Wise-guy Christie: I'll 'be back Jersey-style'
December 30th, 2011
12:37 PM ET
11 years ago

Wise-guy Christie: I'll 'be back Jersey-style'

West Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stood outdoors without an overcoat on a blustery Iowa morning and played the wise-guy to GOP candidate Mitt Romney.

"Let me tell ya," he told an audience of roughly 600 people standing outside a Hy-Vee grocery in West Des Moines. "You people disappoint me on Tuesday, you don't do what you are supposed to on Tuesday for Mitt Romney - I will be back Jersey-style, people. I will be back."

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If Romney can hold onto gains he has made in Iowa, Christie may be spared the effort.

The GOP candidate tops the field in a CNN/TIME/ORC International poll released this week. Romney's campaign is doubling down in a state he has visited less frequently than most of his rivals, and has tripled the size of the advance team setting up events in the state, according to an aide.

And starting Saturday, Romney will embark on a 700-plus mile bus trip across the state, which will end with a caucus-night event in Des Moines.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Iowa • Mitt Romney • New Jersey
soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. Steve, New York City

    If the GOP had more people like Chris Christie, and FEWER people like Sarah Palin, Joe the Plumber, Rep Wilson, Senator DeMint, Dan Quayle, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachman (among the long assortment of "clowns"), then I'd be much more prone to vote Republican (which I sometimes do).

    Chris Christie is awesome!!!

    December 30, 2011 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  2. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Gov. Tony Soprano is making them a offer they better not refuse.

    December 30, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  3. Boo Hoo Baynor

    Imagine if President Obama had used those words! Stop being a bully, fatso.

    December 30, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  4. Ain't life strange?

    I live in Jersey and Christie has no idea what 'Jersey-style' is. But he will once re-election time rolls around. As a side bar... his comment sounds almost as threatening as that of a terrorist.

    December 30, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  5. willie floyd

    He is the rudest and most obnoxious politician I've ever heard speak.

    December 30, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  6. Lynda/Minnesota

    Chris Christie needs to concentrate more on controlling his addition to food and less on who Iowa "elects". This guy is a heartbeat away from physical disaster.

    December 30, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  7. Noodle Nose Johnson

    Shut up Fatso. You've managed to insult Italian Americans, New Jerseyans, and people on the right half of the Bell curve all in one short soundbite. How does anyone think this moron is Presidential material?

    December 30, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  8. patNY

    What's Gov. Crispy Creme gonna do to them if Mittens looses...eat em?

    December 30, 2011 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  9. NoTags

    Don't dissapoint the hog in a suit or he will come back and eat all the food in your house. Christie wants Willard to be the nominee since he's been promised the VP slot.

    December 30, 2011 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Christie's remark lacked the class, respect, and dignity that should be shown to the office of POTUS.

    December 30, 2011 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  11. Karl Jonas

    With all that blubber, he doesn't need an overcoat.

    December 30, 2011 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    oops is that moron bursting his coat buttorns

    December 30, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  13. skarphace

    Well, Christie does play the bully well, I will give him that. Is this what we have to look for from the Republicans in 2016 if they lose in 2012? Pathetic.

    December 30, 2011 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  14. Just make it up

    Notice that Christie spends alot of time away from his state... might explain his low approval ratings at home. Guess it's time for him to run for vp.

    December 30, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  15. MaryM

    Just what the GOP/TP needs, Some MOP (wiseguy) rhedoric interjected into the campaigns. THe GOP is DOA

    December 30, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  16. Woman In California

    This BIG, FAT, BLOATED pig needs to shut up and go exercise his body instead of his mouth. Most of us aren't and will not be intimidated by his enormous size and enormous presence. He might as well get used to the FACT Willard is not going anywhere near the White House unless its as a guest at President Obama's SECOND inaugural.

    Obama 2012.

    December 30, 2011 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  17. Ron

    Christie is nothing but a "Pompous,insensitive,loud mouth, rude,and "DANGEROUS" clown to American Pride!! You Gop Voters out there, "With any intellect at all" must be "Critical Mass" in the Embarrassment of being Republicans??? You Republican voters are the 1% Bye Bye in 2012.

    December 30, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  18. Peace

    Mmmh! Is this what people say the big elephant in the room??

    December 30, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  19. Justin

    Is it just me or does it look like Christie is going to eat the microphone? Christie is the perfect symboll of the GOP. Greedy, he obviously hordes his food & he is on the fast track to being morbidly obese. He is a perfect picture of healthy America.

    December 30, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  20. ardale

    Sorry, chris, Romney's gonna pick a women or hispanic for VEEP. Probably Rubio.

    December 30, 2011 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  21. ardale

    Its all about image. Christie tries to convey this street smart tough image. Problem is, he's just a putz

    December 30, 2011 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  22. Clyde

    This guy is typical Jersey – loudmouth, crass, ignorant and obnoxious.

    December 30, 2011 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  23. Mark in Seattle

    The Snookie of gov's.

    December 30, 2011 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  24. Alan J

    Wow so this Fat Slob is really helping the Flipper with the Jerrrsey threats huh? Yeah he will come back with a Philly Cheese Steak Sub in one hand and a Diet Coke in the other! What a loser they both are! So Not Presidential!

    December 30, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  25. idirid

    I am voting straight Republican ticket... ok... that's it... I have masters in law... ok...

    December 30, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
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