I just watched Governor Chris Christie stump for GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." (September 30, 2012 airing)
"Why are you lying, Mr. President?" Christie blurted out in response to an Obama attack ad which claims that Governor Romney wants to lower taxes for the rich at the expense of everyone else. In true prosecutorial fashion, Christie then outlined all the broken promises of President Obama from 2008, including lower unemployment (even though this country is still hovering with 8.1% official unemployment, not counting those who have given up looking for work) and spending cuts and deficit reduction (Obama promised to cut $4 trillion, when in fact he has added $6 trillion to the national debt).
Some people claim that Election 2012 will be a lot like Election 1980, where the incumbent Jimmy Carter lead until the last minute, only to witness the vast majority of voters elect Reagan.
Then again, perhaps this election is more like 1976, where Romney is bumbling like Ford and Christie, as the Gipper in waiting, is prepping for his run in four years.
On another note, I fault Governor Christie for throwing fellow Republican Congressman Todd Akin under the bus. Like Governor Christie, the US Senate candidate from Missouri has overstated himself and has said stupid things.
Governor Christie ought to revisit the Reagan playbook and review the Eleventh Commandment:
"Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican."
If he wants to lead, Christie needs to support everyone, whether they are "Tea Party Patriots" of Decaf Latte Moderates.