Christie backs Romney
October 11th, 2011
03:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Christie backs Romney

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney Tuesday.

"I'm here in New Hampshire today for one simple reason – America cannot survive another four years of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is the man we need to lead America and we need him now and that's why I'm here," Christie said at an event in Lebanon, New Hampshire.


Christie passed on his own run for the White House last week and suggested he might endorse a candidate in the 2012 race.


Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • Mitt Romney
soundoff (110 Responses)
  1. Brian Zee

    I think this is a big mistake. Mr. Romney is a member or the Mormon religion which distributes "The book of Mormon" which they believe is equal to the Holy Bible. They also teach God was just a common man like you and I, and not the eternal God of the Bible.

    October 11, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  2. Decided

    Christie's endorcement is the touch of death in disguise. Does it surprise anyone that Christie would endorce a liberal republican & career politician over a conservative black business man? If Faux News tricks anymore fools to blindly follow Romney and/or Perry, there'll be 4 more years of Obama guarenteed.

    October 11, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  3. Peace

    A catholic endorsing a mormon. Good for him!

    October 11, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  4. steven

    I am from Massachusetts and had Mitt Witt for governor, he's a real piece of .................... work

    October 11, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  5. Captain Obvious

    Uh, who ellse COULD he back? The other GOP candidates are jokes and lunatic fingers. Romney is far and away the best option within the GOP to defeat Obama, at least amongst those with sufficient base to be competitive. It would be better if Hillary grew a pair and resigned from state and threw her hat in. she'd be significantly better than Preseident Rookie.

    October 11, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  6. colby

    For Gov. Christie to endorse this early, there definitely has to be something in it for him. Even if it is the VP slot, the Rommey/Christie ticket is still way better than Obama/Biden...I used to be a die-hard Democrat...maybe if Obama dumped Biden and put Hillary on the ticket?

    October 11, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  7. s

    After a nice Steak dinner, loaded baked potatoe, creamy coleslaw, and slice of german chocolate cake, Governor Christie decided to endorse whoever it was that fed him.

    October 11, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  8. Penobscot

    Stick a fork in Perry...and stick a fork in his wet noodle yard dog Jeffress.

    October 11, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  9. D

    Excellent news for President Obama!

    October 11, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  10. D

    Actually, this is pretty calculating by Christie. He endorses Romney b/c knows he will lose, the after Obama is out in 2016, he slides in to the nomination and wedges himself into the White House.

    Well played Mr. Christie.

    October 11, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  11. Will

    Romney must've promised him all the butter cakes he can eat

    October 11, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  12. ru serious

    ...good news. Hopefully, this represents a move away from crazy pitch-fork wing of the party. No way Obama looses against any of those nut-jobs (Bachman, Santorum, et al). Need level headed manager in charge, no more "community organizers" no more sht kckers from Texas. Obama has to go, for the sake of the country.

    October 11, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  13. GI Joe

    Now new Texans in the WH ! ha ha ha h ha

    October 11, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  14. MM

    That's too bad. As a democrat I was beginning to like this guy.

    October 11, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  15. Kweg Yung

    Corporate America's expansion into China was paid for by the American taxpayer. Bush's “tax cuts for the rich” policy helped to fund this transition. That's why no American jobs were created but a lot of Chinese jobs were. Republican politicians represent the corporate rich, the 'job creators'. When was the last time you saw a job created in the U.S.? The rich don't pay tax in this country and their corporations are physically based in communist China; where, by the way, SOCIALIZED healthcare and SOCIALIZED education are the norm. Republican politicians sold us (U.S.) out. These guys aren't batting for us (U.S.) anymore.

    October 11, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  16. Downside

    That's a "heavy" endorsement!

    October 11, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  17. hongli

    Go figure! One Moron endorsing one Mormon. If Mitt Romney is all the GOP has got to offer up then the White House can start celebrations on a second term for President Barak Obama.

    October 11, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  18. lynn

    I'm waiting for a good reason Romney got mandated healthcare in MA, but will smear Obama for the same program for all American's. Equality only works for the one's who have is the Republican's viewpoint.

    October 11, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  19. GI Joe

    I still don't feel comfortable that Brigham Young and Joseph Smith were both born in Connecticut. Just a couple hundred years ago.

    October 11, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  20. D

    Ru Serious?

    October 11, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  21. billy

    That should do it, a real game changer,Go Mitt :)

    October 11, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  22. Dave from GA

    A good choice. Don't like the rest of other candidates except Huntman.

    October 11, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  23. Post Partisan American

    If the GOP base doesn't wake up there will be four more years of Obama. The left is energizing their base and doing voter ID right now at the Wall Street protests nationwide. Note that the focus of discontent is "Corporatists" like Mitt and Cain...

    October 11, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  24. GI Joe

    Uh Oh
    I still don't feel comfortable that Brigham Young and Joseph Smith were both born in Connecticut. Just a couple hundred years ago.
    --------------–
    Actually, it was VERMONT (their place of birth in 1801 and 1805).

    October 11, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  25. Joseph

    I am a Christian. But maybe it is time for some one other then a Christian to run this country. Race, gender, or religious beliefs should not determine how you vote.

    Do I believe they can successfully run this country? That should be the only question we ask ourselves.

    October 11, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
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