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« on: June 08, 2012, 06:18:26 am »
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Christie seems to be doing everything possible to let it be known that he would like to be president some day.  If Obama wins reelection this year, then there will be an open contest for the 2016 GOP nomination, and it'll give Christie as good a chance at the White House as he'll ever have.  So if he wants to run for prez in 2016, will he run for reelection as governor in 2013, or pull a Mitt Romney and retire after one term to focus on his presidential ambitions?
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 08:09:45 am »
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Romney passed because he would lose. Christie will win in a landslide.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 08:23:54 am »
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Romney passed because he would lose. Christie will win in a landslide.

Would that necessarily be the case if Booker runs though?  Maybe Christie would win that race now, but 17 months is a long time, and any number of things can happen.

If Christie ends up finding himself in a competitive race, then think about the media dynamics that'll develop.  Because everyone will know that Christie is a likely 2016 candidate, he will constantly be asked pointed ideological questions designed to box him in, so that he has to choose between appealing to a 2013 New Jersey general electorate and a 2016 GOP national primary electorate.  He can choose the former and win reelection but perhaps risk weakening his chances in 2016, or choose the latter, and risk losing reelection.  Is Christie really so popular in NJ that he can risk already having one eye on 2016 while running for a second term that he doesn't actually intend to finish?
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 10:52:52 am »
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Booker said he's running for re-election in 2014, so Christie is safe.
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012, 02:55:48 pm »
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What Snow said.
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2012, 09:12:03 am »
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Christie could certainly lose to people other than Booker.  However, he could also very well win reelection, while Romney was likely to lose by double-digits.
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2012, 09:26:06 am »
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He's running and is favored. Romney was definitely going to lose. It's a win-win for Christie.

Boy, that 2016 field...
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2012, 11:21:36 am »
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He's running and is favored. Romney was definitely going to lose. It's a win-win for Christie.

Boy, that 2016 field...

It will be interesting to see who gets to lose to Andrew Cuomo. Wink
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2012, 12:11:53 pm »
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A race between Chris Christie (R-NJ) and Chris Christie (D-NY) would be interesting.
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2012, 12:30:48 pm »
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A race between Chris Christie (R-NJ) and Chris Christie (D-NY) would be interesting.

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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2012, 12:47:54 pm »
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I love Mario, but not Andrew. Given that he's already antagonized unions and inner city minorities, I don't see him winning the nomination anyway.
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2012, 04:47:56 pm »
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Romney passed because he would lose. Christie will win in a landslide.

Would that necessarily be the case if Booker runs though?  Maybe Christie would win that race now, but 17 months is a long time, and any number of things can happen.

If Christie ends up finding himself in a competitive race, then think about the media dynamics that'll develop.  Because everyone will know that Christie is a likely 2016 candidate, he will constantly be asked pointed ideological questions designed to box him in, so that he has to choose between appealing to a 2013 New Jersey general electorate and a 2016 GOP national primary electorate.  He can choose the former and win reelection but perhaps risk weakening his chances in 2016, or choose the latter, and risk losing reelection.  Is Christie really so popular in NJ that he can risk already having one eye on 2016 while running for a second term that he doesn't actually intend to finish?


I was under the impression that Booker had no intention of running against Christie but wanted to continue to work besides him by running for senator of NJ in the future. In terms of Democrats and Repubs working together Christie and Booker have a great dynamic
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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2012, 06:18:46 am »
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Booker said he's running for re-election in 2014, so Christie is safe.

This probably.
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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2012, 03:03:39 pm »
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Booker isn't the only person who can beat Christie. Likewise, Booker wouldn't be invincible either.
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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2012, 03:15:51 pm »
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The President's party tends to do poorly in off-year elections, so Christie would be the favorite for reelection.

I imagine that he would run for a second term, as he seems to enjoy being Governor, and it gives him added credibility in later cycles.

That said, Romney and Edwards have shown that winning a single term is enough to be a credible contender for some time, following in the footsteps of President Jimmy Carter.
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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2012, 04:07:36 pm »
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Booker isn't the only person who can beat Christie. Likewise, Booker wouldn't be invincible either.

I agree but Christie is definitely favored right now. I just can't stand Booker, he's turning into Harold Ford Jr. 2.0.
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« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2012, 06:06:53 pm »
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He's running and is favored. Romney was definitely going to lose. It's a win-win for Christie.

Boy, that 2016 field...

It will be interesting to see who gets to lose to Andrew Cuomo. Wink
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« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2012, 03:58:04 pm »
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I think unless his approvals take a steep dive and/or a strong challenger emerges, then he will. I agree with the notion that Booker will try for the Senate instead in 2014 due to the likelihood that Frank Lautenberg retires.

Plus, I think stepping down after one term would create too much of paralel to Romney, which only hurts him in this scenario. 
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« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2012, 07:24:25 pm »
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Not only does Christie run for reelection regardless of who wins, but he wins too.  He wouldn't be a favorite but he would still probably win.
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« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2012, 03:51:58 am »
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He wouldn't be a favorite but he would still probably win.

That sentence makes no sense.
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« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2012, 11:13:02 am »
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I dislike the term "favorite" and would prefer a term like "frontrunner".
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« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2012, 08:39:01 pm »
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Booker isn't the only person who can beat Christie. Likewise, Booker wouldn't be invincible either.

I agree but Christie is definitely favored right now. I just can't stand Booker, he's turning into Harold Ford Jr. 2.0.


I can't agree with you more.
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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2012, 10:41:09 pm »
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Booker isn't the only person who can beat Christie. Likewise, Booker wouldn't be invincible either.

I agree but Christie is definitely favored right now. I just can't stand Booker, he's turning into Harold Ford Jr. 2.0.


I can't agree with you more.

If anything Booker should run for Senate, Lautenberg is pretty old and hecould retire/die in office before 2014. Also, Booker won't run against Christie like has been mentioned before in other threads. Because Christie has been a strong and important political ally for Booker's reforms in Newark.
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« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2012, 12:22:25 am »
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Christie runs for re-election in 2013. Democratic opposition will either be former US Rep Steve Rothman who was a victim of redistricting. US Rep Robert Andrews from South Jersey who ran for Governor in 1997 but lost in the primary to McGreevey.
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« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2012, 07:33:36 am »
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Christie runs for re-election in 2013. Democratic opposition will either be former US Rep Steve Rothman who was a victim of redistricting. US Rep Robert Andrews from South Jersey who ran for Governor in 1997 but lost in the primary to McGreevey.

No it won't.

It'll be a State Senator or Assemblyman. I'm thinking either Buono or Greenwald.
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