New Jersey governor Chris Christie has been under fire in conservative circles for his enthusiastic praise of President Barack Obama’s handling of Hurricane Sandy in the run-up the election.
Some Republicans have even go so far as to suggest that Christie inadvertently helped the president win on November 6th.
“A lot of people feel like Christie hurt, that we definitely lost four or five points between the storm and Chris Christie giving Obama a chance to be bigger than life,” an anonymous Romney fundraiser told the Washington Post.
“I’m a Republican, I’ve endorsed Mitt Romney and I support him. I intend to vote for him on Tuesday,” Christie said prior to the vote. “But the fact of the matter is that if the president of the United States comes here and he is willing to help my people, and he does it, then I’m going to say nice things about him because he’s earned it.”
Still, Christie’s most recent actions will do little to assuage the anger that some on the right feels towards him.
According to Bloomberg News, while Christie personally called President Obama to congratulate him on his victory, Romney only got an email from the governor.
Reportedly Romney informed Christie that he selected Paul Ryan instead of him for the GOP ticket via email as well.
“My activity with President Obama was just another chapter in the leadership I’ve tried to show in this state, which is people care more about getting things done than they care about partisanship,” Christie said Wednesday, according to the New York Daily News.