Christie's Show in New Hampshire
10:09 AM, Jan 9, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
“Thank you, Chris Christie, for being here,” Romney began. “He’s going to tell us how to win this election Jersey-style.” The crowd of just fewer than 1,000 erupted.
Romney could hardly introduce the man before the crowd drowned him out in applauding Chris Christie. The New Jersey governor launched right into vintage Christie.
“We can no longer put up with the most pessimistic man I’ve ever seen in the Oval Office,” Christie said. “He sounds angry. You know, I have a suggestion for the president. He doesn’t do angry well.”
Christie was referring to a group of Occupy Wall Street protestors that had interrupted Romney’s speech earlier in the night. The protesters had been chanting, “Mitt kills jobs!”
“It’s wonderful to live in a country where people are able to express their views,” Romney had responded. “We’re happy to have you guys express your views. Next time, do it with more courtesy.”
And sure enough, at this point in Christie’s speech, another group of Occupy protesters had infiltrated the crowd. One young woman began chanting, “Christie kills jobs!” The big man didn’t miss a beat.
“Really?” he asked incredulously as the Republican crowd laughed and applauded. “You know, something’s going down tonight, but it ain’t going to be jobs, sweetheart.”
The retort didn’t quite make sense, but the audience lapped it up anyway. Christie kept going, turning the second interruption into another opportunity to criticize the president.
“Mr. President, this is the type of disoriented anger your cynicism and your division is causing our country,” Christie said. “Bring our country together, and stop dividing us."
But he wasn’t done. “On second thought, Mr. President, if you’re up there with your family in the White House, put your feet up and don’t worry about,” Christie said. “Mitt Romney’s going to bring this country together.”
Romney couldn’t have said it better himself.
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