Christie: Let’s face it, Romney probably wishes he didn’t make that birth-certificate joke

posted at 6:26 pm on August 28, 2012 by Allahpundit

That was my hunch too. Which, between the two of us, means this is now the official RINO position on Romney’s Birther goof. Henceforth let no man show misgivings lest he be formally dubbed a candy ass, my friends.

If you believe John Avlon, Christie’s speech tonight will be more upbeat than people are expecting:

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s keynote address is the substantive center-piece of this first night of the Republican Convention. But contrary to expectations that he will play the traditional role of attack dog, the former U.S. Attorney will instead lay out a positive Republican vision of change for the nation – rooted in policy, biography and his surprisingly bipartisan accomplishments in the Garden State…

Christie’s surprising tack in this speech offers insight into not only his own vision of successful Republican governance, but also Team Romney’s approach to this convention.

Top Romney aide and convention director Russ Schriefer served as a consultant to Christie’s successful gubernatorial campaign and while [he] reviewed the speech – which was written by Christie with input from his communications director Maria Comella and advisor Bill Palatucci – he made no substantive changes. Schriefer and his business partner Stuart Stevens have an arguably better feel for general election audience that a hard-core conservative primary base – this is the national audience they’ve been waiting for.

Interesting. Remember, the first night of the convention is usually devoted to beating up on the incumbent. Nights two and three are reserved for uplift as the ticket introduces itself and lays out its agenda. The whole point of tapping Christie for the keynote, I thought, was so that he could do his tough-guy shtick armed with one-liners about Obama, but it sounds like they want him out there as the Jersey version of Scott Walker instead. I wonder if that’s partly because they’re worried about harsh attacks not playing well side-by-side with hurricane coverage or if the idea all along has been to assemble a theme over three nights that America has serious problems and the new GOP has serious solutions. That makes sense with Ryan in the VP slot now. You’ve got Christie on night one talking about public employee unions and pension reform; you’ve got Ryan on night two talking about the fiscal crisis and entitlement reform; and then you’ve got Romney as the Mr. Wizard managerial problem-solver on night three who’s going to make it all better. It’s a logical progression. Let’s just hope Christie doesn’t sacrifice too many good zingers to make it happen.

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Indeed? Well, in “hindsight” I wish a whole lot of people hadn’t been taken in by Obama in 2008, but if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

natasha333 on August 28, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Meh.

Mitt shows some balls and you jump on them.

myiq2xu on August 28, 2012 at 6:28 PM

I think Christie’s 100% right.

The joke was a distraction.

nicktjacob on August 28, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Why is Christie capitulating to the idiotic mainstream media narrative? This is the definition of being a RINO.

ModerateMan on August 28, 2012 at 6:29 PM

If you believe John Avlon

Why would I do that?

forest on August 28, 2012 at 6:29 PM

My guess is it was a feature, not a bug.

locomotivebreath1901 on August 28, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Ignore the Gov! I love him, but Mitt was awesome!

These guys wanna be liked in DC…ignore them and keep our focus on Nov!! They will hear us on election day! :)

WhatsRight on August 28, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Someone needs to stuff another Crispy Creme into Christie’s pie hole.

JPeterman on August 28, 2012 at 6:31 PM

He’s starting to resemble Ironsides.

Chomsky Dance Recital on August 28, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Why must our side so often punk out? Give me a break. It was a harmless joke meant to highlight his Michigan roots. Stop apologizing for leftists created stupidity.

NotCoach on August 28, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Thanks for the apology, Krispy-Kreme. Now don’t you have some governor-type work to do?

minnesoter on August 28, 2012 at 6:31 PM

On the one hand we hear about “huggable, likeable” candidates. Romney tries to get loose and then people squawk over that.

The joke to the MI crowd was that he was a known quantity and people knew for certain where he was born and trick shit about his past did not keep cropping up.

arnold ziffel on August 28, 2012 at 6:31 PM

I’m glad that he did it. It’s time to start playing hard ball with the liberals. If they don’t like it, screw them. If the people of this country want to re-elect the Marxist, we’ll all go down together and screw us too!

cajunpatriot on August 28, 2012 at 6:31 PM

The always idiotic Joan Walsh says that because it’s the anniversary of MLK’s speech and the anniversary of our first historic black president getting the nomination, Christie has to be nice to Obama.

lizzieillinois on August 28, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Of course the media says zilch about Obama being out hustling for bucks and campaigning during both (a) the hurricane and (b) the Republican convention even though (b) is rather unprecedented. But make one little remark about a birth certificate (not The One’s birth certificate) and all hell breaks loose.

natasha333 on August 28, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Mitt pulled an Alinsky on the media. It stopped the Akin talk. Go Mitt.

faraway on August 28, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Give me a RINO or give me death.

bgibbs1000 on August 28, 2012 at 6:32 PM

All the people who loved the idea of Christie as VP pick for Romney will be tearing him down like he is satan over this… Sychophants!

astonerii on August 28, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Looks like Christie’s starting his 2016 campaign.

MadisonConservative on August 28, 2012 at 6:33 PM

The joke was a distraction.

nicktjacob on August 28, 2012 at 6:28 PM

No it wasn’t. It was a joke. Duh. The pillow-biting Hypocrats turned it into a distraction. Because distraction is all they got.

minnesoter on August 28, 2012 at 6:35 PM

“Romney’s birther goof”? That’s what it is now?

Jim Treacher on August 28, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Let Mitt control the narrative. Pulling an Alinsky is correct. The left hates when their own tactics are used on them. Make another birth certificate joke, Mitt. It’s not the comment that irked them; it’s that they are getting a dose of their own medicine.

Philly on August 28, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Christie needs to grow a SOH.

batterup on August 28, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Can we not get too sensitive and reflective over harmless jokes by Republicans. God, who gives a crap about this? Christie and the MSM, I guess.

Dongemaharu on August 28, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Stop dumping on Chris Christie. He is the decider of what’s over the line for the GOP.

portlandon on August 28, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Someone needs to stuff another Crispy Creme into Christie’s pie hole.

JPeterman on August 28, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Jim Shoenfeld will do it.

forest on August 28, 2012 at 6:36 PM

I don’t think Romney even thinks about that wisecrack anymore. But I did like Christie’s comment today about the expectation-level of his speech tonight saying that it needs to be a 20-minute version of the Gettysburg Address.

stukinIL4now on August 28, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Looks like Christie’s starting his 2016 campaign.

MadisonConservative on August 28, 2012 at 6:33 PM

For what?

bgibbs1000 on August 28, 2012 at 6:36 PM

I think the joke wasn’t targeting the Big O. It was targeting the sycophants at MSNBC just to watch them hoot and jump around their cage and swing on the tire hanging from the fake tree.

kurtzz3 on August 28, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Why must our side so often punk out? Give me a break. It was a harmless joke meant to highlight his Michigan roots. Stop apologizing for leftists created stupidity.

NotCoach on August 28, 2012 at 6:31 PM

100% agree. Who decided that making a joke at Barry’s expense was off limits? This hand wringing about a harmless joke makes me want to be unkind about Christie. Like, maybe, “Let’s face it, if Christie weighed 150 lbs less, he might have been more strongly considered as a VP pick”

BettyRuth on August 28, 2012 at 6:37 PM

“Romney’s birther goof”? That’s what it is now?

Jim Treacher on August 28, 2012 at 6:35 PM

RINO candy-ass, remember.

Parroting the media line is bread and butter.

KingGold on August 28, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Out: Pres. who is a goof.

In : Romney’s birther goof.

hillsoftx on August 28, 2012 at 6:38 PM

For what?

bgibbs1000 on August 28, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Several movie remakes come to mind.

arnold ziffel on August 28, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Crack a joke and apologize? I’m truly bored by these people.
I won’t even be watching.

rrpjr on August 28, 2012 at 6:39 PM

it was a mistake. might be some red meat for the base and some HA commenters, but nothing good comes out of it.

nathor on August 28, 2012 at 6:40 PM

easily could have been referencing the nbc issues his father had in late 60′s.

dmacleo on August 28, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Oh come on! It was funny and got the intended laughs from the audience (even the nuns in the front row). In England it would be called “cheeky” humor but humor never the less.

I am tired of the other side telling us what we can and cannot say.

Natebo on August 28, 2012 at 6:41 PM

I hope he tears into Obama. The GOP will get NO credit for playing nice, so don’t bother trying. You know the Dems aren’t going to at their little get together.

changer1701 on August 28, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Really ? Why ? Does he think that “lipstick on a pig is still a pig” guy minds a little ribbing ? I mean obama’s got nothing to worry about, so what’s the big deal ?

runner on August 28, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Oh, llighten up It was a joke

Bullhead on August 28, 2012 at 6:43 PM

it was a mistake. might be some red meat for the base and some HA commenters, but nothing good comes out of it.

nathor on August 28, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Keep thinking that way idiot.

bgibbs1000 on August 28, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Henceforth let no man show misgivings lest he be formally dubbed a candy ass, my friends.

lolz.

ted c on August 28, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Why is Christie capitulating to the idiotic mainstream media narrative? This is the definition of being a RINO.

ModerateMan on August 28, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Says someone who didn’t watch the full five minute video where he fully and completely defends Romney.

nicktjacob on August 28, 2012 at 6:45 PM

If I had it to do over again, I wouldn’t have paid even the very slight attention I did to the Romney “birth-certificate” faux pas.

J.E. Dyer on August 28, 2012 at 6:45 PM

This country has become a humor-less wasteland.

An innocuous little wise-crack results in a week of hand wringing and pontificating.

Everyone single joke Obama makes comes at the expense of someone else. A textbook example of a sociopath.

MichaelGabriel on August 28, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I’ve never seen anyone else who can go from bad-ass to candy-ass in the blink of an eye. (not you AP)

Jim-Rose on August 28, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Mitt pulled an Alinsky on the media. It stopped the Akin talk. Go Mitt.

This. Go Mitt. (Never thought I’d say that.)

I also agree with the suspicion that Christie is setting himself up as the “old-fashioned responsible” GOP type the left always pines for after they’ve beaten them to pulp like they did to Bush 41 and John McCain.

MidniteRambler on August 28, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Who was joking? Romney really was born in Michigan, and no one has asked for his birth certificate. How is that a joke? It’s just a simple statement of fact, and facts make liberal heads explode. If you want to make a liberal mad, tell them the truth.

kbTexan on August 28, 2012 at 6:48 PM

The MSM is drawing clear lines, fencing in Republicans, telling us where we can and can’t go rhetorically while letting Democrats get away with anything. Screw that. More jokes at the expense of Obama, I say. Move that line.

Dongemaharu on August 28, 2012 at 6:49 PM

It’s not too late for Christie to walk onstage with an official Obama campaign “birth certificate” coffee mug in one hand. Explain that Obama’s probably sorry he joked about it, too.

de rigueur on August 28, 2012 at 6:49 PM

No, it wasn’t a goof. It was funny, AP. You and Christie are both wrong on that point. Let Mitt speak for himself rather than trying to “mind-read” ["probably"] based on what you think might placate his critics.

And, by the way, I really like Chris Christie . . . he’s my Governor. He sometimes says “strong” things that garner him criticism from the weenies. But you won’t find me calling him out for it. That just provides fodder for the Chris Tingle types.

Mitt got right in the craw of the Democrats with that joke, and you and Chris Christie are unfortunately “enabling” them with your pull-back comments which you think you are making on his behalf.

Nuts to that.

Trochilus on August 28, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Well.. yeah. Seems obvious.

AbaddonsReign on August 28, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Says someone who didn’t watch the full five minute video where he fully and completely defends Romney.

nicktjacob on August 28, 2012 at 6:45 PM

How in the hell do you call it defending Romney when he says it was a mistake? And besides there shouldn’t be in defense needed here except from the marxist trying to defend why he won’t release the damn information. But knoooow, our side has to play nice, we might be called racist and mean. Jeesh no wonder Romney is only tied with the marxist in polls. Our side is scared.

bgibbs1000 on August 28, 2012 at 6:51 PM

No one should care about it, not from the right.

Romney loves the USA and Obama does’t.

PC will kill all.

Schadenfreude on August 28, 2012 at 6:53 PM

I saw Christie speak in Montana recently, I hope he does better than he did here. His heart just wasn’t in it. I got a serious ego vibe from him.

P.S. I liked the joke.
Also why has no GOP person brought up Obama’s “lipstick on a pig”
“joke”!

MontanaMmmm on August 28, 2012 at 6:54 PM

This entire episode proves beyond any doubt that the left has no sense of humor.

The left is so full of hate that it leaves no room for humor.

Here’s an example of left humor from John Kerry in 2006:

“If you get a good education, study hard, you will do well. If you don’t you will go to Iraq.”

After that remark the left claimed it was humor.

If you watch both the comments about the military by Kerry and the birth certificate by Romney, you can plainly see by the words and the tone that Romney’s comment was meant as a joke. Kerry’s comment, by the same analysis, was hateful.

To the left, hate is humorous.

jaime on August 28, 2012 at 6:58 PM

It’s not too late for Christie to walk onstage with an official Obama campaign “birth certificate” coffee mug in one hand. Explain that Obama’s probably sorry he joked about it, too.

de rigueur on August 28, 2012 at 6:49 PM

This.

JPeterman on August 28, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Christie comes off as very likable in this interview. More of this please!

terryannonline on August 28, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Who was joking? Romney really was born in Michigan, and no one has asked for his birth certificate. How is that a joke? It’s just a simple statement of fact, and facts make liberal heads explode. If you want to make a liberal mad, tell them the truth.

kbTexan on August 28, 2012 at 6:48 PM

latino voters in florida also don’t think its a joke. and the lost time with this instead talking about the economy is also no joke.

nathor on August 28, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Henceforth let no man show misgivings lest he be formally dubbed a candy ass, my friends.

Never going to live that one down, eh Allahpundit?

eva3071 on August 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Love the joke! obama is so thin skinned he makes me puke! We are supposed to not get upset at all the lies he tells, that Romney killed a woman, etc., but he can get upset at a funny joke to the people of Michigan!
Oh, yah, the dog on the roof of the car? The dog was in a grate turned against the wind. Shamis (spl) who lived to be 15. How long did the dog live on obama’s plate?

Bambi on August 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM

It was a mistake on the order of using the word “niggardly”. I.e. its fault lies in overestimating the intelligence of liberals.

Socratease on August 28, 2012 at 7:02 PM

I don’t think it’s a candy assed position. When every freaking thing that comes out of your mouth is going to be consider racist and despicable, it might as well be something that gets you some votes. There are no such things as throw away lines for Republicans.

Cindy Munford on August 28, 2012 at 7:02 PM

He’s starting to resemble Ironsides.

Chomsky Dance Recital on August 28, 2012 at 6:31 PM

..the TV movie detective or the Naval vessel?

The War Planner on August 28, 2012 at 7:06 PM

How long did the dog live on obama’s plate?

Bambi on August 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM

..Jesus! I hope not terribly long!

The War Planner on August 28, 2012 at 7:07 PM

“Chris, I got three words for you: Try the salad bar,” -Joe Biden.

Akzed on August 28, 2012 at 7:09 PM

latino voters in florida also don’t think its a joke.
nathor on August 28, 2012 at 6:59 PM

And exactly 0% of them would vote for Romney, anyway.

I don’t really care what humorless, mindless sheeple think.

MichaelGabriel on August 28, 2012 at 7:12 PM

The joke was more about the silliness of Birtherism than about Obama. Outrageous outrage lives.

CW on August 28, 2012 at 7:14 PM

if Christie weighed 150 lbs less, he might have been more strongly considered as a VP pick”

BettyRuth on August 28, 2012 at 6:37 PM

So you are saying that around 300 pounds is the drawing line for weight being an issue with possible VP candidates? I think you are probably right.

I find it interesting that Palin has never done a birther joke but Mitt has.

The only thing I really like about Chris Christie is his brash mouth going after the unions. If he doesn’t give us that, whats the point of his speech except to raise his profile for 2016? Seriously?

KMav on August 28, 2012 at 7:14 PM

The joke was funny. And I’m sick of people thinking its okay for Obama to joke about it, but nobody else can.

Rusty Allen on August 28, 2012 at 7:19 PM

I find it interesting that Palin has never done a birther joke but Mitt has.

….

KMav on August 28, 2012 at 7:14 PM

And Mitt earned some of my respect for that.

CW on August 28, 2012 at 7:20 PM

And exactly 0% of them would vote for Romney, anyway.

I don’t really care what humorless, mindless sheeple think.

MichaelGabriel on August 28, 2012 at 7:12 PM

0% of african americans will vote for romney, but latinos will stil vote for romney around 30% and that is significant. and there are other minorities out there.

nathor on August 28, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Everybody needs to lighten up on Romney’s very mild joke about his own birthplace! Romney never mentioned anything about Obama’s birthplace, but only told a Michigan crowd that he didn’t need to show his birth certificate to prove that he (Romney) was born in Michigan.

By the way, the last time Obama spoke in Hawaii, where he could have said he was “home”, he said he was “here in Asia”. If Obama was indeed born in Hawaii, does that make him an African-Asian-American?

Steve Z on August 28, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Why even bring it up??..handwave it away like a fly.

Mimzey on August 28, 2012 at 7:28 PM

What has happened to their spines?

kingsjester on August 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

This is pure speculation. The real question is: why is Christie indulging in it?

thatsafactjack on August 28, 2012 at 7:31 PM

I think Christie’s 100% right.

The joke was a distraction.

That is wimping out. ANY comment by Romney can and will be used by the other side as a distraction. Obamao’s campaign is looking at everything for a potential distraction, real or not. The past month proves they’re happy to make a distraction up out of thin air.

No, I think Romney showed he has guts to poke fun at Dear Leader. It’s been shown many times that Obamao is a hateful, venomous little twerp with a paper thin skin. I say Romney should go after Obamao so we can all watch the Jerk-in-Chief self destruct. And yeah, Romney’s comments will all be distractions. So what?

rpjkw11 on August 28, 2012 at 7:31 PM

latino voters in florida also don’t think its a joke. and the lost time with this instead talking about the economy is also no joke.

nathor on August 28, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Most of the Latino voters in Florida are either Cuban immigrants or descendents thereof, and tend to vote Republican. They couldn’t care less whether Romney was from Michigan or McCain was from Arizona.

Steve Z on August 28, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Wow, and I thought Christy actually had a set. Apparently not.

Liberals are totally humorless. Use that, it’s a powerful weapon. Humor makes mocking them ridiculously easy.

As another poster pointed out, the GOP is letting the libs build a fence around what is permissible to debate and what is “racist”. Turns out, there’s not a lot of things permissible, even going after Jugear’s record is racist. So, screw that, roll over the fences the left is constructing and take the battle to them. They are going to cry racist anyway, why play nice?

AZfederalist on August 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Which, between the two of us, means this is now the official RINO position on Romney’s Birther goof.

posted at 6:26 pm on August 28, 2012 by Allahpundit

Ha, but you’re a humble, self-deprecating RINO who’s solid on the 2nd amendment and your anti-Islamist cred is solid. When you criticize, it’s typically out of Eeyoreness or messaging issues, rather than not being Conservative.

Christie, on the other hand…should not be the keynote speaker.

sauldalinsky on August 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

I wish the Fatman would stay in New Jersey, where he is viewed as a conservative, rather than going to flyover states, where he is viewed as a flaming liberal.

I have never voted for a liberal Presidential candidate, but if Christie ever is the GOP standard-bearer, I probably will.

bw222 on August 28, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Why must our side so often punk out? Give me a break. It was a harmless joke meant to highlight his Michigan roots. Stop apologizing for leftists created stupidity.

NotCoach on August 28, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Exactly! They can accuse Romney of murder and Ryan of throwing old ladies off a cliff, but don’t you dare mention birth certificate. You risk hurting Obama’s feelings and scareing the RINOs and other spineless creatures.

Alabama Infidel on August 28, 2012 at 7:38 PM

I went back to college under the assumption that once I graduated, the economy would be turning around, and I would need all the advantages I could find to compete for new jobs.

Personally, I am tired of all the name calling and finger pointing, there is nothing anyone at the convention can say about Obama that hasn’t been said several times already over the last three years. I want to hear about how America will be better under Romney/Ryan, what their policies are going to be, and how they plan on making it easier for businesses to grow and expand, so that I know I didn’t throw away money for my education.

So yeah, I am really glad that hear that Christie’s speech is going to be more aspirational than attack dog because can we really have too many aspirational speeches?

publius75 on August 28, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I really don’t believe John Avlon…

d1carter on August 28, 2012 at 7:45 PM

One rule for Democrats.

Another for RINOs.

Still another for Conservative Republicans.

Democrats can commit Homicide, Rape, Sexual Harrasment or Abuse. No problem if someone brings it up they are the one attacked. Stupid Statements are fine. All other Democrats will defend and redefine any stupid statement in to one that is not stupid.

RINOs are attacked for any crime and forced from office. They are attacked for saying anything about a Democrat breaking a law. If they dare critize a Democrat they are racist. RINOs can take back any stupid statement.

Conservative Republicans. Have all the negatives of RINOs in addition RINOS also attack them if Democrats attack them. Furthermore RINOS try to force them from office if they dare say anything that makes Democrats mad at them and then paint the Republican Party with their words. Conservative Republicans are not allowed to take back anything they say.

Steveangell on August 28, 2012 at 7:46 PM

kingsjester on August 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

They turn to mush when asked questions by the legacy media…

d1carter on August 28, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Christie: Let’s face it, Romney probably wishes he didn’t make that birth-certificate joke

…yeah!…probably feels the same regret… you had eating that last dougnut!

KOOLAID2 on August 28, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Personally, I am tired of all the name calling and finger pointing,
publius75 on August 28, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Thanks for your concern, moby. I’m sure the GOP will incorporate your comments, so go tell Axeldork you’re voting for Romney/Ryan.

sauldalinsky on August 28, 2012 at 7:56 PM

The official Lukewarm Air position:

‘Never speak ill of Prince Precious or the media will do a number on you.’

Real “Men for All Seasons”, these Hot Airians.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on August 28, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Thanks for your concern, moby. I’m sure the GOP will incorporate your comments, so go tell Axeldork you’re voting for Romney/Ryan.
sauldalinsky on August 28, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Oh, does my desire for substance from the politicians I plan on voting for, offend you?

Obama sucks! There we can be friends again… *sigh*

publius75 on August 28, 2012 at 8:06 PM

The official Lukewarm Air position:

‘Never speak ill of Prince Precious or the media will do a number on you.’

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on August 28, 2012 at 8:04 PM

AKA we know who to turn to when we want to be disappointed.

arnold ziffel on August 28, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Oh, does my desire for substance from the politicians I plan on voting for, offend you?

Obama sucks! There we can be friends again… *sigh*

publius75 on August 28, 2012 at 8:06 PM

The policy difference are obvious if you pay attention to actions rather than demanding more fancy words. Tax cuts and a more hawkish foreign policy with Romney. The policies that are the same for either candidate will be socialized medicine (Obamneycare) and spiraling deficits (increased spending) with either Romney or Obama.

Obama does suck, so good for you…you’re starting to learn.

sauldalinsky on August 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM

For crying out loud, Romney made a light-hearted joke and an effort to connect with his fellow Michiganders. Too many hand wringers are allowing the MSM to limit the GOP message and are over-analyzing every move in the campaign.

Meanwhile the Dope in the WH is running around to college campuses touting his con game to grab the yute vote. Below is his latest as written in The Hill:

Obama’s appearance in Iowa was intended to offer some counter-programming(to the RNC convention message), and the president tailored his message for young voters.

During the speech, which lasted just over 25 minutes, Obama went full-throttle on his opponent, telling the students that Romney has written off young people as a “lost generation” and doesn’t have their best interests in mind.

Hello, young people, Obama isn’t offering any job prospects to graduates in his Obameconomy. He not only has written you off, but he is counting on your inexperience in the school of hard knocks. You will have better prospects for your future in an R&R2012 economy and will not be saddled with debt forever.

R&R2012: Reach out with that positive message to these young people and counter that phony narrative of the shyster.

onlineanalyst on August 28, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Joking about Obama in any way possible is only natural at this point.

His presidency is a bad joke.

On us all.

I thought Christie had some chutzpah.

Grow a funny pair, Chris.

profitsbeard on August 28, 2012 at 9:19 PM

R&R2012: Reach out with that positive message to these young people and counter that phony narrative of the shyster.

onlineanalyst on August 28, 2012 at 8:43 PM

But but but it’s the top of the ticket himself who made that very “positive” joke este message.

LOL!

And he’s so “refined” coz he’s so rich and have great contacts with the lying press, right?

TheAlamos on August 28, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Why on earth do the GOP elite have their panties all twisted into a knot over a birth certificate joke when the loser in chief has accused the GOP nominee of all but murdering a woman in a national tv ad?

Perspective much?

karenhasfreedom on August 28, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Eff you, Christie – you can’t even say the word “birth” nowadays without being called a racist by Debbie Downer and Tingles et al.

Take our language back from the liberals and fight to the death – NOW.

disa on August 28, 2012 at 10:13 PM

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