Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Governor Chris Christie Say's that Sarah Palin will never be President unless she...

The ever so reluctant non-candidate for President in 2012, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has some advice for Sarah Palin if she plans to be a candidate herself in 2012. Palin Needs to Go Unscripted.

He argued that unscripted, even adversarial exchanges with reporters and the public are essential to judging a candidate, and that if Sarah Palin continues to avoid them, “she’ll never be president.”
When asked about the Sarah Palin Video, he said he had not yet seen it, but he doubted that it would shed much light on her character.

“I think people need to be judged by the way they conduct themselves in the public arena, in a way that is as minimally staged as possible,” he said. “That’s where you really get to know people.”

Full story is HERE.

Governor Christie is known for telling it like it is. Is he telling it like it is?

39 comments:

Right Wingnut said...

Can you imagine if Sarah engaged in shouting matches with constituents like Christie does? Oh my...

Pablo said...

Papa Grizzly vs. Mama Grizzly. It should be of some concern to Palin fans that there seems to be a lot of Republicans who don't mind going against Palin the open air. Pawlenty had a bit of a comment the other day. The folks at C4Palin are going to have a long hit list that keeps getting longer.

Right Wingnut said...

Pablo,

T-Paw already learned his lesson. He felt the heat, and was forced to make a statement to Ed Morrisey. You probably didn't hear about that at the Frum Forum.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/01/11/exclusive-pawlenty-addresses-palin-attack-story/

TexasConservative said...

Christie talked about both Palin and Giuliani in just a few days. Mmmmm.... It will be interesting to see who he talks about next.

Guess Who! said...

Oh he's telling it like it is alright!

Huckabee/Rubio in 2012

Anonymous said...

Shhhhhhh. Telling the truth about Palin will get you a facebook entry and labeled a 'hater'.

Pablo said...

"He felt the heat, and was forced to make a statement to Ed Morrisey. You probably didn't hear about that at the Frum Forum."

He was forced? You mean he had a scheduled interview with Ed Morrisey and Morrisey asked him about it. Secondly, he didn't say anything different than he did before. He basically just repeated the same thing he said earlier. Targets are not his style.

Right Wingnut said...

Pablo,

He then proceeded to kiss her ass for the next few minutes, just as he did for 7 pages of his new book. Look, this guy is my governor. I know more about Pawlenty than you will ever know. This kind of double speak is standard fare for him. This was the case long before he was governor. His primary target going forward will be Mitt Romney. That is the pool of voters he's competing for. If you want to continue this discussion after he starts hammering Mitt about RomneyCare, I'll be more than happy to oblige. I really could care less what T-Paw says. I almost posted about his praise for Palin the other day, by my distaste for the man stopped me from doing so. That's all I have to say about this now.

Right Wingnut said...

One more thing to add on T-Paw. I no longer think Bachmann will endorse T-Paw. Last week, I speculated that she may run as a stalking horse to bleed votes from Huck, in order to help T-Paw in Iowa. As it turns out, T-Paw and his chief of staff took a few jabs at her too last week. That's how he rolls. I guess their friendship isn't as strong as I thought it was.

illinoisguy said...

Glad to see Christie call her out on this. He's right, but yet wrong. He's right that she would have to that to give herself a chance at the nomination. He's wrong (and he knows it) that it would help her. In fact, it would be catastrophic for her. If she ever does go off script she'll be old news in a short time. She's doing the right thing for her to hide and allow others to choose her wording as much as possible.

Bill589 said...

Christie doesn’t seem to know Palin very well. She’s often mixed it up with the media or just plain regular folk. He shouldn’t comment on what he doesn’t know. She’ll do what it takes to win. She has said, “If I get in it. I’ll be in it to win it.” No holds barred. Speaking plainly to constituents is her specialty.

Bill589 said...

Ill-guy, Your dead wrong.
You clearly haven’t researched for your comment.

Speaking off the cuff is her specialty.
She will shine, like always, in debates.

illinoisguy said...

Bill, you apparently have no idea how silly that sounds to anyone who is not hypnotized by Palin. Her speaking off the cuff is exactly why her favorables are abysmal, and why she polls so terribly against Obama.

Pablo said...

RW,

I am sure you know more about Pawlenty than I do. And his comment "against" Palin was probably not anything. No potential presidential candidate wants to offend Palin too much if at all. They need her slice of the voter pie. I think you will see more establishment personalities come out against her though in the months to come.

Bill589 said...

Ill-guy
I don’t think you’re a liar, so it must be you don’t know Palin.

Her negatives are because the media attacks her more than anybody else times a thousand.
They’ll turn on your guy too if they ever feel threatened by him. Then we can compare negatives.

She has walked and talked among the public many times wonderfully.
We’ll all see on the campaign trail. This is where she shines. (And in debates.)

Right Wingnut said...

Go to Palintv.com and look around if you think she avoids the media. There's many clips of her mixing it up with local media, CNN, and others. I actually like those interviews better than some of her sit-downs. Although she's a Fox employee, I don't think anyone thinks O'Reilly and Wallace are easy interviews...especially O'Reilly.

In addition, she always stops to talk with people when she travels. Remember the controversey about whether she rolled her eyes or not? That woman had a sign that said "worst governor ever." She didn't need to even give her the time of day. How about the clip of the wierd guy following her around with a pocket cam in the airport? She was wandering around introducing herself and making conversation. She's probably more effective at connecting with the folks than all of the other potential candidates combined.

One thing to keep in mind is that it's probably a little easier for Christie to walk down the street without getting mobbed by the media and everyone else. I think he should imagine what it would be like to be in her shoes for a day before he opens his yap.

And as I said earlier, if his idea of "adversarial exchanges" is what we see in his You Tube videos, I don't think that's her style. Furthermore, if she shouted down teachers and others who disagree with her the way Christie does, that would be all we'd hear about for a week.

I'm curious if those who are critical of Palin's "tone" also feel the same way about Christie's "tone." I like Christie, and don't have a problem with his confrontational style. However, I don't like the double standard that gets applied to Palin.

OhioJOE said...

"The folks at C4Palin are going to have a long hit list that keeps getting longer." I do not have privledges at C4P, but I am a proud Palinite. It is not my concern how long the list is. I have a long memory and I can remember who note to vote for. If Mr. Pawlenty wants to be a loose cannon and put himself on my list on unacceptable candidates, that is his problem, not mine. Further, I have lost respect over the 48 hours for one Pawlentyite (or whatever they call themselves) in particular. Hey, I get the fact that he is proud of his candidate's resume. I even understand that he does not want my candidate in the WH, he is free to feel that way. But, the fact that he would join in and to a degree take advantage of this situation to mock my candidate is in and of itself unacceptable. Even a guy who is argueably the second biggest A@@$#%& on that site stood up against that T-Pawper.

OhioJOE said...

"Bill, you apparently have no idea how silly that sounds to anyone who is not hypnotized by Palin." Hey IG, I get the fact that you think my co-member member look silly. With regards to camp politics, the feeling is mutual so we are even.

Anonymous said...

I'm in a tough spot on this one...because I like Christie as my Governor but I want Palin as my President...not sure I would want Christie as my President though.

jerseyrepublican

OhioJOE said...

For what it is worth Jersey, I understand your split loyalty

illinoisguy said...

"They’ll turn on your guy too if they ever feel threatened by him."

Do you really think they feel threatened by Sarah Palin? They would absolutely love to have her as our nominee. They give her a hard time because they love her reactions, AND to keep her relevant (fire up her base), hoping to keep her near the top for the nomination.

I realize Mitt will be bombarded at some point in time.

RW, I remember the eye roll very well. She and her daughters should have let the banner incident slide, but she had to do as she always does, be confrontational. She apparently has never mastered the 'turn the other cheek' part of the scriptures. She seems to thrive on a fight. For example, she should have made the a simple statement about the Arizona tradgedy, and let everything else goes. When she makes this about herself, she loses a lot of people's respect. That incident is about the real victims and their families.

OhioJOE said...

"When she makes this about herself, she loses a lot of people's respect." Hello, she was not one who made it about herself. It was the Left and the Sheriff that did it.

Anonymous said...

IG, do you think her speech was poorly delivered and not heartfelt? The majority of the speech concerned the state of our republic and for the mourning of the vicitms, yet you turn it into Palin playing the victim card? WOW, you're smarter than that.

jerseyrepublican

OhioJOE said...

So far, I will give IG, the benefit of the doubt, so far he has behaved smarter than his fellow camp members with regards to the AZ situation. I am inclined to believe that he is just a little mislead with regards to the speech. Maybe he also missed Mr. Obama's speech.

If he actually read the comments on other blogs, he might have changed his tone.

Noelle said...

While I thought that overall Palin's speech was good, I also thought Obama's speech was good. Nevertheless, I don't think Obama should get a 2nd term, and I don't think Palin should get a 1st term, at least not in 2012. The ability to give a good speech is not enough to make a person a good President.

Romney 2012

Anonymous said...

Noelle, I don't think anyone said it was but I appreciate that you, unlike some others, are acknowledging that Palin's speech was good.

jerseyrepublican

OhioJOE said...

"I also thought Obama's speech was good." Okaaaaaay? You listened to the whole speech including the part about the eye opening?

Noelle said...

Obama's speech was good. Not perfect.

Anonymous said...

OhioJoe what was the eye opening part about? Are you saying it was good or not good?

Zaloom

OhioJOE said...

Zaloom, When Mr. Obama said in his speech that the Congresswoman's eyes open when he walked in the room, it did not match the medical record. Thus the speech itself may have been OK, but some of the contents were false.

Right Wingnut said...

Do you really think they feel threatened by Sarah Palin? They would absolutely love to have her as our nominee. - I-Guy

If that's the case why do they spend so much time trying to discredit her "electibility?"

The rest of your post is so ludicrous that it's not even worth the time to respond. Back to the same old BS.

Right Wingnut said...

I had a huge problem with the rally atmosphere complete with cheering, slogans and T-shirts. It was more about Obama, and less about the victims.

Huckabee 2012 said...

Governor Mike Huckabee says Sarah Palin shouldn't be blamed for her Arizona shooting metaphor.

http://www.cnn.com/video/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_freevideo+%28RSS%3A+Video%29#/video/politics/2011/01/13/bts.huckabee.az.shooting.cnn

Huckabee 2012 said...

http://www.cnn.com/video/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_freevideo+%28RSS%3A+Video%29#/video/politics/2011/01/13/bts.huckabee.az.shooting.cnn

OhioJOE said...

"Do you really think they feel threatened by Sarah Palin?" BTW, obviosly a few Pawlentyites and a few Romneyites feel threatened, else it is not likely they'd blow a gasket.

Huckabee 2012 said...

Third time's a charm?

http://cnn.com/video/?/video/politics/2011/01/13/bts.huckabee.az.shooting.cnn

illinoisguy said...

I only listened to a small segment of Sarah's speech, and I rarely listen to Obama more than a few seconds.

Ann said...

Be unscripted is the least of her problems.

I agree though with IG. If she did things spontaneously, I'm sure there would be several gaffs, misspeaks, and a not so great grasp of issues.

Anonymous said...

Ann nailed it.

zeke