Obama’s Re-Election Campaign Digging Up Dirt On Potential Opponent, Chris Christie

Chris Christie and  two-faced Obama shake hands at Newark International Airport. AP Photo via Politico 44

Even though Christie has said on numerous occasions, in no uncertain terms, he. will. not. be running, (“Short of suicide, I don’t really know what I’d have to do to convince you people that I’m not running. I’m not running,” he’s insisted), the Obama camp is spending resources trawling for dirt on the Republican rock-star governor.

The NY Post reports:

The Obama campaign is trying to keep its efforts from public view, concerned they would only elevate Christie’s already impressive standing within the Republican Party, sources said.

The operatives have chosen not to dispatch their own people to New Jersey, but instead are talking to people there and in New York who know Christie from his time in the governor’s office, as a gubernatorial candidate and as US attorney.

Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, did not respond to messages.

That would be Jim, we will punch them back twice as hard” Messina. Only they’re not “punching back”, they are on the offensive against a man who has never been anything but cordial with the president.

Of rumors that Christie is considering a run, a “flattered” Christie spokesman said:

“This is just wishful thinking . . . He is not running, and he is not cracking the door open even a little bit.”

Since this is how Obama wants to roll, maybe some Republican opposition researchers should  do a little more digging into Obama’s Chicago years, Columbia years, and Occidental years.
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They could start by reading Stanley Kurtz’s “Radical In Chief”, and Jack Cashill’s, Deconstructing Obama.
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And let’s not forget his WH corruption with Michelle Malkin’s;Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies
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And then maybe,  just maybe they could look into that puzzling CT Social Security number issue.

See also:
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The Other McCain: Obama’s Smear Machine

On the one hand, this looks like mind-games: Democrats are trying to mess with Republicans’ heads, to promote the notion that Team Obama is unbeatable even by the GOP elite’s “dream candidate.” On the other hand, the fear of a ferocious Chicago-style attack is very real, as the New York Times obliquely notes in its story on Mitch Daniels’ decision:

Saying that his family did not want to go through a campaign, Mr. Daniels became the third high-profile Republican in eight days to choose not to compete for the chance to challenge Mr. Obama. . . .
But after weeks of deliberating in public and making clear that his wife and four daughters had deep reservations — caused in part by the knowledge that they would be exposed to intensive scrutiny over a period in the 1990s when Mr. Daniels and his wife, Cheri, divorced and then remarried — he said he was unsuccessful in swaying his family.

As we know, Obama has no compunction at all about using an opponent’s divorce records to destroy his political career.
UPDATE:
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Karl Rove said this is going to be the most negative reelection campaign ever mounted by a President, ever, when asked about this on Fox News, this morning:
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12 Responses to “Obama’s Re-Election Campaign Digging Up Dirt On Potential Opponent, Chris Christie”

  1. loopyloo305 Says:

    And they should start shouting the information they have and find from the rooftops, because we aren’t going to get most of the media to publish/broadcast it!

  2. nicedeb Says:

    That is fo-sho.

  3. Teddy Kennedy's SEARCH+RESCUE Says:

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  4. DavidL Says:

    Considering that Governor Christie is waging war with public employee labor unions, i very much doubt that he has any hidden skeletonss. If the unions had any dirt, they would have used it.

  5. reason Says:

    This was the part that made blood shoot out of my eyes, per the story on FoxNews:

    An Obama 2008 insider told Fox News that such efforts shouldn’t be considered news. “Any responsible campaign would at the very least start asking around about potential challengers. In fact, this is exactly the kind of thing that the media should be doing right now,” the insider said. “Never has a field of presidential contenders gotten so little real scrutiny from the press corps.”

    Ponder this for a minute.
    An Obama ’08 insider.
    Is expressing lamentation.
    OVER THE MEDIA’S LACK OF INTEREST.
    IN DIGGING UP DIRT ON PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES.

    Gaaaaaaaaah, my eyes just ruptured again!

  6. nicedeb Says:

    Good GOD, I missed that.

  7. Carlos Says:

    It’s getting to the point that I’m starting to disregard anything “The Architect” has to say about Republicans running for the presidency. The more I hear what he has to say, the more he sounds like your typical Democrapic plant in the RNC, which includes most of the RNC.

    Sorry, Sean, I just don’t believe the man is a Republican, and I know for sure that he has neither the party’s nor the nation’s best interests at heart.

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