Chris Christie Called Obama to Congratulate Him, Just Emailed Romney Condolences


obama-christieNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) told reporters Thursday he reached out to President Barack Obama with a personal phone call to congratulate him on his reelection. Mitt Romney, the man Christie had campaigned with and raised money for, got a conciliatory email, the governor said.

“We didn’t have a political strategy discussion,” Christie said of his Wednesday phone chat with Obama, Bloomberg reports. “I said, ‘Congratulations on your win last night, Mr. President,’ and he said, ‘Thank you.'”

Asked if he’d given Romney the same treatment, Christie said that he hadn’t.

“No; we exchanged e-mails last night,” Christie said, according to Bloomberg. “We haven’t spoken on the phone yet.”

There has been plenty of blame to go around after Romney’s sizable defeat on Tuesday, an outcome that Republicans and Romney’s campaign were quick to admit was as a huge surprise. Christie has been a favorite scapegoat among Romney supporters who claim that the New Jersey governor’s public praise of Obama’s handling of Superstorm Sandy damaged Romney’s campaign in its last days.

Christie has rejected such criticism, maintaining that he full-heartedly supported Romney. Christie said there were no political undertones in his coordination with Obama in efforts to deal with devastation from the storm.

“My activity with President Obama was just another chapter in the leadership I’ve tried to show in this state, which is people care more about getting things done than they care about partisanship,” he said Wednesday, according to the New York Daily News.


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  1. Romney and his big-money backers just sank the Republican Party. Maybe Christie didn’t trust his temper enough to speak to the guy who let him down after he (Christie) had worked so hard for him.

    Texas challenged Chicago, and Chicago won. If the Republicans want to get back on track they’d better ditch the “rich white guy” fixation and start looking at the 65% of the country which aren’t white males, and the 98% who aren’t rich. It isn’t 1900 any more. It’s not even 2000 🙂

    They’d also better stop thinking that they can win an election just by throwing money and TV ads at it, and get back to good old-fashioned grass-roots organizing.

  2. Steve Lonegan is once again going to challenge Christie in the primary, yet this time Lonegan will win. Christie is going to go independent like Charlie Christ in FL and run against Lonegan on GOP ticket and Cory Booker on dem ticket. Final results will be Christie 33%, Booker 31% and Lonegan 36%.