You would have thought he was asking for her hand in marriage.
But when a woman at Chris Christie’s first town hall this morning here in Hudson, New Hampshire, introduced herself as an undecided voter who was leaning toward supporting him but wasn’t quite convinced, the New Jersey governor knelt down on his knee, proposal-style, to ask for her vote.
"I hope she votes for me. I’ve got dirt all over my pants,” Christie said after listening to her.
She said she needed convincing on the issue of Social Security, and when the woman eventually said he had won her over, the audience cheered.
Another voter -- a young woman -- said she wanted to know why she should vote for Christie and expressed irritation at former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s comment in support of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton that there’s a "special place in hell” for women who don’t support other women.
Christie said he knows a thing about strong women -- referring to his wife, Mary Pat -- and suggested it might be time for Albright to go back to studying books. The woman promptly announced her decision to vote for him too.
"I’m two for two. I’m leaving, everybody,” Christie joked jubilantly.
As the New Jersey governor ended the town hall, a third woman interrupted Christie to ask if she could have his mic to make a comment. He handed it over.
“I’ve come to see you five times, I’m voting for you, I’ve told everyone I know that they have to come to your side,” the woman said. Then, referencing Albright’s comments, the woman went on to say that there is a “special place in hell for women who vote for women just because they are a woman.”