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Vote: Is Christie the future of the GOP?
November 4th, 2013
06:06 PM ET

Vote: Is Christie the future of the GOP?

On the eve of Election Day 2013, three new polls foresee that Republican Gov. Chris Christie will easily win reelection in the blue state of New Jersey.

Is Governor Chris Christie the GOP's best hope for 2016? oOnight in the Crossfire, Republican moderate Steve LaTourette and conservative strategist Rick Tyler join host Stephanie Cutter and guest host Larry Elder for a debate.

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  1. Glenn Doty

    It depends on how Christie runs... Romney could easily have been the one to win and change the direction of the republican party... but Romney made the foolish decision to sink neck-deep into the sewer with the Tea Party for over a year, attempting to parrot them and attempting to blend in with them...

    In the end, he couldn't wash the stink off for the general election, so he couldn't defeat Obama even though the voters were weary and disillusioned after 4 years of economic hardship. In order for Christie to beat Hilary after 4 years of economic growth and growing comfort, Christie's only choice would be to start the campaign as the middle-of-the-road centrist and blast the tea party with every breath, knowing they'll bend the knee and fall in line once the general campaign begins... but only then could he win. Otherwise he'll just destroy himself in his tactics to win the primary.

    November 6, 2013 at 9:06 am | Reply
  2. whatever

    I'm conservative and I wouldn't vote for neocon RINO Christie just like it didn't vote for RINO Romney. May as well vote for Democrats, you are getting the same progressive result on issues that matter to me. Only real difference is on wedge issues that never get solved because Dems and Neocon Rep. wouldn't have anything to argue about.

    November 5, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Reply
  3. Vince

    He might be...if the Tea Party would get out of the way...but they aren't going too..and by their standards Christie might as well be Nancy Peolosi...so I doubt Christie will amount to much nationally.

    November 5, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Reply
  4. Jose79845

    Most of the GOP are Progressives and have been for 40 years. It was started by Nixon when he closed the gold window to create unlimited government spending and started the drug war so there would be a guns for drugs mafia that was implemented in Cuba, Iran Contra, and most recently in Benghazi.

    November 5, 2013 at 11:19 am | Reply
  5. dmf

    Gov. Chris Christie would never be able to win nomination in 2016 Republican presidential primary elections . Christie is not conservative enough ! Jeb Bush has a better chance , if moderate conservatives build a broader coalition in GOP against Tea Party faction in Red States with help from independent voters .

    November 4, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Reply
  6. independent

    Chris Christie is not the GOP's future, he is there frustration. He might be the only Republican who could get elected nationally, but he probably couldn't win the GOP primary.

    November 4, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Reply
  7. belinda

    Really ? Christie ? That's as good as they can get ? Give me a break. This clown, thinks that someone who makes 5,000 a year, (what I as a middle class tax payer pay in federal taxes, every year) doesn't deserve medicaid. I don't think 5,000, would cover what he eats, individually, on a yearly basis. He is a great example, (sic) of the excesses that these GOP politicians are so proud of, but are so quick to steal, away from the poor.

    November 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Reply
  8. john

    haha republicans will never win, students hate them because of their 2005 republican bankruptcy law which protects republicans crony banks

    November 4, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Reply
  9. Pablo

    Yes

    November 4, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Reply
  10. midnight rambler

    Not if he continues to talk to voters/citizens, the way he spoke to that teacher in NJ the other day.

    November 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Reply
  11. Howard

    Christie is just another republican bag of shit albiet a big one. Regan is the reason my social security is taxed. Christie wants to privatize public schools tax the working man to give a bigger tax credit to exxon and bank America which paid no federal income tax and received billions in refunds. Scary part is he"ll probably succeed..

    November 4, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Reply
  12. JB

    The GOP has no future.

    November 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Reply
  13. styx

    No thanks, I'll take "third party" for 200.

    November 4, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Reply
  14. Sharkmann

    Gimme a break! It is 3 years before the next pres election, These stories started about ten seconds after the last election. GIMME A BREAK!!!!

    November 4, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Reply

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