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  •  Wrong party? (5+ / 0-)

    Well, he doesn't belong in ours. I admire how he stepped up after Sandy. But Christie is no friend to progressive causes or working people.

    Our tent isn't that big. And no, I don't mean that as a fat joke. I mean, we don't need governors hell-bent on creating charter schools in lieu of properly funding public schools, disbanding police departments, and decimating government worker unions in our tent.

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 09:07:13 AM PST

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    •  I agree. (1+ / 0-)
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      It's easy to forget all the many reasons to dislike Christie that existed before Sandy and are no doubt still relevant.  Broken clock twice a day and all that.

      I wonder if he's watching former Maine governor & future senator Angus King and contemplating the independent route.

      "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

      by JBL55 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 09:19:39 AM PST

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      •  Hard to see him have a path to the WH (1+ / 0-)
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        as an indy.  If that's what Christie wants.  At this point he might be thinking that Gov of NJ is a good level to peak at.

        And if he only wants to continue being the Gov of NJ (or maybe running for congress after) maybe he could go independent.

        I suspect, however, that no independent is likely to win the presidency in our lifetimes...

        •  I never saw him having a path to (0+ / 0-)

          the White House at all. But I was thinking Indy. He would do better in politics in general. He could end up a Senator if you look at Angus King in Maine. Or in Conn. a way long time ago we had a Repub Senator that became Governor as an independent.

          I never saw him as a President. I know that's the way he saw himself but then so did Mitt Romney.

          In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God ~RFK

          by vcmvo2 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 10:30:14 AM PST

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    •  Exactly right. (1+ / 0-)
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      Actually, I'm glad that he p!ssed off the GOP Establishment. He could have been a formidable candidate to beat, with bi-partisan appeal and good PR.
      Now he's dogmeat to them and since he has no National political future, he can concentrate on serving his state.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 09:42:06 AM PST

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      •  Not so sure about that. (0+ / 0-)

        Todd Akin was a pariah...  And then they flooded MO with GOP and SuperPAC money....

        © grover


        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 02:14:45 PM PST

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