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How Sarah Palin Helps Chris Christie
Bloomberg, by Jonathan Bernstein

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Posted By:MissMolly, 2/6/2014 11:45:21 AM

Let´s start with the caveats: It’s one poll. It’s from one subsample. It’s not a huge effect. It could easily just be statistical noise. Still, I can’t help noting that a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll has New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s ratings going up among “Core Republicans” following the terrible publicity he received from the bridge scandal. In October 32 percent had a favorable view of him; now he’s up to 42 percent with positive feelings (via the always invaluable Political Wire). If true (and again: see caveats above), it’s a fascinating finding, confirming that for at least some non-trivial group

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 2/6/2014 11:53:01 AM     (No. 9721815)

A silly notion about what motivates conservatives. Go pound sand Mr. Bernstein.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kahunavol, 2/6/2014 11:57:51 AM     (No. 9721825)

So Sarah Palin had a zero popularity among the base prior to being attacked by the media. I fell dumber for having read that nonsense.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kahunavol, 2/6/2014 11:58:25 AM     (No. 9721827)

Proved my own point. Substitute "feel" for "fell."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/6/2014 12:14:14 PM     (No. 9721851)

For all the "conservatives" at Christie, please come up with a name you like who call also be elected (has been vetted, unlike Ben Carson), can take slings and arrows (unlike Mitch Daniels, or Sarah Palin), and will not have NBC status challenges (unlike Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, Nikki Haley or Marco Rubio)

I like all the above, but a POTUS win for any of them would be a huge longshot,IMHO.

So who will take on the DEM slime machine and win?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/6/2014 12:28:14 PM     (No. 9721868)

Maybe Mike Pence or Scott Walker, #4.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/6/2014 12:30:11 PM     (No. 9721871)

Well gee, that makes us no different from the Dems who rose up to support Hillary Clinton every time Bill embarrassed her.

I don´t think Christie wants to be thought of as anyone´s victim. He won´t be playing the poor-little-me game. If voters like him, I certainly hope it will be for good reason and not because that mean old media were ugly.

#4, we do still have a whole bunch of possible candidates who don´t fall into the categories you mentioned. We should look to the governors and I´m thinking Walker has proved to be a guy to take the bullies on. Perry would do so, too, but Rick Perry´s not the guy we need in 2016.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/6/2014 12:30:26 PM     (No. 9721872)

#5, Walker maybe. But I suspect that when he sees the full impact of the DNC slime machine coming at his family, he will bail out.

Mike Pence, probably the same.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/6/2014 12:32:25 PM     (No. 9721875)

#6, I liked Perry a lot in summer of 2011, but he never got out of the gate. Could have been meds from his back operation. Whatever. But I don´t think he would do much better in 2016.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/6/2014 12:34:16 PM     (No. 9721877)

I dunno, #7, I Walker got quite a shellacking (sp?) early on from Dems and unions, yet has held up quite well.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/6/2014 12:45:36 PM     (No. 9721889)

In addition to having been a congressman and a governor, Pence was also a broadcaster. This means he knows how to handle the press. He won´t hide from them, and he won´t make a fool of himself in front of them.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: absalom, 2/6/2014 2:49:51 PM     (No. 9722084)

How about a P/VP ticket of Christie (republicrat/NJ)and Romney(republicrat/Mass). Its got color (solid blue), unity (solid progressive left) and trendy political correctness. Sounds like another winner in the Dewey/Rockefeller mold. Remember? The rhino ´moderates´ will swoon and the media will reflect. Hmmm... no matter. The TP will decide the ´16 candidate and election result. The usual suspects, starting w/Bloomberg and Bernstein, can start packing now.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/6/2014 2:49:53 PM     (No. 9722085)

The critical election is this year. We must be able to have a vote on the House passed bills in the Senate. Either there is no vote or the language has been changed after the cloture vote to extract the clear language of the House bill. Examples are: the defunding of ObamaCare, the delay of ObamaCare, and the limiting of the premium credit to the same rules applied to the taxpayers.

As far as constitutional eligibility, I will guarantee that Cruz will present his legal arguments for his eligibility the day he decides to run. But it is not this day.

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