Is GOP field about to get a major new entrant?

Under the headline “Chris Christie seriously considering run for president in 2012,” the Star Ledger in New Jersey reports:

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BATON ROUGE — Gov. Chris Christie is seriously rethinking his months of denials and may launch a campaign for the White House after all, a source close to the governor said tonight.

In the last week, Christie has been swayed away from his earlier refusals to run by an aggressive draft effort from a cadre of Republicans and donors unhappy with the GOP field, said the source, who was not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity….

At a campaign rally here today for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Christie continued to criticize Obama’s leadership, but ignored several questions from reporters about whether he would seek the White House.

“If you’re looking for leadership in America you’re not going to find it in the Oval Office,” Christie said today in Baton Rouge.

The rally and a fundraiser afterward capped off a cross-country tour by the governor, where his Reagan Library speech Tuesday served to only stoke speculation that he might reverse course and seek the Republican nomination for president…

In addition, the governor’s wife, Mary Pat, no longer objects to a presidential run, according to an adviser to the governor.

The governor has famously said “my wife would kill me” as a reason not to run. However, a few months ago former first lady Barbara Bush called Mary Pat to assuage her concerns about life in the White House, the adviser said.

If so, welcome to the Big Top, governor. Given factors such as geography (another Northeast governor) and where he falls on the political spectrum, the person with the most to lose from Christie’s entry would be Mitt Romney. And it would certainly add some intrigue to the next Republican debate.

– Jay Bookman

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Normal

September 30th, 2011
6:50 am

Normal

September 30th, 2011
6:54 am

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
6:55 am

“The governor has famously said “my wife would kill me” as a reason not to run.”

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
6:56 am

dammit – hit submit too soon …

what I was going to say was:

“The governor has famously said “my wife would kill me” as a reason not to run.”

Zell Miller said the same about running for ANYthing in Washington and we see how THAT turned out.

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
6:57 am

btw … if we DON’T mention Christies weight, is that like ignoring the elephant in the room???

Normal

September 30th, 2011
6:58 am

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
6:58 am

Brosephus™ - Drones gonna get ya!!!

September 30th, 2011
7:00 am

USinner @ 6:57

That is so wrong!!!

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
7:00 am

Ayn Rant

September 30th, 2011
7:01 am

Another candidate for leading America back to the 19th Century with”lower taxes for a few, smaller government and fewer jobs for everyone else”? What has he done, what does he advocate, that makes him stand out from the other dreary line-toers of the Republican party?

Pox on the lot!

Normal

September 30th, 2011
7:02 am

Good morning USinUk!

Have a great vay-kay?

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
7:03 am

Governor Christies health issues are and must remain fair game.

As Richard simmons says (roughly)…he ate it he has to lift it.

Normal

September 30th, 2011
7:03 am

USinUK@ 0658.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
7:05 am

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
7:06 am

Normal – had a very good vay-cay, thankyewverymuch! came back to nuttiness (in a good way) at work, so I feel like I’ve never left

Brocephus – it’s funny cuz it’s TRUE

GG – Limbaugh “weighed in” :lol: an unintentional funneh!!

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
7:07 am

Ayn Rant – LUVIN the name! (polite golf clap)

jeff

September 30th, 2011
7:09 am

How will he respond to the crazies (his words) in his own party, ( “It’s just crazy, and I’m tired of dealing with the crazies.”)? Will the evangeicals be happy with him appointing a Muslim to the court? Remember hat many of the religous CONservatives believe now is the end times and Christie’s not going to go along with some of their silly ideas. Will Christie have to go along with the kooks on the far right? Will he be able to get enough indie’s to support him in a general election? And what does this say about the current crop of canidates? If they are so bad that big donars are begging the Gov to get into the race, what will they do if/when Christie flames out? Is Christie really the savior of the party?
Odd, I keep hearing the CONservatives tell us how this is the election they are happy about. That their is no way they can lose to Obama (you know, that guy from Kenya), that 2010 was just the begining of the end for the socialists in the WH. If it is going to be a cake walk, why are they so worried?
Nice column Jay, as always.

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
7:15 am

“Governor Christies health issues are and must remain fair game.”

Does anyone know when smoking ceased to be carcinogenic?

Guy Incognito

September 30th, 2011
7:15 am

Yes We Cain! Yes We Cain! Yes We Cain!

Although, Christie Cain has a nice ring to it. Like a hot porn star’s name

Normal

September 30th, 2011
7:18 am

Christie did say, “I’m tired of dealing with
the crazies! … Why do we even give the crazies the time of day? …”

So, if he stays on that path, I could listen to him….

Normal

September 30th, 2011
7:19 am

Guy,
A while back, we were painting our den with a color called “Venus Teal”.

I thought that was a good porn star name, too…

Guy Incognito

September 30th, 2011
7:19 am

“btw … if we DON’T mention Christies weight, is that like ignoring the elephant in the room???”

Just like ignoring the smoking going on right now? Menthols anyone?

Lord Help Us

September 30th, 2011
7:19 am

My favorite thing about Christie winning the GOP nomination…

Two good choices. Good for the US.

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
7:20 am

“Although, Christie Cain has a nice ring to it. Like a hot porn star’s name.”

You would probably be well advised to keep your fantasies to yourself.

Guy Incognito

September 30th, 2011
7:21 am

Normal

“Venus Teal”.

I think I caught her act at the Pony.

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
7:22 am

“Just like ignoring the smoking going on right now?”

given the flack he’s caught for smoking, I don’t think ANYone is or has ignored it.

however, no one dropped dead suddenly and without warning of cancer … the problems caused by obesity? that’s another matter entirely

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
7:24 am

“However, no one dropped dead suddenly and without warning of cancer … the problems caused by obesity? that’s another matter entirely”

Oh…silly me…I thought smoking also caused heart disease.

Normal

September 30th, 2011
7:24 am

Guy,
Back in the ’70s, the anti smoking bunch put out an ad with John Ford(movie director) sitting in a wheel chair, wafting pure oxygen and speaking sorrowfully about how smoking had robbed him of his ability to breathe…what they didn’t say was that he was 95 years old at the time…

Bottom line, obesity, brings with it many, many known problems, probably not suited to the high stress world of being President…just guessin’…

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
7:25 am

“I think I caught her act at the Pony.”

given the name, I’d say the Clairmont is more likely

(not that I’ve ever been)

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
7:25 am

Strawman – grasp at straws much?

and, as mentioned, Obama has caught flack for smoking, so, no, no one is ignoring it.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
7:26 am

Strawman

Love it when you like up to your name! I really do!

President Obama quit smoking. Can Governor Christie quit being morbidly obese?

Notice any huffing or puffing?

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
7:29 am

“Strawman – grasp at straws much?”

Ouch…you sure know how to hurt another’s pride. Ignored, no. Suggested it disqualified him for the job…um…also no.

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
7:29 am

GG – “Can Governor Christie quit being morbidly obese?”

well, technically, yes … but it will take a lot of time

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
7:31 am

Strawman – nice try. I didn’t say it DQ’d him from the WH

all I said was not mentioning it was like ignoring the elephant in the room

and then you got all in a huff.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
7:32 am

USinUk

a of of time…like 2016?

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
7:33 am

“President Obama quit smoking.”

And you know this how – from the Huffington Post? What is amazing about Obama, of course, is that he is the one politician from Chicago who is not a pathological liar and immoral scoundrel. How did he ever rise above that?

ByteMe

September 30th, 2011
7:36 am

What is amazing about Obama, of course, is that he is the one politician from Chicago who is not a pathological liar and immoral scoundrel.

Speaking of strawman arguments….

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
7:37 am

GG – well, there is always stomach stapling (it worked so well for the woman in Wilson Phillips … oh, wait)

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
7:37 am

and, with that …

LUNCH!!

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
7:38 am

Strawman

Seen him smoke? Know anybody who has seen him smoke?

Video? Audio? Smell Smokeo?

Now address the issue at hand directly, do you think morbid obesity
is a good thing for an American President?

ByteMe

September 30th, 2011
7:38 am

I predict he gets in and the love affair lasts about 3 weeks.

It’s one thing to be the new governor of a small state, quite another to have the glare of the national spotlight on your every utterance.

Guy Incognito

September 30th, 2011
7:40 am

GG

Suuuuuuuuuuuure he did.

Normal,

Agreed, and I remember that commercial. It wasn’t, “Native American Crying due to Litter” quality, but it was a good commercail

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
7:40 am

Great, yet another Gooper guv who likens firing striking workers to fighting Stalinism.

it is instructive to harken back to Ronald Reagan and the PATCO affair. President Reagan’s willingness to articulate a determined stand and then carry it out at home sent the signal that the occupant of the Oval Office was someone who could be predicted to stand by his friends and stand up to his adversaries.

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
7:42 am

“Speaking of strawman arguments….”

No, really. I’m amazed. Wait…I think I know what it is…he was a community organizer…yeah. that’s it…that is how he was able to avoid the corrupting influences of the city of Al Capone and “don’t make no waves, don’t back no losers” Daley. How many former Illinois governors are now incarcerated (I can’t keep count)?

Marie

September 30th, 2011
7:43 am

Welcome to the “big top” governor — see Jay I said you wanted the man to run so you can slyly make fun of his weight. The mainstream media is already saying things like “will he be a heavy favorite” or “can the Republicans make room for him”. But he opens himself up for these jokes by being so obese.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
7:44 am

GI

Yes he did.

“Asked by reporters if she could say the president finally has quit smoking, Michelle Obama said, “Yes, he has,” and that “it’s been almost a year.”

ABC news 2-8-11

You calling Michelle Obama a liar?

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
7:45 am

a of of time…like 2016?

Gov. Christie vs. Senator Warren.

Hmm, who’s more likeable? the fat blustery Jersey a-hole or the nice lady who patiently explains the obvious?

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
7:46 am

“Now address the issue at hand directly, do you think morbid obesity is a good thing for an American President?”

Umm…I don’t think either being considerably overweight or smoking is good. If Christie wanted, he could safely drop 10 pounds a month (or perhaps a little more). And I think if he decides to actually run for president, he will have no choice but to do that.

Good Little Liberal

September 30th, 2011
7:46 am

Asked by reporters if she could say the president finally has quit smoking, Michelle Obama said, “Yes, he has,” and that “it’s been almost a year.”

For the first time in my life, I’m finally proud of the Obama family.

Normal

September 30th, 2011
7:46 am

Guy,
“Native American Crying due to Litter”

Iron Eyes Cody, wasn’t it? Great ad, that.

Mick

September 30th, 2011
7:49 am

Chris christie, the repub new flavor of the month. Not everyone can relate to this bully, so the great, big, huge, white hope just might deflate after a few turns under the kleig lights. The bigger they are, the harder they fall…

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
7:50 am

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
7:51 am

“You calling Michelle Obama a liar?”

No, no, oh no. She has never lied – the only human being in modern history of which that might be said. And I have already indicated how remarkable I thought it was that her husband is the one politician from Chicago who is not a pathological liar. He may not keep his campaign promises and he may grossly distort or minimize things in his (are they daily now) speeches, but that does NOT make him a liar.

Normal

September 30th, 2011
7:52 am

I still remember the scenes in “West Wing” of President Jed Bartlet borrowing cigarettes from staffers…

Good Little Liberal

September 30th, 2011
7:53 am

““I think she probably meant ‘I’m more proud.’ ”

Wow. Well that certainly makes everything OK.

philosopher

September 30th, 2011
7:57 am

Sorry, but morbid obesity isn’t labeled that for no reason- this guy is a walking time bomb and will never pass a health exam. While it would be good for the GOP to have a reasonable candidate to run, this guy won’t make it.

Tea Party Hobbit

September 30th, 2011
7:57 am

Mick – I agree, he wouldn’t last long. He may be able to deliver the KO to Rick Perry, but that would be about it. Only one candidate has resurged after having been a previous “flavor of the month”, and that’s Herman Cain. The reason – he is the only candidate who seems to have sat down and come up with concise plans for the issues (9-9-9, the Chilean model for SS). Mitt Romney has his plan, what some 59 points? It may be good, but good grief who wants to hear that on the campaign trail? It does not resonate, the complexities can come later. For now, get out and market the basics, and that is where Herman is succeeding, if for no other reason than because the others aren’t trying.

Good Little Liberal

September 30th, 2011
7:59 am

If Obama and Christi ever do get to debate, I just hope that Obama wears his depends. That would be embarrassing.

Lee

September 30th, 2011
8:00 am

Hmmmm, interesting. Why is Obummer bowing to Christie in the picture? Is Christie muslim?

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
8:01 am

“I think she probably meant ‘I’m more proud.’” Wow. Well that certainly makes everything OK.

It’s a blessing to have so many mind readers on this blog. That comment has always bothered me up until now. I can finally let it go as a simple misunderstanding.

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
8:01 am

Why is Obummer bowing to Christie in the picture?

To demonstrate how, unlike Chrissie, he can actually bend at the waist?

Marie

September 30th, 2011
8:02 am

Well Granny G., if I am not mistaken Michelle had ordered her husband to stop smoking as a condition for him running for president; which he did not. And we know this because of the medical report released by the WH over a year ago in which the doctor ordered him to continue working on his smoking cessation efforts and to cut back on the alcohol.

Sorry I don’t believe for one minute that he has stopped smoking or drinking; and if you believe the tabloids Mrs. O likes to drink a wee bit too much herself.

But I agree with Strawman there is no reason that Christie cannot lose a significant amount of weight between now and November of next year. And if he plans on running he should also state that as well; acknowledge that he has allowed his weight to get out of hand, and that Americans have every right to be comcerned about the health of it’s president and he will begin immediately to get his weight problem under control.

thewindwhistler

September 30th, 2011
8:03 am

Chris Christy is a bonafide-dyed in the wool contender. Let us not delay, put him im in as a candidate. He is along the lines of FDR, honest, forthright, plain spoken and born for the job as Chief Exectutive of the United States, How long has it been since there was a plain spoken person in the office. The last one was Harry Truman and before it was Abraham Lincoln. Now is the time. Although Governor Chrisite is a bit ponderous and lacks the AGILITY for some of those arduous climbs up to the Cabin of Airforce !, where there is a will there is a way.
The time is right to end the malignancy of the fiscal crisis. Win with Chris.

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
8:05 am

“But I agree with Strawman there is no reason that Christie cannot lose a significant amount of weight between now and November of next year. And if he plans on running he should also state that as well; acknowledge that he has allowed his weight to get out of hand, and that Americans have every right to be comcerned about the health of it’s president and he will begin immediately to get his weight problem under control.”

Well, that kind of demonstrated personal change would almost certainly win him the presidency – because he will have proven not just as a governor but as a person that he is a man of action. In that regard, his obesity could represent the single biggest threat to Obama.

Good Little Liberal

September 30th, 2011
8:05 am

Strawman

This falls into the category of ” Michelle is a beautiful woman. I lived in Atlanta for 24 years. I saw a lot of beautiful Black women. Ms. Obama wasn’t one of them.

Guy Incognito

September 30th, 2011
8:08 am

GLL,

Google: Michelle O and James Brown

Switched at birth?

jconservative

September 30th, 2011
8:09 am

“…(9-9-9, the Chilean model for SS).”

The Chilean model has a government mandate. As Obama is finding out that will not fly in the US. But I agree, it is a plan.

Christie has one thing going for him. A politically successful and economically successful overhaul of a state’s budget. He and Cuomo kinda stand alone among all governors.

And Christie can work a crowd. He is as good as I have ever seen.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
8:10 am

Marie

Over a year ago? You mean February 2010?

As in before Mrs. Obama said in February 2011 he’d been over a year?

You realize of course that smoking cessation efforts continue for years
after one quits smoking don’t you?

Yes, Governor Christie can drop the pounds….but I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Joel Edge

September 30th, 2011
8:11 am

Probably not.

Good Little Liberal

September 30th, 2011
8:12 am

Guy Incognito

LOL!! That’s so wrong. Makes you wonder what James Brown would have looked like in a $30,000 designer gown.

OK. Maybe that was too far.

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
8:15 am

“Yes, Governor Christie can drop the pounds….but I guess we’ll have to wait and see.”

Fair enough. If he gets into the race and doesn’t announce a plan to do so, then he hasn’t my vote. Unless there is some kind of genetic problem there (which seems unlikely), obesity is a sign of a lack of self control.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
8:16 am

Well dear friends of the loyal opposition…

g’head run Governor Christie

Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please

Paul

September 30th, 2011
8:16 am

Strikes me a lot like the situation with Perry. People recognize the name, know at most he’s a brusqe talker and say “ooh, shiny new toy! I think I’ll support him !

Now, as a VP…..

Off topic, sorry it’s so early in the thread and if it’s been mentioned – but I celebrated this morning. Anwar al-Awlaki dead in a US airstrike in Yemen.

Jack

September 30th, 2011
8:17 am

Lefties didn’t waste much time jumping on Christie: that’s because everyone that throws their hat in the GOP race is a threat to the straw man they support.

Mick

September 30th, 2011
8:17 am

jconservative

I agree that christie can work a crowd but there many times where he comes off as a mean bully. Another weakness is that he also has had quite a few episodes of ” do as I say, not as I do”. Bottom line, there is no magic candidate for the republicans, people who can remember four short years ago will never trust them again, especially with the iced tea party yanking their chains…

JohnnyReb

September 30th, 2011
8:17 am

Granny, you listen to Rush. There may be hope for you yet! Nah.

Rush is right (as usual) – us rabid wingnuts don’t want no stinking compromiser! Is Christie one? I don’t know.

Good Little Liberal

September 30th, 2011
8:17 am

One thing is for certain: If Cristi runs, it will definately lift the politically correct bans on fat jokes.

Good Little Liberal

September 30th, 2011
8:19 am

Granny

“g’head run Governor Christie

Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please”

Is there anybody that you haven’t said that for?

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
8:20 am

“Anwar al-Awlaki dead in a US airstrike in Yemen.”

You know, Paul, it makes me wonder if the guys are becoming dispirited over time. They are human, and after awhile, following loss after loss, they have got to be feeling that perhaps “Allah” isn’t really with them after all.

Ryder

September 30th, 2011
8:21 am

Strawman
September 30th, 2011
7:42 am
. How many former Illinois governors are now incarcerated (I can’t keep count)?

In Illinois, crooked politicians are put in jail. In Georgia, they are elected governer.

Mick

September 30th, 2011
8:21 am

Another al quida bites the dust, thanks president obama for keeping us safe…

Good Little Liberal

September 30th, 2011
8:24 am

Strawman

The American media is saying that we killed him, but most foriegn networks are saying that no one is sure whether it was us or Yemani.

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
8:25 am

“Rush is right (as usual)”

You know, JR, I may agree with much of what Rush says (were I to listen to his program), but he lost me a long time ago when I heard him over the air joking about two young men who had been decapitated when they stuck their heads up from the sun roof. For that, he awarded them the “Darwin Award.” I thought to myself, “what a cold-hearted person” (imagining how funny the kids parents might think his remarks were). He has no heart.

ragnar danneskjold

September 30th, 2011
8:26 am

Good morning, I don’t see Mr. Christie entering the race. He would draw votes away from Mr. Romney, making both uncompetitive. (Does anyone really think a disenchanted Perry advocate would go for Christie?) I think our choices are those we see now.

Normal

September 30th, 2011
8:26 am

Paul,
Good morning! Saw the item about Anwar al-Awlaki on MSNBC…all I could think about was how much he looked like one of my son-in-laws…hhmmmmm….

As for Christie, I agree. VP would be a better fit. But if he does win the GOP primary and given his health problems, we had better take a hard look at his choice for VP, too. Chances are…

Paul

September 30th, 2011
8:26 am

Granny Godzilla

Criticizing lobbyists (Christie as lobbyist) for representing an interest of their employer (who may have many specific interests) strikes me as similar to criticizing a criminal defense attorney for the actions of his client.

Mornin’, Mick

But Pres Obama wasn’t flying the Predator/Reaper and he didn’t press the button to launch the Hellfire! :-)

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
8:26 am

Good Little Liberal

Not yet….So far I’m delighted with the field.

As I have said since the get go, the GOP bench is light.

No pun intended.

Bosch

September 30th, 2011
8:26 am

USinUK

RE: that sign- Episcopals have a certain sense of “true” in their humor! :)

Paul

I’m reading a book now, a comparison of the eight major religions, and if you go by what that book says about Islam, Allah is indeed not pleased with AQ.

Paul

September 30th, 2011
8:27 am

Normal

You may wanna call your son-in-law and see if he answers.

Just sayin’……

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
8:28 am

Paul

Yep, it is.

And some of those attorneys deserve a bit of it…

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
8:29 am

“In Illinois, crooked politicians are put in jail.”

You mean those that are caught, right? Hey, speaking of Chicago, can you think of a single city in America that has had more corruption over the years? And back up any claims.

Marie

September 30th, 2011
8:29 am

@GG — there is little doubt that Pres., Obama was still smoking when he became president. If he has stopped hooray for him. I could care less. I just don’t believe that he has just because she said so. Hillary led us to believe that her husband did not have a relationship with ML but we now know that was all a big lie. It’s not uncommon for a wife who has a husband in the public eye to front for him if it will make him look good. How many of them dutifully stand by their man after being caught in some sex scandal? Would you really expect her to tell us if he were still smoking?

Ryder

September 30th, 2011
8:30 am

Christie’s Balanced Budget: Same Script, Different Year
By Mark J. Magyar, January 4 in Budget

Last June, Governor Chris Christie got the budget he wanted. Declaring that the state cannot spend money it doesn’t have, Christie pushed through a $28.374 billion budget — the smallest in seven years. Christie also vetoed a Democratic bill to temporarily restore raised income tax rates for those making over $500,000. Instead, he cut state aid to school districts and municipalities, slashed property tax rebates and forced transit fare hikes and tuition increases.

For months, Christie and state Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff have made it clear that they intend to follow the same script with the upcoming FY12 budget. Dismissing better-than-expected income tax collections through November as an aberration, they have repeatedly warned school and municipal officials not to expect any more money this year.

Another typical Republican — let’s keep the tax cuts for millionaires, and take away from education and the working class people.

Normal

September 30th, 2011
8:30 am

Moderate Line

September 30th, 2011
8:30 am

The Republicans are looking for the perfect candidate. Much like people looking for the perfect wife or husband. There is no such thing. Plus much of what the Republican extreme want is unobtainable. There is really no way to maintain the current tax rates and maintain medicare. The most important thing from my perspective if you are looking for Republicans to win the election is a candidate who appeals to the middle and the right. However, if the economy doesn’t improve it may not matter.

Mick

September 30th, 2011
8:31 am

paul

Good texas morning to you; Just thought I’d throw that in because for the last few years of the previous president, that’s all I kept hearing was how he kept us safe…

Paul

September 30th, 2011
8:32 am

Bosch

No surprises there. Shoulda heard those guys I had dinner with at the Muslim-LDS outreach dinner.

Hey! Remember that (one of many) screeds Scout posted from that minister about how those efforts are all Satanic or something and how Christians can’t speak/preach in a mosque and I told him that wasn’t what I saw at that dinner? (The imam invited the LDS leader to speak in the mosque). Well…. there was another Muslim dinner outreach planned here. Believe it involved a lot of Baptists. Local Tea Party leader and conservative Republican woman blogged and was in the paper about how it was all fake and… sounded like that minister. Anyhow

2,500 people showed up at that little outreach.

There is hope.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
8:32 am

Marie

Little doubt. Correct he was.

and the fact that you care less is just too groovy.

Good Little Liberal

September 30th, 2011
8:32 am

Granny

The bench is always light until it gets down to the hard core around April or May.

One thing is for sure, thumbing through all the major networks that most consider left leaning and seeing how they are going after Cain, tooth and nail shows quite a bit of fear. Cain is the nightmare for Democrats. He may not bring out that large of a Black vote, but all the nonsense about Republicans being racists is out the window and without that, the Dems lose a very large hammer.

Marie

September 30th, 2011
8:32 am

@Strawman — well New Orleans and Detroit do come to mind too. If they are not on par with Chicago they’re politicians and public officials are trying their best to catch up with them.