N.J. Gov. Chris Christie faces political fallout over traffic jam

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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 9, 2014 8:38 p.m.


    Republicans are still scrambling to get a game plan.

  • midvale guy MIDVALE, UT
    Jan. 9, 2014 4:42 p.m.

    Gov. Chistie has little chance of being president ever. At a crucial time in the last election he needed to walk a tightrope and he didn't do it. Has spent so much time Thanking and promoting Obama that he cannot run as a republican and he is not liberal enough to be a democrat. If he has a chance at all it will be because the republican party has moved so far to the center that he fits.This is not out of the question but the Republican Party would also have to get amnesia.

  • Lagomorph Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 9, 2014 8:36 a.m.

    Paul Ryan's new stump speech opener for every Iowa county fair and rubber chicken event through the 2016 caucus: "I'm sorry I'm late. I was stuck in traffic on the GWB for four hours."

    Some wag observed that it is not surprising that politicians can be bought, just that they can be bought so cheaply. Likewise, it's no surprise that they can be corrupt and vindictive, but that they can be so petty in their vindictiveness. Jon Stewart had a great putdown on this story last night. Christie is not living up to New Jersey's lofty standards for corruption. Amateur hour.

  • Saguaro Scottsdale, AZ
    Jan. 9, 2014 7:53 a.m.

    As if he had any chance of success in 2016 presidential politics. The New York media love to hype politicians in their backyard, but when was the last time one of them was successful on a national ticket? Franklin Roosevelt?

    At least this is a fine occasion to revive memories of the "George Washington Bridge Song," now available in several versions on YouTube.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Jan. 9, 2014 7:44 a.m.

    I spent many years in NJ and still have close ties. With mixed emotions, I still love NJ. However, Christie reiterates my view that a NJ politician is not suited to be President. It's just not a good mix. They do things differently in NJ that won't fly with the rest of the country. The GOP should ease away from Christie as their fair-haired boy in 2016.