[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was widely criticized for buddying up with Obama after Super Storm Sandy for a photo op. The picture of Christie and Obama walking arm in arm, with big smiles on their faces, blanketed the media. Many believed that highly publicized, jovial moment with Obama, along with Christie’s praise of the Constitution-ignoring president, made a difference in the 2012 presidential campaign. Now, as Christie prepares to potentially embark on his own bid for the presidency in 2016, he is suddenly singing a different tune.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]During a Republican fundraiser in Detroit Friday night attended by 800 people, Christie reportedly was very critical of Obama and his leadership, or lack thereof. He said, “We need a leader in the White House once again who knows how to lead America and lead the world.”
Christie added, “America under Barack Obama has become a defensive, reactive and weaker country both at home and abroad. When America doesn’t lead, bad people with bad intentions lead.”
In addressing a more specific policy of Obama’s, Christie said, “We need to deal with the problem of income equality, not by raising the minimum wage.”
Though it seems this was an attempt by Governor Christie to erase memories of the very friendly relationship he had with Obama during a pivotal time before the 2012 general election, his words may been seen as short on real substance.
In contrast to Governor Christie deriding Obama for what he called a lack of leadership, others, including Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who has already declared his candidacy for President, are not afraid to call Obama out for the real issue surrounding his presidency; his lawlessness.
h/t Washington Examiner[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]