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Christie Might Become The Nominee

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Submitted by Mark D (United States), Apr 6, 2014 at 19:49

Chris Christie – interesting fellow. Operates on a different plane than the rest and a successful governor despite the bridgegate scandal and sharia law foul up. That makes him attractive to Republicans.

In the past election, as it always has been, we saw weaknesses in each and every candidate running for president and it was a matter of who survived. One can say that in elections there are really no winners or losers, only survivors. So sure Christie has weaknesses but everybody has.

And Chris Christie hasn't exactly hit rock bottom with the bridgegate scandal. It appears that he will be simply smoothing out some wrinkles if he runs, and the Republican Party and he can come to an understanding.

He rubs you the wrong way because of his very strong attack on what he calls crazies of those people who believes in the dangers of Sharia Law, and in he choosing a Muslim judge who appeared to be Islamist. But when it comes to elections, those are not the only issues. Israel is not the only issue. We are not in Israel but America. In fact, Israel and Sharia Law may even be so much less important issue to American voters.

We've seen Christie win as governor again for the second time with 99% of Republican votes in New Jersey despite Sharia law flop. Voters in New Jersey didn't give a damn about Sharia and Israel. So it only makes sense he can win too at a federal level. Can't say he can't.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

That is one point of view. I take the opposite one athttp://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2011/08/why-chris-christie-will-never-be-president

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