- Last Updated: 1:01 PM, November 7, 2012
- Posted: 1:00 PM, November 7, 2012
APNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- Mitt Romney's surrogate-turned-President Obama fan -- bristled today at suggestions that his embrace of the Democratic incumbent cost Republicans the White House.
Christie said he was particularly peeved with the word “embrace,” in describing his teamwork with Obama and feds in post-Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.
“I’m a guy who tells the truth, all the time. And If the president of the United States did something good, I was going to say he did something good and give him credit for it,” Christie told reporters in Harvey Cedars.
GOP operatives whined last week that Christie’s cordial treatment of President Obama, when he toured Sandy-ravaged neighborhoods of Jersey, stopped the Republican’s momentum going into last night’s election.
Romney lost virtually every battleground state to Obama, turning a razor-thin race in the popular vote into a comfortable Electoral College triumph for the president.
When asked what went wrong for Romney last night, Christie deadpanned: “He didn’t get enough votes.”
“I’m not a pundit, I’m an office holder,” Christie said.
The New Jersey governor shot to the top of early 2016 speculation in what will be a wide-open field for both the GOP and Democratic presidential spots.