ELECTION 2012::The myth of Republican unhappiness with the field – Campaign 2012

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ELECTION 2012::The myth of Republican unhappiness with the field – Campaign 2012

Recent efforts to coax New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie into running for president are the latest example of continuing dissatisfaction among some Republican insiders with the existing GOP presidential field. “Unhappy with field, GOP courts Christie,” reports MSNBC.  Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard, called Herman Cain’s victory in Saturday’s Florida GOP straw poll “a vote of no confidence” in frontrunners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney.  “These are very weak frontrunners,” Kristol said, urging Christie to enter the race as he had earlier hoped that Mitch Daniels and Paul Ryan would run.  John Heilemann, author of the ’08 campaign bestseller Game Change, says the feeling is particularly strong among top Republican donors.  “There’s no doubt that there is a clamor in a lot of the Republican donor class, in this city [New York] and other cities right now, for Chris Christie,” Heilemann said Tuesday.  “It’s deafening.”

 

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