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  1. Mike Rossi

    Mike Rossi said, over 1 year ago

    Christie looks better as a candidate from afar. If you’ve read any of the coverage within the tri-state region about his tenure so far he wouldn’t be so appealing (appalling is more like it). He may be good for “Joisey” however that personality isn’t going to fly around the rest of the country.

  2. Mike Rossi

    Mike Rossi said, over 1 year ago

    Wait until other Republican primary contenders get ahold of that Obama hug video. From my perspective it was the ONE time he showed real leadership by defying his own party for the betterment of his constituents. And to think, some in his party claimed that was the reason Romney lost and would sink “Twisties” career.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    If each state had a republican primary, Christie would probably win the nomination. However, the caucus system is such that only people with time and agendas tend to show up and the kind of nominee that has been giving us is rarely the best person for the job. I am with Parker in hoping Mr. Christie gets control of his health issues and is able to resist the kind of compromises McCain and Romney made in order to win the support of conservatives. However, barring a change in voter participation in the caucus systems, that will probably make him unable to run.
    For me, in Virginia, the good news is that my candidate won. For me, in Virginia, the bad news is my candidate won. In an election that reflected a choice between two bad choices, the one that will do the least amount of damage, I hope, won. I hope we get better choices next time.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Based on what we saw in the ’12 election, it looks somewhat difficult for any Republican to win both nomination and presidency. But not THAT difficult. Romney came close.


    Christie will have more trouble than Romney getting nominated, but less trouble getting elected if he can manage the nomination.


    Hard to predict three years out, though. (Always hard to predict if one tries it with respect to the future.)

  5. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 1 year ago

    I know SO many conservatives who hate the fact that the “social conservatives” have dragged down their party, and made it look foolish and cruel. I don’t even demand a “compassionate conservative” just a pragmatic, evidence-based one. There was much to say for the Libertarian running in Virginia. I wish he had done better. As one woman said at work today, the Democrat wasn’t much, but the Republican was crazy, and the Libertarian didn’t have a chance. My highest priority in voting was to keep Cooch out of my Crotch.

    Hey, Respectful! We’re in the same state! I live between the James and York Rivers. How about you? (Obviously you need not be very specific.)

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    @Doughfoot

    I am in central VA. I am in agreement. McCauliffe is scary, but Cuccinelli is bizarre, willing to believe he is always right, and willing to bully people as a result of his office to get what he wants. I agree we had two abysmal choices. I truly wanted to vote libertarian, but if Cooch had won by one vote, I would have had to shoot myself, and I’m not really into guns. Literally dodged a bullet.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @Doughfoot

    Write to me at sanesaint@hotmail.com.
    Discovered a few months ago I’d given enough info for some people to find me, and there are a few folks who scare me here. You’re not one of them. I created sanesaint@hotmail in order to talk to people outside of the trollisphere and not limited by the restraints of the comics.
    ^
    Hello Player. Not sure what part of central Va you’re in, but I’m going to the Goochland drive in Saturday night to watch Thor if it doesn’t rain. It’s about 30 mins outside of Richmond. A long drive for us, but gotta love a drive in.
    Totally with you on Cuccinelli AND Jackson. Glad you didn’t have to shoot yourself. It would have been a long term solution to a shorter term problem. My dream candidate is a fiscally conservative job focused democrat, or a socially compassionate, environmentally aware republican. I’ve known some, and read about others. Oh well.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  8. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    Yeah, right, Christie as POTUS. Like I said before, his chances are just like him for becoming POTUS, fat.

  9. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    There was an episode of “The West Wing” where Jon Goodman played a Speaker of the House who was forced to take over the presidency for a while. He insisted on vetting a VP (unavailable at that time) ASAP because “…i am only one cheese-steak away from sudden cardiac arrest…”. I found that pretty funny, but also true, so if Mr. Christie really thinks about going after the big chair he needs to be physically fit. On the other hand, if you look at old pictures and paintings of presidents, that requirement seems to be pretty modern :-)

  10. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    You’re showing your ignorance, again.
    Iowa CAUCUSES, that’s not a primary.

  11. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 1 year ago

    Lbertarians have no chance in our one-party-with-two-names political structure, but at least they get mentioned, if not covered by the corporate media. Green and Socialists parties may not even be mentioned, despite the latter having a member in the Senate.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Doughfoot

    I recall all too well that when Bush starting talking about being a “compassionate conservative” I found it a cruel pretense. Limbaugh seemed to cynically agree the way he handled it on his show. Just as on his show he broached the conspiracy idea that the Green Movement and the subsequent fight to end Global warming were massive hoaxes by Communists to take over the country and eventually the world. Such ideas and more are hatched at the Reich Wing Think Tanks then distributed among their minions and agents to spread it till it is a “fact.”

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @hippogriff

    You are correct. We have plenty of other parties but until they can run just on what they have to offer and not how much they spend the 1% will continue to own us.

  14. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago

    @ghostkeeper

    Please supply some quotes from some Libertarian politicians saying they advocate no regulations and no government. Please stop repeating worn-out tropes you know nothing about. Thank you.

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