Chris Christie: 'You Can't Lead from Behind'

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by bone, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. bone

    bone ET Sponsor

    Chris Christie: 'You Can't Lead from Behind'

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/chris-christie-you-cant-lead-behind_590321.html

    New Jersey governor Chris Christie slammed President Obama at a recent press conference for not demonstrating competent leadership and not providing the American people what they want in a president. "You can't lead from behind," Christie said. "Leading is not a political strategy. It's a moral strategy."

    Christie continued: "You know, I've said many times about the president who I have admiration for, and who I agree with on a number of issues. But man, get out there and tell us what you believe and be willing to fight for it even if people disagree with it. They're going to give you points. They're going to give you points for being willing to speak your mind. I can't tell you how many times I was walking along the beach in various parts of New Jersey this past week where I had people come up to me and say I don't agree with you all the time but at least you're doing something. People will give you credit for that even if they don't agree with you every time. Nobody agrees with me all the time. I barely agree with me all the time. So, you know, so you go out and you do the best you can."
     
  2. Once again he hits the nail on the head.
     
  3. Chris, please RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Ricter

    Ricter

     
  5. bone

    bone ET Sponsor

    That is why I actually admire Dennis Kucinich and loathe Obama - I admire integrity and purity of purpose.
     
  6. Ricter

    Ricter

    So you'd admire Obama if he fought, really fought, for cap and trade?
     
  7. While i wouldnt admire him for that, id atleast have respect for him, he has been the most gutless president in history, his whole game plan is to just do nothing, and tell the public that it is everyone elses fault, and simply trash his opponents. Thats not a leader.

    Believe it or not while i despise a guy like Bernie Sanders, and i consider him a far left loon, i atleast respect the fact that he is a politician who fights for what he believes in, and he isnt one of the typical shit heads who just goes out and takes a side on everything just because it is popular in the polls.
     
  8. bone

    bone ET Sponsor

    Brilliant and concise.
     
  9. Ricter

    Ricter

    Well, Obama is not taking a side to be popular in the polls, the recent debt ceiling debate indicates he's not fighting for what the majority wanted.

    Anyway, I tend to agree with what you've said. It's clear that for the next term we need "anyone but Obama or a republican".
     
  10. bone

    bone ET Sponsor

    I would admire Obama if he fought really hard for something;anything. He is acting like a lazy AA Ivy-Leaguer who never worked for much in his life. To whit: taking a three day bus tour, making a few speeches, and then jetting off for Martha's Vineyard.

    From the WP:

    "With 14 million Americans out of work, a volatile stock market and a historic downgrade of the country’s credit rating, President Obama is set to begin a 10-day retreat Thursday at a 28-acre Martha’s Vineyard compound called Blue Heron Farm, which costs an estimated $50,000 per week to rent. That divide — and the presumed hypocrisy of a president who has pledged not to rest “until every American looking for a job can find one,” going golfing and biking on an island playground for wealthy celebrities — has been too much for political pundits to resist."
     
    #10     Aug 17, 2011