Top Leaderboard, Site wide
August 30, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Help us grow by sharing
and liking Truthdig:
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Newsletter

sign up to get updates








Truthdig Bazaar

Hallucinations

By Oliver Sacks
$26.95

more items

 
Ear to the Ground

Christie Calls Obama After Election, Sends Romney an Email

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Nov 9, 2012
Bob Jagendorf (CC-BY)

Gov. Chris Christie.

In the hierarchy of human communication, a call is definitely worth more than an email. That’s why it’s telling that following President Barack Obama’s re-election victory on Tuesday night, New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie called Obama to congratulate him while sending Mitt Romney merely a conciliatory email.

“We didn’t have a political strategy discussion,” Christie said. “I said, ‘Congratulations on your win last night, Mr. President,’ and he said, ‘Thank you.’ ”

Asked if he had called Romney yet, Christie responded, “No, we exchanged emails last night. We haven’t spoken on the phone yet.”

This will surely play out well with Republicans.

Christie, who was a top Romney supporter throughout the presidential campaign, is already being blamed by some in the GOP for the election loss because he had the audacity to publicly praise Obama’s handling of Hurricane Sandy. The governor has rejected such criticism, saying his actions were not politically motivated.

Regardless, conservatives desperate to scapegoat someone for Romney’s loss will see it as Christie cozying up to Obama and dissing Romney—confirmation of their “Chris Christie’s to blame” narrative.

—Posted by Tracy Bloom.

More Below the Ad

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.