The Keystone State incumbent also defended his friend in the next state over, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Corbett said he’d be happy to have Christie hit the campaign trail with him this fall.
“Chris could come right across the river,” he said, adding that Christie would be helpful to him in the vote-rich southeastern Pennsylvania suburbs.
Corbett said he texts Christie frequently, telling him to “hang in there” and asking how he’s handling the traffic scandal that’s dogged the Garden State governor this year.
“He’s sorely disappointed and hurt that these people made these very stupid errors in judgment and then didn’t admit to it,” Corbett said.
Somebody should tell Corbett that it’s February 2014, and Chris Christie isn’t popular with swing voters anymore. Or better yet, don’t:
When Chris Christie started to talk over a complaining questioner, a signature tactic of the bellicose, pre-scandal governor, the audience here briefly turned on him.
“Answer the question,” some shouted.
When he took a microphone from a long-winded speaker, the man startled Mr. Christie by snatching it right back.
And when he singled out a young woman as his inspiration for repairing the Hurricane Sandy-battered coastline, he failed to grasp that the girl’s mother — sitting just a few feet from Mr. Christie — was angry with him for not doing enough.
“He’s full of it,” she said.