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POSTED: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 1:35 PM
William Brown is removed from the auditorium in Roebling after his confrontation with Gov. Christie. CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer

Gov. Christie shouldn't have called a Navy SEAL an idiot.

So says the governor himself, in a rare moment of quasi-contrition. 

Esquire magazine today published an interview with Christie in which he speaks of the town hall meeting in Florence Township when he got into an argument with a Navy SEAL about the Rutgers-Rowan merger -- and ultimately called that Navy SEAL an idiot.

POSTED: Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 5:21 PM
Gov. Christie listens as Gov. Romney speaks on the Romney campaign bus rolling through Ohio on Oct. 9. (govchristie.tumblr.com)

The man who predicted Mitt Romney would wipe the floor with President Obama in the first debate is back with another prediction.

A fired-up Chris Christie returned to the presidential campaign trail this week in a high-profile, high-octane way, stumping for two days in swingy Ohio where he made fun of Obama's debate performance and predicted that Obama will return "mean and angry."

“I think the president’s going to need at least two or three Red Bulls before the next one, just to make sure he’s awake,” Christie said. “And then from there, he’s going to come out and he’s going to be mean. You know, I don’t think there’s any doubt about that...So I think you’re going to see a mean and angry president in the next two debates."


POSTED: Monday, October 8, 2012, 9:26 AM

In case you missed it, in Sunday's paper I took a look at Christie's campaigning -- or lack thereof  -- for Mitt Romney:

Since delivering the keynote speech at the Republican convention, Gov. Christie has been to Missouri, North Carolina, Iowa, Utah, New Hampshire, Indiana, Washington, Montana, and North Dakota.

Yes: Fargo, North Dakota.

POSTED: Thursday, October 4, 2012, 10:12 AM

Gov. Christie spiked the football this morning after what is now widely seen as a Mitt Romney victory over President Obama in last night's debate.

Christie had raised eyebrows Sunday when he went on three morning shows to declare that the presidential race would be "turned upside down" come Thursday morning -- defying the lower-the-expectations game that the rest of the Romney camp was playing. 

Still not sure if this was a game-changing moment. We'll know more after a few days of polling. But in his call this morning to his favorite cable show, Morning Joe, Christie sounded downright giddy:


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POSTED: Monday, October 1, 2012, 9:25 AM
Gov. Christie responds to questions by ABC's This Week host George Stephanopoulos. (LOU ROCCO/ABC News) (LOU ROCCO / ABC News)

Two weeks ago, asked about the controversy over Mitt Romney's 47 percent remark, Gov. Christie offered a defense in a radio interview that went after the press:

"Some people in the media should just turn in their media credential and get an Obama For President credential the way they focus on things that people said back last May."

But yesterday, on ABC's This Week, Christie said media bias shouldn't be an issue: 

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