Chris Christie releases first television ad: “They said it couldn’t be done…”

posted at 7:21 pm on September 12, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

It just goes to show how very different are the natures of 2013′s only two gubernatorial elections; down in Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe have been sniping at each other in television ads for months already trying to gain the upper hand in the purplish state, but up north, it’s a whole other ballgame.

Republican Gov. Christie is cruising to an easy victory in super-blue New Jersey, with the RCP average of the handful of polls anyone’s bothered to even perform putting him at +24 over Democratic candidate Barbara Buono. He definitely has the long game in mind, but for now, he can sit back, relax, and produce entirely positive and upbeat political ads about his accomplishments and knack for bipartisanship at his leisure:

Via PolitickerNJ:

Gov. Chris Christie’s first television ad of the general election began running this morning in the New York and Philadelphia media markets as part of a $1.5 million advertising purchase. …

The ad is the first by either candidate in the election, but Christie, with nearly $12 million raised in this cycle, has already purchased some $700,000 in cable air time for later in the campaign season.

To put that in perspective, Buono had yet to break the million-dollar mark with her fundraising efforts at the last count. Ouch.

In response to the ad, the Buono campaign called it “misleading.”

“Chris Christie’s discredited, trickle-down philosophy has given New Jersey one of the worst job creation rates in the country, leaving more than 400,000 people out of work,” said David Turner, campaign spokesman. “This ad only proves that the Real Housewives of New Jersey have a better handle on the economy than the Governor.”


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Stomach still stapled?

Sherman1864 on September 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

I don’t really like the Fatman, but after watching his Seaside Heights news conference, I’d feel a hell of a lot better having him sitting in the Oval Office right now rather than Boy Wonder.

CTSherman on September 12, 2013 at 7:29 PM

“They said it couldn’t be done…”

“……. but I ate everything in Dunkin Donuts.”

RandallinHerndon on September 12, 2013 at 7:29 PM

I don’t really like the Fatman, but after watching his Seaside Heights news conference, I’d feel a hell of a lot better having him sitting in the Oval Office right now rather than Boy Wonder.

CTSherman on September 12, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Like Mark Levin said, I’de rather have an empty orange juice can as President than the current dog-eater we have now.

RandallinHerndon on September 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM

CTSherman on September 12, 2013 at 7:29 PM

and thats why obama is sitting where he is now.

thanks for nuthin’

renalin on September 12, 2013 at 7:32 PM

GO TO HELL CHRISTIE.

I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR YOUR FAT A$$ FOR PRESIDENT

TX-96 on September 12, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Christie might as well enjoy where he is because he’s not going any further, even if he thinks he is.

David Blue on September 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Wow! Fiscally responsible AND huggable. What a combo!

hisfrogness on September 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Stomach still stapled?

Sherman1864 on September 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Girther!

predator on September 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM

He is doing such a good jib in jersey, he can stay there.

Murphy9 on September 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM

thanks for nuthin’

renalin on September 12, 2013 at 7:32 PM

What?

CTSherman on September 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM

He’ll never get a presidential primary vote from me.

predator on September 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM

“They said it couldn’t be done.”

Size 42w slacks?

portlandon on September 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM

GO TO HELL CHRISTIE.

I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR YOUR FAT A$$ FOR PRESIDENT

TX-96 on September 12, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Do you mean in a primary or are you a secret Hillary admirer?

tommylotto on September 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM

He’ll never get a presidential primary vote from me.

predator on September 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM

He’ll never get any vote from me. Primary or otherwise.
He can keep his azz in Jersey.

bazil9 on September 12, 2013 at 7:44 PM

I saw a lot of hugging in that ad. Where was the Obama hug?

besser tot als rot on September 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM

He’ll never get a presidential primary vote from me.

predator on September 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM

At least your being honest. Your hatred of the man is only limited to the primary, but when he is the nominee, you’ll hold your nose and vote for him, just like Romney and McCain.

tommylotto on September 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Do you mean in a primary or are you a secret Hillary admirer?

tommylotto on September 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM

No question that I’d vote for Clinton over Christie.

besser tot als rot on September 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM

He’s a big Progressive clown.

Just another Ruling classer that thinks they know best……another made up face in the two party parade.

http://atomicgator.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/asdfadf.jpg

PappyD61 on September 12, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Your hatred of the man is only limited to the primary, but when he is the nominee, you’ll hold your nose and vote for him, just like Romney and McCain.

tommylotto on September 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Wrong. If the inside-the-beltway GOP gets this clown on the national ballot, this cat is staying home. I’ve survived Obama. I’ll survive Hillary.

predator on September 12, 2013 at 7:47 PM

“They said it couldn’t be done…”

“……. but I ate everything in Dunkin Donuts.”
RandallinHerndon on September 12, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Hahhahahahah

bluegill on September 12, 2013 at 7:47 PM

I don’t really like the Fatman, but after watching his Seaside Heights news conference, I’d feel a hell of a lot better having him sitting in the Oval Office right now rather than Boy Wonder.

CTSherman on September 12, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Like Mark Levin said, I’de rather have an empty orange juice can as President than the current dog-eater we have now.

RandallinHerndon on September 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Fine. If Obama runs again, I might vote for Christie. But that’s about the only scenario under which I’d consider it. And if that happens, we’ll clearly have much worse problems.

besser tot als rot on September 12, 2013 at 7:52 PM

I hope RINOs waste tens of millions on this guy in 2016.

faraway on September 12, 2013 at 7:53 PM

christies another romney.

stalking horses for democratic presidential candidates.

renalin on September 12, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Meanwhile the jersey boardwalk is up in flames….

wolly4321 on September 12, 2013 at 8:00 PM

OT: When will someone come up with a downfall parody with Kerry as Hitler?

faraway on September 12, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Meanwhile the jersey boardwalk is up in flames….

wolly4321 on September 12, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Did Christie cross a red line?

faraway on September 12, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Chris Christie releases first television ad: “They said it couldn’t be done…”

They said it couldn’t be done…… that Christie could be more of a douche and then he dumped Romney and endorsed Obama days before the election.

They said it couldn’t be done….. that a Republican could be more abusive of conservatives than liberal Demonrats.

They said it couldn’t be done….. but science has proven that morbidly obese people are not jolly.

Happy Nomad on September 12, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Meanwhile the jersey boardwalk is up in flames….

wolly4321 on September 12, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Nothing but another opportunity for a photo-op of Christie dry humping Obama’s leg while gushing what a wonderful President he is. Filthy bastard, I’ve never hoped a heart attack on anybody the way I have the fat traitor.

Happy Nomad on September 12, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Christie is toast on the conservative national stage.

GarandFan on September 12, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Gov. Chris Christie’s first television ad of the general election began running this morning in the New York and Philadelphia media markets as part of a $1.5 million advertising purchase

$1.5 million may sound like big bucks, but in the #1 and #4 television markets, that’s peanuts.

bgoldman on September 12, 2013 at 8:25 PM

I hope RINOs waste tens of millions on this guy in 2016.

faraway on September 12, 2013 at 7:53 PM

You mean… just feeding him?!

The Nerve on September 12, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Girther!

predator on September 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Winner!

Kafir on September 12, 2013 at 8:50 PM

$1.5 million may sound like big bucks, but in the #1 and #4 television markets, that’s peanuts.

bgoldman on September 12, 2013 at 8:25 PM

When you are, in fact, running as both the Democrat and Republican at the same time you don’t have to spend much. I guess it paid off to spend all that money to keep Booker off the same ballot as he in November. New Jersey taxpayers have plenty of money so, why not?

Happy Nomad on September 12, 2013 at 8:58 PM

…who cares?

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Buono is not meant to win. It’s a quid pro quo. Christie loved all over Obama so now the DNC won’t field a real candidate against him. Buono is going along with it, the MSM is going along with the deal, all of NJ understands what happened but some RINOs still want to spin it like Christie is paving a new way for Rs to get elected. Yes, he is setting a standard.

If blue state Rs publicly fondles the dem president weeks from a national election then ,in turn, it will make their own re-election easy – that was Christie’s brilliant strategy – not this dumb commercial. He already won this election the moment he stabbed Willard in the back. Don’t bother comparing it to what is happening right now in VA.

BoxHead1 on September 12, 2013 at 10:02 PM

When you are, in fact, running as both the Democrat and Republican at the same time you don’t have to spend much.

Happy Nomad on September 12, 2013 at 8:58 PM

LOL!

*and still never (within the bounds of any foreseeable circumstances) voting for Christie for anything*

deepdiver on September 12, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Who cares. The fatman doesn’t represent much of my values. Anti union? Ok, slow clap may commence if he pulls a WI or MI to make it a right to work state. But being anti 2nd amendment, pro ground zero mosque, appointing a sharia judge to the supreme court, carbon taxing etc just makes him a liberal dem posing as a repub.Even blue dogs don’t run with him.

AH_C on September 12, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Weight issues notwithstanding, Christie is basically ‘Giuliani Lite’, in that he’s done far less in his four years to transform New Jersey than Giuliani did in his first four years as mayor across the Hudson, yet is far louder in tooting his own horn about his accomplishments and far more comfortable in attacking other Republicans than Rudy ever was, despite Giuliani having similar problems with the conservative wing of the GOP on social issues that Christie has.

Christie did put the brakes on Corzine’s drunken sailor spending, but that was a low bar to clear, and the only reason he got off with scant media criticism for not punishing people for allowing New Jersey Transit to drown a quarter of their railcar fleet by leaving them in low-lying areas during Katrina is that the media was still throwing him bouquets for saying all those nice things about Obama in the days leading up to last year’s election. He’s not as big (again, weight notwithstanding) a narcissist as Obama, and certainly would be better than him or any of the Democrats’ likely 2016 contenders, but there’s no doubt he’s running with a plan to assume the mantle of the media’s favorite Republican that John McCain’s held since the mid-1990s (and which did McCain no good during the 2008 general election).

jon1979 on September 12, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Time is a strange factor in politics. Sometimes your failures can be washed away in a few years, as Nixon did after botching the 1962 California gubernatorial race announcing his retirement, or Clinton erasing the memory of his disastrous 1988 convention speech.

But Christie rubbed conservatives the wrong way from the 2012 convention keynote speech which was long on self-promotion and scant on praise for Romney or criticism of Obama. His embrace of Obama after Sandy – for which there was no real reason, FEMA had less prepositioned supplies and equipment than “Brownie” had for Katrina, and the federal response was slow overall – underscored that.

Nobody is forgetting it. And being a pro-abortion guy won’t win him any friends either.

Adjoran on September 13, 2013 at 12:56 AM

GO TO HELL CHRISTIE.
I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR YOUR FAT A$$ FOR PRESIDENT
TX-96 on September 12, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Do you mean in a primary or are you a secret Hillary admirer?
tommylotto on September 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM

++++++++++++++++++++++

Dude, if that ends up being the choice, we’re screwed either way. So, no… will *never* vote for Christie…

fabrexe on September 13, 2013 at 2:02 AM

It’s OK to have Christie the presumed leader. He can waste his time entertaing the media while a real conservative leader can be found.

He’s to abrasive and obviously self-serving to be voted president.

virgo on September 13, 2013 at 2:05 AM

I’ve survived Obama. I’ll survive Hillary.

predator on September 12, 2013 at 7:47 PM

It’s too early to tell.

Pythagoras on September 13, 2013 at 2:52 AM

“We’re stronger than the smell.”

Akzed on September 13, 2013 at 9:28 AM

THE MOST EDUCATION FUNDING EVER

That’s fine, but what are their test scores like? The dropout rate?

Ward Cleaver on September 13, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Really not sure as to what Christie has accomplished here in New Jersey. Property taxes are still the highest in the nation and New Jersey still ranks in the top three of states with the highest collective tax burdens. He has done little to clean up the widespread corruption within the state government and his approval of a no-bid cleanup contract to Ashbritt, recommended by Haley Barbour, for Sandy aftermath is something that should be looked into more closely. It is costing the taxpayers.

His “conservative” Senate replacement for Lautenberg has the same voting record so far as Bob Menendez.

People are still leaving the state in droves and the unemployment rate is basically the same as when he took office.

Education funding may be at its highest levels but this, as we already know, has nothing to do with education successes.

He has not done enough to challenge the Abbott school funding program which is the reason why property taxes are so high. Property taxes have actually gone up under Christie.

He did away with the property tax rebate that families received and in its place installed a credit that is much less than the rebate check.

He campaigned as a union buster but now has received the endorsements of many of the same unions that endorsed Corzine last time around.

Christie is shielded by his celebrity status and his standing with the dinosaur GOP operative class in Washington, but for somebody who is “supposed to get things done” he is only good at running his mouth.

JR on September 13, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Republican Gov. Christie is cruising to an easy victory in super-blue New Jersey

Yeah, why wouldn’t he? He’s one of them!

Sterling Holobyte on September 13, 2013 at 3:26 PM