Chris Christie: I'm a conservative, not a moderate
November 5th, 2013
12:17 PM ET
8 years ago

Chris Christie: I'm a conservative, not a moderate

Watch "The Lead with Jake Tapper" at 4 p.m. ET for our exclusive interview with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Mendham, New Jersey (CNN) - It's Election Day 2013, and polls indicate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is easily going to win re-election. Still, Christie is hitting the pavement, glad handing, and popping into the ballot booth to cast his vote.

CNN anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper caught up with Christie outside a New Jersey polling place, and asked the GOP governor, who's seriously considering a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, if he thought of himself as a moderate.


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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    And the Mitt Romney Etch A Sketch hand off begins....

    Hey New Jersey. I suspect Mr. Christie has a great many surprises waiting (on the sidelines) for each of you.

    Enjoy your victory. The handwriting on the wall tells me most of you aren't going to be cheering this guy come 2014.

    November 5, 2013 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  2. John in Brooklyn

    lololololololol.....and in this fantasy world where Christy is a conservative, Nancy Pelosi is a WWF tag team wrestler, right?

    November 5, 2013 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  3. Steffan

    No, you are a moderate.

    November 5, 2013 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    Then why do I perceive you, as a Dem liberal?????

    November 5, 2013 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    Just switch to Democratic...

    November 5, 2013 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Before Christie can run for POTUS he needs work on his "faux indignation" routine. Work on it a whole lot, in fact. It spouts out to abruptly and rudely. Temper. Temper. He publicly berated yet another NJ public school teacher they reported yesterday and again this morning. If you've never really seen him in action, then you're in for quite a surprise. It could make for a good recurring skit on SNL, if it were not for the fact that Christie is reality.

    November 5, 2013 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  7. Larry in Houston

    LOL – he just wants to cater to the base, for his re-election in his state....LOL –

    when or shall I say IF , he is their nominee in 2016, I'll bet a dime to a dollar that he will change his tune, as far as him being a "conservative" LOL –

    Hey Chris – – – hate to break the news to you, but you ARE a moderate. maybe a little right, but Still a Moderate, which I call Moderate / Right.

    November 5, 2013 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  8. rs

    The funny thing is Christie is probably a Conservative- much more than the wackadoodle Republicans that tried to overthrow the government last month- those people could not be called "conservative" by any measure.

    November 5, 2013 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  9. Sandy

    He's right, he is conservative. Look at his policies, the same as the tea party! He only acts like a moderate in public, but his policies say something totally different. Hopefully he will retain have a democratic legislature so he can't implement his crazy tea party policies.

    November 5, 2013 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  10. Thomas

    @Rick McDaniel
    Then why do I perceive you, as a Dem liberal?????


    Because when your a Fascist , it's hard to to be openminded ?

    November 5, 2013 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    Teatroll Rosetta stone says: "I'm not a moderate, but I play one in campaign ads."

    November 5, 2013 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  12. ST

    Christie doesn't know where he belongs. Like any other politician, he blows according to the direction the wind goes.

    November 5, 2013 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  13. The Real Tom Paine

    Translation: I'm just as crazy and unreasonable as the rest of you.

    November 5, 2013 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  14. Michael Benjamin

    No, you are a fat tub of lard.

    November 5, 2013 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |