Candidate's Corner: Christie Phenomenon
What does it say about Republicans?
- Duration 7:35
- Date Oct 3, 2011
What does it say about Republicans?
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-- -- we -- it is gonna take a break and we come back I think we need to explore the Christie.
Phenomenon this desire for a savior to be parachuting into this race and a late day.
We'll do that a candidate's corner and predictions this is campaign confidential will be right back.
Here's your chance I don't know I don't want to run for president -- fielding your heart He had no business running I am not.
-- believe that after one year as governor of New Jersey in seven years with the United States attorney that I am ready to be present United States so -- Iran that heartfelt.
Message you gave me is also.
Not a reason for me to do it that recent past you reside inside me.
And you look at can He win in places like Iowa South Carolina we've got real conservatives are gonna say wait a second this is the guy who says.
Ala Rick Perry.
If you're in this country without documentation it's no crime.
That's Chris Christie Chris Christie says yeah let's have.
Gun control in this country Chris Christie says no drilling off the shore of New Jersey that's Chris Christie that is not Tea Party orthodox.
Okay this is campaign confidential on Java -- yeah it would Doug -- -- -- Dell and now let's focus on.
The amazing quickness of the last week no senators came zoom up after the debate implosion by Perry.
That in comes talk constantly all over the political spectrum.
Topped off the Tuesday night at the Reagan library when governor Christie.
Gave a very good speech on my dad and help us -- the -- very well done speech and He.
And now has told people He is reconsidering.
Despite his certitude on that compilation of quotes there that He will not.
-- now he's reassessing and we're told.
That may -- by Wednesday -- get a final decision so first before we figure him out.
This is all part of what we've been talking about this revolution going on where the people are searching.
To come into this -- get a hold of the chaotic political process.
And they've looked at him in New Jersey from afar and they say may be that guy to get a whole worse thing.
Is that how you see him.
Now and I think for the contributors -- special interest me political class the funders.
Yeah He is that got a problem Christie has as I was saying before the break is it's one thing to get in and go up.
But as pat was saying before.
What goes up in this election has come down very quickly.
And Christie has the kind of liabilities.
For the Republican primary the Juan Williams spoke -- but He also has huge.
Huge organizational logistical challenges.
To raise the money build the campaign and be up and running by what I'll will be -- be somewhere around the first week of -- -- think there's a debate in New Hampshire in two weeks I think it's the eleventh or twelfth of October so it's a week and a half could He be in a debate and be ready we saw Perry wasn't.
Very hard to imagine might be put he's not been thinking about you and your his head as to be He knew how to do -- -- candidate.
It takes some time.
I think this is I'll speak to later all the mistakes.
I think he's being pushed I think the Republican establishment first -- a lot of from the pup Bo Ryan which -- we've all discussed would be suicide move.
In this and other -- Christie by far on Paper is a candidate that would pitch for a ball in my Paper but reality you're kind of thing.
Getting ready for this and what is his purpose in running having said that He is not doing you know I'm not ready whenever.
I think it would Q what it is is the constant vacuum that exists because Romney is so weak as the front runner.
There isn't a candidate and there's a sense someone should save the country even among.
Disciplined party people.
And so far Christie has an -- and now I think this is a problem for him.
This is why me this is getting in this delivered in recuperating like this -- -- surprise.
Belittle the other promised.
The people who will be running his campaign -- -- run.
-- as I sort of say in the Giuliani.
Losing people -- these people been waiting all these people who lose and -- candidates.
New -- people fired him -- -- -- Perry more than a great job there but they're going to be available for Chris and they'll all be available for -- what we'll be there to keep it promoting.
While nobody wants to hear in this country -- -- given a message.
There's a there's a lesson learned I think he's got real weaknesses but the message -- simple.
Be yourself and -- what you look how much better -- isn't being when He was acting like a half.
Right I think in all the things no one wins list and off there that are potential liabilities think we we learn.
In the last debate I don't know what Rick Perry exposed his position on children of illegal aliens getting -- -- tuition.
He did so badly but that that is a potent issue in the Republican right.
-- Christie's got the wrong position as US attorney when He said being here with no documentation is not a crime.
How's He gonna explain that of that Tea Party audience he's gonna have a tough time that if He gets his temper up against them.
The way Perry called them heartless He will sink like.
-- -- attacks in the week intact features.
In all currency that will be good thing.
But looking -- other repeal -- -- forgetting is this is a straight talking guy who stood up to the -- special interest New Jersey.
Who has been flat out saying that that my State's broken the country's gonna go bankrupt.
On big issues he's varies compellent -- public -- wasn't -- I don't want while we're talking let's put up on the -- because we've got some head to head polls.
Romney vs Obama's is a Rasmussen poll where Romney beats Obama by two point 4440 -- them and then we'll follow that up.
Rasmussen did one Christie vs Obama Obama beats him by one point.
And then there's a new one out just came out before -- on the -- just.
Where the president is at forty.
And Romney as his V Perry is at 37 and so in each week.
Perry has been dropping a point the week we think -- headed down.
Romney is hanging in there quickly is Obama doing that badly he's always hang -- and with every name.
We are well under fifty.
His ratings on the economy and leadership -- you were alluding to before our 40% were.
-- -- when it comes to the economy.
It's not that Obama is doing well he's getting a quarter.
Democratic vote in the absence of a Republican.
-- contender He -- look competitive in each of these holes fifteen to 17% of the people say there either undecided or want somebody else.
You know this is again that -- looking for something.
He's doing relatively well if that's the important thing is a period I think may be dead and I think the sleigh -- it makes him dead as a general election candidate.
Romney is one advantage for people who don't are not that enthusiastic about it is -- news -- man.
-- -- competitive with Obama.
So maybe He could when He is I keep saying how many -- cities the John Kerry of this field.
Now that by the before we do our predictions.
One -- -- factor we didn't mention on here if all whatnot if now all the states are moving up so that effectively Republican nominee could be known by -- We were fifteen and real disaster.
John it's possible.
If they move up.
Into January's you know our first week and secondly can generally if we can know the Republican nominee for the middle -- -- --