Video: Standing ovation for Christie at CPAC

posted at 2:41 pm on March 6, 2014 by Allahpundit

Actually, although I have video of his speech, I don’t have video of the reception he got. You’ll have to trust David Freddoso and Eliana Johnson on that:

The crowd gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference rose to its feet as Chris Christie exited stage left…

Christie’s remarks were highly anticipated, not only because of the lingering scandal but also because CPAC brass dinged him last year by leaving him off of the guest list. Today, the governor was greeted with murmurs and some quiet cheers; he drew more excitement from the audience as he proceeded…

Christie returned to a familiar theme, contrasting the labor of the GOP’s governors with the fecklessness of politicians in Washington. “The most dangerous ten feet in Washington, D.C., is between anybody who wants to talk about something and a camera,” he said.

Criticizing other pols for playing to the media is an … interesting line of attack from a guy who got famous for yelling at people in YouTube clips, but oh well. He does sound like a candidate: “We don’t get to govern if we don’t win,” a key line from today’s speech, is one I’ve heard him use before as an allusion to his alleged electability advantage over the rest of the field. Emphasis on “alleged”:

As conservatives gather in the Washington area on Thursday for three days of speeches from prospective 2016 presidential candidates and discussions about the future of the GOP, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll found that three in 10 of all Republicans say they would not vote for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie if he ran for the White House…

Just 9 percent of Republicans say they definitely would vote for Christie, while 50 percent say they would consider doing so. Eleven percent say they have no opinion.

The 30 percent of Republicans who say they definitely would not vote for Christie is the highest percentage for any Republican tested.

Here’s what the overall numbers look for Christie, the consummately electable centrist with crossover appeal…

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…and here’s what they look like for Rand Paul, the supposedly unelectable far-right libertarian:

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If that doesn’t grab you, here’s what Christie’s numbers look like in Fox News’s new poll. Note the partisan split, especially:

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Of the seven candidates mentioned in Fox’s poll — Hillary, Biden, Paul, Cruz, Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Christie — only Christie had negative numbers in all three partisan groups, including his own. Among tea partiers, he’s at 35/47, behind even Bush (42/46), which means he’s actually doing slightly better with TPers than with the rest of the GOP. The only good news for him in all of this is that, per the WaPo data noted above, there’s an even greater number of Americans (48 percent) who say they definitely wouldn’t vote for his centrist rival Bush than say the same for Christie. Go figure that, in the electability sweepstakes, the guy named “Bush” has the biggest hill to climb.

Here’s two minutes from today’s speech, which included a reminder that the blue state of New Jersey has twice elected a pro-life governor. Translation: Reports of my squishiness are greatly exaggerated.


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Defenestratus on March 6, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Here’s two minutes from today’s speech, which included a reminder that the blue state of New Jersey has twice elected a pro-life governor. Translation: Reports of my squishiness are greatly exaggerated.

I love the way Establishment Republicans point out issues they are virtually powerless to do anything about and have no intention to do so. Did Christie insure his Medicaid expansion from Ocare not pay for any abortions? I’d say that’s a big NO.

Rocks on March 6, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Big government progressive liberal. Who also stabbed America in the back to further his political career. I will NEVER forgive or forget what Christie has done.

Jack_Burton on March 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM

All things considered, he did a good job. Rubio and Lee have given the best speeches so far. Jindal wasn’t too far behind.

GOPRanknFile on March 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM

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Christie: “We don’t have an income inequality problem, we have an opportunity inequality problem”
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Christie: “We need to be pro-life when they leave the womb as well”
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Christie on Dems: “They’re the party of intolerance, not us”
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Christie: “We have to stop letting the media define who we are and what we stand for”
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Christie: “If that’s your attitude Mr. President, then what the hell are we paying you for?”
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Christie tells a poor version of the Chuck Schumer and a camera joke
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RT @TMannWSJ: @ZekeJMiller Not by name, interestingly enough.
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…and Snyder
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Christie now highlighting the work of Walker and Kasich. All three are looking at running in 2016
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Christie is attacking Harry Reid for attacking the Kochs: “Harry Reid should get back to work and stop picking on great Americans”
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Christie: “Our ideas are better than their ideas, and that’s what we have to stand up for”
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Christie: “The fact is we’ve got to start talking about what we’re for, and not what we’re against.”
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Christie got a standing ovation from the mostly full room here at CPAC when he took the stage
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Christie is working off notes, not reading a prepared speech.
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Christie opens with stories from his efforts taking on public employee unions
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Chris Christie takes the stage at CPAC
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canopfor on March 6, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Christie returned to a familiar theme, contrasting the labor of the GOP’s governors with the fecklessness of politicians in Washington. “The most dangerous ten feet in Washington, D.C., is between anybody who wants to talk about something and a camera,” he said.

Bingo – with these comments Christie is RIGHT ON.

Hope other Governors carry this theme.

jake-the-goose on March 6, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Sheep.

CycloneCDB on March 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Translation: Reports of my squishiness are greatly exaggerated.

Sorry Chris but you haven’t lost all that much weight. You’re still pretty squishy both inside and out.

There are few candidates that I will not, under any circumstances, vote for. Christie is one of those candidates. He’s a bully who stood up there today and essentially said that conservatives need to STFU and obey your betters in the GOP leadership.

And BTW, keep in mind that this fat bastard is the head of the Republican Governor’s Association despite the fact he tries to polarize the TPM out of the rank-and-file so they can ram through same-sex marriage, amnesty, and all the rest of the RINO agenda.

Happy Nomad on March 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM

He mostly talked about the good work Republican governors are doing for their respective states, hard to find fault with that. I am a little bummed at the reception of some of our conservatives. I wonder if Thursday is Establishment Day?

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Hillary/Jeb…cause abolishing obama’care’ is so passé.

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Christie at CPAC …

“And in closing, I would like to remind everyone that I’m not much different from Andrew Cuomo. I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues. Thank you, and good night!”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/19/Christie-Cuomo

Pork-Chop on March 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM

CINOPAC?

Kensington on March 6, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Are you sure it wasn’t time to stretch and move to the next room?

Fallon on March 6, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Are you sure it wasn’t time to stretch and move to the next room?

Fallon on March 6, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Funny line -

jake-the-goose on March 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM

I guess we can call his speech the liberal pandering segment of CPAC. Don’t criticize Obamacare and the debt, just say what we are for, which in the case of the GOP, is nothing

Brock Robamney on March 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Oh, Dumbos, will you never learn? You can’t govern-translation-change or repeal-if you don’t win. So stay home again so you can whine about Hillary instead of changing and improving the terrain.

AReadyRepub on March 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM

“We don’t get to govern if we don’t win.”

What if I don’t like the way they govern when they do win?

I want someone to fight for liberty, limited government, and fiscal responsibility. Otherwise, pfffft.

LilyBart on March 6, 2014 at 2:56 PM

AReadyRepub on March 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Oh knock it off, we won’t stay home but we won’t let these jerks think that they have a free ride either. They are NOT entitled to these positions.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 2:56 PM

You can’t govern-translation-change or repeal-if you don’t win. So stay home again so you can whine about Hillary instead of changing and improving the terrain.

AReadyRepub on March 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Or you can vote for the squish repub and feel betrayed then they find it to ‘icky’ to vote to repeal and decrease the size of government.

some choice.

LilyBart on March 6, 2014 at 2:57 PM

He mostly talked about the good work Republican governors are doing for their respective states, hard to find fault with that. I am a little bummed at the reception of some of our conservatives. I wonder if Thursday is Establishment Day?

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM

What we and everyone is seeing is – what resonates?

Everyone is watching and listening – candidates will plagiarize what works and discard what does not work.

This is how the funnel of electioneering works. The process is just starting.

jake-the-goose on March 6, 2014 at 2:57 PM

“We don’t get to govern if we don’t win,”

What exactly is the importance that “We” govern if “We” mostly govern like the opposition party?

Rocks on March 6, 2014 at 2:59 PM

jake-the-goose on March 6, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Mike Lee had a line about our side stop talking about Reagan and start acting like Reagan. A few people jumped to their feet but for the most part the oldsters sat on their hands. Very disappointing. I don’t know if we will ever break out of the Ford/Bush part of the party again. Not that these were worthy folks, just that they are big government types.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Here’s what Christie has to do to win:

STOP CRITICIZING CONSERVATIVES.

InterestedObserver on March 6, 2014 at 2:59 PM

CPAC acted stupidly.

T.S.S. on March 6, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Go back to NJ…

PatriotRider on March 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM

I always said, “A blind dog with three legs could get a standing ovation for singing ‘I’m Still Here!’”

Polly Bergen

Heh.

Fallon on March 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 2:59 PM

I like Mike Lee very much.

One thought – the pendulum swings back – it always does. Patience is hard.

jake-the-goose on March 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM

No! No! A thousand times NO! Christie governs like a lib, so just getting elected didn’t help. And RINOs can’t win a national election.

fight like a girl on March 6, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Chris Christie is a pro-illegal alien amnesty liberal.

bluegill on March 6, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Christie at CPAC …

“And in closing, I would like to remind everyone that I’m not much different from Andrew Cuomo. I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues. Thank you, and good night!”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/19/Christie-Cuomo

Pork-Chop on March 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM

…thanks for reminding us!

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Shame on any so-called conservative who supports anti-gun rights, Obama-endorsing Democrat Chris Christie.

bluegill on March 6, 2014 at 3:03 PM

jake-the-goose on March 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Twenty six years is a slow swing.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Chris Christie exited stage left

How fitting.

steebo77 on March 6, 2014 at 3:04 PM

There are few candidates that I will not, under any circumstances, vote for. Christie is one of those candidates. He’s a bully who stood up there today and essentially said that conservatives need to STFU and obey your betters in the GOP leadership.
And BTW, keep in mind that this fat bastard is the head of the Republican Governor’s Association despite the fact he tries to polarize the TPM out of the rank-and-file so they can ram through same-sex marriage, amnesty, and all the rest of the RINO agenda.
Happy Nomad on March 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Very well said.

bluegill on March 6, 2014 at 3:05 PM

I wonder how many “free trips” the RNC gave away. Notice the wording, complete bunk. :-)

I don’t know why I find this so funny, but I do.

Fallon on March 6, 2014 at 3:05 PM

I wonder if Thursday is Establishment Day?

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM

At CPAC every day that ends in “y” is Establishment Day.

steebo77 on March 6, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Words… nothing but words. That and $5 will buy me a latte.

We do see actions and I recall some bootlicking just before an election.

That’s all I need. Him and Rubio can FOAD.

kim roy on March 6, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Twenty six years is a slow swing.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Slow and painful – this subject accelerates my Martini hour to 5:55

jake-the-goose on March 6, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Is Christie even capable of independent analysis or original thought?

Seriously.

Every line the guy uttered, EVERY SINGLE LINE, was a regurgitated GOPe platitude or pablum.

Despite the rather large packaging, there’s no there there.

steebo77 on March 6, 2014 at 3:08 PM

This coming from Krispy Cream:

“We don’t get to govern if we don’t win,” he said. “Let’s come out of this conference resolved to win elections again.”

Translation: Pander to polls. Because that’s how its done on a National Level.

So, CPAC somehow forgave him for the hug and adulation of O-boy, RIGHT before the national election. I wouldn’t. That was not just plain stupid of him, it was Insanely STUPID!

F Cristie.

CPAC acted stupidly.
T.S.S. on March 6, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Agreed.

-west

mr_west on March 6, 2014 at 3:08 PM

At CPAC every day that ends in “y” is Establishment Day.

steebo77 on March 6, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Almost – but watch and you will see signs/people you can embrace.

jake-the-goose on March 6, 2014 at 3:08 PM

I’m not voting for him. Period. And unlike Obama, I keep my word.

WordsMatter on March 6, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Words… nothing but words. That and $5 will buy me a latte.

kim roy on March 6, 2014 at 3:06 PM

I’m pretty sure the deaf/mute are able to buy lattes without words.

steebo77 on March 6, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Chris Christie is a pro-illegal alien amnesty liberal.

bluegill on March 6, 2014 at 3:01 PM

I don’t think I’ve ever heard you say that before.

Bitter Clinger on March 6, 2014 at 3:10 PM

The benefit of a Krispy – Killary matchup is that we get amnesty, gun control, and economic ruin no matter who wins. Joy.

Bishop on March 6, 2014 at 3:11 PM

“We don’t get to govern if we don’t win,” he said. “Let’s come out of this conference resolved to win elections again.”

Says the DB who gave cover to Obama just before an election.

It seems his platitudes won over the echo chamber. Lucky us.

kim roy on March 6, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Why does Hot Air love Christie so much?

Can’t wait for the inevitable article where the HotAir editorial staff endorses him for the GOP Primary for 2016. The only questions is when will it come?

Over/Under se Odasf

tcufrog on March 6, 2014 at 3:12 PM

I’m pretty sure the deaf/mute are able to buy lattes without words.

steebo77 on March 6, 2014 at 3:10 PM

They also don’t hear his BS.

kim roy on March 6, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Under the headline “Christie Standing O at CPAC” is a picture of Christie sitting on his ass.

Standing is apparently hard on the knees.

steebo77 on March 6, 2014 at 3:13 PM

But kneeling before Obama is not.

steebo77 on March 6, 2014 at 3:13 PM

He could win. Several of my “liberal” friends like him better than Hillary. If we dont win we can’t govern. If we have hardcore conservatives stiffening the spine of the Senate and House with majorities in both along with a moderate President, we are way ahead of holding just the House. But alas, we will go with a “strong” conservative who will alienate the middle and leave us out of the WH for another 8 years. Stand on principal you say, let me know how that works out for you in politics. If you don’t win, it doesn’t matter. Whats old Ken Cuccinelli up to these days?

argusx2002 on March 6, 2014 at 3:14 PM

There are few candidates that I will not, under any circumstances, vote for. Christie is one of those candidates. He’s a bully who stood up there today and essentially said that conservatives need to STFU and obey your betters in the GOP leadership.
And BTW, keep in mind that this fat bastard is the head of the Republican Governor’s Association despite the fact he tries to polarize the TPM out of the rank-and-file so they can ram through same-sex marriage, amnesty, and all the rest of the RINO agenda.
Happy Nomad on March 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Couldn’t have said it better myself. Don’t worry, Palin will destroy the fat blowhard on Saturday.

fight like a girl on March 6, 2014 at 3:14 PM

They also don’t hear his BS.

kim roy on March 6, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Would we were so lucky.

steebo77 on March 6, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Those who attack CPAC – need to watch a few speeches.

Mike Lee
Dan Bongino (young man – great future)
Paul Ryan
Marco Rubio
Ted Cruz
Bobby Jindel

Conservatives are very well represented.

jake-the-goose on March 6, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Oh, Dumbos, will you never learn? You can’t govern-translation-change or repeal-if you don’t win. So stay home again so you can whine about Hillary instead of changing and improving the terrain.

AReadyRepub on March 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM

So how many times have you read Dale Carnegie’s book?

Bishop on March 6, 2014 at 3:15 PM

I’m tired of all these people telling me we have to win. These are the same people that foisted McCain and Romney on us. I’m not a democrat, but I definitely am no longer a republican. Good Luck!

el hombre on March 6, 2014 at 3:16 PM

He could win. Several of my “liberal” friends like him better than Hillary.

argusx2002 on March 6, 2014 at 3:14 PM

I recall many of my “liberal” friends saying the same thing about Juan Miquén.

steebo77 on March 6, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Whats old Ken Cuccinelli up to these days?

argusx2002 on March 6, 2014 at 3:14 PM

What’s John Boehner up to these days?

Bishop on March 6, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Over/Under set for the endorsement of Christie for September 2015

Don’t know how that came out as “se Odasf”

tcufrog on March 6, 2014 at 3:17 PM

jake-the-goose on March 6, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Give me a break, Paul Ryan isn’t a conservative and you know it

Unbelievable

tcufrog on March 6, 2014 at 3:17 PM

The GOP establishment has lost the base and deserves to lose the next election. It makes no difference which Liberals we put up there, Republican or Democrat. I don’t care if ‘we need to win before we can govern.’ as Christie does because the GOP establishment’s idea of ‘governing’ isn’t much different than Progressive Democrats.

Corporal Tunnel on March 6, 2014 at 3:18 PM

But alas, we will go with a “strong” conservative who will alienate the middle and leave us out of the WH for another 8 years. Stand on principal you say, let me know how that works out for you in politics. If you don’t win, it doesn’t matter. Whats old Ken Cuccinelli up to these days?

argusx2002 on March 6, 2014 at 3:14 PM

And how is President Romney working out for you?

Bitter Clinger on March 6, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Whats old Ken Cuccinelli up to these days?

argusx2002 on March 6, 2014 at 3:14 PM

I don’t know. How about Tommy Thompson, George Allen, Linda McMahon, Connie Mack, Linda Lingle, Scott Brown, Denny Rehberg, Heather Wilson, Rick Berg, and their buddies in the GOPe Losers Club?

steebo77 on March 6, 2014 at 3:18 PM

“We don’t get to govern sell out conservatives unless we win.”

FIFY, Chrissie

corona79 on March 6, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Anyone know if Rick Perry and Scott Walker will be attending CPAC?

Jack_Burton on March 6, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Double-sheep.

PlutarchTheWise on March 6, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Give me a break, Paul Ryan isn’t a conservative and you know it

Unbelievable

tcufrog on March 6, 2014 at 3:17 PM

We disagree.

If the GOP win the Senate, and Ryan take the Chair of Ways and Means – let’s look at him and his record 6 months later.

I suspect he will take the lead on major tax reform measures.

jake-the-goose on March 6, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Someone said that several lanes over the bridge to Maryland were closed…

d1carter on March 6, 2014 at 3:21 PM

So how many times have you read Dale Carnegie’s book?

Bishop on March 6, 2014 at 3:15 PM

:)

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Stand on principal principle you say, let me know how that works out for you in politics. If you don’t win, it doesn’t matter. Whats old Ken Cuccinelli up to these days?

argusx2002 on March 6, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Dole, McCain, Romney send you greetings.

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Twenty six years is a slow swing.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 3:04 PM

It is a very big pendulum in an ever shrinking clock.

Bmore on March 6, 2014 at 3:23 PM

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canopfor on March 6, 2014 at 3:23 PM

He could win. Several of my “liberal” friends like him better than Hillary.

argusx2002 on March 6, 2014 at 3:14 PM

You do realize that many liberals “like” Christie because he is a self-admitted LIBERAL, right? Christie is not a “moderate” – and not a single democrat is going to VOTE for him, as long as he has an ‘R’ next to his name – regardless of how much they claim to “like” him. There are a lot of liberals and democrats who will be in ‘Camp Christie’, until it comes time to vote.

Pork-Chop on March 6, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Anyone know if Rick Perry and Scott Walker will be attending CPAC?

Jack_Burton on March 6, 2014 at 3:20 PM

FRIDAY – 9:00 a.m. – Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX)

jake-the-goose on March 6, 2014 at 3:23 PM

steebo77 on March 6, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina and etc.

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Excused me, but after such miserable moderate 2008 and 2012 performances, How did the likes CC and Carly Fiorina get leadership positions at the RGA and ACU Foundation??? No really, how to you go from Rick Perry to Chris Cristy as the head of the RGA? (other that the establishment fighting conservatives harder than the dems)

phreshone on March 6, 2014 at 3:24 PM

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canopfor on March 6, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Never forget, never!!!

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2014 at 3:26 PM

The Swine of the Land

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Ted Cruz got a great response also but ,of course, the libs here at HA won’t post his speech. What a bunch of losers.

fight like a girl on March 6, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Ted Cruz got a great response also but ,of course, the libs here at HA won’t post his speech. What a bunch of losers.

fight like a girl on March 6, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Likely being held for prime time red meat.

Murphy9 on March 6, 2014 at 3:28 PM

fight like a girl on March 6, 2014 at 3:28 PM

I saw it – it was a good speech. He gives good speeches.

Cruz does need a new tailor however – his suits are a mess.

jake-the-goose on March 6, 2014 at 3:29 PM

So stay home again so you can whine about Hillary instead of changing and improving the terrain.

AReadyRepub

Apparently you’d be fine with Hillary, seeing as how Christie has admitted that he agreed with his democrat opponent on 98% of the issues. But yeah, let’s change the terrain and elect our own democrat, or something,lol.

xblade on March 6, 2014 at 3:29 PM

More Christie love from HotGas….

idesign on March 6, 2014 at 3:30 PM

This guy got an ovation this morning because he had a
40 foot long table wheeled in with danishes on it..

the folks were on a Sugar high, they didn’t care who was
speaking…

ToddPA on March 6, 2014 at 3:30 PM

You do realize that many liberals “like” Christie because he is a self-admitted LIBERAL, right? Christie is not a “moderate” – and not a single democrat is going to VOTE for him, as long as he has an ‘R’ next to his name – regardless of how much they claim to “like” him. There are a lot of liberals and democrats who will be in ‘Camp Christie’, until it comes time to vote.
Pork-Chop on March 6, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Exactly. They like Christie better than other Republicans because they (rightly) see him as an ally of Obama and love how he ticked off conservatives by endorsing Obama in 2012. But when it comes down to it, those liberals will vote for the Democrat in the general every time.

bluegill on March 6, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Had lunch today with a Liberal friend. He is certain no matter who we put up Hillary is the next POTUS. His rational, they have the uninformed, the undereducated and the moochers. Sadly he has a point. We are in fact surrounded.

Bmore on March 6, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Rick Perry at 9am tomorrow

I didn’t see Walker….here’s the CPAC schedule:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/210149228/CPAC-2014-Schedule#fullscreen=1

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canopfor on March 6, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Whats old Ken Cuccinelli up to these days?

argusx2002

Why don’t you ask the GOP that helped defeat him? Apparently winning is only important some of the time.

xblade on March 6, 2014 at 3:32 PM

I didn’t see Walker….here’s the CPAC schedule:

CoffeeLover on March 6, 2014 at 3:31 PM

I don’t know if this is the reason for Walker not coming – but he is knee deep in getting his $500m tax cuts passed.

Not sure – but they be why he did not come to CPAC.

jake-the-goose on March 6, 2014 at 3:33 PM

I wonder if Christie and Rubio are on the same conservative rehabilitation tour! With the exception of guys like Cruz, they all just tell us what we want to hear. Then, they get in office and screw us.

cajunpatriot on March 6, 2014 at 3:34 PM

What I really want to know is how scandalously short Christie’s skirt is.

Kensington on March 6, 2014 at 3:34 PM

No way CC , ever !

Sandybourne on March 6, 2014 at 3:34 PM

canopfor on March 6, 2014 at 3:32 PM

(waving) I just got in. Trump was surprising fun to listen to. He cracks me up.

CoffeeLover on March 6, 2014 at 3:34 PM

I didn’t see Walker….here’s the CPAC schedule:
CoffeeLover on March 6, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Scott Walker is Tim Pawlenty with less charisma.

Walker, who is for illegal alien amnesty, is better off staying in Wisconsin.

bluegill on March 6, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Bmore on March 6, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Predicting 2016 is a low percentage play at this time.

jake-the-goose on March 6, 2014 at 3:35 PM

CPAC and Christie are both well past their “use by” date.

bw222 on March 6, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Establishment darling Scott Walker is a supporter of likeminded GOPe politicians Paul Ryan, Jeb and Christie.

bluegill on March 6, 2014 at 3:38 PM

jake-the-goose on March 6, 2014 at 3:33 PM

possibly. It is still way too early for ’16 for me…however, I would hope that those wanting to fight for the Presidency is out on Main Street circulating their message…colleges, churches, inner cities…they can’t use the same old same old and expect a different result.

CoffeeLover on March 6, 2014 at 3:38 PM

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