Obama’s Hour: Chris Christie’s Support Could Give President Edge
Barack Obama appears to be staking his entire campaign on his management of the hurricane Sandy catastrophe on the East Coast. He has gained a very powerful supporter, too: Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor and a leading Republican. Christie may prove more valuable to the incumbent president than any stump speech.
In the end, he pulled it off. “I have to give the president credit,” said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a top backer of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. “He’s done, as far as I’m concerned, a great job for New Jersey.”
The leading Republican political figure was referring to Barack Obama and the aid he has so far provided for the East Coast state that has been heavily battered by Hurricane Sandy. It’s beyond astounding given that Chris Christie has been one of the most ardent supporters of Obama challenger Mitt Romney. Christie’s name had even been dropped as a possible running mate on the Romney ticket. He held one of the main speeches at the Republican National Convention.
Romney? He’d Just Get in the Way
And now he’s feting Obama? Christie’s outpouring of praise seemed to find no end on Tuesday on TV talk shows and Twitter — the whole morning after the catastrophe. His message? “I don’t give a damn about Election Day after what happened here.” Christie, a major political force, is well-liked in America.