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Social Conservatives Not Likely To Support Chris Christie If He Ran

Via Think Progress, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council says that Chris Christie would have a tough time getting support from social conservatives:

I don’t often agree with Perkins, but he’s right here. Christie is pro-life and opposes gay marriage, but he’s been supportive of civil unions and taken other positions that many on the right would find anathema.

Why anyone is thinking that he’d have an easy chance at the GOP nomination is beyond me.

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  1. Al says:

    His other problems is that he’s not xenophobic or anti science?

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  2. Why anyone is thinking that he’d have an easy chance at the GOP nomination is beyond me.

    Wanna win? Go with Christie.

    Wanna lose? See how far Herman Cain takes you.

    The Republican Party has a chance–and it’s not a slim one–to go with a governor who has repeatedly stood up to unions and tax raising Democrats and has a much more natural and focused way of talking to people. What should terrify everyone who fears an Obama-Christie matchup in 2012 is the fact that Chris Christie can stand up in front of people and speak in a plain and common sense way about what he has done with government and what he will do with it. He’s a better campaigner than Obama and he speaks the language of retail politics.

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