Skip to comments.Gov. Christie: Obama deserves "great credit" for storm response
Posted on 10/30/2012 6:14:40 AM PDT by KantianBurke
CBS News) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spoke to "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which made landfall near Atlantic City, N.J. and wreaked havoc statewide.
"The state of New Jersey took it in the neck worse than any other state," Christie said of the storm's effects. "It's going to take us a while to dig out from under it, but we will dig out from under it," he added.
Christie called the level of cooperation between the local, state and federal governments "excellent" and praised President Obama's involvement. "I was on the phone for the third time yesterday, last night, with the president of the United States. He called me at midnight last night as he was seeing reports," he said before adding that President Obama accelerated the designation of New Jersey as a major disaster area "without the usual red tape."
"The cooperation has been great with FEMA here on the ground and the cooperation from the president of the United States has been outstanding. He deserves great credit," Christie added.
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CBS playing politics....see see Odungo is great, Bush bad bad
I’m a big Christie fan, but if Romney wins Tuesday, he’ll be the nominee.
Can we make it through the next election before readying the 2016 circular firing squad?
“Credit” would have been fine for Christie to say...”great credit” was way over the line.
2016 GOP nominee anyone?
How about “Bozo of the Year”? Helping us lose two in the bag Senate races and now promoting O. What is he thinking? Surely not 2016. That’s laughable.
And this was the guy that Coulter said we couldn’t win without.
Its never too early to expose RINOs as much as that troubles bots like you.
He has to pass reelection next year first anyway.
For making a few phone calls? Too bad he couldn't have done the same with Benghazi?
Christie has a tendency to over-exaggerate.
I disagree. He is known nationally as a Romney spokesman. He cannot be perceived to be playing politics with the storm. He is going out of his way to be nice so the MSM cannot portray him as a Romney attack dog damning the President with faint praise.
Obama’s only motivation is his image for the election. Sorry...but that is how I see it.
At this point, I do not know what motivated Christie’s “GREAT credit” remark about the present inhabitant of the White House.
His demeanor in Fox & Friends this AM was troubling. Christie was absolutely pissed when they asked if Romney might come tour the damage but then waxed poetic about how wonderful Obama had been, and how he’d called him three times yesterday.
If this narrative of Obama = great leader in tough times continues (and you better believe Romney will now either be silenced or ignored or painted as insincere), it could very well affect this election. Thanks, Chris!
What storm? It’s bad enough the press overhyped Sandy, let’s not do it here. I mean, this hurricane fizzled. There is no disaster.
No, thanks. For starters, loudmouth, fat guy, Jersey/NYC attitude doesn't go over well with a lot of people.
Great Christie let FEMA into his state to do its job unlike the dem gov. of Louisiana when Bush was president....Yes, Christie deserves credit for not playing politics with a state disaster...rah, rah Christie....OK I am done.
Christie was on with the Friends as well...they asked if Mitt or Barry were visiting and he slammed them with—I don’t give a DAMN about presidential politics right now, there are lives at stake, etc. He then concluded that Barry called him three times to offer whatever he needed and for that he will commend him.
awww don’t worry bot. Even if the RNC cuts off your allowance you’ll always have Dubya’s “Daily Dose” threads to oogle.
Diplomatic-speak for “Give me money!”.