January 23rd, 2014
08:05 AM ET
9 months ago

Taking the GOP's temperature on Christie

Washington (CNN) – Members of the Republican National Committee have a busy agenda this week as they gather in Washington to plot midterm election strategy and vote on a series of changes to the presidential nominating process in 2016.

Chris Christie, the under-siege New Jersey governor and possible White House candidate, was far from a central topic of discussion as Republicans began arriving to the meeting on Wednesday. His name, uttered here and there in a few hushed hallway conversations, usually surfaced only when reporters brought it up. And when asked about the still-unfolding political and legal drama in the New Jersey capital of Trenton, some Republicans here declined to talk about Christie at all.

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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    All of Christie's problems are self-inflicted. Only time and the investigationss will tell us whether or not he's totally corrupt, or totally inept at selecting people to be in his innermost circle. Time will tell all.

    January 23, 2014 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  2. Babyboomer

    I suspect he is toast no matter how the investigation turns out. Too much negative attention to overcome at this point.

    January 23, 2014 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Babyboomer

    I suspect he is toast no matter how the investigation turns out. Too much negative attention to overcome at this point.
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    I am leaning that way myself. When Christie declared his complete ignorance of what his people appear to have been diong,, then he left himself with no fallback position. He's thrown a 'Hail Mary' to the end zone.

    January 23, 2014 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    Christie is not an essential part of the Republican outlook. Stopping the dictatorship forming in America......is the real battle.

    January 23, 2014 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  5. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Chris Christie, the under-siege New Jersey governor and possible White House candidate,"

    Yeah. Whatever. Dude did it to himself. Spare me the victim hood talking points.

    January 23, 2014 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  6. Thomas

    Chris Christie , just not as smart as he thinks .

    January 23, 2014 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  7. Wake up People!

    If Christy and his cronies are looking for someone to blame, they need to look no further than the closest mirror.

    Roses really smell like boo boo!!

    January 23, 2014 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  8. Sniffit

    "To call this the same kind of crisis as Benghazi where people were killed. ... It's just so interesting that so many networks spent so much more time on this,"

    LOL!!!! Wow. Confirmation bias is a helluva drug.

    January 23, 2014 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  9. The REAL Truth...

    @Rick McDaniel – Stopping the dictatorship forming in America......is the real battle.
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    Which dictatorship would that be maestro??
    Wouldn't be the one where the Republican Party gets to decide how YOU should live your life according to their myopic RULES?

    January 23, 2014 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  10. wendel

    you can not take the GOP's temperature. You would need to put a thermometer up their back side. And it won't fit that's where their heads are .

    January 23, 2014 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  11. Lilly

    The damage has been done. I do not see how Christie can recover from this scandal and be the same Christie people used to know. He could had recover that time when he gave the speech and apologised. That didn't help at all and he was not able to extinguish the fire . I feel sorry for him as now he looks like a candle blowing in a strong wind waiting to go off.

    January 23, 2014 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  12. The Real Tom Paine

    -Rick McDaniel

    Christie is not an essential part of the Republican outlook. Stopping the dictatorship forming in America......is the real battle.
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    Funny, you were pulling out all the stops to defend him last week.

    January 23, 2014 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  13. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Will a rectal thermometer be used for this temperature taking?

    January 23, 2014 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  14. Rusty Krus

    @Rick McDaniel
    Stopping the dictatorship forming in America......is the real battle.

    God you are ignorant. Can't you think for yourself and put down the Faux "News" Cliff Notes? Let's see... Did Obama take away your guns? No! He hasn't even tried. Did he take away your freedom to worship as you like? No, not at all. What is the dictatorship? A health care method that was voted into law by the elected majority and upheld by the Supreme Court? Roger Ailes laughs at Bozos like you.

    January 23, 2014 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  15. rs

    The GOP is utterly paralyzed on Christie. The TEA Pot lunatics feel he is a "RINO" and unworthy of their vote, while what is left of the sane GOP would love to run a candidate so generally popular. In the end the freaks will- Christie will lose primaries to the nut cases.
    Toss in his recent unpleasantness around political payback and everyone is a bit shy about Mr. Christie at the moment.
    If he beats this stuff, a solid percentage of the GOP will back him.

    January 23, 2014 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  16. Gunderson

    When you from that part of country it is all in the family. When you get out of New England or near there you think every other place is the BoonDocks. Compared to Gov. Cuomo of N.Y. Christi is a Saint, no? Old Gundersen see the Harvard Grads are alive and well today with usual intelligent posts.

    January 23, 2014 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |