Mitt Romney Mocked Chris Christie’s Weight Behind His Back

MOUNT VERNON, OH - OCTOBER 10:  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) listens as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks to the crowd at Ariel Corporation on October 10, 2012 in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Romney is campaigning in Ohio with less than a month to go before the general election.   (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Chuckling to himself while staring at Christie's waistline. Photo: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

According to Double Down: Game Change 2012, Mitt Romney crossed Chris Christie off his list of potential running mates for a number of reasons that may spell trouble for Christie in 2016. The Times reports

According to a memo on Mr. Christie from the vetting team, it had unanswered questions on a defamation lawsuit against the governor from earlier in his political career, on a Securities and Exchange Commission settlement involving Mr. Christie’s brother, on names and documentation of his household help, on information from his time as a securities industry lobbyist, and on his medical history.

As for that "medical history," Romney seems to have had a particular issue getting past Christie's obesity, and, according to the Washington Post, gawked at Christie as if he had never seen a fat person before:

“Romney marveled at Christie’s girth, his difficulties in making his way down the narrow aisle of the campaign bus,” the authors write. “Watching a video of Christie without his suit jacket on, Romney cackled to his aides, ‘Guys! Look at that!’”

Hard to believe that this is the same man who once viciously bullied a gay kid