Last year when Chris Christie was one of the people that many among the GOP wanted to see run for president. Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson wrote a biting article that suggested the New Jersey governor needed to “eat a salad and take a walk”. He also questioned whether Christie was disciplined enough to be president. When Robinson appeared on Morning Joe a few days after the piece ran the Morning Joe crew took him to task about the assertions he made. Today Christie appeared on Morning Joe and he talked about an interview Oprah did with him in which he discussed his struggle with weight, but he also took the opportunity to take a shot at Robinson. He called Robinson an “ignoramus” not once but twice. Willie Geist was the only one that stood up for Robinson and he simply said “we love Eugene Robinson.” This is not a post in defense of Robinson the bigger issue here is Christie. Robinson’s characterization of Christie might have been off the mark, but Christie’s weight is not what will stop him from becoming president. His bigger problem is his temperament. Christie is a bully. He challenges anyone who questions his authority. He berates constituents. He is infamous for name calling. He is loud and rude. That might work in New Jersey, but on the national stage you have got to keep that temper in check. Some are suggesting that Christie might be a great running mate for Mitt Romney, and I don’t doubt he would be great on the campaign trail, but at some point you come off the trail, and it does not look like Christie plays well with others or maybe I should say people who challenge him.
ROBINSON’S RESPONSE: I stand by what I said that obesity is a problem and that diet and exercise are part of the solution. If Gov. Christie disagrees, I wonder who’s the ignoramus?”
Chris Christie calls Washington Post Eugene Robinson Out on Morning Joe
By musesofamom, on January 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: African American, African Americans, Barack Obama, black america, Black People, Black women, cbs, Chris Christie, CNN, Current Events, Democratic Party, Democrats, eUGENE, Eugene robinson's response to Chris christie, gop, Gov. chris Christie, media, Mika Brzenzinki, Morning Joe, MSNBC, News, politics, race, racism, Republicans, television, willie geist, Women, working women. 1 Comment
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