Skip to comments.Breaking: Christie to endorse Romney today
Posted on 10/11/2011 11:04:13 AM PDT by RobinMasters
The only thing surprising about this is the timing:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, just one week after definitively announcing he will not run for president in the 2012 race, plans to endorse Mitt Romney for the job Tuesday afternoon, Fox News has learned.
The event is set to take place in Hanover, N.H., the site of the Republican presidential debate being held Tuesday night. The endorsement will be made in advance of the debate.
Marking a fast turnaround for Romney, the endorsement comes one week to the day since Christie called a press conference in Trenton to end once and for all the speculation that he would make a late entrance into the race.
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What a disappointment.
You expected better from Joisey?
Come on you had to see that coming. ;-)
RINO supports RINO, why is this news?
Chris Christie, just one week after definitively announcing he will not run for president in the 2012 race, plans to endorse Mitt Romney for the job Tuesday afternoon, Fox News has learned.”
RINOS of a feather....
After RWR the GOP swore they'd never allow an outsider to win the nomination again.
This would appear to be a useless gesture inasmuch as it will garner only RINO votes for a RINO that already has the RINO vote sewed up.
When is the Debate tonight?
What time? (time zone specific)
A loudmouthed RINO endorses a RINO... imagine that...
As if he needed any more.
The Republican establishment endorses the Republican establishment. What a shock.
Christie’s endorsement will mean nothing. People admired Christie’s bold actions - not necessarily his policies.
An endorsement is not a personality transplant.
A desperate attempt to get Cain off the front page.
Christie as potential VP choice could be interesting space to watch.
I love Harman Cain but his idea to add a sales tax without abolishing the IRS ought to scare the pants off any true conservatives. Every candidate has his up and down sides. I love Newt’s ideas and experience but he is polarizing and he has a lot of personal baggage. And so it goes with each candidate.
Its more important than ever for the conservatives in the race to get behind one of their number. I don’t care which one - give the base a place to focus.
Great time for Palin to offer her endorsement to counter this.
Romney is a candidate Christie can sink his teeth into.
That paints such a disturbing image. Zoology will never be the same.
No surprises there.
fat for flip-flop
I agree. This was supposed to be the election that belonged to the “charged up” tea party types. The “anyone but Obama” crowds. The “we love America patriots” The Birthers. The “everybody who cares” populations. But it turns out to be politics as usual. It’s McCain being thrust down our throats. I don’t have a lot against Romney. I just wanted our process to play out. We haven’t even had a chance to breathe. I strongly suspect that Cain will be as happy about this endorsement as Christie. If Romney and Cain hug tonight, we’ll know...as if we don’t already. I hope we will still have a legitimate primary. I have spoken out against third parties forever. Our Republic is now threatened to the core. This promises to be a walk in the park takeover. The practice run happened with McCain. This time, they just inserted Cain who nobody knew. Next time we’ll just have a quick game of rock, paper, scissors.
I guess the Wall St banksters and hedgers resident in NJ have had a talk with Christie.
Disgusting but unsurprising.
I will never vote for Romney.
There has to be a mistake here if Cain is Mitt’s stalking horse per the Perry supporters shouldn’t he had endorsed Cain?
“After RWR the GOP swore they’d never allow an outsider to win the nomination again.”
And none has.
I suspect that Romney’s VP short list includes Christie and Cain.
The GOP would rather maintain control over the agenda and lose than allow conservatives in and win, obviously.
They powers tha b can try to shove romney up my wazoo all they care to.
I will not support ANOTHER RINO .
No more McLames, No to Mitt, NO to RINO’s.
Could not agree more...just one more reason I am glad he decided to stay in Jersey.
8:00 PM Eastern; Bloomberg channel
Big deal, I wouldn’t vote for Christy and I won’t vote for Romney. I laugh everytime RINO’s are shoved in my face.
Hanover, New Hampshire (East Vermont) = a more upscale and elitist Berkeley, California, with more snow.
Christie’s endorsement says more about him than any news conference he attends. I’m glad he’s doing a good job in NJ and hope he stays there.
Breaking: Crist to endorse McCain!
They have been that way for a loooong time. They opposed and defeated Goldwater. They opposed Reagan twice, defeating him once and losing to him once. They undermined and defeated O’Donnell, Palin and Bachmann. Rove smiles.
Conservatives play the same role in the GOP that blacks do in the Democrat party - farmed for contributions, votes, enthusiasm and horsepower, but left in the barn at night.
It will last as long as it is tolerated.
Obamacare must be repealed in 2012. Romney is the only candidate who signed off on universal health care and defends its individual mandate as ardently as a Democrat. Electing him to repeal Obamacare would be like hiring an arsonist to put out a fire.
The other candidates may have their faults, but none has such a striking conflict of interest with our #1 issue as Slick Willard. Well, Huntsman would probably go squishy on it, but I don’t think even the establishment cares a whit about him, so he’s a non-factor.
We need GOOD people right now to get behind. It is CRITICAL. Romney-Cain or Romney-Christie would work out 1 BILLION times better than Obummer-BidenTime.....
He’s a GOP establishment tool.
The one obvious difference being the democrats black constituency gets paid every now & then.
only a week ago or so right here at free republic, posters were begging Christie to run for President. I said he had never had his conservatism tested under any kind of fire and, as such, he was not presently the best conservative candidate. well, his conservatism has now been weighed and measured and found wanting. No surprise here.
As for Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan, I'm against the imposition of a national sales tax that does not eliminate the income tax. Remember that the original income tax (16th amendment) instituted in 1913 was 1% on those making $3,000. (equal to $67,000. in 2011) or more, with 7% the top limit on incomes over $500,000. (11 million, today). The point is that (a) once a tax is imposed, it is never, ever removed and, (b) as sure as the sun rises, the rate will go up. In my state, we have an onerous 6.3% sales tax so under Cain's plan, I would be paying a total of 15.3% in tax ever time I purchased so much as a stick of gum. On a $30 meal in a restaurant, I would pay an additional $4.00 in federal and state sales taxes. On a $30,000 new car, I would be paying the federal and state governments a total of $4,000. in tax. That is outrageous - and unacceptable. Not while I'm still paying income taxes, to boot.
Herman Cain needs to answer some tough questions about his tax plan but frankly, unless there were a huge change in the congressional political environment, I can't see a 'President Cain' getting this done so I'll still support the 'Hermanator'. He is intelligent, accomplished and articulate as well as bold. Oh yeah, one more thing; he's black. This is driving the left crazy. They trotted out a few of their usual loons (Cornel West, Harry Belefonte) to call Mr. Cain stupid names but he basically flicked them aside, as they deserved. Herman Cain continues to grow in stature and leftist name-callers only show his superiority as a candidate and as a man.
Dog bites man!