Republican heavyweight Haley Barbour wanted Chris Christie to take a tougher line on President Barack Obama in his speech at the GOP convention, telling a closed-door meeting of top donors he wished the New Jersey governor had “put a hot poker to Obama’s butt.”

“While I would love for [Chris] Christie to put a hot poker to Obama’s butt,” Barbour told backers of American Crossroads last week in Tampa, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. “I thought he did what he was supposed to do.”

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