It seems that Team Romney is taking its cues from the Obama camp when it comes to surrogate tactics: Let them do for you, what you are incapable of doing for yourself (attacking your potential general election opponent). New Jersey Governor and chief Romney cheerleader Chris Christie has decided to take the president head on – much to the delight of rank and file Republicans – RE: Failure of debt super committee. If Romney wants to score points with conservative voters and lock-up the nomination, he would be better suited to talk for himself at this juncture. Conservatives are looking for a fighter, not a “yes” man.
Gov. Chris Christie on Monday tore into President Barack Obama in the aftermath of the supercommittee’s failure to reach an agreement on debt reduction last week, asking the president, “What the hell are we paying you for?”
Calling Obama “a bystander in the Oval Office,” the outspoken New Jersey governor said the White House spent the weekend tossing out a whole lot of “spin” about the supercommittee’s inability to come to an agreement before the Nov. 23 deadline.
Even though he said both parties deserve blame for talking at each other instead of talking with each other, Christie ultimately maintained that the buck stops with the nation’s highest in command and pointed to his own governance in the Garden State as a model for effective leadership.