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A few months ago there was a lot of talk about Chris Christie running for president, then they talked about Donald Trump, then they actually talked Rick Perry into doing it, and now they’re talking about Christie again. Not to mention that all this time there’s still been constant talk about Sarah Palin.
Republicans, you have 14 official candidates running for your nomination and yeah, one is the rent is too damn high guy, but still you have 13 more. You can’t find satisfaction with just one of those…wait, you do have a point. Most of them are nuts and the ones that aren’t nuts you don’t like because being rational doesn’t work for you. Mitt Romney even had to abandon all of his rational positions and start acting crazy just to be in the running. I’m surprised he’s not running across a football field in a banana suit.
That just means you’re not going to like Chris Christie. You have Jon Hunstman and that New Mexico guy and if they’re not glue-sniffing crazy enough for you, you won’t like Christie. Yes, Christie is a conservative but that doesn’t mean you have to be off-the-hinges-in-a-padded-room crazy to be a conservative. Christie thinks the Sharia Law thing is stupid, which Herman Cain LOVES. He’s stated that he loves collective bargaining. He’s never made a federal case of birtherism. He appointed a Muslim to a Superior Court position, which Cain says he’d never do because he’s scared of Muslims. Christie says being in this country without proper documentation is NOT a crime…which Perry’s in trouble for…and don’t forget all those birthers. He’s pro-life, but against requiring minors to get parental notification before they have an abortion. He wants a ban on assault weapons. If all of that isn’t enough, he believes in global warming even stating that if 90% of those who actually study it believe in it, then we should defer to the experts.
Yeah, Republicans are just going to love Chris Christie.
Another issue people are actually talking about is Christie’s weight. Yes, the guy’s obese. But if Republicans wanna pick on Obama for smoking then they can’t ignore the actual concern of Christie’s health. Personally, I don’t wanna make any fat jokes about the guy. Late night comedians are better suited for that, though I have seen a few cartoons make jabs about his weight. To me, that’s just a gag and doesn’t really make a point on any issues.
I actually like Christie. I think he’s honest. While I don’t agree with him on a lot of positions, you have to like a guy who’s comfortable with himself.
Here’s the rough. I wrote the names of some of the candidates while counting how many there are running at this moment.