Eric Black Ink Chris Christie won’t run for prez Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterPrint By Eric Black | 10/04/2011 New York Times and others, based on sources, are reporting that Chris Christie will announce momentarily that he will not run for president. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterPrint Get MinnPost's top stories in your inbox First Name: * Last Name: * Email Address: * Daily newsletter Sunday review Greater Minnesota newsletter D.C. Memo Subscribe Now Comments (3) Submitted by Dimitri Drekonja on 10/04/2011 - 03:34 pm. So, any prediction as to the eventual nominee, Eric? My 2 cents- Huntsman is too willing to listen to scientists, be reasonable, and has what I suspect is a deep flaw to republican primary voters: he’s Mormon. Romney: ditto on the Mormon “problem,” plus he’s not trusted as a “true conservative”, either because of past positions, or his first issue. Bachmann/Santorum/Gingrich: soon out of money. Paul: 9/11 views anathema to base, and plus the general wackiness. Hermann Cain- are they going to give him the nomination based off of fiery speeches and tax plans with appealingly simplistic titles? Doubt it. Which leaves us with Perry. True, he seems asleep or stoned in debates, he accepted a lot of federal money, he wants to educate illegal immigrants, and there’s the pay-to-play issue that the HPV flap raised, but frankly, I suspect that, for the republican base, all those things are forgivable for a guy who talks tough, executes a lot of people, carries a gun, and wears Jesus on his sleeve. Log in to Reply Submitted by Paul Brandon on 10/05/2011 - 09:49 am. So the only moderate Republican left in the race is Obama? Log in to Reply Submitted by Bill Gleason on 10/05/2011 - 11:50 am. It will be Romney. Even local Tea Party commentator Mitch Berg finally realizes this after having been forced to throw Michelle Bachmann under the bus. The Tea Party is going to have to start drinking coffee. A bitter pill to swallow. Can you say Romneycare? Of course the GOP could be truly stupid and go the Goldwater route with Perry. Amusing to watch. Couldn’t happen to a nicer group of fellas. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.