I think that's what a lot of people see in Christie, someone who might be able to break through the partisan road blocks, which are clearly a problem in Washington today. Much like Romney, he's a conservative governor from a liberal state, except he has a bit more personality than Romney did.
His biggest challenge is going to be winning the Republican bid in the first place, because he's not socially conservative. If he wins the Republican nomination, he'll be able to pander to the middle quite well. The only question will be how much of the far right he loses in the process and then, will it matter?
On RealClearPolitics, the latest polls show a 5 point lead for Christie in Iowa over Clinton, only a 1 point lead for Clinton over Christie in Ohio, a 4 point lead for Christie over Clinton in Pennsylvania, a 2 point lead for Christie over Clinton in Virginia, an 8 point lead for Christie over Clinton in Colorado, and only a 2 point lead for Clinton in Florida over Christie. That's not counting New Jersey, and its 14 electoral votes that normally go blue but could turn in favor of the governor they voted in with a landslide victory.
If you took last year's election and switched Colorado, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Iowa from blue to red, then you can take your pick of either Florida or Ohio, and it throws the election over to Christie's side. There is a long time between now and 2016, so a lot will certainly change, but the sentiment of the public isn't nearly as left leaning as you make it out to be. There is a very strong center that will have a say in the election, and if someone more moderate like Christie gets the nomination from the GOP side, there will be a lot of swing states in play.
By the way, I'm not sure where you get your 246 count from. You must be counting Colorado as a solid blue state.
BP, do you really believe any of the BS you wrote?
As a CY resident I'm 50/50 on this inclusion of the Truck Stop to the corner. I don't think it looks awful. I do think it will create added traffic problems, but not as bad as I once thought.
I have a feeling when it opens it'll be busy for a while then taper off after the "oh look it's something new" shininess abates. As previously mentioned food trucks aren't the cheapest route to go when hungry.
I see you are one of those posters, who having had their ears boxed carries it to the next article. You deserved what you got then. I hold no grudge or desire/intent to "insult" you then or now.
I make a habit of correcting myself and admitting errors.
The real travesty is that this is a not just a land grab scheme with a significant increase in rent for Loeb,Tauer and Berger are going to charge and control the flow of food trucks(for a fee I'm sure) as they sort through their "affiliated and friendly network of food trucks" that are part of their association.Anyone the least bit familiar with their fare knows it's not now,nor will it ever be about really good food.Here's a thought,let's take that old French Quarter property and build this concept on the corner and subdivide the rest for other like minded concepts from the Tauer/Berger team.
There aren't many nurseries in Midtown any more, but there are tons of restaurants. I drive by that corner every day on the way to work and there's no parking. This would create a huge traffic problem (Central has one lane there), and I would have to find another way to work. Tricky, tricky of Loeb to pull this lease-signing stunt while Earnest is out of town. Now set in stone? Tricky.... Earnest is good people, his employees are wonderful, his business is good for Midtown, and I believe him concerning the "verbal agreement" he had with Loeb. But that just left the door open to getting screwed. Profit motive strikes again! And Earnest "gets the business" from Loeb. You won't see me at the Truck Stop, but if the nursery continues, you'll see me there.
Restaurants in shipping containers remind me of my time on the FOB in Iraq where the food court was all shipping containers. Now that was edgy!
An apology? WOW!! that's an improvement. You could've just pretended that you were apologizing while saying something you believe to be insulting, but instead you actually apologize. Again, WOW!
At least it was valid.
Also, at least it's clear you know what all the words you've used actually mean, you stayed on topic and didn't introduce spurious outrage.
I'm still happy, oh so very happy, that your truth isn't my own.
The industrial design is superb. This is a hip fun design in our most trend savvy area. Please don't change the design to appease the elements in our community who cling to traditional design. Perhaps they should travel more. They would see that cities that promote and appreciate modern design are also the most educated, wealthy and progressive areas.
This should get done. We'll just let our city council get their usual face time on tv for grandstanding and theatrics, then, for the majority of them anyhow, they'll realize how important a deal this is for this metro and pass it.
I had a very good view of the exchange between Goran Dragic and Jerryd Bayless, and it was not what Dragic said, but what he did- a deliberate shoulder slam into Bayless after play was stopped, that I believe is what earned him the technical there. Bayless may be scrappy, but it was definitely a physical provocation from Dragic that spurred the reaction from JB.
If Earnest wanted to stay, he should have signed his lease renewal. End of story.
Yes, look at the Starbucks on Union and the huge commercial success that it is.
I've seen some great designs using the shipping container concept, that doesn't really worry me. But the parking/traffic situation is confusing. Small lot, food trucks taking space and no real parking. What is the law requiring a certain number of parking places for a certain number of tables?
There's talk of this being a pedestrian destination but given how most folks in this town want to park directly in front of where they're eating I'm skeptical. Here in the CY we have tons of parking within a half-block of the intersection but the business' want to build a parking garage. I walk the neighborhood regularly (nightly) and there's parking off the main drag if you're just willing to walk about a block. But the fear of crime/inconvenience seems to create the impression that there's no parking. This compounds the problem I think...
It is not the matter of the Cardinals holding a gun to Memphis' head, it is the fact that this is very valuable real estate. It is in the heart of a reviving downtown and adjacent to Beale Street. The property itself is too valuable to let it get into the hands of a private developer. The selling price is also a bargain.
It is my belief that the council, in the end, will buy this. They just want to show due diligence, well at least the semblance of it.
Sorry, repeated a thought others have made before reading them.
The democrats are not worried about Christie. The democrats are only concerned with getting their base out to the polls. Damn the so-called platforms, it is all about math.
In a general election for president, the democrats already can reasonably claim 246 electoral votes, it only takes 270 to win. I can see Christie losing the southwest, N. C., Va, FL.
Christie has skeletons in his closet. He was vetted by Romney as his vp running mate, but, issues were present in his past, so they left him by the wayside. Also, What has Christie actually accomplished? He did a hell of a jb during the aftermath of Sandy, however, he was hugging Obama like they were long lost lovers.
A "we weren't the only incompetents" excuse has rarely satiated me and it doesn't do so now.
From reports I am seeing, although anecdotal, the inventory was poorly done. It has been suggested by others that, ProBar may have not done its best work in hopes of selling inventory control systems to the schools. It would not surprise me if this is true. If so, we wasted a million bucks.
I love fantastic ideas... but it needs to be put a good spot and not forced into an area it won't work.
The design is something being done all over the world right now, it's trendy, not interesting.
I'm embracing and supporting change everywhere.... Crosstown, Overton Square, etc.
Applebees has plenty of parking.
As a resident of the area, I think this sounds fantastic. There are many food trucks in Memphis serving excellent food, and I think the design sounds creative and interesting. To have a vibrant city, folks, you have to embrace change and not expect every restaurant to look like an Applebees.
FYI firesale Dec 14.
How much of that is on the list?
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