Skip to comments.Christie Endorses Romney Ahead of GOP Debate
Posted on 10/11/2011 12:57:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, just one week after definitively announcing he will not run for president in the 2012 race, endorsed Mitt Romney for the job Tuesday afternoon.
At a press conference in Hanover, N.H., Christie described the endorsement as an "easy decision."
The announcement came just hours before the Republican candidates gather for a debate nearby at Dartmouth College. In securing the support of Christie, Romney will have at his side a tough-talking governor who during his two years in office has built a reputation as a fiscal hawk not shy about taking on the public employee unions.
The former Massachusetts governor is enlisting Christie at a time when his front-runner status is once again being challenged. Romney saw his lead slip after Texas Gov. Rick Perry jumped into the race in August. Perry has since fallen back in the polls, but businessman Herman Cain broke through to within a few points of Romney in several recent national polls.
Marking a fast turnaround for Romney, the new 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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Add Sarah Palin to another that should endorse Perry.
1 - He is not eligible.
Romney for Obama in 2008
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
“Just for pure hard ball politics, this was a excellent move, with Cain riding him down in the polls. He pulled a brilliant move. No matter what happens at this debate, Cain and Willard will come off the winners nothing like dealing yourself four aces. “
Romney isn’t balancing the ticket on ideology but rather on class. Romney the metrosexual elitist from MA paired up with the “give it to ‘em straight” Italian dude from joisey. It’s almost like a Kerry/Bubba ticket.
I like Chris Christie but not for President, and my views were vindicated when it came out that Paul Singer was one of the guys trying to get him to run. When Christie declined and Singer decided to back Romney, it was pretty obvious where Christie was going.
It’s kind of any easy indicator - go against whoever Singer is backing, and back anybody else.
I got a robo call about an hour ago from Cristie too. Makes me sick.
Sad thing is, he didn’t help Romney so much as he torp’d his own future chances of higher office in the GOP.
The dude looks like a walking heart attack...
Is the final GOP Presidential candidate going to be a RINO, AGAIN?
I think you tied the political knot. I’ll carry it even further in that a Rockefeller tie is tantamount to a new world order tie. Who knows what totally goes beyond a new world order except for the people that want the change.
Did you get to hear people asking questions? I didn’t push the botton to ask any questions. They must have connected to me quite late as Romney was supposed to be on also and they said he was gone to the debate already so I never heard him answer any questions.
Someone, please tell me again how voting is going to fix this screwed up mess we are in...
No, I hung up.
Christie fans must be rejoicing...how about Ann Coulter?
They are also idiots who don't understand the world outside of the beltway or their state capitol.
Yeah, I have a friend who is wealthy but I still drive a 17 year old pickup truck.
Isn't that a contradiction in terms? RiNO's <-> "shape"?