Chris Christie in Illinois: Praises Romney, Needs No On-the-Job Training


This morning, after Governor Romney flew out of Illinois (to head to Puerto Rico), his dynamo pal, NJ Governor Chris Christie, flew in. Greeted by a standing-room-only crowd at Elmhurst College, another Romney rally was on and Christie was center stage:

Gov. Christie takes stage in support of Mitt Romney at Illinois rally

ELMHURST, Ill. — Gov. Mitt Romney is up in the polls here ahead of Tuesday’s election. But a campaign taking nothing for granted in the four-way race for the GOP nomination dispatched Gov. Christie to Elmhurst College to fire up voters.

In a 30-minute speech in a packed hall, Christie said Romney’s financial and personal successes prove he can run the country and wield executive power better than anyone else in the running.

Anyone working for Sports Authority or Staples owes their job to the former Massachusetts governor, who shouldn’t be ashamed of amassing wealth from hard work, Christie said.

“Do we really want a failure in the White House? What’s this argument?” Christie said. The crowd answered “No!” and he took aim at President Barack Obama’s “on the job training.” “There is one set of people I believe don’t belong in the White House anymore. Community organizers.”

Christie warned about the WASHINGTON INSIDERS – Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul:

“Let’s be very wary of sending another member of Congress to the White House. They’re okay, but they don’t know first thing about using executive power.”

We don’t need somebody as the nominee who says some bill that passes congress will create some job for you,” he said.

Democrats down-and-out on Obama attended Romney’s earlier event and stuck around to see Christie:

John and Karen Gabbert, from northwest of Chicago, went to Romney’s early morning event in Rosemont, Ill., and then came to here to see Christie, who they know only from TV sound bites.

Lifelong Democrats, the Gabberts are actively supporting a Republican for president for the first time because, they said, they’re unhappy with how President Barack Obama is running the country.

“In some ways Romney doesn’t seem comfortable with the process of going through the campaign,” said John Gabbert, 65, who works in benefits planning.

Karen, 66, retired, said she actually sees the slight awkwardness as a plus. “Because he’s a businessman he thinks things through,” she said, “not like a politician spitting out hot air all the time and not thinking about what they’re saying until after.”

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Karen Gabbard is right. It’s crystal clear America needs an OUTSIDER – a LEADER – who truly GRASPS economic intricacies. We don’t want and can’t endure a Capitol Hill clinger-on who served long enough to leave ruts in his office floor.

We need Mitt Romney.

I’ve searched all day for video of Governor Christie’s speech and came up with a portion of it:

Thank you, Governor Christie!

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► Jayde Wyatt