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Chris Christie's Victory Speech: VIDEO

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie easily defeated Democrat Barbara Buono to win reelection yesterday, setting him up for a run at the presidency in 2016.

The NYT:

Mr. Christie declared that his decisive win should be a lesson for the nation’s broken political system and his feuding party: In a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans by over 700,000, Mr. Christie won a majority of the votes of women and Hispanics and made impressive inroads among younger voters and blacks — groups that Republicans nationally have struggled to attract.

The governor prevailed despite holding positions contrary to those of many New Jersey voters on several key issues, including same-sex marriage, abortion rights and the minimum wage, and despite an economic recovery that has trailed the rest of the country.

Watch his victory speech if you missed it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. ohhh dear gawd...could u imagine him in the WH? An extremely Unattractive family, and NOT visially a good example of America(ns), besides being a Greedy, hateful GOP ahole.

    Posted by: disgusted american | Nov 6, 2013 10:28:30 AM


  2. Towleroad why would you subject us to this?

    Posted by: Jay | Nov 6, 2013 10:28:31 AM


  3. All flash, all bluster, no substance. His reelection doesn't speak well for New Jersey voters. Fortunately, and in spite of his being an acceptable "media conservative", Christie will never get the GOP nomination for President and he will crash and burn before he even gets out of the starting gate.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Nov 6, 2013 10:37:38 AM


  4. Yeah, this just makes me think New Jerseyans are idiots. You vote for a blowhard because you like him rather than based on his policies, most of which you disagree with. Likeability is one thing, but the reality is, he's a conservative. Period. He's just duped people into thinking he isn't. It is very reminiscent of the attraction people had for George W. Bush. Hey, he's just like me! Fat, stupid, and angry.

    Posted by: FanzyPanz | Nov 6, 2013 10:37:54 AM


  5. this NJ resident voted Barbara Buono

    Posted by: disgusted american | Nov 6, 2013 10:39:25 AM


  6. Just because he won in New Jersey, where he happens to be very popular, doesn't mean he has a chance in being the next president.

    Posted by: Nellie | Nov 6, 2013 10:45:48 AM



  7. Hopefully, this is Chris Christie's last successful run for office. If you watch the first 40 seconds or so of Dave's monologue, you see why we don't need Christie's finger anywhere near the button. The man has anger issues. It's not that I can't appreciate NJ electing the guy they'd want to have a beer with... clearly that served us well as a nation when we elected W for two terms.
    http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/david-letterman-dave-s-monologue-11-5-13/17u2o2po9

    Posted by: kaccompany | Nov 6, 2013 10:47:27 AM


  8. well Cory Booker was elected too, talking about blowhards.

    Posted by: eric | Nov 6, 2013 10:53:41 AM


  9. Hey, all you NJ Dems who voted for Chris Christie yesterday, he IS and will continue to be a conservative Rethuglican. How in the hell could you help re-elect this short-tempered big mouth as your Governor? Amazing, simply amazing!

    No thanks to you, I only hope Christie is considered too moderate by the Rethuglican Teahadist base when they choose their 2016 presidential candidate.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Nov 6, 2013 10:57:44 AM


  10. All flatulence; her face in the photo says it all.

    Posted by: Lucca | Nov 6, 2013 10:59:19 AM


  11. As a life-long Democrat, I have to say that the Democratic Party is doing almost everything they can to set themselves up for a disastrous 2016. The problems with the NSA, CIA, FBI, TSA, and militarization of our police are already making many people consider that if a candidate comes along that promises to restore the Constitution, it might be worth the risk, even if that candidate is from another party, and even if that candidate might delay progress on other issues, or they might ordinarily find totally unacceptable.

    Posted by: Eric | Nov 6, 2013 10:59:39 AM


  12. Wow, is that his adoring wife in the red dress? Yikeso

    Posted by: Bubba | Nov 6, 2013 11:00:40 AM


  13. Is that his twin sister? Looks like she fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.

    Posted by: Jack M | Nov 6, 2013 11:02:35 AM


  14. GOD I LOVE THIS SITE - that pic is so epic

    Posted by: Andrew | Nov 6, 2013 11:06:51 AM


  15. I watched him speak last night and it was all Me Me Me - see what I did. He's also quickly becoming this Giuliani copy in the sense of verb/noun/"Sandy".

    Posted by: hugo | Nov 6, 2013 11:07:47 AM


  16. I think you posted the article just so you could use the pic! What is that smell?

    Posted by: GeoffreyPS | Nov 6, 2013 11:09:45 AM


  17. Hope that he IS the nominee for the RepubliCAN'T Party. (The only good thing that you can say about this is that it FINALLY put the last nail in the coffin of the deservedly disgraced "Tea Party".

    HILLARY WILL BEAT HIM EASILY!

    Posted by: Mike | Nov 6, 2013 11:16:40 AM


  18. Yikes! Is that is wife in the background?! Catty, I know but...wow...just wow...no words.

    Posted by: mikep | Nov 6, 2013 11:26:21 AM


  19. It's very early to speculate on 2016. Right now we have a wide open field for both parties and a lot of time to kill. For Republicans the problem is the vast swath of Southern state primaries all in a row that make running on personality very difficult. You essentially need surrogate endorsements in those states. Romney left a void there that would probably get filled either by Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum at this point. Christie would do very well in coastal states outside the south and probably Illinois. Ted Cruz is disqualified because he was born in Canada. Marco Rubio would probably block Christie from getting too many minority votes and also do well among Catholics. Any talk about a frontrunner is silly.

    Posted by: anon | Nov 6, 2013 11:29:54 AM


  20. When he spoke at the RNC that officially nominated Romney, it was all about him too. Romney was furious.
    Christie has always been a bully, shouting down any citizen who challenges him in any public forum. He's like the straight kid who threatened you in middle school.
    Unfortunately, some people think that's leadership.
    He's been bad for the economy of New Jersey. He should never have killed the Hudson River tunnel. And spending over $20 million on a special senate election two weeks before election day just to ensure that Buono doesn't get any help from Corey Booker's coattails was inexcusable. Costing New Jersey voters that much money just so he'll look better to the national GOP was pretty much stealing $20 million from the people of New Jersey.
    I hope those of you who say he can't win nationally are correct. I'm not so sure. The national GOP got behind Romney even though the evangelicals in the South and Midwest had no love for him. Batist fundamentalist leaders hate Mormons, but the GOP ran Romney anyway. The same can happen with Christie or a Christie/Rubio ticket.
    Ted Cruz doesn't stand a chance.

    Posted by: woody | Nov 6, 2013 11:32:07 AM


  21. I wish I could've went across the bridge to vote for Barbara Buono yesterday. I stopped at home and had a few drinks before I went out to vote. When I got to the polling spot I told the little Jewish ladies who were on duty that I was a DEMOCRAT. One of them said, "so what else is new" (she said it with a smile).

    I haven't a clue about most of the folks I voted for--just the straight Democratic ticket. (no pun intended with "straight")

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Nov 6, 2013 11:54:04 AM


  22. OINK, OINK!
    Jersey gets what Jersey deserves.
    We'll see how America handles a pig. I suggest BBQ.

    Posted by: Wavin' Dave | Nov 6, 2013 11:58:04 AM


  23. yes, and that picture of the christies is pretty much a fernando botero painting

    Posted by: woody | Nov 6, 2013 11:58:24 AM


  24. he'll be thin in by 2016, dave, as he had his stomach stitched half closed back in January. he's plannin' ahead...

    Posted by: woody | Nov 6, 2013 12:03:27 PM


  25. As we used to say on Wall Street, "All sizzle, no steak."

    Posted by: JoyZeeBoy | Nov 6, 2013 12:03:53 PM


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