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Breaking: Christie to endorse Romney today
Hot Air ^ | OCTOBER 10, 2011 | Ed Morrissey

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: christie; endorsements; romney
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1 posted on 10/11/2011 11:04:18 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

What a disappointment.


2 posted on 10/11/2011 11:05:11 AM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: bgill
No disappointment here...no surprise either....just 2 RINOs rubbing horns...how dear.
3 posted on 10/11/2011 11:06:44 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: bgill

You expected better from Joisey?


4 posted on 10/11/2011 11:06:44 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: RobinMasters

5 posted on 10/11/2011 11:08:05 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: bgill

Come on you had to see that coming. ;-)


6 posted on 10/11/2011 11:08:24 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Daveinyork

RINO supports RINO, why is this news?


7 posted on 10/11/2011 11:08:40 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: bgill

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....


8 posted on 10/11/2011 11:09:26 AM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: RobinMasters
RINOs close ranks. What did anyone expect?

After RWR the GOP swore they'd never allow an outsider to win the nomination again.

9 posted on 10/11/2011 11:11:24 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: RobinMasters

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.


10 posted on 10/11/2011 11:11:55 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: RobinMasters

When is the Debate tonight?
What time? (time zone specific)
What station?

TY


11 posted on 10/11/2011 11:12:24 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: bgill

A loudmouthed RINO endorses a RINO... imagine that...


12 posted on 10/11/2011 11:12:46 AM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Rudder
It means more money for Romney.

As if he needed any more.

13 posted on 10/11/2011 11:13:18 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: RobinMasters

The Republican establishment endorses the Republican establishment. What a shock.


14 posted on 10/11/2011 11:14:43 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: jessduntno

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.


15 posted on 10/11/2011 11:15:09 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you)
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To: RobinMasters

Christie as potential VP choice could be interesting space to watch.


16 posted on 10/11/2011 11:15:26 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: RobinMasters

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.


17 posted on 10/11/2011 11:16:34 AM PDT by Zevonismymuse
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To: RobinMasters

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.


18 posted on 10/11/2011 11:16:52 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: RobinMasters

Great time for Palin to offer her endorsement to counter this.


19 posted on 10/11/2011 11:17:55 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: bgill

Romney is a candidate Christie can sink his teeth into.


20 posted on 10/11/2011 11:18:08 AM PDT by corlorde (NH)
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To: jessduntno
RINOS of a feather ...

That paints such a disturbing image. Zoology will never be the same.

21 posted on 10/11/2011 11:19:30 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: RobinMasters

No surprises there.


22 posted on 10/11/2011 11:22:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (ALCS/NLCS playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2789907/posts)
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To: RobinMasters

fat for flip-flop


23 posted on 10/11/2011 11:23:14 AM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (On the Cain Train to railroad Mitt.)
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To: bgill

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.


24 posted on 10/11/2011 11:24:08 AM PDT by FryingPan101 (Hang in, Perry. We're America!)
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To: RobinMasters

I guess the Wall St banksters and hedgers resident in NJ have had a talk with Christie.


25 posted on 10/11/2011 11:24:43 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Where's he getting these ideas? He's not smart enough to be that stupid all by himself.)
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To: bgill

Disgusting but unsurprising.

I will never vote for Romney.


26 posted on 10/11/2011 11:25:17 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: RobinMasters

There has to be a mistake here if Cain is Mitt’s stalking horse per the Perry supporters shouldn’t he had endorsed Cain?


27 posted on 10/11/2011 11:25:52 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: skeeter

“After RWR the GOP swore they’d never allow an outsider to win the nomination again.”

And none has.


28 posted on 10/11/2011 11:26:48 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: RobinMasters

I suspect that Romney’s VP short list includes Christie and Cain.


29 posted on 10/11/2011 11:28:15 AM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life~)
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To: Psalm 144

The GOP would rather maintain control over the agenda and lose than allow conservatives in and win, obviously.


30 posted on 10/11/2011 11:28:52 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: RobinMasters

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.


31 posted on 10/11/2011 11:29:00 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (FUBO)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Could not agree more...just one more reason I am glad he decided to stay in Jersey.


32 posted on 10/11/2011 11:30:36 AM PDT by NC Angeleyes
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To: Kansas58

8:00 PM Eastern; Bloomberg channel


33 posted on 10/11/2011 11:32:39 AM PDT by NC Angeleyes
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To: RobinMasters
surprise
34 posted on 10/11/2011 11:36:29 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Zevonismymuse
I agree with you 100%. I'm not big on his 9-9-9 plan but he is the only “conservative” left with any chance against the rampaging RINOs. I wish Palin had run but alas....ya got to work with what ya got...
35 posted on 10/11/2011 11:36:45 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: RobinMasters

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.


36 posted on 10/11/2011 11:36:51 AM PDT by Pilated
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To: RobinMasters

Hanover, New Hampshire (East Vermont) = a more upscale and elitist Berkeley, California, with more snow.


37 posted on 10/11/2011 11:37:00 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: RobinMasters

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.


38 posted on 10/11/2011 11:37:02 AM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: RobinMasters

Breaking: Crist to endorse McCain!

Same thing.


39 posted on 10/11/2011 11:38:09 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: skeeter

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.


40 posted on 10/11/2011 11:38:27 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Zevonismymuse

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.


41 posted on 10/11/2011 11:40:48 AM PDT by Cato in PA
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To: Dapper 26

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.....


42 posted on 10/11/2011 11:41:21 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: bgill

He’s a GOP establishment tool.


43 posted on 10/11/2011 11:41:32 AM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: Psalm 144
Conservatives play the same role in the GOP that blacks do in the Democrat party

The one obvious difference being the democrats black constituency gets paid every now & then.

44 posted on 10/11/2011 11:43:14 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: RobinMasters

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.


45 posted on 10/11/2011 11:43:40 AM PDT by RC one (Voting isn't a simple act of civic duty anymore, it's a complex act of civil war.)
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To: skeeter

True.


47 posted on 10/11/2011 11:46:36 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Republic Rocker

No sale.


48 posted on 10/11/2011 11:48:09 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: RobinMasters
No one is surprised at Christie endorsing Romney (both RINOs) but I doubt this will be a game-changer for Romney. The only conservative that really wanted Christie for president was Ann Coulter. I agree with 'NavyCanDo' (post #19) that Sarah Palin could do the conservative cause a big favor by endorsing Herman Cain. If she wants to play king-maker, this is the time. Romney must be stopped.

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.

49 posted on 10/11/2011 11:53:17 AM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: RobinMasters

Dog bites man!


50 posted on 10/11/2011 11:56:32 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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