Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The LuLac Edition #1691, July 26th, 2011



Chris Christie made a trip through Iowa on Monday, raising questions about his political ambitions in the state that holds the first voting contest in the nation.
The New Jersey Republican governor has repeatedly said he will not run for president in 2012, and he repeated that on Monday.
“In the end, it’s something you’ve got to believe in your heart is necessary for you to do with your life. As I said before, I don’t feel that at the moment,” Christie told reporters. He has faced repeated entreaties from supporters, which he said he found “overwhelming.” But he said the decision was a personal one for him and his family. He said he recently told a group of New York City fundraisers: “When I’m in that hotel room in Des Moines and it’s 15 below and the alarm clock goes off at 4 o’clock in the morning, none of you are going to be there.”
Christie at least speaks the truth when it comes to the Iowa caucus. This voting in a Midwestern state that does not reflect the population make up of the United States has gotten way out of hand in terms of importance in the political process. Plus historically the state votes for candidates that in some cases don’t make it to the general election. Anyone remember President Bob Dole? President Mike Huckabee? President Richard Gebhardt? President Tom Harkin? And let’s not forget the winner of both the ’76 and ’72 Democratic caucus race, President Uncommitted! salute Mitt Romney for not even considering this exercise where the citizens expect needy primary candidates to spend pointless hours with pointless citizens listening to their pointless opinions.


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