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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Gov Christie: The polls aren't rigged against Romney

ANOTHER UPDATE:  5:47 p.m.  

Christie was also on Meet the Press talking about the debates which is going to send the Romney camp and their pundits through the roof:

Yet another surrogate of Mitt Romney’s seems to be suffering from message confusion or a personal agenda. The Romney campaign has been busy telling the press how unfair the debates are going to be because Barack Obama is Superman of the Spoken Word whereas poor Mitt Romney has only been practicing every single day for weeks now. They set Romney up as the victim of a President Obama’s unfair skills, hoping to lower the bar for a Romney handicap similar to the one given to Sarah Palin in 2008, when a wink passed for solid debate skills. 
But today Chris Christie told NBC’s David Gregory that Romney was going to change the entire narrative of the campaign on Wednesday’s debate. 
Click Here to watch a clip from Meet the Press 
Christie promised, “On Wednesday night Mitt Romney is going to be standing on the same stage as the president of the United States. And I am telling you David, come Thursday morning the entire narrative of this race is going to change.” 
Christie buttressed this thought with the anecdotal notation that “the general public that I speak to in New Jersey and elsewhere are just beginning to really tune in to this race,” therefor the swing states are not paying attention to the race either, in Christie’s mind. 
You heard it from Chris Christie’s mouth – this debate is going to turn the race around. So by Friday we should be seeing Romney soar in the swing states once he reintroduces himself to America for the 800th time. This time, this time, they’re gonna believe. 
Christie stuck the knife in all of the way today, declaring, “I’m not going to sit here and complain about coverage of the campaign. As a candidate, if you do that, you’re losing.” But that is all that the Romney campaign has been doing, up to and including their hysteria over the debates, and Christie knows it.

Romney must be thinking that with friends like Christie he doesn't need any enemies while the rest of us on the outside looking in at the Romney campaign are chuckling.  

UPDATE:  5:16 p.m.

More from the Christie interview on ABC -- this time on Christie agreeing with an Obama ad:
Chris Christie went on ABC’s This Week supposedly to defend Mitt Romney, but he ended up praising an Obama ad that claimed Romney will cut taxes on the rich.

Click to see the transcript from ABC’s This Week

Looks like more people think Christie may be jumping off the train before it totally wrecks:
I don’t think the Romney campaign will be happy with their top surrogate calling an Obama ad a “great ad,” and saying it looks nice and sounds nice. What Christie should have said was that this ad was the worst thing he has even seen in his life. He should have been outraged by it. Instead of defending Romney, he tried to advance his own agenda and stature within the Republican Party by calling Obama liar. Chris Christie was more interesting in advancing his own ambitions than helping Mitt Romney save his campaign. It was bizarre that Christie would lend credibility to the ad by praising it in any way, unless he had his own motives in mind. 
After his keynote speech at the Republican convention, it was pretty obvious that Chris Christie wants Romney to lose so that he can run in 2016. Christie has been spending time in Iowa laying the groundwork for 2016. The New Jersey governor wants to look like a good party man by supporting Romney, but his actions like barely mentioning Romney at the convention and not very subtly praising Obama’s anti-Romney ad tell a different tale. 
Chris Christie is now going on television and making stuff up for Romney while praising his opponent’s advertising against him. 
It is no secret that many in the Republican Party personally dislike Romney, so the question becomes is the Republican Party really this incompetent, or is GOP now out to sabotage their own nominee? 
Republicans are abandoning ship in their own subtle or not so subtle ways, and the Mitt Romney is increasingly being left to fend for himself against Obama.

Seems the New Jersey Governor isn't buying into the Rove/Morris koolaid either.  Do believe that it is safe to assume if Chris Christie runs in 2016 that Karl Rove and Dick Morris will not be part of his campaign.  These comments say it all about the state of the Romney campaign and that Christie is not willing to go down with a sinking ship.
Chris Christie dismisses poll truthers: The polls aren’t rigged against RomneyBy David Edwards
Sunday, September 30, 2012 13:31 EDT 
Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie insists that the many presidential polls showing President Barack Obama with an edge over GOP hopeful Mitt Romney aren’t rigged, no matter what so-called “poll truthers” like Karl Rove and Dick Morris say.

“I don’t buy that,” Christie told ABC host George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. “You look at every poll, you look at its methodology, you can say whether it’s a good or bad poll.” 
“But do I think there’s a concerted effort to skew the polls against Gov. Romney? No, I don’t buy that,” he said. 
Excerpt:  Read More at Raw Story
Christie just took on Morris and Rove after their comments this week.  Morris in a hot pink shirt guaranteed a Romney victory:

During a segment last week on Fox News, Morris had claimed that Romney was “in a very strong position” even though polls showed him down in all nine battleground states. 
When I saw Morris' and then Rove's remarks replayed, all I could do is laugh at their thinking Americans are buying into their koolaid.  Looks like Gov Christie had the same reaction and wasn't afraid to come out and say it!  Very refreshing!

Will the Romney supporters like pundit Mark Levin start trashing Christie now like they did Bill Kristol?  Can just imagine the conservative talk media will be over the top at Christie's comments on polling as it is a 180 from their narrative that polls are rigged which Rush, Hannity, and other pundits including Fox News  have been touting.  

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