Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:51 AM
marmar (63,335 posts)
Godfather Murdoch got Chris Christie back in line......
Rupert Murdoch’s warning tweet — telling Chris Christie in the midst of Hurricane Sandy cleanup that the New Jersey governor needed to re-endorse Mitt Romney or be blamed for Obama’s re-election — got the governor’s attention.
The New York Times reports this morning that soon after the Fox News chief’s tweet, Christie called Murdoch to tell him New Jersey needed the federal government’s help. Murdoch, however, did not back down. The Times says he told Christie he “risked looking like a spoiler” unless he publicly backed Romney again.
The message got through — after several days of embracing and praising Obama, Christie made a point of saying the next day that he was still backing Mitt.
But Republican donors and Romney aides still blame Christie, in part, for a large number of undecideds breaking toward Obama in the days before the election. .................(more)
The complete piece is at: http://www.salon.com/2012/11/20/chris_christie_listened_to_rupert_murdochs_warning_re_backed_romney/
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Godfather Murdoch got Chris Christie back in line...... (Original post)
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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:08 AM
lalalu (1,663 posts)
2. Christie is doing rightwing deeds right now.
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He has suspended regulations in rebuilding. A republican dreamworld of building while ignoring regulations.
Christie was playing nice only because he wants to get reelected. President Obama won by double digits in NJ. Anyone believing Christie's new nice guy routine is a real sucker. Christie only won because Corzine was so despised. If democrats in NJ run a good candidate they can win. If they run the same democrats like Stephen Sweeney(Todd) then they can forget it. Once again democrats will not come out and vote.