Jon Corzine’s been on Morning Joe quite a few times during this campaign, taking his good-natured grilling from host, and former Republican congressman, Joe Scarborough. And Joe’s been pretty loud in wondering why Christie’s been avoiding the show, and whether Christie could even stand up to a morning show interview, after turning down repeated invitations.
So, this morning Christie was on, and he used the opportunity not to outline for a national audience any details of an economic plan for New Jersey, or clear up why his medical mandates position shifts so much. No, he grabbed the national spotlight to whine that Corzine called him out on his size. It’s too much to expect him to answer the substance of that ad, that Chistie used undue influence and bad faith to manipulate a cop to let him off punishment for unsafe driving.
Helping Christie out on message was Morning Joe regular Jim Cramer, the sputtering host of CNBC’s Mad Money, who specializes in going postal on a whole host of perceived outrages. Cramer said Corzine’s painting Christie as fat sleazy guy with a corrupt family who’s against mammograms and “Satan incarnate.” Watch: