Might NJ Governor Chris Christie run after all?
Chris Christie, the outspoken Republican New Jersey Governor has stated in the past that he would not run for President in 2012. However, according to Newsmax, Christie might just be reconsidering his decision not to enter the 2012 presidential race as they report that the NJ Governor will let top Republican donors know soon. After so many “no’s”, pundits are still floating his name. Then again, there are others that are denying the report and state nothing has changed with Christie.
During the past few weeks, several leading Republican donors and fundraisers have been urging the popular Republican governor to reconsider his decision not to run and to enter the GOP primary.
These Christie supporters note that significant GOP support has remained on the sidelines of the primary fight. Many leading fundraisers have yet to commit to any current primary contender, including frontrunners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney.
Newsmax has learned that the effort to draft Christie culminated in a hush-hush powwow held in the past week with Christie and several notable Republican billionaires.
Christie entering the GOP primary, that would certainly shake up the mix. Earlier this week at an event at Rider College in NJ, Christie commented that the current GOP candidates are not answering the public’s appetite for real leadership.
“I think what the country is thirsting for, more than anything else right now, is someone of stature and credibility to tell them that and say, ‘Here’s where I want us to go to deal with this crisis,’” Christie said.
Christie continued: “The fact that nobody yet who’s running for president, in my view, has done that effectively is why you continue to hear people ask Daniels if he’ll reconsider and ask me if I’ll reconsider.”
What a splash Christie would make if he did decide to run. Many thought that when Texas Governor Rick Perry entered the race, he would fill the void of what GOP voters were looking for. Frankly, Perry’s position on illegal immigration is a disaster and he has been underwhelming in the debates. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is looked upon as being to contrived and too much of a politician … Chris Christie would be a breath of fresh air, would never be at a loss for words and would never beat around the bush.
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) Says The More the Merrier, A Whole New Cast of Republicans Should Run in 2012
The more the merrier, the GOP needs fresh faces, new ideas and individuals that have made a difference.
Republican US Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina says that a whole new cast of Republican candidates should run for the GOP nod for President in 2012. The conservative Senator is correct. The gains made by the GOP in the 2010 midterm elections were not about the status quo, they were about fresh change of ideas and return to common sense thinking and conservatism. The last thing that the GOP needs as a candidate in 2012 against Obama is a retread or party establishment candidate based on seniority.
Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina is not interested in running for the Republican presidential nomination, but he said Saturday that the presumed field might not be sufficient to inspire voters and he would welcome a last-minute entry by another candidate.
“If no one is an immediate front-runner,” Mr. DeMint said, “I think you might see a whole new cast of Republican candidates out within the next couple of months.”
NJ Gov. Chris Christie Swings at Obama’s Inexperience: “I’m Not Arrogant Enough to Believe That After One Year As Governor I Am Ready to Be President”
Batter, batter, batter … swing batter!!!
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stated on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace that he was once again not going to run for President in 2012. Even though a recent Zogby poll had Christie ahead of Obama in a hypothetical match up, Christie once again said that his duty was to the people of the Gardenstate. When further pressed by Chris Wallace as to why he would not run for President in 2012, Christie made the following not so underhanded slap at President Obama and his lack of experience … “I’m not arrogant enough to believe that after one year as governor I am ready to be President”
Video Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) brushed off a Zogby poll from earlier this month that showed him leading a pack of hypothetical GOP 2012 contenders, adamantly stressing that’s not in his plans.
“The president can rest easy because the only guy who beats him in that poll isn’t running,” Christie said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“I have a commitment to my state,” he said, adding that he’d only been governor for a year and New Jersey’s problems still need fixing.
“You have to believe in your heart that you’re personally ready to be president and I’m not there,” Christie said. “I am not arrogant enough to believe that after one year as governor … that I am ready to be president of the United States.”
“So I’m not going to run,” the governor said.
It is too bad that Obama did not have the same set of principles. Imagine the arrogance of an individual who had less than a one term as a US Senator thinking that they were Presidential material. Since the outset of his administration, Obama has been over his head.
Here is some real “hope & change” …
Its just a hypothetical match up but the results are rather surprising. According to a recentZogby poll, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ahead of President Barack Obama in hypothetical presidential match up, 43% to 40%. Christe has previously stated that he was not going to run for president in 2012; however, isn’t it interesting that a governor who has taken on the unions in NJ and has a successful track record beats Obama. Experience and being a successful, cost cutting politician does matter … not just a campaign slogan.
In a hypothetical field of 2012 Republican presidential candidates, the only one who would beat President Barack Obama is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, according to a new Zogby International poll.
Despite those results and the recent election day Republican landslide, Christie said Obama should not be worried.
New Jersey Governor Christie Calls Out NBC’s David Gregory By Calling Him an Advocate for Democrat Legislation
The below VIDEO is yet just another reason why we like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie so much. Christie calls it like he sees it no matter what the MSM, liberals, Democrats or unions think. This weekend Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) called out “Meet the Press” host David Gregory by stating he was an advocate for the democrats.
What a shock, a MSM type being a shill for Democrats, say it isn’t so.
From the Daily Caller: