Speaking before a crowd of Romney supporters in Richmond, Va., this weekend, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie unloaded a barrage of criticism on President Barack Obama.

“You may not know this, but the president loves me,” the governor said jokingly, “He really does. He loves watching me on TV. He loves the stuff I say. He loves me. So since he loves me, I want to help the president.”

And by “help,” Gov. Christie means “point out his massive leadership failings.”

“If you don’t think you can change Washington from inside the White House, then let’s give you the plane ticket back to Chicago you have earned,” Gov. Christie said. “I mean that is a scary thing for the President of the United States to say, isn’t it?”

“It shows his arrogance,” he added, his fulmination growing increasingly bold. “If he really believes that, if he believes that, then what the hell is he doing asking for another four years?”

Christie went on to list the various people President Obama has, at one time or another, blamed for the failings of the economy and Washington gridlock, arguing that grandiose rhetoric alone doesn’t make one a leader.

“‘It’s anybody’s fault but mine.’ he says, ‘Please, give me another four years, and I will figure it out,’” Christie said.

“You know what, Mr. President?” Christie added. “I am tired of waiting for you to figure it out.”

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(H/T: Washington Examiner). Front page photo courtesy the AP.