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Christie Endorses Romney Ahead of GOP Debate
Fox News ^ | October 11, 2011

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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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2012; christie; romney; throwshisweight
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41 posted on 10/11/2011 2:27:07 PM PDT by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Wuli
Notice to Jim Demint, Marco Rubio, Pat Toomey, Paul Ryan and others. You need to get officially behind either Cain or Perry or see the GOP taken completely out from under you and the hard work you have tried to do since 2010 squandered by either a 2012 GOP “loss” or a 2012 GOP “victory”, which, with Romney at the lead will be one and the same thing; and you know it.

Add Sarah Palin to another that should endorse Perry.

42 posted on 10/11/2011 2:27:17 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Romney CANNOT be the GOP candidate.

1 - He is not eligible.

2 :

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."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s 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 Romney’s 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 Wallace’s husband."

"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"


"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"

43 posted on 10/11/2011 2:28:10 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: org.whodat

“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.

44 posted on 10/11/2011 2:28:31 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Palladin
Mmmmm...where can I get one



45 posted on 10/11/2011 2:29:36 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.

46 posted on 10/11/2011 2:36:38 PM PDT by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
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To: Spunky

I got a robo call about an hour ago from Cristie too. Makes me sick.

47 posted on 10/11/2011 2:36:47 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


Sad thing is, he didn’t help Romney so much as he torp’d his own future chances of higher office in the GOP.

48 posted on 10/11/2011 2:41:09 PM PDT by HKMk23 (YHVH NEVER PLAYS DEFENSE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The dude looks like a walking heart attack...

49 posted on 10/11/2011 2:51:25 PM PDT by Fred (But we are never going to survive unless we get a little crazy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is the final GOP Presidential candidate going to be a RINO, AGAIN?

50 posted on 10/11/2011 3:05:50 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Reagan Man

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.

51 posted on 10/11/2011 3:24:09 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: freeangel


52 posted on 10/11/2011 3:29:41 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: ladyvet

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.

53 posted on 10/11/2011 4:07:31 PM PDT by Spunky (Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone, please tell me again how voting is going to fix this screwed up mess we are in...

54 posted on 10/11/2011 4:25:56 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Spunky

No, I hung up.

55 posted on 10/11/2011 4:48:36 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie fans must be about Ann Coulter?

56 posted on 10/11/2011 5:08:35 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I actually got a robocall about this one. They think Romney is the winner. That's why the endorsement.

They are also idiots who don't understand the world outside of the beltway or their state capitol.

57 posted on 10/11/2011 5:24:42 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Perry and Cain I can support, but no Romney)
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To: dead

Yeah, I have a friend who is wealthy but I still drive a 17 year old pickup truck.

58 posted on 10/11/2011 7:11:06 PM PDT by RipSawyer ("IDIOCRACY" is a documentary of current conditions in America.)
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To: nagdt; All
Welcome to RINO land. It’s as if the RNC wants to lose the election and the MEDIA wants Romney because he is a sure bet to lose.


It's like how in 2008, the New York Times endorsed John McCain in the Republican primary, then endorsed Obama in the general. And how the liberal Eastern media earlier supported liberal Wendell Willkie and Tom Dewey against conservative Robert A. Taft, and Nelson Rockefeller against Barry Goldwater.

Those who have truly massive power, as the media and business establishment do, can play both sides and ensure that both parties nominate liberal candidates they're comfortable with. That way, whether the Republican or the Democrat wins, the liberal establishment wins.
59 posted on 10/11/2011 9:44:17 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: tips up
The herd of RINOs is taking shape.

Isn't that a contradiction in terms? RiNO's <-> "shape"?

60 posted on 10/12/2011 9:54:40 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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