Christie takes veiled shots at Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal at RNC luncheon; Update: Team Paul fires back

posted at 8:01 pm on August 15, 2013 by Allahpundit

Say this for the guy: He knows what his audience wants to hear.

I guess this is going to be his approach, whether or not it alienates righty votes he’ll need in the general election. Being “brash” and confrontational got him two terms as governor in a blue state. Why not let it all hang out and see if it can’t get him the White House too? Besides, with the rest of the field busy distancing themselves from Romney, there are a lot of forlorn, wealthy establishmentarians out there in need of a champion. Here he comes now:

“Christie and Paul tangled earlier this summer after the New Jersey governor criticized Paul’s libertarian-tinged worldview as “esoteric” and “intellectual,” drawing a series of pointed rebukes from Paul and his allies…

“I think we have some folks who believe that our job is to be college professors,” he said. “Now college professors are fine I guess. Being a college professor, they basically spout out ideas that nobody does anything about. For our ideas to matter we have to win. Because if we don’t win, we don’t govern. And if we don’t govern all we do is shout to the wind. And so I am going to do anything I need to do to win.”…

Christie also appeared to rap Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, another potential White House hopeful who made headlines in January when he implored the GOP to “stop being the stupid party.”

“I’m not going to be one of these people who goes around and calls our party stupid,” Christie said, a startling remark given that Jindal and Christie work hand-in-hand as chairman and vice-chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

“We need to stop navel gazing. There’s nothing wrong with our principles. We need to focus on winning again. There’s too much at stake for this to be an academic exercise. We need to win and govern with authority and courage.”

The fact that he’s picking an early fight with Jindal, someone with whom he’s had no issues but who’s a potential rival in 2016, is the best evidence yet that he really is running. “It was impressive. I forgot about the Obama bear hug,” the chairman of the Tennessee GOP told CNN afterward. And that’s the idea — if your would-be base is worried/annoyed at you for buddying up to The One, one way to win them back is to throw punches at someone else they don’t like. Ironically, he’s executing a sort of RINO version of the strategy some tea-party pols use to ingratiate themselves with supporters: He’s picking a fight with someone who’s unpopular with his constituents, it’s just that instead of Obama, the targets in this case are … fellow Republicans. No wonder Beltway GOPers love him. Maybe WaPo’s idea of Christie “standing up” to Palin in order to dazzle centrists is likelier than I thought.

I don’t get his criticisms of Paul and Jindal, though. In terms of the latter, as Philip Klein pointed out on Twitter, Christie’s said worse things about Republican leaders than calling them “stupid.” And Jindal wasn’t calling the party stupid because he thinks its principles are stupid; he said specifically that the party should retain its “values” but that it needs to stop showcasing people prone to crankish remarks and reach middle America with growth policies rather than obsessing about the deficit. I’m surprised Christie disagrees with any of that. Although, maybe he doesn’t. The point here was to take a rival down a peg, not seriously engage his ideas.

As for Paul, the so-called “college professor,” I assume that’s a reference to his filibuster over the unlikely prospect of the feds droning a U.S. citizen on American soil. That’s fine, but that’s long since been overtaken by the debate over NSA surveillance. Does Christie consider that topic fanciful or “esoteric,” even after his pal Barack has conceded that reforms are necessary? Or is he, rather, jabbing at Paul for pushing libertarian legislative initiatives like defunding O-Care or cutting foreign aid that invariably fail? That makes more sense insofar as it’s a contrast with Christie’s own brand of working with Democrats to “get things done.” That’ll be one of the under-the-radar issues of the 2016 primaries, amid all the noise about surveillance and immigration: Does the party want to nominate someone who’s campaigning explicitly on bipartisanship or someone willing to filibuster, for 13 hours straight if need be, to extract concessions from the other side? Christie’s carving out his turf early.

Exit quotation from Rand Paul: “I think that the Republican party is big enough for the both of us.” Is it?

Update: Counterpunch.

“So if I translate Gov. Christie correctly, we shouldn’t be the party of ideas,” Paul adviser Doug Stafford told CNN in an email. “We shouldn’t care what we stand for or even if we stand for anything. We reject that idea. Content-free so-called ‘pragmatism’ is the problem, not the solution.”


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Go away, Lardass, go away, go away…

OmahaConservative on August 15, 2013 at 8:03 PM

“And so I am going to do anything I need to do to win.”

Finishing the quote “…including continuing to lie about being a Republican because that worked out for me the past 4 years.”

Steve Eggleston on August 15, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Principles? Like rolling over and letting Dems do whatever they want?

rbj on August 15, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Say this for the guy: He’s a fat liberal jerk who is far outside of the Republican mainstream on any number of issues.

GFY, big boy.

Jaibones on August 15, 2013 at 8:05 PM

As bad as some of the idiots here who bash all candidates they do not approve of.

bluegills, idiotdesign, rebarhead and the rest ought to love this.

cozmo on August 15, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Here he comes now:

And, here’s his theme song.

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Go home and sit around the house for a while, CC.

*sigh* at one time I liked you…

22044 on August 15, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Principles? Like rolling over and letting Dems do whatever they want?
 
rbj on August 15, 2013 at 8:05 PM

 
I think he means things like gun control.

rogerb on August 15, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Christie seems to be really great at attacking other Republicans but if history is any example, he will fold like a cheap suit up against whatever Dem (Hillary) ends up getting the nod. Just look at his wimpy convention speech.

crazywater on August 15, 2013 at 8:09 PM

That’s fine, but that’s long since been overtaken by the debate over NSA surveillance. Does Christie consider that topic fanciful or “esoteric,” even after his pal Barack has conceded that reforms are necessary?

Yes, he does and he said so.

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Christie is going to end up being one those ‘conservatives’ liberals love because he spends all his time criticizing real conservatives. This will probably get him a column at WaPo or the NYT (if they still exist in a few years), but little else.

blue13326 on August 15, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Christie:
- attacks conservatives
- hugs Obama

The complete RINO checklist

faraway on August 15, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Christie is a cheap shot artist. I wish he would find a doughnut shop in NJ.

ErnstBlofeld on August 15, 2013 at 8:16 PM

If Christie sat on Obamas face, killing him slowly, I still wouldn’t vote for him.

SAMinVA on August 15, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Fat people are so bombastic …

/Sorry, just read the Headline thread about using the word “fat” and it twisted me.

Paul-Cincy on August 15, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Has he been this critical of Obama yet? What a jerk. I hope he runs, and comes in last in Iowa, leading to a drying up of funds and an embarrassing end to his campaign.

Donald Draper on August 15, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Christie takes veiled shots at Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal at RNC luncheon; Update: Team Paul fires back

This is getting sooo boring…

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 15, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Christ Christie, like Obama except without the charm or smile.

They are both a disaster

PappyD61 on August 15, 2013 at 8:20 PM

So, is Christie obama and the democrats’ hand-picked GOP ringer heading into the 2016 primaries, as was Jon Huntsman in 2012, or is he simply paving the way for his impending party switch, as most expect? Christie sounds more and more like he is reading a ‘team-obama’ written script every time he speaks. His obnoxious bully routine is well past its expiration date.

Attacking Rand Paul, Jindal or Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, conservative and libertarians is not going to win Christie the support that ‘team obama’ has told him it will – he may as well stop now.

Pork-Chop on August 15, 2013 at 8:20 PM

I do not like this attack on Jindal. I t takes Jindal out of context, and we should be more civil than that before 2016 at least.

thuja on August 15, 2013 at 8:21 PM

When was the last time CC took on Obama?

BoxHead1 on August 15, 2013 at 8:22 PM

That Tenn gop chairman must be a real limited govt conservative gem!

The gop is DEAD, and Christ Christe ain’t gonna resurrect it.

PappyD61 on August 15, 2013 at 8:24 PM

When was the last time CC took on Obama?

BoxHead1 on August 15, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Let me put it this way – “The next time will be the first.”

Steve Eggleston on August 15, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Is it possible for the GOP to kick someone out of the party?

WhatSlushfund on August 15, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Fat and Furious

faraway on August 15, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Uh oh ….. too much “cap lock” typing, apparently.

listens2glenn on August 15, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Christie is Bernie Sanders dressed as Jim Jeffords.

Bank it.

a5minmajor on August 15, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Phat Phuque.

justltl on August 15, 2013 at 8:29 PM

I’ll vote for any republican except Donald Trump.

gerrym51 on August 15, 2013 at 8:30 PM

A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves

roflmmfao

donabernathy on August 15, 2013 at 8:31 PM

That’s my Thai neighbor.
He hates Christie too.

justltl on August 15, 2013 at 8:31 PM

No wonder Beltway GOPers love him. Maybe WaPo’s idea of Christie “standing up” to Palin in order to dazzle centrists is likelier than I thought

and yet he didn’t attack Palin. He attacked Paul and Jindal tweo of the easier targets in the conservative wing. Christie is a bully at heart and like any bully he picks out the weakest. I would love to see Christe attack Palin or Cruz. He wont because ehe knows they bring the fight right to him. I’m glad to see Paul punch back. Maybe I underestimated Paul’s ability to go toe to toe with the bully.

unseen on August 15, 2013 at 8:31 PM

“Now college professors are fine I guess. Being a college professor, they basically spout out ideas that nobody does anything about.

Wow, that’s brilliant. Guess he assumes they’re all Marxist-quoting Libtards teaching Women’s Studies or Ethnic Basket Weaving Abroad.

Guess he’s not educated enough himself to think of the thousands of PhDs working on improving technology and inventing new technologies in research labs all across the world before putting his ignorant, politician foot in his lying mouth.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 15, 2013 at 8:31 PM

FAT FAT FAT FAT FAT

gerrym51 on August 15, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Christie is Bernie Sanders dressed as Jim Jeffords.

Bank it.

a5minmajor on August 15, 2013 at 8:28 PM

for a minute there I thought you said Col Sanders. that would explain the high price of chicken wings.

unseen on August 15, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Being “brash” and confrontational got him two terms as governor in a blue state New Jersey.

That’s how they roll there.

chewmeister on August 15, 2013 at 8:33 PM

In the end it’s going to be CHRISTIE VS. CRUZ and it’s going to glorious to behold.

AmeriCuda on August 15, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Christie is Bernie Sanders dressed as Jim Jeffords.

Bank it.

a5minmajor on August 15, 2013 at 8:28 PM

+10000000000000000000000000000000000000

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 8:34 PM

In the end it’s going to be CHRISTIE VS. CRUZ and it’s going to glorious to behold.

AmeriCuda on August 15, 2013 at 8:33 PM

And watch Christie add ‘full-fledged Birther’ to his list of ‘achievements.’

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Christie is nothing but a loud mouth bully.

unseen on August 15, 2013 at 8:35 PM

And watch Christie add ‘full-fledged Birther’ to his list of ‘achievements.’

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Then would Christie and Rand Paul have something to agree on?

cozmo on August 15, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Fatty needs to watch getting all worked up, might have a heart attack.

And that is why he will never be potus, if he got the nomination, every single news story would be about how he is fat and might keel over any day. Just like every news story was “Romney is rich.”

traye on August 15, 2013 at 8:37 PM

If he is the only RINO in the race, and there are 8 conservatives in the race too-then just like McCain and Romney-Orcarino will win.

redware on August 15, 2013 at 8:39 PM

We have a nation (possibly a region) in the Middle East exploding while the CIC plays another round of golf. We’ve got a national debt that appears not to be moving “officially.” We’ve got the State Department, the IRS and the Justice Department sitting on information relevant to malfeasance.

And Chris Christie’s idea of the most pressing issue of the moment is calling out Bobby Jindal?

Could I ask him a question? Governor, I get what you don’t like about Rand Paul and Bobby Jindal, but is there anything — anything at all, that you think a Democrat has done lately with which you disagree — such as the one in the White House?

I simply don’t understand the man.

But, then, when I watched the R convention and kept waiting, during his nominating speech, for him to mention the name of the nominee instead of talking about himself, I knew he had a serious ABM (“All About Me”) complex.

IndieDogg on August 15, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Then would Christie and Rand Paul have something to agree on?

cozmo on August 15, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Rand Paul hasn’t gone down that road and I don’t think he will. Christie, on the other hand, has proven that he is not above the gutter.

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 8:41 PM

There’s nothing wrong with our principles.

Huh? Christie rejects nearly every conservative principle there is.

WTF is he talking about?

ButterflyDragon on August 15, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 8:41 PM

When given the opportunity the other day, Paul deflected instead of answering.

cozmo on August 15, 2013 at 8:44 PM

When given the opportunity the other day, Paul deflected instead of answering.

cozmo on August 15, 2013 at 8:44 PM

He said that he wasn’t going down that road.

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 8:45 PM

i hope this is mostly for his re-election race. It is really unseemly to keep attacking people…esp. when Paul has already made peaceful overtures

and, really, it is a bizarre attack. University professors? Winning is the Most important thing? Well if winning is most important that does simply things. Buying votes and graft and crony capitalism is the Way to Win…although always be a tough war to fight against the left. There is no limit for the left, so be careful out there Chris

r keller on August 15, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Same old, tired gimmicks the Rinos love to play…look like a bulldog( against those on their side) and sissy out when up against heir true opponent.

Not gonna work this time. If our side elects another Rino ba$tard to represent us, they will get creamed like no one has ever been creamed before…

Alinsky on August 15, 2013 at 8:47 PM

He said that he wasn’t going down that road.

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Right, deflection on what should be an easy answer.

It’s what a politician would do.

cozmo on August 15, 2013 at 8:47 PM

OK. It’s time the grassroots goes medieval on this POS.

Come to Iowa Krispy Kreme.

I’ll cross the Missouri and disrupt every one of your events.

EVERY ONE!

KirknBurker on August 15, 2013 at 8:50 PM

“It was impressive. I forgot about the Obama bear hug,” the chairman of the Tennessee GOP told CNN afterward.

I am not a Christie supporter, but I have noticed something:

Remember when non-conservative, Donald Trump actually had a brief polling lead for the GOP nomination last year on the basis that he was the only guy to land a few rhetorical haymakers upon Obama in 4 years? Christie must have been taking notes. The rank and file are so pissed off at what’s happening to this country that they will nominate anyone who will match their anger and fight – even if he’s a rudderless RINO.

If he starts directing heavy fire toward Obama and/or Hillary and unless some of our candidates learn to tap into our anger of how Democrats have ruined this country, I predict that he will be your nominee, and he would run roughshod over Hillary.

Anyway, here’s hoping Cruz takes this lesson and starts cranking up the heat. It seems like he’s been trying to scale back the intensity so as to appear more likable – this strategy is a loser. People like strength. Flop your nuts on the table, and tell the country this president has been a fricking human wrecking ball.

crrr6 on August 15, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Fatty needs to watch getting all worked up, might have a heart attack.

And that is why he will never be potus, if he got the nomination, every single news story would be about how he is fat and might keel over any day. Just like every news story was “Romney is rich.”

traye on August 15, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Yep, not a word until he gets the nomination, then the demands for complete health records including test records for the last decade at least would begin.

slickwillie2001 on August 15, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Don’t forget about appointing a crony to the open NJ senate seat and scheduling the NJ Senate election in October of this year so he wouldn’t have to share the November ballot with Cory Booker.

CC is only about CC. He isn’t about Republicans winning.

monalisa on August 15, 2013 at 8:55 PM

I don’t think “stupid” was directed at Jindal. More likely he forgot Bobby had used that exact phrase.

It seems to have been a shot at the Huntsman/McCain wing.

Christie is aggressively triangulating compared to Reagan’s passive approach.

In other words, he’s going to Sistah Souljah everything for the nomination.

budfox on August 15, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Christie taking shots at Republicans instead of democrats. Why vote for him at all?

Dollayo on August 15, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Go give Obama another big, wet, kiss and get lost. How’s that lap band working out?

Philly on August 15, 2013 at 9:03 PM

“I am in this business to win. I don’t know why you are in it. I am in this to win.”

I haven’t read this yet,but here’s a guess. My retort would be.

“I am in this business to serve. I don’t know why you are in it. I am in this to serve.”

Bmore on August 15, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Addict comes to mind when I think of Christie: food addict. Surely, he knows his weight would be a downer in a campaign. I just don’t think he can control his own behavior.

I don’t want someone in office that has so little control over his/her own behavior that they are morbidly obese, and then be in control of the most powerful nation in the world.

We already have one like that…..

avagreen on August 15, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Just like Romney (RINO)….Christie (RINO) is more strident and harsh on conservatives and libertarians than liberals. Very telling indeed!

journeymike on August 15, 2013 at 9:06 PM

go away christie…

new huckabee?

cmsinaz on August 15, 2013 at 9:06 PM

“So if I translate Gov. Christie correctly, we shouldn’t be the party of ideas,” Paul adviser Doug Stafford told CNN in an email. “We shouldn’t care what we stand for or even if we stand for anything. We reject that idea. Content-free so-called ‘pragmatism’ is the problem, not the solution.”

Snarky reply. HeII I wasn’t close. Good one though.

Bmore on August 15, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Exit quotation from Rand Paul: “I think that the Republican party is big enough for the both of us.”

LOL. Rand’s got a sense of humor.

ddrintn on August 15, 2013 at 9:07 PM

I’ll stick with Paul.

Bmore on August 15, 2013 at 9:08 PM

There is no way he can pick up enough indies and dems to make up for all the Republican voters who would stay home.

Guy’s an idiot constantly sh*tting on Republicans. I wonder if it ever crossed his mind to drop one on the Dems or a Dem policy.

When will Fat Baby What Loves Springsteen get around to attacking Obama or a Democrat program?

rdbrewer on August 15, 2013 at 9:10 PM

O/T a bit, but what’s with all the finger-pointing in the thumbnails on the front page? LOL

ddrintn on August 15, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Guy’s an idiot constantly sh*tting on Republicans. I wonder if it ever crossed his mind to drop one on the Dems or a Dem policy.

When will Fat Baby What Loves Springsteen get around to attacking Obama or a Democrat program?

rdbrewer on August 15, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Sounds like the GOPe’s found their guy.

ddrintn on August 15, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Just step back, watch, and enjoy the show.

He’s self imploding. It’s that simple. His only avenue of escape is to stfu, and he’s incapable of it.

wolly4321 on August 15, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Maybe old Tennessee forgot the Obama bear hug, but I didn’t. Nor have I forgotten the GUN CONTROL bills Christie recently signed into law in NJ!

if Republicans nominate Chris Christie, they will prove they really ARE the Stupid Party!

mountainaires on August 15, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Being “brash” and confrontational got him two terms as governor in a blue state.

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. Christie is still in his first term.

J.S.K. on August 15, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Christie is a cheap shot artist. I wish he would find a doughnut shop in NJ.

ErnstBlofeld on August 15, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Why? Is one missing?

J.S.K. on August 15, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Christie is poisoning the well on behalf the leftist (GOP and Democratic) leadership. Several candidates ran in 2012 that had no intention of seriously competing. Some like Huntsman were obviously Democratic shills and others were there for the GOP leadership.

Christie is willing to slash and burn because he has no intention of going all the way.

sharrukin on August 15, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Hate to say it, but Christie is right…if you don’t win, all this other stuff doesn’t really matter.

changer1701 on August 15, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Maybe old Tennessee forgot the Obama bear hug, but I didn’t.

mountainaires on August 15, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Well, look at our two senators.

ddrintn on August 15, 2013 at 9:20 PM

ddrintn on August 15, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Lolz!

Bmore on August 15, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Christ Christie, like Obama except without the charm or smile.

They are both a disaster

PappyD61 on August 15, 2013 at 8:20 PM

This.

mountainaires on August 15, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Hate to say it, but Christie is right…if you don’t win, all this other stuff doesn’t really matter.

changer1701 on August 15, 2013 at 9:20 PM

And you don’t win by running moderates like Christie who don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning.

ddrintn on August 15, 2013 at 9:22 PM

^ Wait, don’t tell me: the polls show that Romney Christie is the most electable!

ddrintn on August 15, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Rand is laughing. Throws a couple low and slow, then a fast ball or curve ball. Krispy swings at everything.

Pure cat & mouse.

wolly4321 on August 15, 2013 at 9:23 PM

In the end it’s going to be CHRISTIE VS. CRUZ and it’s going to glorious to behold.

AmeriCuda on August 15, 2013 at 8:33 PM

And it’s going to be a CHRISTIE/SANTORUM ticket, too. /guffaw

Jeddite on August 15, 2013 at 9:25 PM

“Content-free so-called ‘pragmatism’ is the problem, not the solution.”

BINGO!

SouthernGent on August 15, 2013 at 9:26 PM

if Republicans nominate Chris Christie, they will prove they really ARE the Stupid Party!

mountainaires on August 15, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Oh, that’s crystal clear already, BTW.

ddrintn on August 15, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Christie is tiresome. He may think that he is motivated to win, but his agenda is not one of a Constitutional statesman. He has an ego to match his size, and neither is healthy. America cannot afford to have a blowhard in the WH; we’ve suffered enough with the one we currently have.

onlineanalyst on August 15, 2013 at 9:33 PM

If he goes after liberals and the media with the same brass knuckles he uses on fellow Republicans, and if he works to make NJ a “must issue” CCW state, I might – might – at least take him seriously.

CurtZHP on August 15, 2013 at 9:33 PM

[Christie:} “And so I am going to do anything I need to do to win.”…

Well that’s pretty obvious.

VorDaj on August 15, 2013 at 9:40 PM

When was the last time CC took on Obama?

BoxHead1 on August 15, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Let me put it this way – “The next time will be the first.”

Steve Eggleston on August 15, 2013 at 8:25 PM

I am the eggman, they are the eggmen I am the walrus, Coo-Coo-Ca-Choo

Good question, great answer.

Fallon on August 15, 2013 at 9:43 PM

if Republicans nominate Chris Christie, they will prove they really ARE the Stupid Party!

mountainaires on August 15, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Oh, that’s crystal clear already, BTW.

ddrintn on August 15, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Eh, look how long it took people to figure Rubio out. Up until recently he was the next great hope. I figured him out on his first Senate Floor Speech.

astonerii on August 15, 2013 at 9:44 PM

I don’t see Jindal taking the bait.

can_con on August 15, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Hate to say it, but Christie is right…if you don’t win, all this other stuff doesn’t really matter.

changer1701 on August 15, 2013 at 9:20 PM

And when people like the aforementioned fat bastard do win, it still doesn’t matter, because the country keeps going down the crapper anyway, like it did under both of the Bush nepotists. Unless we elect somebody with a very strong libertarian streak whose first, last, and only concern is rolling back the leviathan state, everything else is a moot point.

Walter Sobchak on August 15, 2013 at 9:56 PM

crrr6……thread winner!

PappyD61 on August 15, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Christie is angling for a “win” in Hillary’s Cabinet.

Odie1941 on August 15, 2013 at 10:14 PM

And so I am going to do anything I need to do to win.”…

I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that making statements like this is not, in fact, on the list of “things I need to do to win”. Perhaps he got it confused with the “things my political opponents need to quote me saying in their attack ads” list.

RINO in Name Only on August 15, 2013 at 10:17 PM

This has to be resonating with someone. There was that ridiculous poll a week or two ago that said Crispy was the “hottest” politician out there right now.

I just can’t believe conservatives/libertarians listen to this guy. He is not relevant to us. He is Arlen Specter/John McCain/Lindsey Graham/Marco Rubio.

JAGonzo on August 15, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Eh, look how long it took people to figure Rubio out. Up until recently he was the next great hope. I figured him out on his first Senate Floor Speech.

astonerii on August 15, 2013 at 9:44 PM

lol, maybe you did Mr. sharpie but what are your suggestions to keep us from getting boned again?

arnold ziffel on August 15, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Saw this earlier tonight. Just want to add a quick two cents- the GOP holding any kind of gathering in Boston is a clear indication that Reince is not serious.

BKeyser on August 15, 2013 at 10:25 PM

I plan to ridicule mercilessly Christie’s eventual supporters.

beatcanvas on August 15, 2013 at 10:28 PM

I don’t get it, what’s the point of taking veiled shots at anyone within the GOP at this point? Just being a jerk because that’s who he is, or is this some kind of strategy? He just comes off sounding like a loudmouth punk to me. Christie 0 Paul 1

scalleywag on August 15, 2013 at 10:30 PM

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