Skip to comments.Report: Chris Christie Declined Attending Romney Sunday Political Event
Posted on 11/05/2012 7:06:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Is this the case of a broken heart? And, if so, whose? The Huffington Post reports that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declined attending a Sunday campaign event for Republican Presidential nominee and his onetime best political best bud former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. And from the quote from a Romney bigwig in the HP story, Team Romney is NOT happy:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was effusive in his praise of President Barack Obama when the two leaders toured damage from Hurricane Sandy last week, turned down a request by Mitt Romney to appear with him at a rally on Sunday night in Pennsylvania, The Huffington Post has learned.
Christies decision will only add to questions among Republicans about what the governor who is up for reelection a year from now is thinking, and why he went out of his way to heap praise on the president, and then refused to appear with Romney.
The Romney rally was held at a farm in Morrisville, Pa., not more than 20 minutes from Trenton, the New Jersey capital. The physical proximity of the event to New Jersey only added to questions in the Romney campaign about why Christie chose not to come.
You cant tell me he couldnt have gone over there for a night rally, a Romney campaign source told HuffPost.
Christie did, however, has had some more contact (telephone) with Obama since the storm and his official calls. Obama was playing Yenta the Matchmaker so Christie could talk to his longtime hero, singer and prominent New Jersey resident Bruce Springstein:
President Obama connected Bruce Springsteen and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during a phone call from Air Force One Monday, TPM has confirmed. The New Jersey legend campaigned with the president in Wisconsin and Ohio on Monday.
Heres Christie talking about his talk with his hero:
(VIDEO AT LINK)
Theres all kinds of speculation about what has gone on with Obama, Christie and Romney. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. Christie seemed genuinely in a state of grief over what happened to his state and he welcomed Obamas efforts.
2. Conservatives who started blasting him and demonizing him for cooperating with Obama like politicians for centuries of both parties have worked together in times of crisis made a big mistake. Im sure it was not lost on him.
3. He may have concluded a)Romney is going to lose b)its easier for him to run in 2016 if there is no Republican in the White House.
4. Team Romney was clearly behind a piece in The Politico that was not entirely complimentary to Christie saying he had been Romneys original first choice for V.P.
5. He may have been resentful about not being asked.
6. He TRULY has wanted to interact with Springstein.
7. He may shift that there is a hunger more than ever for many Americans to see people of both parties work together rather than constantly snipe at each other to score points. 8. Rupert Murdochs virtual threat to Christie may have caused the Governor to dig in his heels. To you, buddy!
It may be a story of two politically broken hearts.
Why are you attacking me? I didn’t say anything bad about Christie. I said if I lived in NJ, I’d probably vote for him because he is just what NJ needs. However, I don’t think he’s what I would want as POTUS or VP. He is really brash, which I love about those in the NE, but I don’t think it would go over well on most of America.
I don’t think he’s scum. Like all elected officials, he has his good and bad - none are perfect, but I think he’s perfect for NJ.
I wanted to apologize for my last post. I am super tense about the election but I realize that you are facing a challenging situation. I was a fan of Christie and feel disapointed in him. But I don’t mean to attack you over it. Please have a good day and hopefully we will all be celebrating tonight.
Oh, he has national ambitions, you can count on it. But he’ll get clobbered.
Everytime I see a photo of Cristie and Obama, the song, “Puppy Love”, pops in my head.
Look around you. You’ll see who overrates him.
Glad for you that he’s your governor. As for your statement that ‘he’s a conservative Republican’, I will remind you of Reagan’s words: trust, but verify. I’ll trust you, but he’ll have to prove it.
If this man ever decides he wants to be my President, though, he’ll have to be a lot more convincing.
Or more accurately, you'll see who thinks he's overrated.
Christie teared up when he hugged Springsteen. Fat Boy is a whimp. He talks big then folded like a cheap empty suit at the first crisis. He panicked. He’s probably been holding those tears since Sandy hit and when he was touched by Springsteen he just couldn’t hold them in. I bet he wears pink panties.
So, Coulter, what do you think of your boy now? Why don’t you introduce him to your friend Bill Mahr. But bring some tissues ‘cause Christie will really lose it if Bill hugs him.
Hard to say with Romney ... Cristie says he voted for Romney and given time, if Romney wins, he may find a spot for him. But it won't be a priority.
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