Yeah, when I saw the Tweet of the post this morning that the New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie agrees with Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo 98 per cent of the time, I didn’t believe it.
Christie is a RINO like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jeb Bush but NOT a 98 per center.
As you can guess, I won’t be supporting Christie for ANYTHING beyond his re-election as Governor of New Jersey.
Well, the Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, phoned Dr. Connie Mariano and pretty much told her off.
The public conversation has been something like this.
“I worry that [Gov. Christie] may have a heart attack, he may have a stroke,” Mariano told CNN earlier this week. “It’s almost like a time bomb waiting to happen unless he addresses those issues before running for office.”
Christie did not take the criticism well, firing back at the doctor from a news conference he held in New Jersey.
“If she wants to get on a plane and come here to New Jersey and ask me if she wants to examine me and review my medical history I will have a conversation with her about that,” Christie said. “Until that time she should shut up.”
“She must be a genius,” the Republican governor continued sarcastically. “She should probably be the surgeon general of the United States, I suspect, because she must be a genius. I think this is – listen, this is just another hack who wants five minutes on TV.”
After these comments, Mariano said Christie called her and yelled at her.
“It was essentially the tone of the press conference only louder,” she said. “It was hard to get anything across.”
“I don’t think he realized who he was talking to,” Mariano told 3TV, adding that it’s common for medical experts to weigh in on the health concerns of potential presidential candidates. “I think I’m qualified to make a comment.”
And, so does the good doctor still think that Chris Christie is a Presidential contender?
I would say that would be a NO.
Ironically, Mariano has been a Christie supporter and identifies herself as a Republican. However, she said her future support for a potential Christie run in 2016 is damaged.
“The way he acted lately I don’t think so. He wasn’t very nice to me,” she said. “Politically if this is the way [he handles] stress… is this presidential? I’ll have to think about that. Is this a presidential way to behave? C’mon.”
Americans don’t like a BULLY and certainly one that controls the White House. The damage that Christie has done to any future national run for office is probably more fatal than his obesity.
Put a fork in Christie for President – He’s Done!
Now, come on. The New Jersey governor can laugh it off with David Letterman, but not with this Republican physician?
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is lashing out at a former White House doctor who said she worries about the governor dying in office because he is so heavy.
Former White House physician Connie Mariano made the comment in an interview with CNN. The Scottsdale, Ariz., doctor says she’d like to see Christie run for president in 2016 but that he needs to lose weight. She worries he could have a heart attack or stroke.
The 50-year-old Republican governor said Wednesday that unless Mariano gives him a physical exam and takes his family history, “she should shut up.”
Christie joked about his weight this week with David Letterman.
Governor Christie should worry less about what others are saying and take a walk to the gym.
From one RINO to another….
In the above video, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie goes after Republican House Speaker John Boehner for among other things not taking his phone call.
While we understand Christie’s frustration and escalation in what is obviously a personal vendetta between the two men, as so often happens, much was left unsaid. For example the fact that the proposed bill was also chock full of pork spending such as:
- $150 million in funding for fisheries in Alaska,
- $5.3 billion to the Army corps of engineers,
- $56.8 million for charting the debris from last year’s Japanese tsunami,
- $100 million for the federal Head Start day care program,
- $20 million for a nationwide “water resources priorities study”,
- $4 million for the … Kennedy Space Center?
And others. Some more from the Weekly Standard:
I grow tired of Christie’s histrionics. He obviously lacks discipline and restraint looking at him not getting his own way and his obesity.
The voters of New Jersey may accept this type of conduct, but I won’t if he chooses to run for the Presidency.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
The National Journal has one of its Political Insiders polls up and this time it is the Presidential race in 2016.
- Marco Rubio 40%
- Jeb Bush 27%
- Paul Ryan 9%
- Rick Santorum 9%
- Chris Christie 8%
- Jeb Bush 47%
- Chris Christie 28%,
- Marco Rubio 13%
And, we all know that if Hillary Clinton wants the Democratic nomination that she will be the nominee.
What do I envision?
A Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush race.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives for a March 2012 Town HallMitt Romney could NOT do worse than Marco Rubio or Chris Christie.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday said Romney “might be able to convince” him to serve as his No. 2 on the Republican presidential ticket.
“He might be able to convince me. He’s a convincing guy, but I really love this job. I really want to stay in this job” Christie said during a high school visit in Plainsboro Township, New Jersey.
The popular Republican governor and early Romney backer said he is not interested in serving as vice president, but that he would be open to discussing the position with Romney.
“I really have no interest in being vice president, but if Governor Romney calls and asks me to sit down and talk to him about it, I’d listen because I think you owe the nominee of your party that level of respect and who knows what he’s going to say,” Christie said. “We’ll wait and see.”
I predicted four years ago that John McCain would pick little known Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. This time I think Mitt Romney will choose ……..
Larry Sabato’s Crystall Ball: Romney’s Perfect Vice PresidentYou can watch Sobato’s video above or read his prognostications here.
But, I would be very surprised if Romney does not choose New Jersey Governor Chris Christie or Florida United States Senator Marco Rubio. Mitt would actually have a chance to win with either of these two articulate and LEFT battle hardened POLS.
One other I would mention would be Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.
Forget the rest, as a team with Romney would make it more difficult for the GOP to win.
And, guess what?
Chris Christie has expressed some interest.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) told ABC News he’s “not looking to become vice president” but left the door open to a conversation about it with Mitt Romney.
Said Christie: “But I also think it is extraordinarily arrogant for you to say you won’t even listen to the nominee of your party — especially for me. It’s someone who I’ve been supporting since last October vigorously around the country — that I wouldn’t take a call from Mitt Romney.”
On the eve of the New Hampshire GOP Presidential debate tonight and within the hour.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will make a surprise appearance Tuesday to endorse Mitt Romney for president, a week after Christie said he had decided not to run.
Christie is planning a joint press conference with the former Massachusetts governor at 3 p.m. in New Hampshire, NBC News has learned.
Christie announced last week that he would not be getting into the race for the Republican nomination, saying “now is not my time,” but gave no indication an endorsement was coming soon.
This should nail down the East Coast GOP delegates for Mitt Romney, along with the announcement today that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is out too.
Unless Rick Perry can execute a “Hail Mary” pass tonight during the debate, it looks like the GOP Presidential nominee will be Mitt Romney.
Now, will Chris Christie be the Vice Presidential running mate?