Christie says Obama can't figure out how to lead
Gov. Chris Christie veered to the right this morning, twice touting himself as a “conservative Republican” and taking a shot at President Obama within the first 10 minutes of a town hall meeting in Sussex County.He may be thinking about GOP primaries in 2016. He is not my first choice but he is better than anyone the Democrats will put forward. Working with a liberal Democrat legislature is not an easy task, but he does seem to get somethings done and has been good on spending.
Unlike his famous praise of Obama’s leadership during Hurricane Sandy, Christie today said Obama is not an effective leader.
“I know when you look at Washington right now, you shake your head at a president who can’t figure out how to lead, at a Congress that only 11 percent of the people in the last poll I saw approve of the job they’re doing,” Christie told hundreds inside the Vernon Township High School gym.
“That’s what happens when you have someone in the executive office who is more concerned about being right than he is concerned about getting things done," Christie said. "But I’m not going to be that kind of leader of New Jersey.”
As he seeks re-election, Christie continues to walk a fine line in hopes of winning by a large margin in a blue state in November without alienating the conservative voters he will need if he seeks the GOP nomination for president in 2016.
Christie has repeatedly angered the most conservative wing of his party, but today he made it known how he thinks of himself.
New Jersey voters elected “a conservative Republican governor and a Democratic Legislature,” he said. Minutes later, he noted that although he will sign a budget approved by the Legislature this week, he didn’t get everything he wanted: ‘That’s not bad for a conservative governor in a state like this.”