CPAC Chair: Christie Unworthy of Invite

NJ governor's conservatism lacking, he says

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 14, 2013 2:32 PM CDT

(Newser) – Chris Christie isn't CPAC material, American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas said today, explaining why the New Jersey governor hadn't gotten a spot in the annual conference that begins today. "I'm a firm believer that if the Republican Party's going to have success, it's going to do so by being a conservative party and not a home for ah, for everybody," Cardenas told reporters, according to NBC News. "You grow your tent by convincing others, and persuading others, that yours is the way … not with a watered down version of who we ought to be."

Addressing Christie specifically, Cardenas said that, "We felt like, ah, like he didn't deserve to be on the all-star selection, ah, and, for decisions that he made." (Hint, he probably means incidents like this.) "So hopefully next year he's back on the right track and being a conservative."

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is apparently not worthy of CPAC.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
In this Oct. 31, 2012, photo, President Obama is greeted by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie upon his arrival in Atlantic City after superstorm Sandy.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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