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Reader comment on item: Why Chris Christie Will Never Be President of the United States

Submitted by michael hayutin (United States), Aug 12, 2011 at 14:59

Has anyone who is close to Christie attempted to speak to him privately on this matter before all the accusations? Isn't it possible that he is just ignorant on this topic and then reacting negatively to public attacks? We see that he is magnificent as an articulate leader who engenders support from a broad conservative leaning coalition -- just what America needs at this moment. These attacks might be doing the conservative movement a real disservice. Let us not throw the baby out with the bath water. Did Pipes attempt to speak to the governor privately before the attack? We have to use common sense. The Governor might be just what America needs, so it is in our best interest to tread carefully here.

There is no one who appreciates the threat of radical Islam more than I. But we need not throw people overboard until we are sure they deserve to drawn. Great candidates are rare.

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