Not because Christie came into that hotel in Maryland and blew everyone away with a heavy dose of juicy conservative one-liners (as so many try to do at the yearly conference), but because he largely did no harm to himself with a group that, at least on the national level, has been a bit hesitant to get behind him.
Pretty soon we should be able to see how this “do no harm” strategy worked out, because the poll numbers that created the backdrop for this speech are not looking pretty…
NRA chieftain Wayne LaPierre’s Thursday address was the first speech I was able to take in since coming down to CPAC 2014 (Conservative Political Action Committee), Save Jerseyans.
I wasn’t disappointed. LaPierre’s remarks were fantastic and drew a steady stream of applause and cheering from the attendees. As a staunch Second Amendment supporter and a member of NJ2AS fighting the legislature’s gun grab in New Jersey, I was moved by his short but delightfully on-point speech.
Reigning as the King of Twitter isn’t all sunshine, rainbows, token gestures and A.A. Milne quotes, Save Jerseyans. Sometimes you need to throw down and let the Twitterverse know who’s boss. Especially when the heat of a brewing corruption scandal is melting away at the edges of your wintry fantasy world.
Cory Booker (D-Twitter) sure as hell didn’t get this from Winnie the Pooh:
His rumor: Chris Christie received $500,000 from the firm of embattled Port Authority Chairman David Samson in 2009.
The truth: Senator Lesniak has every incentive to see Samson’s Port Authority take a hit in the court of public opinion. He’s suing them in real court, too. The conflicts here have more layers than the George Washington Bridge.
We’ll find out shortly whether his sentiments are more widely-shared among attendees, Save Jerseyans, but the Daily Beast‘s Olivia Nuzzi ran into this gentleman at CPAC 2014 who reportedly told her that he’s hoping to stage a walkout protest of Governor Chris Christie’s 11:45 a.m. Thursday address to the annual conservative conference:
I recently met up with North Arlington native and Bergen County Freeholder Candidate, Brian Fitzhenry, to discuss the current state of Bergen County and his campaign for Freeholder. Mr. Fitzhenry is no stranger to Bergen County politics, Save Jerseyans, as he ran an extremely formidable campaign for the District 36 State Senate seat in 2013; we expect no less of him in 2014, Save Jerseyans.
We first spoke of the state of Bergen County and his vision for the constituents of New Jersey’s most populous county should he become elected freeholder in November. “We tax families and businesses out of Bergen County,” said Fitzhenry, referring the Democrat-dominated freeholder board. “I have a business here, and we need to do more to attract new businesses into Bergen County and help the ones that are already here. Bergen County also needs to be more affordable for the residents.”
Fox News is carrying a live-stream of CPAC 2014 on Thursday, Save Jerseyans, including Governor Chris Christie’s much anticipated address at 11:45 a.m. Today’s speech comes on the heels of a brand new WashPo/ABC poll which found the RGA chieftain’s popularity down significantly relative to the rest of the probable 2016 presidential race field.
The political world is anxiously waiting to hear what Governor Chris Christie says – and how the audience reacts – when he addresses the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. on Thursday at approximately 11:45 a.m.
It’s just one man’s opinion, Save Jerseyans, but New Jersey Democrats have been watching too much True Detective as of late. Each one of them is trying to leave a unique footprint on the Bridgegate/Sandygate/Whatevergate saga by wildly speculating as to the possible existence of new dimensions of corruption enveloping the embattled Christie Administration and, hopefully, landing themselves some air time with Rachel Maddow.
Tuesday night was Sen. Raymond Lesniak’s turn to succumb to its grip.
The liberal Democrat who led the charge to end New Jersey’s death penalty cast due process to the wind and openly speculated, without any cited evidence, whether Governor Chris Christie had committed a form of tax fraud…
The “big” 2016 news on Tuesday consisted of three new polls, Save Jerseyans, each showing Governor Chris Christie trailing Hillary “Hilldawg” Clinton by significant margins in three separate states.
Two aren’t surprising (albeit disappointing). One is much more concerning.
The joint venture of Roanoke College in Virginia, Rutgers-Eagleton in New Jersey, and Siena College in New York found the former Secretary of State leading New Jersey’s top Republican by 8 points, 10 points and 36 points, respectively. A dissenting Virginia survey from Christopher Newport University dropped Monday found a statistical tie with Clinton ahead 43% to 41%.