By Darryl R. Isherwood | February 26th, 2013 - 6:08pm
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The National Review is reporting today that an American Conservative Union insider said Gov. Chris Christie was not invited to CPAC because of his stance on guns. 

Christie has not embraced the conservative movement's hard line against gun control and earlier this year took aim at the powerful National Rifle Association over an ad that questioned Secret Service protection for the president's children.

The insider told the Review that Christie, who is among the names most often mentioned as a 2016 presidential contender, has a "limited future" with the Republican Party.

Christie is not a Republican in the eyes of conservatives, the source told the National Review.

Christie was snubbed by the ACU on an invite to the annual conservative conference, setting off speculation that the move was payback for Christie's embrace of President Obama in the waning days of the presidential campaign.  Christie praised Obama for his handling of Super Storm Sandy, leading some conservatives to criticize him as a sellout.

Christie has not addressed the missing invite, however being outside the conservative movement hardly hurts Christie as he embarks on his re-election bid.  

Meanwhile, Buzzfeed has this report on five people who are set to appear at CPAC who have less future among the GOP than Christie.

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"Enlisting Fox is another reminder of how much Christie has truly relied on insiders, including Democrats, to bolster his agenda or bail him out of trouble. Not long after arriving in Trenton in 2009, Christie began collaborating with George Norcross, the deeply entrenched Democratic Party kingmaker, to help him cut deals with a Democratic-controlled Legislature.
When his close ally David Samson resigned as chairman of the Port Authority over conflict-of-interest questions earlier this year, Christie replaced Samson with John Degnan, a pillar of the Democratic Party establishment. And now, confronted with a crisis, Christie has turned to “Jamie,’’ as Fox has been known throughout political circles since he began as an aide in the Democratic Senate in the 1980s." - columnist Charles Stile

- The Bergen Record

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