Christie: “I Did My Job” To Help Romney


christie4New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been taking heat from the right since last week for having appeared in public with President Barack Obama and praised the federal response to Hurricane Sandy. Speaking at an event yesterday, Christie had this to say in his own defense and about the GOP’s future prospects:

“I wouldn’t call what I did an embrace of Barack Obama. I know that’s become the wording of it, but the fact of the matter is, you know, I’m a guy who tells the truth all the time. And if the president of the United States did something good, I was gonna say he did something good and give him credit for it. But it doesn’t take away for a minute from the fact that I was the first governor to endorse Mitt Romney, that I traveled literally tens of thousands of miles for him, raised tens of millions of dollars for him and worked harder, I think, than any other surrogate in America other than Paul Ryan, and he was running mate.

“So I don’t know what effect it has. I think – listen, I’m looking forward. As a party, we have to look forward to what our challenges are in the future. This election is over, so we have to look toward the next challenges. And the next set of challenges are, for the Republican Party, the Republican governors are going to be the folks who lead our country. You know, we’ve added to the ranks of Republican governors last night. We came into the night with 29. We have 30 right now and votes still being counted in Montana and Washington, where we might add one or two more. And I’m going to continue to work with folks like the Republican governors I work with across the country, to try to make sure that our perspective and our philosophy and our point of view and our record of accomplishment is highlighted for the public.”

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. The man is honest, and he cares about his people. If the Republicans want another shot at the White House in 2016 they should run Christie. True, he isn’t rich and he’s overweight, but the country is tired of rich white men. Christie would be a return to the party’s original populist roots. People would see him as trustworthy, without a hidden agenda or big donors waiting in the background for favors.

    The Republican Party needs to wake up. We need a functioning two-party system.