Larry Sabato: Chris Christie Could Win It All In 2012

On the heels of a poor showing by Texas Governor Rick Perry in the debates and some Republican primary voters’ reservations about former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, famed political prognosticator Larry Sabato stokes the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for president fires at NewsMax.

The Republican Party needs a new top candidate for president, and a newly stirring Gov. Chris Christie would fill that void, University of Virginia Center for Politics Director Larry Sabato reveals to Newsmax in an exclusive interview.

And beyond filling a void, Sabato says New Jersey’s Republican governor can win the GOP nomination and conceivably go on to defeat President Barack Obama in 2012.

Sabato explains that he thinks the Republican Party is “disappointed with Perry and Romney,” and the party “has an appetite for a new candidate.” In describing the Christie’s ability to go up against the top-tier candidates, Sabato adds, “Christie is in a league with those two.”

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