The above headline is a quote from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on whether he will at any time soon be appearing with Mitt Romney, as the latter flails around looking for a photo op that will make him seem useful.
Christie did, however, have a few things to say about the president during his appearance on Fox News:
In an interview on NBC, Christie called Obama “outstanding” for expediting relief efforts. He also told MSNBC that Obama “deserves great credit.”Competent leadership makes a big difference during a crisis. Even GOP governors think so.
“He gave me his number at the White House and told me to call him if I needed anything,” Christie said.
The New Jersey governor even took his message to Fox News, saying that Obama had helped “tremendously.”
“I spoke to the president three times yesterday,” he explained. “He called me for the last time at midnight last night asking what he could do. I said, if you can expedite designating New Jersey as a major disaster area that that would help us to get federal money and resources in here as quickly as possible to help clean up the damage here.”
“The president was great last night,” Christie continued. “He said he would get it done. At 2 a.m., I got a call from FEMA to answer a couple of final questions and then he signed the declaration this morning. So I have to give the president great credit. He’s been on the phone with me three times in the last 24 hours. He’s been very attentive, and anything that I’ve asked for, he’s gotten to me. So, I thank the president publicly for that. He’s done — as far as I’m concerned — a great job for New Jersey.”