President Barack Obama is greeted by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie upon arriving in Atlantic City, N.J., to survey damage from Hurricane Sandy. Christie, a Mitt Romney supporter, has praised the Obama administration for its handling of the natural disaster.
Schriefer, meanwhile, declined to complain about Christie’s effusive praise of the president, or of Obama’s performance. Christie “is doing exactly what he is supposed to be doing as governor of New Jersey, and the president is doing what he needs to be doing,” Schriefer said.
Indeed, the last thing the Romney campaign wanted to appear was unsympathetic to the plight of people hurt by the storm. But after holding hastily rebranded hurricane relief rallies on Tuesday, the campaign was back to more familiar “victory” rallies, with Romney making his pitch that it’s time for a change.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.