Is Chris Christie’s bromance with Obama hurting Romney?

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and President Barack Obama have decided to take of the partisan costumes and go frolic around New Jersey collecting candy and enjoying each others company. Photo: Associated Press

PHOENIX, October 31, 2012- On Halloween, it’s tradition for trick-or-treaters to dress up in spooky costumes and go scavenge for candy in the neighborhood. Well, this Halloween has brought us something interesting.

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and President Barack Obama have decided to take of the partisan costumes and go frolic around New Jersey collecting candy and enjoying each other’s company. 

Okay, well that’s not exactly what is happening tonight with Christie and Obama, but it’s a pretty good description of the sudden bromance that has resulted between the two, following the devastating Hurricane Sandy. 

Chris Christie, one of the most blunt and often non-politically correct opponents of Barack Obama is now jumping at every opportunity he has to praise the president. 

While it is true, the president does deserve all the kudos for handling this storm and he hasn’t done anything wrong, it’s just beyond me why Christie is now somehow his best friend especially when we’re six days from the election. 

“The president has been outstanding in this,” Gov. Christie said on Tuesday. “I cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state,” Christie, praising Obama in what he called “a great working relationship”. 

Obama responded to the gushing Chris Christie. 

“Gov. Christie throughout this process has been responsive. He’s been aggressive in making sure the state got out in front of this incredible storm,” President Obama said, thanking him for his “extraordinary leadership and partnership.” 

When asked if Romney would come to New Jersey, Christie said, “I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested. I’ve got a job to do here in New Jersey that’s much bigger than presidential politics, and I could care less about any of that stuff.”

Further, New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, hasn’t been praising Obama like Christie has. Not even the liberal Democratic governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has praised Obama in the same way Christie has.

Christie isn’t fooling any of us; he might as well just come out and say, “Hey look at me, Mr. Bipartisan! Vote Christie 2016.” 

Gov. Chris Christie should have, just like Bloomberg and Cuomo, help New Jersey in every capacity he can, and even suggest that Obama not visit the state.

Instead Christie threw Romney under the bus and gave Obama the perfect photo-op that makes him look presidential, in the final days of the campaign. 

While there won’t be a definite way to tell if Christie’s sucking up to Obama is hurting Mitt Romney, it certainly is no place for a high-profile Republican governor to be in. 

Personally, I don’t believe Christie’s gushing over Obama is going to hurt Romney’s chances at the White House. It’s just odd, plain and simple. 

Henry D’Andrea is a Conservative opinion columnist at the Communities @ the Washington Times. Feel free to email Mr. D’Andrea at writedandrea@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter (@TheHenry)


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Henry D'Andrea

Henry D'Andrea is a Conservative columnist and commentator. He writes a weekly column at the Washington Times Communities called "The Conscience of a Conservative," which features his commentary on current events and political stories from a conservative perspective. He often writes on foreign policy, domestic and economic issues, the conservative movement, and elections.

 

D’Andrea has been a guest on many radio shows throughout the country since writing columns at the Washington Times Communities. His work has been featured in many publications, including Townhall.com, Commentary Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Tea Party Review Magazine, Big Government, Big Journalism, The Gateway Pundit, Instapundit, and many more.

 

Feel free to contact Henry D'Andrea at writedandrea@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter: @TheHenry 

 

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