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August 17, 2011

Claim: Chris Christie Convening Focus-Group With Eye To Determining Viability As a Presidential Candidate
Update: "Not True," Says Christie Man; Alter Retracts

Karl Rove seemed to tip his hand that he knew something about this the other day. Slublog figured he was all wet, but I figured he actually had heard something.

In the past 60 days, this has become a Republican nomination very much worth having. Sixty days ago the Conventional Wisdom (outside of the blogs) was that Obama couldn't hardly lose.

Now it's that he can't hardly win.

I don't know how much stock I put in Jonathan Alter, but he claims:

BREAKING: My sources say NJ Gov. Chris Christie is conducting focus groups in preparation for a possible run for president in 2012.

This might turn into a real embarrassment of riches.

Two months ago I was hoping that one of Perry, Ryan, and Christie jumped in.

Now... could be all three.

"Not true." A Christie associate has denied Alter's claim.

Alter Retracts: Another source who he calls "v reliable" says the story is false, and Alter says he believes him.


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