Group forms to back Christie in 2016
November 7th, 2013
04:05 PM ET
1 year ago

Group forms to back Christie in 2016

(CNN) - "Ready for Hillary": Please meet "Ready for Christie."

Two Chris Christie fans from the Midwest announced they filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to form a political action committee supportive of the Republican New Jersey governor and his potential 2016 presidential bid.

The group's name resembles the name of a similar group encouraging Hillary Clinton to run.

Where does Christie go next?

While "Ready for Hillary" got started with the help of a few experienced political hands, "Ready for Christie"was started by Joe Colby, whose Twitter account lists him as a media arts major at Ohio University, and Matt McKnight, who's billed as a "former Congressional staffer with a finance background" and also appears to be a student at Ohio University.

In an email, the group acknowledged it did not have an extensive background in politics or organizing, but argued they will not be "underestimated, or overlooked" because of their age.

"We will not be dismissed as 'too young to understand the issues' or develop answers to the challenges that face this Nation," the email stated.

According to their website, their goal is to "convince" Christie to seek the GOP nomination for president and "support him if he chooses to launch a campaign." They also created a one-minute web video, splicing together quotes from Christie's high-profile speech at the Republican National Convention.

– CNN's Bryan Monroe contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie
soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. ThinkAgain

    Mark my words, Christie will not survive the rigors of a presidential campaign. Too unhealthy, too emotional, too controlling. Speaks his mind, true – and he will be PLAYED by his repub opponents until he bursts.

    November 7, 2013 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  2. The Real Tom Paine

    Ricky McDaniel's Response:

    No Demlib socialists, or Merka is done The South will rise again!

    You can relax, we know he will say something like that.

    November 7, 2013 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  3. Mikey

    Ready for Christie??? Really??? Whoever the simpletons are who started this effort couldn't even think of an original name for their group? They had to copy Ready for Hillary? Wow. Put a little thought and effort into it, boys and girls.

    November 7, 2013 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  4. Tampa Tim

    Krispy will get as far as Rudy Guiliani got. The baggers are not ready for a run by another blue state candidate. Remember, the only thing they said they did wrong in 2012 was to run a candidate who was not conservative enough.

    November 7, 2013 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  5. Tampa Tim

    Hell, if it would get Rubio out of the senate, I would be tempted to start a PAC for him to run for president. Don't worry, he would never be elected, and could not even carry FL.

    November 7, 2013 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  6. Hilllary 2016

    No way.... I've voting the proven incompetent Hillary Clinton. Why would we risk the country in the hands of a competent truth telling proven executive like Christie when we could have a disengaged accomplice to murder like Hillary Clinton?

    November 7, 2013 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  7. S. B. Stein

    I have mixed feelings about that. If he wins, then he could screw the whole country. If he doesn't run, then he'll keep not paying into the pension system and have set NJ in the wrong policy direction.

    November 7, 2013 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  8. The Elephant in The Room

    if someone who looks like Barack Obama exhibited the behavoir [bullying, bull-in-a-china-shop, rudeness, brusque, demeaning] HE'D NEVER be considered for any executive leadership position. It is elucidating to see that standard lowered so that Christie can try and deny Hillary . . . 1 of the more ewxperienced potential candidates since Eisenhower & Nixon.

    November 7, 2013 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  9. Thomas

    What about the Rick Perry , Randy Paul , Marco Rubio ,Ted Cruz PAC ?

    They are the Big Four of AquaBootyisum !

    November 7, 2013 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  10. Tampa Tim

    Hill – What is alleged on Hannity is not proof. Come out of your bubble, you'll be OK.

    November 7, 2013 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  11. vic , nashville ,tn

    To win the primary election he has to call Obama is a liar that is far right demand

    November 7, 2013 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  12. ThinkAgain: Hey, GOP, where's our $24 billion reimbursement check?

    @Hilllary 2016: "No way.... I've voting the proven incompetent Hillary Clinton. Why would we risk the country in the hands of a competent truth telling proven executive like Christie when we could have a disengaged accomplice to murder like Hillary Clinton?"

    OK, you were just another RWNJ spouting the latest tea bag nonsense ... until you got to the "accomplice to murder" part, when your jump off the reality train landed you in the loony bin.

    November 7, 2013 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  13. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    I'm ready for Christ, not Christie.

    November 7, 2013 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  14. The Real Tom Paine

    The bloom will go off the rose once the realities of winning in SC, IA, or FL hit Christie. I seem to remember McCain having a very high approval rating prior to 2008, but his heresies on immigration almost sank him, and certainly depressed enthusiasum for him even before the economy really tanked. Christie has the same problem. An abysmal job-creation record in NJ will not help his prospects, and he has not passed any truly ground-breaking legislation as governor. There is no " Christie Doctrine" on any really hard domestic issues, much less foreign policy, only a series of parliamentary manuevers where he makes promises and breaks them.

    November 7, 2013 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  15. Gurgyl

    Hillary16. That NJ dude not even come close. Did you read the Paul statement today? GOP is gone to Dogs.

    November 7, 2013 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  16. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ Anonymous
    Please know that I don't do fat jokes.
    Christie has lost a ton of weight.
    Great for him and his family.
    He can indeed stop off at the Dairy Queen of his choice to celebrate his victory on Tuesday.

    November 7, 2013 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  17. ThinkAgain: Hey, GOP, where's our $24 billion reimbursement check?

    @Tampa Tim: "Krispy will get as far as Rudy Guiliani got. The baggers are not ready for a run by another blue state candidate. Remember, the only thing they said they did wrong in 2012 was to run a candidate who was not conservative enough."

    Excellent last sentence, Tim. But unlike 2012 when the repub establishment had already picked Mittens and just let the other RWNJ yahoo candidates take turns fantasizing about getting the nomination to keep the GOP base engaged, Christie is not the chosen one.

    So he'll end up chum in the waters; the only question is when.

    November 7, 2013 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  18. The Real Tom Paine

    @tom l, clearly I was joking with the comment about Conservatives lacking a conscience, and comparing their thought processes to having a lobotomy. The problem is, your cohorts make absurd statements like that every day about liberals and you never seem to blink at it. So, can you give me a straight answer to this: do you ever look at what they say, and feel any sense of embarrassment at the gross distortions and innacuracies they are putting out, or do you just smile and nod?

    November 7, 2013 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  19. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    The vetting...how will he make it past the vetting if he couldn't make it past vetting for the VP spot with Romney?
    Why is no one talking about this?

    November 7, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  20. jinx9to88

    Christie will never get out of the primary. Rubio and Rand are already taking jabs at him and he hasn't even announced yet. Should be fun to watch!!!

    November 7, 2013 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  21. MikeB

    "Ready for Christie," as in, we've added extra support to the stage.

    November 7, 2013 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  22. don in albuquerque

    @the real tom paine–They really didn't have lobotomies??

    November 7, 2013 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  23. sherry

    Loose cannon/bully/loudmouth Christie with so much undiscovered baggage that Romney removed him from consideration for his VP?

    Against calm, composed, experienced, articulate Hillary?

    Bring it on! Hillary 2016!

    November 7, 2013 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  24. jinx9to88

    @ Thomas
    What about the Rick Perry , Randy Paul , Marco Rubio ,Ted Cruz PAC ?

    They are the Big Four of AquaBootyisum !

    -----

    LMAO!!!!!! All I know is Christie better not wait to long or the clown car will fill up!!!!

    November 7, 2013 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  25. The Real Tom Paine

    -just saying

    The Real Tom Paine
    -just saying
    82 years old and 15 terms? yeah time to leave and enjoy the last few years of your life. can't you democrats get all the old democrat farts out of there as well? having these people leave when they die is not preferable.
    *************
    And we've just discovered yet another demographic just sayin hates: old white GOP legislators with manners.
    -–

    wow, a lefty pretending to care about manners! that's a new one!!

    i do not like career politcians. 20 years would have been more than enough time in office. 20 years or 75 years of age, then hit the road and give somebody else a chance.
    *********************
    Astonishing statement coming from someone who has defended every moral leper on the Right, and who uses more bile than any 10 people on here put together. How about actually trying to be civil, instead of ( yet again) using it as an occaision to mock and ridicule people? You might actually gain some respect.

    November 7, 2013 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
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