Skip to comments.Yeah, Christie Hurt
Posted on 11/05/2012 4:08:20 PM PST by markomalley
My understanding from checking around the last day or twoafter emerging from a semi-news blackout last weekis that Christies robust embrace of President Obama did break through and help President Obama rebut part of Romneys closing argument that he can work across the aisle better than the president. Yesterday, the New York Post ran an editorial begging Christie to make a strong show of support for Romney. That kind of show of support might have been particularly important to Romney (and convenient for Christie) in the Philadelphia suburbs. But now its too late.
UPDATE: Jon Ward reports on Christie turning down a Romney request to appear at his Philly-area rally.
Chris Christie is now public enemy number one in my book. I will do all I can to help ensure he never wins another election.
Obama was DOA until Christie decided to “John Roberts” us on the beach.
This episode really ticked me off.
Dead to me!
Christie’s sucking up to Obama was pathetic. Is he hoping to get Chrissy Matthews’ job at PMSNBC after the men in white coats do their job? Christie reminds us that you can’t even trust the people who are supposedly on the same side of the aisle.
christie groveled. It was not a pretty sight.
He wants to run for president in 2016. Occam’s razor.
If Romney loses the election, we will get Obamacare, a liberal Supreme Court and a disastrous economy heading south. And this will be Christie’s handiwork, in my view, Christie may not want to run for reelection as governor next year. By then, Christie may be in Obama’s Second Term cabinet or he may have switched to become a Democrat and taken the aging Lautenburg’s senate seat as a reward.
Christie just as well become a Dimocrat after this ultra-stupid move. He had no business shooting Romney and the GOP in the back like this.
Krispy Kreme has always been a RINO and now he has removed any chance of running as a Republican in the future. He probably did us a favor.
Christie is proof that a big tough talker is just all big tough talk.
When push comes to shove and a crisis hits, he finds the nearest security blanket.
What a putz.
I think I figured it out while listening to a news report on the radio this afternoon. Christie is an obsessed fan of Bruce Springsteen, and has seen over a hundred Springstreen concerts (OMG, who does that?!?) The other day, after one of Obozo’s rallies with Springsteen, Obozo had Sprinsteen call and talk to Chris Christie.
So, my theory, the cost for Christie’s betrayal was much less than 30 pieces of silver...it was a promised phone call from Bruce Springsteen.
If its true that Christie refused to campaign with Romney then he is a schmuck. Maybe Obama promised him a cabinet position, I wouldn’t be surprised. At first I thought Christie was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after witnessing the destruction that occurred in New Jersey, but now, after hearing this additional info, Christie is all about himself..should have known, he gave that boring speech at the RNC Convention people were speculating then something was up
Christie also refused Mitt’s request to appear with him at the PA. rally.
That desperation hope was completely dashed when Romney picked Ryan for VP. Since then he has undermined the ticket in ways large and small and tooted his own horn. There are too many serious, attractive conservatives in his way (Ryan, Rand Paul, Rubio, ...) for Christie to ever advance up the career ladder. Barring a cabinet appointment -- which now will NEVER HAPPEN -- Christie (might) get reelected as NJ governor, and then he's done.
Yes, Christie might well have hurt Romney, but he's completely destroyed himself.
I agree that Christie went overboard.
After all of his groveling what was accomplished for the people of Jersey I live here and feel for those on the coast!
All 0 did was answer a photo phone call.
Christie could have waited for the performance before giving the standing ovation!
On a Side note was good to see the Marines land @ Staten Island to get things under way!
He was a flash in the Republican pan. I hope this ends any further talk about his presidential aspirations.
christie groveled. It was not a pretty sight.
It definitely wasn’t a pretty sight—Christie walking around in his little white tennis shoes next to the pompous Obama.
The combination of this and his “it’s all about me” (and very little about Romney) speech at the Republican National Convention pretty much nailed him for what he is. He’s very clearly merely a self-serving politician who would gladly see his country go down the drain (AKA the consequence of Obama having a 2nd term) if it served to promote his perceived self interest.
An earlier poster above said that Christie was “dead to” him. I agree with that; he’s dead to me also. He’s revealed himself as a truly despicable human being.
I heard Christie was being vetted for the VP slot and was confident he’d be chosen but after the European trip last summer Mitt chose Paul Ryan instead. Supposedly Christie is miffed by this and it also explains why Christie mentioned Romney so seldom during his convention speech. Supposedly he is a sore loser.
He need to lose 150 pounds and get the poison out of his system. Maybe then he could think straight. NJ is hard enough to handle without 40 weight motor oil running through you veins! Seriously!
Hey Rich! See why we conservatives have issues with RINO’s
now? Welcome to the party pal!
I read somewhere that Obama was on a plane with Springsteen and he called Christie because he knew what a Boss Fanboy Christie is. “Hi, Governor...it’s Bruce...” And since Springsteen has spurned all of Christie’s advances in the past, he’s forever grateful to Barack Woolery far helping make the love connection.
Christie’s “keynote” speech at the RNC was a bit of a letdown. I attributed to it at the time to Christie having an off night but come to think of it, the lackluster performance could have been intentional - sour grapes over not being chosen as running mate.
Mark Levin just transcribed that Springsteen nugget.
What a loser.
I do not believe that for a minute. Christie made it clear he did not want to run as VP...He said he was not ready to do so and he wanted to finish his term as NJ Gov. I do not know how much more clear he could have made it. Pretty clear to me.
Those white orthopedic shoes just completed the picture of a fat, blubbering eunuch. Repulsive.
The level of embrace between Obama and Christie Kind of sent a message. If you want something from Obama then you need to do a lot of kissing to get it. Even in a disaster where people are desperate.
And if you look into why Christie didn't make the VP cut, it was because of his unpredictability and self-serving nature. A President shouldn't have to keep looking over his shoulder to see if his VP is undermining him.
Really! This is stupid. How does one hour of a obama/cristy bromance supercede the very real threat of America’s conversion to socialism, loss of freedom and a total economic meltdown...being brought to you by a second obama term? Really?
I’m still wondering what I heard from him this morning about refusing the free gubmint gas. He said it was because it was a mess across the river in NYC. A search of the news shows little on it in NYC. We all knew it would be a Charlie Foxtrot, but there’s almost no info on it. What does he know that we dont?
With all due respect to these legitimate criticisms about Christie’s praise for Obama, the optics of Christie attending a campaign rally while his state is dealing with a disaster would be awful. I think we’re going a little bit overboard with these conspiracy theories.
A lot of Conservatives couldn’t wait to throw Scott Brown under the bus once the Democrats used Reconciliation as a means of ramming through Obamacare, making his historic Senate victory seem hollow. Brown and Christie are about the best you’ll ever get in Blue states like Mass. and Jersey.
Christie’s got the highest approval rating of any Governor in Jersey since they started taking polls. Christie Whitman and Tom Kean weren’t exactly Tea Party Gadsden flag wavers either.
I can understand having doubts about Christie as a GOP POTUS nominee, but would you rather have someone like Jon Corzine running that state into the ground, rather than a nominal Republican doing a good job turning things around and setting an example for other Blue states to follow?
I heard Christie defending himself on a news clip by saying he didnt do anything wrong by praising Obama for doing a great job on Sandy. I actually cursed that fat SOB out loud in my office. Its stupid Republican jackoffs like this that lose important elections.
-— So, my theory, the cost for Christies betrayal was much less than 30 pieces of silver...it was a promised phone call from Bruce Springsteen. ——
So strange, it’s believable. Christie is weak-willed in at least one respect. Why not two?
It was reminiscent of McCain saying we had nothing to fear from an Obama presidency. In Christie’s case, it took an old tired hack who was becoming an object of derision, and rehabilitated him into a commanding leader who could get things done, could even reach across the aisle. It was stupid. All he did was tour some areas and hand out some money. And things still went to hell. there was no reason to be over the top; just thank Obama for coming out and mention that at a time when the parties disagree on important things like whether we should protect US citizens in foreign consulates, we are glad we can at least agree to work together for storm victims.
This tub-of-goo Springteen fan-boy is a joke. If Mitt gets in I hope they cut him off at the knees. There’s no way on earth that CC was unaware that he was just killing Romney last week....he knew what he was doing.
Glad some real help arrived. I hope life gets more normal for all of you.
I wasn’t too harsh on Chrisie the first day, but his praise when Obama had done nothing was really over the top.
The media would have given Christie the Bush/Katrina treatment and they would have blamed him for everything. Instead, Christie praises Obama and Christie gets a free pass.
His lackluster Keynote Address was all “me, me, me...and, oh yeah..Mitt...me, me, me”
Not often I disagree with Ann Coulter, but Christie’s dead to me.
Christie will be gone in another year now. His new “pals” in the DNC will forget this and his former friends in the GOP won’t. He’ll lose re-election and be a footnote in history.
I could say, “I told you so.” Chris Christie was very popular here on FR for quite a while, based almost entirely on a couple of YouTube videos that showed him giving hell to the Teacher’s Union.
But it was soon obvious, of you really looked, that it was nothing but empty words. He was very good at ranting and raving, but he never DID anything.
As I tried to persuade people back then, he was never any better than Christie Whitman.
Although, as it now appears, he is considerably WORSE than Christie Whitman.
With his fat body supporting his fat head with a fat mouth, Christy has a fat chance of moving up in our political system.
I figure that Christie was told that unless he made a few appearances with Obama, said some very flattering words, made him appear bipartisan, etc., there would be no money coming to his state. That must have been a tough decision. At lease I hope that’s what caused him to make me want to throw up listening to him.
There’s also the simple coming up for reelection theory, and -the he’s-a-nasty-piece-of-work-who-is-getting-even-for-not-being-picked-for-veep theory.
Not sure if this was posted in FreeRepublic yet.
Is This What Christie Wanted?
Christie says he wept at home after meeting his idol, calling it a major highlight during a tough week.
May he fall over clutching his chest tonight-amen.
Christie is a POS.
Christie should team up with John McCain.
Oh man! He cried after talking to Bruce Springsteen? Fatty Arbuckle is emotionally unstable and needs to be crapped out of the GOP like food poisoning. I hope Corey Booker obliterates him in the governor’s race.