Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney departed for a Republican presidential debate, leaving Gov. Chris Christie to handle calls from voters in key primary states as part of the Romney presidential campaign.
“Gov. Romney will put an end to Obamacare with waivers to all 50 governors,” Christie told listeners on a teleconference call. “That will be a great day for New Jersey. He’ll project a strong American presence leading by example at home.”
Christie said President Barack Obama avoided the country’s debt and deficit problems. “Governor Romney will deal with all those things as president,” Christie said, acknowledging it will be a hard campaign for Republicans.
“He is going to face hellfire from this president,” said the New Jersey governor, but said he advised Romney personally to rise above it.