Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Oh The Irony.Romney Choosing Christie As Keynote Speaker Whilst Shunning Palin May Cost Him The Election

Pres. Barack Obama is greeted by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at Atlantic City International Airport, October 31, 2012. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

And the controversy over Governor Christie's "bear hug" of President Obama continues. Now it has moved on to "Why is Christie subverting Romney" at Atlantic. 

And oh the irony. Here is the man who was invited by the Romney campaign to be the keynote speaker at Tampa whilst Palin was rejected and humiliated being seen as giving aid and succour to President Obama at perhaps the key moment of the campaign.

Palin continues to support the Romney ticket strongly whilst Christie's actions are considered to be the nail in the coffin for Romney. Romney's biggest mistake may turn out to have been to have invited the wrong person to make the keynote speech-Schadenfreude to the max.

Update:"Progressive" leftists sites:"Little Green Footballs" Wonkette: Taylor Marsh and  RINO sites "Outside The Beltway" (Mataconis) etc. are fulsome in praise of Christie as are their commentators. Here's a partial list  at MEMEORANDUM which also links to a video of Gov. Christie on Fox praising President Obama

From "The New York Times" Live Blog on Hurricane Sandy

"Lest anyone think that Mr. Christie had been subsumed by politics amid a disaster, the governor, who spoke at the Republican National Convention in support of Mitt Romney, heaped praise on President Obama.

Mr. Christie said Mr. Obama had called to make sure he had everything needed from the federal government and left a number to call him directly at the White House should any unmet needs arise.
“I appreciate that call from the president,” Mr. Christie said. “It was very proactive. I appreciate that kind of leadership.”

Governor Christie, as was well noted, did not mention Governor Romney once during his keynote speech at the GOP convention in Tampa-surely an unprecedented move but he did mention himself numerous times.

He has resolutely not denied he would run in 2016.

That he has taken this opportunity to strongly praise President Obama's actions might lead some to believe that Christie would be better situated for 2016 if President Obama was reelected. We are witnessing, in my opinion, the initial jostling of Christie vs Palin for the 2016 nomination.

Chris Christie said Wednesday he would "certainly think about running" for president four years from now if Mitt Romney does not win in November, the Associated Press reports.
The popular New Jersey governor resisted pressure to seek the Republican presidential nomination last year, but 2016 is in his sights.
"If there's an opportunity for me to serve in another capacity and I think I have something to add to the mix, I don't think I'd back away from it," he said,