Christie Tells Oprah He’ll Be More Ready for Presidency in 2016

Christie Sits Down With Winfrey

Those of you who are Romney supporters, like Governor Chris Christie, will need to explain this to me: Why would Chris Christie say he’d be more ready for the Presidency in 2016 if he thinks Mitt Romney will win in 2012?  To me, that’s a kind of admission that he doesn’t have much confidence in the man for whom he has been a constant campaign companion over the last two months.  If Chris Christie’s whole heart and mind is all-in for Mitt, why this talk of his own readiness for 2016?  Let me suggest an answer:  Chris Christie knows what I know, and what the GOP establishment knows.  It’s clear Mitt Romney cannot win in 2012.

Gov. Chris Christie told Oprah Winfrey in an interview broadcast tonight on OWN that a lot depends on whether he’ll run for president in 2016, but one thing’s for sure: “In terms of me, I’ll be much more ready four years from now,” he said.

Really?  I would think Chris Christie could stand down until at least 2020, since Mitt is going to win, right?  What this really constitutes an admission that Romney will fare no better than McCain, and while I’m certain Christie would deny this had been a confession of his truest thinking on the matter, most of us are already aware that the GOP establishment would rather yield 2012 to Obama than let any conservative win.

Christie went on to say that Barack Obama is one of the “best politicians [he's] ever seen,” and that Republicans take this election for granted “at their own peril.”  At the same time, he had another description for Romney:

On GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, Christie conceded “he doesn’t really communicate it all that well,” but called him the most qualified candidate for the job.

John McCain was most qualified, too.  So was Bob Dole.  Hell, George HW Bush was holding the job, for goodness’ sake.  Barack Obama wasn’t qualified to walk my garbage can out to the street.  Since when does “qualifications” win an election?  That’s what Romney offers us?  A resumé?  If this is the pig in a poke the establishment wants us to buy, I will have none of it.

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  • Bob Lambert

    your off the deep end. block me again.

    • http://www.markamerica.com MarkAmerica

      Huh?

  • eyetooth tom

    Huh? Exactly. Another writer who does not know your from you're. Gubimment schools I guess. Of course there are those who never understand my comments either. Oh well…

    • http://www.markamerica.com MarkAmerica

      I understand, Tom!

      • eyetooth tom

        Thanks. I know you do. Eat more squirrel…means simply go back to basics…God and Country. Like Momma raised her kids (and fed them however)during depression mid '30s and early '40s (me) before war efforts ended that episode of history because we all pulled together, not for socialism or multiculturalism, but unity as Americans all, yes hard time with color barrier of the time, but that was the time and it has improved.
        Hey, crispy fried squirrel and gravy with salt and homemade buttered bisquits ain't bad. Even now.
        As said before…There are those who never understand my comments either. Oh well… don't know what y'all's missing. :)

        • http://www.markamerica.com MarkAmerica

          Squirrel may be a delicacy around here. Not so many trees. Might have to settle for rattlesnake instead. ;)

  • eyetooth tom

    Emjoying the light hearted fun comments now in these serious times. Yes, squirrel back then along with Biloxi Bacon, mullet. That was then.
    Now live in Florida and still have all that, but rattlesnake is the pygmy variety…likely would compete with vienna sausage anyway and would be good!!!
    Signing off for now. Will continue to enjoy you contribution to saving the republic.

    • http://www.markamerica.com MarkAmerica

      I will do my best, Tom. It may be beyond saving.

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  • dnr

    This would be one of the few things I could thank Oprah for. First of all, recognizing (finally) that she has turned off most of her audience, who pay her bills and allow her to live the luxurious life she does, by endorsing BHO in 2008. Her endorsement was, of course, followed by her hypocritical excuse for not inviting Sarah Palin on the show because she was "not interested in being political" – what malarkey! She dissed her entire audience in several ways by doing this – first b/c most of them are WHITE WOMEN, and second because she shoveled this enormous amount of bs that she expected them to swallow after fawning over the mystery man BHO. Oh, and the obvious racist nature of her fawning – his only credential was the color of his skin. Having said this, I thank her for waking up to the reality of her mistake by interviewing Christie (not that I support him or his views necessarily), and I thank her for asking the question that got him to reveal the truth. You are so right, Mark. NONE of the GOP establishment really expects Mitt to win. They just want to interfere with any true conservative, who might even be a God-fearing one, from taking away their power. So glad people such as yourself are paying attention and trumpeting truth.