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  •  I think Christie could win in the midwest (0+ / 0-)

    He'd appeal to Pennsylvania through Minnesota the same way he appeals in New Jersey.  Democrats can talk all they want about their new demographics but all the Republicans have to do is be smart enough to find a candidate that can win in the northern Midwest (which is the same advice I had for Democrats after Kerry's wind surfing campaign) where people do not like elitists or people who think they're entitled to your vote.  Romney was not it.  Hillary may not be it either depending on if she's willing to condescend to spend some quality time in flyoverland.

    •  I agree about Christie. His huge downfalls? (3+ / 0-)
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      myboo, mystique mist, mmacdDE

      His weight.....and the "R" after his name.

      I might not mind him as prez, but I can't stand the group he hangs out with (the "R"s). Course those same "r"s are going to slit his throat over his appearances with and compliments to Obama.

    •  The media loves him bc he is the least crazy Thug (5+ / 0-)

      and his nom. means millions of $s for them from covering a close election.

      His 'reasonable' rhetoric is simply the result of being Gov. running for re-elect ina very blue state, which (unlike Pa.) doesn't have part of Alabama in it).  It is IOW nothing but common political posturing - and only seems uncommon bc so many his fellow Thugs are in deep red states or gerrymandered districts and so have nothing to limit their verbal diarrhea.

      Policy-wse he is as neanderthal and crypto-fascist as the rest of Thugs.  

      That said, we saw in 2000 how the media could get even an empty suit Thug close enough to steal it.

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