To a crowd of roughly 600 Republicans in Kentucky on Saturday night Governor Christie gave a taste of what a Christie Presidential run would have looked like. During the speech, which comes before the Kentucky primary this week, Christie focused almost exclusively on the Presidential election. His words for the President were harsh, but warranted. As usual, our Governor was just telling it like it is.
He is the most ill-prepared person to assume the presidency in my lifetime . . . This is a guy who literally is walking around in a dark room trying to find the light switch of leadership.
He also slammed Obama for caring more about politics than problems, and for essentially being a bystander-in-chief.
He has sat in the Oval Office and cared more about posing and preening and making partisan politics the rule of the day in Washington D.C. than he’s cared about progress . . . this country’s problems are too serious, too serious, to spend another day with a bystander in the oval office.
Christie is obviously in Kentucky plugging for Mitt Romney, whom he has been in strong support of since last fall. However, I cannot help but not that almost everything that Christie has said about President Obama in this speech has been far more scathing than anything Romney has really said ever, about anyone.
Voters, pundits, and the media have taken note to the fact that Governor Romney is not the type to go for the throat in his campaigns, and that is where Super PACs and Governor Christie have been coming in quite effectively.
I cannot help but wonder if Governor Christie had decided to run, would we have a more aggressive war on our hands than we are likely to see this fall with Mitt. I would be lying if I said I didn’t hope Romney were taking notes on this speech the received a standing ovation in Kentucky, and hopefully he doesn’t see this effective ton and delivery as a sign that he needs to take our Governor from us Save Jerseyans, where we still need him to keep cleaning up the mess at home.