Chris Christie Columns on Townhall

  • Mark Baisley - You've Been Drafted: Welcome to the NFL; The National Fight for Liberty

    You've Been Drafted: Welcome to the NFL; The National Fight for Liberty

    Mark Baisley
    Posted: 10/9/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    With Sarah Palin and Chris Christie announcing that they really, really, really will not be running for President in 2012, we can settle into focused consideration of the nine Republican candidates who are still in the game.
  • Larry Kudlow - Obama’s Populist Shift

    Obama’s Populist Shift

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 10/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    His anti-capitalist nostrums are demoralizing to the economy.
  • Larry Kudlow - Obama's Populist Shift

    Obama's Populist Shift

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 10/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    This tax attack is the latest assault from a White House that is making a sharp populist shift to the left. It coincides with a president who trashed the Bank of America for raising debit-card fees in response to a Dodd-Frank price-control edict, and who suggests that banks do not have an inherent right to profit. It’s in league with a president who is throwing in with the Wall Street protesters.
  • Mona Charen - What's Wrong With Romney?

    What's Wrong With Romney?

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 10/7/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Two new sets of Republicans are feeling deflated today -- the Chris Christie hopefuls and the Sarah Palin stalwarts. The Christie decision didn't surprise me, perhaps because I grew up in Jersey. In fact, Christie and I attended the same high school!
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - It's Going to Be a Wild Ride

    It's Going to Be a Wild Ride

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 10/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I'm a little bit disappointed that Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is not running for the Republican nomination for president. He was sure to inject another round of excitement into the campaign.
  • Cal  Thomas - Christie's Right Decision

    Christie's Right Decision

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 10/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie probably had more suitors than Portia in Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" and yet in the end he made the right decision not to run for president. It was the correct decision on several levels.
  • Ann Coulter - This Is What A Mob Looks Like

    This Is What A Mob Looks Like

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 10/5/2011 6:10:00 PM EST
    I am not the first to note the vast differences between the Wall Street protesters and the tea partiers. To name three: The tea partiers have jobs, showers and a point.
  • Rich Galen - No Christie, No iPhone5… Woe to Me

    No Christie, No iPhone5… Woe to Me

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 10/5/2011 1:35:00 PM EST
    As I predicted back in 1957, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced at a press conference yesterday that he would not be a Republican candidate for President in 2012.
  • Ken Connor - Looking for Salvation in All the Wrong Places

    Looking for Salvation in All the Wrong Places

    Ken Connor
    Posted: 10/5/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The need to worship is hardwired into the human psyche. Yet, as unfashionable as it's become in the last century to worship the God of Creation, the same cannot be said of the worship of political heroes.
  • Larry Kudlow - Still Front End of Recession

    Still Front End of Recession

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 10/4/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Taxing millionaires and billionaires -- especially the Warren Buffet plan to raise the minimum tax rate on capital gains -- demonizes success and makes war on capital formation. Gov. Chris Christie calls this a demoralizing message.
  • Paul  Kengor - God's Call? On Gov. Christie, Ronald Reagan, and Woodrow Wilson

    God's Call? On Gov. Christie, Ronald Reagan, and Woodrow Wilson

    Paul Kengor
    Posted: 9/30/2011 1:07:00 PM EST
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is being urged to seek the Republican presidential nomination. There is a genuine groundswell for Christie.
  • Larry Kudlow - Obama as Demoralizer-in-Chief

    Obama as Demoralizer-in-Chief

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 9/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    “Telling those who are scared and struggling that the only way their lives can get better is to diminish the success of others . . . trying to cynically convince those who are suffering that the American economic pie is no longer a growing one . . . insisting that we must tax and take and demonize those who have already achieved the American dream . . . is a demoralizing message for America.”
  • Michael Barone - Mitch Daniels Dares GOP Candidates to Be Grown-ups

    Mitch Daniels Dares GOP Candidates to Be Grown-ups

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 9/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels did not attract as large a crowd when he spoke at American Enterprise Institute (where I am a resident fellow) earlier this week as he did when several months ago, before he disappointed admirers by announcing that he wouldn't run for president.
  • Rich Galen - Chris Christie and Nothing But

    Chris Christie and Nothing But

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 9/28/2011 9:10:00 AM EST
    This Gov. Chris Christie. Is he running? Yes, he’s running. No he is not running. Former N.J. Gov. Tom Kean says he's running. Christie's brother says he's not.
  • Daniel Doherty - Chris Christie Advocates Bold Leadership and Compromise at Reagan Library

    Chris Christie Advocates Bold Leadership and Compromise at Reagan Library

    Daniel Doherty
    Posted: 9/28/2011 7:00:00 AM EST
    Over the past few weeks, there were innumerable reports from across the political spectrum that Governor Chris Christie would formally seek the 2012 Republican nomination.
  • Rich Galen - Raising Cain

    Raising Cain

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 9/26/2011 11:27:00 AM EST
    Just before 6 PM Saturday, the remarkably efficient information loop known as Twitter exploded with the news that Herman Cain had won the straw poll in Florida.
  • Mark Baisley - Citizen Cain to President Cain No Longer a Reach

    Citizen Cain to President Cain No Longer a Reach

    Mark Baisley
    Posted: 9/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Is there any credibility in the candidacy of the former Godfather Pizza CEO? He has no election experience and the words “Washington” and “Governor” do not appear on his resume. GOP nominee Herman Cain may be a credible notion if we consider not only the competition, but the national mood.
  • Salena Zito - The Next Wave

    The Next Wave

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 9/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Another wave is coming, Washington – and “the ‘ins’ may be thrown out, and the ‘outs’ may be thrown in,” according to Michael Genovese, Loyola University political-science professor.
  • Mike Shedlock - Central Falls Files Bankruptcy Plan; Union Files Suit Against Chris Christie

    Central Falls Files Bankruptcy Plan; Union Files Suit Against Chris Christie

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 9/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Any officer, firefighter, or teacher who can find a better job at more money in the private sector would be free to do so. I suspect few would. To prohibit future fights, the unions should be dissolved and collective bargaining ended.
  • Frank Gaffney - It's 'Crazy' to Ignore Shariah

    It's 'Crazy' to Ignore Shariah

    Frank Gaffney
    Posted: 8/11/2011 4:02:00 PM EST
    As the nation mourns the loss in combat of thirty of its military heroes - including 22 members of the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6 - in Afghanistan over the weekend, the question inevitably occurs: What are we fighting for that justifies this latest among so much sacrifice in that distant, backwards and inhospitable land?