Rose to the occasion.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is being urged to seek the Republican presidential nomination. There is a genuine groundswell for Christie.
“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.”
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.
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.
A breakdown of the CNN/Tea Party Express debate.
There was something remarkably attractive at the Republican debate at the Reagan Library on Sept. 7. No, it wasn't Jon Huntsman's tan, Mitt Romney's hair, Michele Bachmann's shoes or Rick Perry's swagger.
It was only fitting that the Republican presidential hopefuls -- or at least eight of them out of a growing crowd -- would be invited to gather at the Reagan Library in the once Golden State, whose parlous economic condition now mirrors that of the country.
This worked pretty well in Ames, Iowa so let's do it again. Here are my pre- and post-debate impressions.
President Obama thought he would open his 2012 re-election campaign with a bit of big-footing that would show the GOP presidential candidates gathered at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley next week who was going to set the agenda and call the tune.
In my high school days before sex and environmental education and the general dumbing down of the population, memorization of some Shakespeare was expected in Miss Kauffman's 12th-grade English class.
Ronald Reagan was a remarkable negotiator, both incredibly patient and principled. Negotiating was one of his greatest but most unappreciated attributes, to the point where I've many times considered doing a book strictly on Reagan as a negotiator.
Being here in Simi Valley this weekend at the Reagan Library, looking at all the displays, all the history, all the memorabilia, all the testimonies and all the thousands of people who travel off the beaten path to journey to this, his last resting place, it suddenly dawned on me. There is no one Reagan legacy.
On May 2, Republicans will gather at the Reagan Library in Santa Barbara, Calif., for the first GOP presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. It's not clear which candidates will be there, but here's a safe bet: Each will declare himself, or herself, a Reagan Republican.
NBC and Politico.com want the ratings bump that will come from hosting the first debate among Republican presidential contenders.
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