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The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

The in­stant bond be­tween Pres­i­dent Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the tu­mul­tuous af­ter­math of Hur­ri­cane Sandy has not gone un­no­ticed. Some ob­servers say Mr. Christie is just be­ing Mr. Christie with his praise of the pres­i­dent — a plain­spo­ken New Jersey kind of guy. Oth­ers say the gover­nor may face a lit­tle post-hur­ri­cane cleanup of his own.

“So does Christie want to run in 2016 if Rom­ney loses? Be­cause if he does, look­ing too chummy with Obama right now is a sui­ci­dal move. Peo­ple will re­mem­ber. Not say­ing he shouldn’t do dis­as­ter-tour thing, but if he’s smart he’ll fol­low up with loud pro-Rom­ney state­ment,” ob­serves Glenn Reynolds, the In­staPun­dit for Pa­ja­mas Me­dia. pe­riod. Next in line: Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger with 39, Bill Clin­ton (28), and Rep. Paul Ryan (20). The dis­par­ity was great­est with Mr. Let­ter­man, who told 44 jokes about Mr. Rom­ney and nine about the pres­i­dent.

But this is par for the course. In the 2008 gen­eral elec­tion pe­riod, Mr. Obama drew 243 jokes — far be­hind his Repub­li­can ri­vals Sen. John McCain (658) and Sarah Palin (566). guest speak­ers, from con­trol­ling spend­ing and re­form­ing the tax sys­tem to keep­ing our mil­i­tary strong.”

On board to de­liver such fare: Her­itage schol­ars Matthew Spald­ing, Nina Owcharenko and Stu­art But­ler.

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