Thursday, December 08, 2011

Keeping my oppo open - Updated

There was a big Con confab in DC yesterday, the Republican Jewish Coalition candidate's forum. A baseline cost of only $500 to attend, with a few more fine perks if you're willing to cough up 50K as a honorary chair of the event, including prime seats at the luncheon. Oliver Knox of AFP was there and reports on the hilarity that ensues when GOPers try to out con each other.

But this is the part that feeds my new favorite conspiracy theory. Not clear if he was considered the keynote speaker, but Chris Christie gave the luncheon address to the crowd.

Olivier tweets from the event:
@GovChristie is an amazingly fluid speaker. Funny, organized, etc. (But points deducted for teleprompter joke)

Lots of @GovChristie rhetoric is about how angry/upset he makes others, chiefly Dems, and doesn't care.
Did I mention this was billed as a candidate's forum? And there's Gov. Gasbag, above the fray, sounding so soothingly electable. Just saying...

Update: Well, here he is again. Christie, stumping for Romney in Iowa, heckles Occupy protesters.
Once the room quieted and the protesters were locked outside, Christie resumed speaking and offered his thoughts on the Occupy Wall Street movement.

“Here’s the way I feel about it: They represent an anger in our country that Barack Obama has caused,” he said, drawing cheers from the crowd. “He’s a typical cynical Chicago... politician who runs for office and promises everything and then comes to office and disappoints, and so their anger is rooted not in me or Mitt Romney, their anger is rooted in the fact that they believed in this hope and change garbage.”

Christie called them disillusioned and said he “feels bad” for them.

“Now they are angry but they’re not mature enough to know they should be angry with themselves,” he said.
As I said in comments, under this theory, it's in Christie's interest to keep Romney in the race. But doesn't that sound like something he might say on the stump for himself in the general?

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Blogger Diane said...

Yet Christie is stumping for Mitt Romney today as the only "candidate that can beat Obama."

I know that doesn't defeat your prediction, but it does show the level of slime involved.

11:35:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I want to be wrong, but Christie keeping Mittster in the game supports the theory. Can't have a brokered convention if Newtie runs away with the nom.

I'm of course, rooting for Newt to take it outright. Much better outcome.

11:56:00 AM  
Blogger merlallen said...

Newt is supposed to be a real smart guy but he doesn't even understand what covert means. Every chance he gets he talks about using "covert" means to mess up Iran. What a doofus.

1:08:00 PM  

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