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.
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.
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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