe he’s popular in Jersey b/c he’s a RINO?!! Jesus, do the posters have to do all the thinking for the bloggers on this website?

WordsMatter on February 26, 2013 at 11:07 AM

This isn’t the reduced relevance of Christie…but of CPAC.
Maybe Palin can give the keynote.

verbaluce on February 26, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Good for CPAC. Christie’s likely to go Dem, anyway.

desertdweller on February 26, 2013 at 11:35 AM

making an enemy of Chris Christie is a mistake.

Opinionnation on February 26, 2013 at 11:38 AM

making an enemy of Chris Christie is a mistake.

Opinionnation on February 26, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Ohh.. I’m so scared of the thin skinned baby. Is he going to eat me? I frankly look forward to Rubio ending this guy’s political relevance in Florida – the Sequel in three years.

Illinidiva on February 26, 2013 at 11:45 AM

This is not an error – it was quite deliberate on both sides. Christie gets to distance himself from conservatives and they get to distance themselves from him. Everybody wins.

Missy on February 26, 2013 at 12:01 PM

I agree Allahpundit..They (CPAC) should have extended an invitation for him to speak..:)

Dire Straits on February 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Mushy Middle suck-up.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on February 26, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Ohh.. I’m so scared of the thin skinned baby. Is he going to eat me? I frankly look forward to Rubio ending this guy’s political relevance in Florida – the Sequel in three years.

Illinidiva on February 26, 2013 at 11:45 AM

If he tries to eat you, just threaten to break his Springsteen records. That will shut him right up.

But don’t invest too much in Marco Rubio — he will betray you.

Kensington on February 26, 2013 at 12:32 PM

This is the dumbest thing ever. Congrats CPAC, you have put yourself out of the republican main stream, and will be trashed for this. Christie actually walks the walk on fiscal conservatism in a blue state.

rubberneck on February 26, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Romney should’ve have been invited either. Maybe Mitt could discuss his election strategy. Obama is a nice guy but he is in over his head. In fact – Invite David Axelrod to explain how to run a winning campaign.

alanstern on February 26, 2013 at 1:13 PM

If he tries to eat you, just threaten to break his Springsteen records. That will shut him right up.

But don’t invest too much in Marco Rubio — he will betray you.

Kensington on February 26, 2013 at 12:32 PM

I agree with Rubio on immigration.

This is the dumbest thing ever. Congrats CPAC, you have put yourself out of the republican main stream, and will be trashed for this. Christie actually walks the walk on fiscal conservatism in a blue state.

rubberneck on February 26, 2013 at 12:54 PM

So now mainstream conservatives generally endorse liberal Democrats for President like Christie did in 2012. Because that is why he is not invited.

Illinidiva on February 26, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Maybe they were holding out for 98% of Andrew Cuomo.

cbenoistd on February 26, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Wow, you can really tell who the lefty RINOs are in these comments. I never thought they would be so butthurt that CPAC refuses to bring in a lefty.

The Notorious G.O.P on February 26, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Why would you invite Col. Sanders to a save the chicken event?

logman1 on February 26, 2013 at 2:14 PM

What percentage of the NJ budget comes from federal grants? As long a states refuse to wean themselves from D.C., the country will remain at risk. Look at the Obotcare exchanges. The Creeping Empire approaches…

desertdweller on February 26, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Karl Magnus on February 26, 2013 at 12:12 PM

No..I just agree with Allah that they should have invited him..Becaus their (CPAC) “conservative” standards have been “loosely defined”..:)

Dire Straits on February 26, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Slightly O/T:

Drudge has a headline up that Christie is going to adopt Obamacare? Is this true? If so, how many other republican governors are going to cave??

KickandSwimMom on February 26, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Good news.

BoxHead1 on February 26, 2013 at 2:42 PM

I didn’t want to rattle Mark McKinnon and Bif Huntsman love child.

AllahsNippleHair on February 26, 2013 at 3:05 AM

I don’t like either of those guys and I’ve made it clear my distaste for Christie… But I guess that anyone who doesn’t agree with you 100% is a evilll RINO.

Illinidiva on February 26, 2013 at 7:21 AM

You’re just like both of them, though. You’re just too delusional to admit it, except when you bow at the Rubio Amnesty Altar and stare lovingly at your Rubio poster on your bedroom wall.
Your posts, your stance, your sticky sweet love for Rubio makes you ignorant, not evil.
You are the cancer in the R party, what conservatives want to eradicate…out democrating the democrats.

AllahsNippleHair on February 26, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Nitwit liberal.

Jaibones on February 26, 2013 at 2:54 PM

That big fat slob, gets bigger, fatter, and more slobbery everytime I see that piece of crud.

JackM on February 26, 2013 at 2:55 PM

AllahsNippleHair on February 26, 2013 at 2:47 PM

I voted for Romney last year unlike Christie.

Illinidiva on February 26, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Perry is a former Governor?

scalleywag on February 25, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Something is screwy with that. Somebody posted on facebook earlier that it said Rubio was a former senator.

JannyMae on February 26, 2013 at 7:47 PM

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