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Buchanan: The Knives Come Out for Christie

By Patrick J. Buchanan | Friday - November 8, 2013

“Maybe the folks in Washington, D.C., should tune in their TVs right now and see how it’s done,” said the big winner of Tuesday last.

“I did not seek a second term to do small things,” Chris Christie went on, but “to finish the job — now watch me do it.”

Humility is not the governor’s strong suit.

Yet, Christie registered a remarkable victory. He won with 60 percent in a blue state, winning 55 percent of women, half of the Hispanic vote and 20 percent of African-Americans.

If he could replicate those numbers in New Jersey and nationally in 2016, Chris Christie would be elected president in a landslide.

“[T]his fellow is really on the right track,” says seven-term Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, “if the Republican Party is not too stupid.” To fill out Christie’s ticket in 2016, Hatch proposes Susana Martinez of New Mexico, who made eight campaign stops with Christie on Monday.

Democrats concur with Hatch. The headline on the lead story on page one of Thursday’s Washington Post reads: “Democrats Take Aim at Christie: He’s Seen as GOP’s Best Hope for 2016.”

“The Elephant in the Room” is the title of Time’s cover story.

And with the corporate contributors and Beltway bundlers gravitating to him, Christie is emerging as the establishment’s hope to recapture the GOP from its Tea Party, libertarian, social conservative and populist wing.

Will Christie be the candidate in 2016?

Put me down as a skeptic.

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If this is so, better clear out the butcher shop.

You will need ALL the hooks and display cases for THAT much meat.

Christie is Unelectable

While Christie might when the nonimation for president, he's unelectable in the general election because no self-respecting libertarian will vote for their ideological opposite. He'll just split the authoritarian vote with the Democrats and lose.

I don't think they care about the libertarians

They just need to siphon off a few points from the Dems and they win.

I think they would nominate him just to spite the libertarians.

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I think people get a vague

I think people get a vague sense that if they don't vote for Christie, "something bad could happen"... you know what I mean?
And just to be "safe" maybe it's better to go with the "gut"...

Rand will be the nominee if he runs.

People are going to see through the "electability" argument this time. McCain and Romney were "electable". Let's just try nominating someone we believe in, and if we lose then so be it.

"Where liberty is, there is my country." -Benjamin Franklin

I hope you are right but I doubt it

There are to many even in the libertarian wing that want to tear Rand down. Its obvious that is the best potential option for libertarians if winning is the goal. But, sad to say, everyone thinks he is somehow a traitor because he is trying to garner votes in his own party, nevertheless the entire electorate..

I don't know how he can win when the people that should support him the most reject him. Makes me frustrated with the whole "liberty movement". I get why he endorsed Romney. I don't have a problem with it either. He needs to do what it takes to win...but the libertarians probably won't let that happen and once again we watch socialism grow.

obviously

They are still not paying attention to us. There is no way Christie will be elected pres. If the GOP goes this way, we will see the first female president.

McCain,Romeny,Christie! What a trifecta!

Probably is the plan right now though.

Lets hope we can change some hearts and minds by then.

If Crispie

is selected by the GOP establishment as the republicon nominee, I will vote libertarian...again...or stay home.

I have a much better idea.

Since the establishment thinks Crispie is so great, maybe Crispie should switch parties and challenge Hitlery for the democrap nomination.

"I wont vote bc the

"I wont vote bc the Libertarian Party will put out another weak candidate whose not worth the time to vote for.

That fat F...u.....c....k...

Has 0% chance of beating whatever faux socialist clown the other fake party tries to run in 2016!

Very true, but not sure you

Very true, but not sure you had to put it like that!

"Villains wear many masks, but none as dangerous as the mask of virtue." - Washington Irvin

Excuse my language

I'm just really sick of these Bilderberg puppets we are force fed. Christie is particularly jerky in top of it. I just saw the first "ready for Hillary 2016" bumper sticker a couple days back. I feel like I'm living on a different planet than the people that support these snakes.

its amazing with what little

its amazing with what little effort buchanan can continue to be the best writer on the national stage. i picture him just bored writing this stuff but its so easy when you tell the truth.

Go, Pat, go!

:) This peasant still has his pitchfork.

one of the few men ill mourn

one of the few men ill mourn when they pass.

He's a machine

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