This has gotta sting for ex-GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney:
Chris Christie, who last year dashed many Republicans’ hopes by turning down pleas to challenge President Barack Obama, says he had one word for Obama during a phone call last night: Congratulations.So, again, for Obama:
And Republican Mitt Romney, the man he endorsed a full year before the election, raised millions in cash for, stood with at campaign stops across the country and delivered the keynote address for at the party’s convention?
The New Jersey governor says he sent him an e-mail yesterday.
“We didn’t have a political strategy discussion. I said, `Congratulations on your win last night, Mr. President,’ and he said, `Thank you,”’ Christie told reporters today at a National Guard Armory in Franklin Township.And for Mitt:
Asked if he’s spoken to Romney since his loss, Christie said: “No; we exchanged e-mails last night,” Christie said. “We haven’t spoken on the phone yet.”I need write nothing more.
2:59 PM PT: A commenter notes that it is unclear whether the Governor actually initiated the call to Obama. The title of the article insinuates that was the case: 'Obama’s Congrats Caller: Christie'. Having said that, I'm not sure it really matters in terms of understanding the social relations at play here -- Christie showed class towards the President and really dissed Mitt.