Video: Obama's too cautious and safe to be the bold leader America needs, says ... Romney supporter Chris Christie

Yeah, listen: I enjoy dumping on The One as much as the next guy, but there needs to be some minimal awareness here by Christie of his own candidate’s liabilities. Truth be told, this is a weird criticism to throw at O in any context given that the our side’s big problem with him is that he’s too proactive. Right? Conservatives aren’t itching to oust him because he’s been too passive on deficit reduction, it’s because he’s been too aggressive in passing transformational paradigm-shifting welfare-state legislation like ObamaCare. But even if you want to hit him on his passivity, how do you claim that under Hopenchange “we are no longer a country of initiators, but we are a country of reactors,” and then turn around and say the solution is … Mitt Romney? Let Sarah Palin refresh your memory in the unlikely event that you don’t know what I mean.

Also, what’s he doing here ripping on Obama for using rhetoric like “up our game” that’s too informal for the presidency? Didn’t this guy tell people to “get the hell off the beach” a few months ago before the hurricane, right around the time he was seriously considering his own presidential run? Hello?

I’ll pat him on the back for this, though. Sweet, tasty, hippie-punching goodness:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heckled a group of [Occupy] protesters at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Iowa on Wednesday, calling them immature and dissilusioned for supporting President Obama…

“You are so angry, aren’t ya?” Christie badgered. “It’s so terrible… Oh work it out. Work it all out for yourselves. Work it all out for yourselves.”…

“Here’s the way I feel about it: They represent an anger in our country that Barack Obama has caused,” he said, drawing cheers from the crowd. “He’s a typical cynical Chicago… politician who runs for office and promises everything and then comes to office and disappoints, and so their anger is rooted not in me or Mitt Romney, their anger is rooted in the fact that they believed in this hope and change garbage.”

Indeed, and a vast improvement over his most recent musings about OWS. Exit question: Are you ready for Vice President Chris Christie?

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