Chris Christie – Fallen off the Pedestal?

by Skip

barack_obama_chris_christieFace it, when Chris Christie first burst onto the scene campaigning for the NJ Governorship, he became an instant hit with a lot of Conservatives.  Not that he was all THAT conservative but that he was willing to take on the press, unions, and nay-sayers in a “take-no-prisoner” fashion.  And in that manner, just like Gingrich during the Republican Primaries (and here in NH when I went to events where he was), he refused to play defense; instead he went on full offense.

Nice to see a Republican go toe to toe and not descend into the “don’t rock the boat” mode. Not nice to see him these past two weeks slobbering over Obama and “The Boss” Springsteen (really, cried?).  Conservatives will forgive a lot, over time, but when you are first seen waging war FOR Romney, then playing patty-cake with the opponent (beyond what many believed was needed for a Governor talking with a President during a crisis).  Now this:

From Bloomberg:

Chris Christie, who last year dashed many Republicans’ hopes by turning down pleas to challenge President Barack Obama, says he had one word for Obama during a phone call last night: Congratulations.

And Republican Mitt Romney, the man he endorsed a full year before the election, raised millions in cash for, stood with at campaign stops across the country and delivered the keynote address for at the party’s convention?

The New Jersey governor says he sent him an e-mail yesterday.

This may not be forgiven for a long time – it certainly will not be forgotten.  A call to Obama; email to Romney who you endorsed?  A trite thing (or was it – a throwaway that Romney was now a throwaway?), but during a very tight (popular vote wise, anyways) ultimate “which way will this country go” contest, this and the patty-cake will sear an image into Conservatives’ minds that won’t soon be dimmed.

2016?

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