(CNN) - While the chatter surrounding a potential Chris Christie presidential bid increases, one current contender said Sunday the New Jersey governor is too liberal to win the GOP nomination.
Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain said Christie’s past positions on civil unions for same sex couples, illegal immigration and global warming would be liabilities among conservative Republican voters.
“Most of the conservatives believe that we should enforce our borders. They do not believe people should be here without documentation. They do not believe global warming is a crisis or a threat,” Cain said on “Fox News Sunday.” “As you go right down the line, he's going to turn off a lot of conservatives with those positions.”
Christie, who is reportedly considering a run in 2012 after repeatedly shooting down speculation, supports civil unions for same sex couples and previously said it is not a crime to be in the United States illegally. The first-term governor has also said Americans have a responsibility to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.
“I believe that a lot of conservatives, once they know his position on those things that you delineated, they're going to not be able to support him,” Cain said.
In other words Mr Cain. If he doesn't believe in your lies he is not a viable candidate?
In other words, any Republican who has a smidgen of common sense is a RINO.
Apparently Christy doesn't care about his own health, how in the world would he care about the nation's health. Just a little too "New Jersey" for us midwesterners.
Isn't it about time this crumudgeon retired? All due respect for his military record and service as a Senator but he is so far out of touch with modern politics it's silly. It's guys like him that used to be able to bridge the gap but now he's just another obstructionalist, reaaly a pity.
Sic em Herman. But, given time he will self-destruct so I wouldn't get too excited.
"Herb" just slapped the "whammy" (librul) on Christie!! Kinda like that other one were wingers say "you're like Obama". Unfortunately for Cain, it won't work. He's had the slap down put on him. The right is waiting for a superstar because the others have filled each other full of the holes that they richly deserve. Of course that's natural in a primary and being full of holes is natural for that bunch of "nuts". Wonder what kind of nuts THEY are. Walnuts maybe? Sorry. Tried to resist that.
As a resident of NJ, I can tell you that Chris Christie is not a liberal; he is a conservative nightmare!
Why won't Conservatives just face the facts about climate change? This is not a double-sided issue. If almost every person who is actually studying it says that climate change is happening due to humans, I'd say that's a pretty good indication that it is happening thanks to humans!
Pretending a problem does not exist will not make it go away. Please, please, please let us do something about climate change before it is too late!
So who cares what the Conservatives think?? The GOP needs a candidate that appeals to all citiziens not just the far right. Compared to Cain, Christie is a way better overall choice. Cain is just saying this to get some press and media oxygen Chrisite is taking away since Perry slithered back to Texas.Give Christie a break pizza man..
Mr. Cain, Liberals do not condone "Busting workers right to collective bargaining,cut education, stop Social Security,and discriminate against people of "Color" What times are you living in "Mr.Rich Guy????
Wow, one extremist telling another extremist they are not extremist enough! How crazy is that?
Smart, patriotic republican told me in 2009 when tea party emerge “wait we will have lot of domestic issues in the party” after 2010 election I told him party won he was wrong he said “ wait party won’t deliver anything for American people and domestic issues begin in the primary”
Fox news slogan main stream media and Democrats attacking conservatives they don’t like us, really
Now who is attacking conservative? Who is giving plat form that ? Who don’t like conservative? Answer Conservatives and FOX
So, if all us lemmings are rushing for the cliff and Chrisite pulls up short, he's out of line?
Even the Republican party used to claim it had a "big tent." No longer. If you don't agree with the right-wing of the party (on everything), your ideas are no longer welcome–and neither are you. The tent is getting smaller and smaller.
He looks like he is on the verge of a stroke-get off the merry go round chris, it's not worth it. ALL BS...
That's right Pizza boy. Christie doesn't foam at the mouth, use fear and smear tactics, or invent his own facts. How on earth can he consider himself a real conservative?
Thank you Mr. Caine for reminding us “Most of the conservatives do not believe global warming is a crisis or a threat,” In other words most conservatives can't see the smog even when its in their face.
Looks like the fat wingnut just moved out in front of Ron Paul while fatboy denies that he 's in the race . This is the reason why Ron Paul is the 6% man when the real votes (not those bumpkin straw poll votes) start coming in.
Well, I think Mr. Cain is RIGHT!
If you believe in Science, Evolution, critical thinking and human rights, then you obviously have no place in the Republic Party (PERIOD!).
I think he meant "Christie too fat"
I think it is sad that the conservative contenders have to pander to the most extreme wing of their party to gain traction. I also think it is sad that christie's weight gets thrown into things, welcome to america, we are the fattest nation in the world. so you know what they say about glass houses
Oh dear! Herb Cain reminds me my cat. When I praise it that it has been nice by keeping quite calm, thats the time when it starts jumping up and down and dismantling everything. After Herb Cain won the Florida straw poll, he has started attacking his fellow contenders one after the other. What a pity!
Cain calling another popular Repub too liberal – don't blame anybody but Repubs for Christie.
Both Christie and Cain would be a nightmare in any office – as NJ is finding out.
But at least Christie has some understanding of how government works, which is important as you need to understand our Democracy is based on understanding those who disagree with you while using compromise to achieve the best out come for everyone involved.
Cain thinks government is like hiring and firing pizza pushers – where you can be paid well to be an arrogant narcissistic tyrant.
Or maybe Mr. Cain, a Republican candidate that supports equitable application of rights for all citizens might be electable. Most of the current GOP candidates are so far right that Regan would seem like a liberal to them. But, if nothing else, Cain, Bachmann & others provide no end to the entertainment value.
Cain only tries to cannibalize the support of the Rabid Right. Initially, the Rabid Right was behind Bachmann. When Perry popped up on the stage they went to him. Now that Perry is losing steam these 'votes' are for the taker. Romney does not seem too interested. That creates an opening for Cain.