In an evening centered on jobs and small business ownership, the governor of New Jersey drew applause from attendees at the Republican National Convention when he took a jab at the 2010 healthcare law that has become President Barack Obama's signature piece of domestic policy legislation.
Gov. Chris Christie, the closing speaker at the convention Tuesday, earlier this year vetoed legislation that would have required New Jersey to form a health insurance exchange.
“Mitt Romney will tell us the hard truths that we need to hear to end the debacle of putting the world's greatest healthcare system in the hands of federal bureaucrats and putting those bureaucrats between an American citizen and her doctor,” Christie said.
Healthcare did not feature prominently in Tuesday's speeches at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, as speakers instead focused on the accomplishments of small business owners. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) weaved the two topics together.