Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) seems to be doing more to hurt Governor Romney's chances to become President than helping him. First, there was Governor Christie's Keynote Address at the Republican Convention. As someone who was there, it was obvious he did not do what he was supposed to, enthusiastically rally the troops. In fact, it was just the opposite: the delegates were sitting on their hands and the Keynote Address seemed to be more about him than about Romney.
Now, with the election one week away Christie threw Romney under the bus by praising the President repeatedly on the talk show circuit. For example, he stated, "I want to thank the President personally for all his assistance as we recover from the storm."
Then there was this statement, on the "Morning Joe" show, "The president has been all over this, and he deserves great credit. He gave me his number at the White House and told me to call him if I needed anything, and he absolutely means it. It's been very good working with the president and his administration. It's been wonderful." Isn't Obama doing what he is supposed to be doing? How is this leadership?
On Halloween he takes a tour with the President to visit his storm-hit state of New Jersey. Maybe someone should explain to the Governor that leadership does not include a bunch of photo ops and statements. Again, the Governor undercut Romney-just look at all the photos of him shaking hands with the President as Obama is consoling him with a hand on his shoulder. A good argument can be made that Christie has given Romney a Halloween trick instead of a treat.
Here is some advice for the Governor: take a lesson from New York Mayor Bloomberg. He wanted to focus on the recovery and rescue of New York as his top priority and did not meet with the President. It seems more and more that Christie is all about Christie, he has no concern for anyone else, and the word loyalty does not seem to be a part of his vocabulary.