Chris Christie Draws More Protesters Than Support For His Presidential Campaign

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The protesters gathered outside of Chris Christie’s presidential campaign launch demonstrated more enthusiasm than the rest of the country has for the New Jersey governor’s presidential candidacy.

Video of homeless Sandy survivors protesting outside of Christie announcement: reported on the protesters who represented a greatest hits collection of Christie’s betrayals and failures:

A group of Sandy protesters arrived by bus at Livingston High School, where the governor is expected to announce he’s running for president at 11 a.m. They included Terry DeDunta, also of Little Egg Harbor, who said her contractor has been waiting over two years to begin reconstruction.


Protesters representing New Jersey Citizen Action, the Sierra Club, New Jersey Working Families, and preservationists interested in protecting the old Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital are also at scene.

The mood on the broad oval fields and school entranceway was spirited but unthreatening, as hundreds of protestors – mostly teachers – had their say. They chanted, sang, and chanted some more while their nemesis, the governor of the state, was making his candidacy announcement inside.

The Christie announcement itself was nothing special as the governor tried to revive his long deceased image of being a straight talker who will tackle the nation’s problems. His platform itself was nothing different. Christie mouthed the same talking points about restoring opportunity, repealing regulations, tax cuts for the wealthy, and killing Social Security that are virtually required for every Republican presidential candidate.

Bridgegate ruined Chris Christie. It solidified for the nation his image as a vindictive bully who has no conscience when it comes to harming people.

In the latest Fox News poll, Chris Christie was tied with Bobby Jindal and Rick Perry for 11th place among Republicans. Christie was one point behind Rick Santorum for tenth and has seen his support fall from 5% to 2% in the past three weeks.

Only candidates who are polling in the top ten will be invited to the first Republican presidential debate, and right now, Christie is on the outside looking in.

Christie, like Jindal and Perry, is running for president because that is what he decided to do years ago, and political reality is not going to stop him. Chris Christie has no support and even less money. He is betting everything on winning in New Hampshire, which means that his presidential campaign will end after the New Hampshire primary.

Few people want Chris Christie to be president. Even fewer people think that he can win. The fact that the only enthusiasm in the air today is coming from those who Christie has lied to or damaged in New Jersey tells the nation everything they need to know about Chris Christie’s chances in 2016.

20 Replies to “Chris Christie Draws More Protesters Than Support For His Presidential Campaign”

  1. They are saying NO to him, before HE gets any opportunity to say NO to them (as President)–> IF that were to happen by some stroke of madness in this country, electing Christie as President {{Shudder}}.
    It ain’t gonna happen. His odds are: 315,000,000 – to – 1 of that ever happening.

  2. Chris Christie hasn’t a chicken chance in Tawain of winning the nomination, much less the White House. He is a pig of human being and represents what’s wrong with the Republican party. He wont even take care of himself; how can we expect him to take care of our country?

  3. The fact that he couldn’t deal with all of the problems listed in the above article- indicates to me that he is no shape (physically,intellectually, mentally, or spiritually) to be a dog catcher, let alone POTUS.

  4. At this point it all seem pretty pathetic. Put all of their names in a hat and pull one out. Odds are in popularity it won’t make much difference. Christie is not going anywhere execept maybe to jail with a few of the others.

  5. He takes away teachers pensions, and then announces his Presidency in a public school. What’s wrong with this picture?

    Almost like the one he’s doing for each on announcing their candidacy.

  7. GOP’s Take on Christi:
    *Christie Strikes Moderate Tone in Campaign Kickoff*

    “Americans see a government that no longer works because people “don’t talk with each other anymore,” the latest entrant in the 2016 GOP sweepstakes said, building a stump speech without written notes or the help of a teleprompter. “Both parties have failed the country,” he asserted. America was built on compromise, “which is now considered a dirty word.”

  8. They are all just off a Bush for President bus. Not saying Christie isn’t a raging asshat but these folks are dyed in the wool Repubs.

  9. What a spin job!

    They do everything they can to marginalize the POTUS and then claim there is no dialog. They block everything they can and then claim that both parties are at fault?

    Hubris thy name is Conservative.

  10. GOOD LORD! I can’t stand republicans!! christie knows full well he can’t win!! DUDE!! do you really think the american public just forgot about BRIDGE GATE?? REALLY?? christie is delusional, I’ll give ANYONE 3 to 1 odds that he wouldn’t even carry N.J.!! Listen, this party needs to be disbanded!! EVERYTHING about the party is linked to making a quick buck! EVERYBODY in america knows that if YOU want to make quick money, just jump on the GOP propaganda bus! PROOF??? YOU want PROOF?!! ok donald trump= grifter millionaire AS$CLOWN! – chris christie= still under investigation for BRIDGE GATE and stealing hurricane sandy funds!- rick perry= under investigation RIGHT NOW for using tax dollars to harass another politician in TEXAS$!- carly fiorina= LMFAO HEWLITT PACKARD!! enough said!! jeb bush= Jesus H. Christ!! he just as STUPID as george jr.!! My point is, when is this $HIT gonna stop?? this isn’t good for democracy! WE basically only have ONE party running for the WH!

  11. Bridgegate is the yeast of his problems.

    He kneads lots more dough to promote his half-baked ideas.

    Not only is his crusty personality a HUGE problem, but he’s lazy – he just loafs too much.

    But I’m sure he’ll try to butter up middle-class folks to try to get their votes, and then just leave them with crumbs – like all Repubicans do.

    No matter how you slice it, his hopes for the Oval Office is just not going to pan out for him.

    He’s TOAST!

  12. Sorry but I watched him on TV, watching his wife’s face got to be a bit too much for me – my god! How about that in the white house.

  13. Have you notices she looks like Bert from Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street.
    They are both idiots!!!
    Mary Pat, grow some self esteem! SHEESH!


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