ST. PETE’S BEACH – GOP attack dog John Sununu described himself as the “warmth and charm alternative to your governor,” eliciting friendly laughs from the NJGOP delegation, as he launched into a focused, well-received argument against the sitting Democratic President.
“I actually think New Jersey can and will do the right thing,” said the former governor of New Hampshire, parting company with losing gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman of California, who sent cringes through the crowd when she said she knew Mitt Romney would encounter trouble in blue state New Jersey.
“You don’t win elections by accident,” Sununu said. “You win elections because you do something on purpose. Politics is the art of convincing people who are in doubt to join us.”
A chunk of “folks” out there is uncertain.
“This is the most important election of our lifetime,” Sununu said. “We have an administration that has grabbed a philosophy that is antithetical to our way of life. … We have a president who sees 8.3% unemployment and it’s been seven months since he sat down with his own jobs council.”
He bashed Obama as a golf addict who built no record of solid achievement or guts in his deliberative body countdown to running for the presidency.
“Governors make the best presidents,” Sununu said. “Bill Clinton knew how to govern. The biggest problem we have today is we have a president who never had to make a hard decision in his life.”