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. Noodle Nose Johnson

    WOW!!! This is tremendous news! And should swing the election – to Obama.

    October 11, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    @Kweg Yung

    I AGREE

    October 11, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  3. James Tiberius Kirk

    This is the worst thing that could have happened for Obama. Leaked DNC strategy memos indicate the party was reyling on the GOP to remain fractured well into 2012. It might be time for the DNC to talk Hillary into quitting at State and running for the big chair again. She represents the best chance to defeat a united GOP.

    October 11, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  4. PA_outofwork

    The Republican establishment want Romney and they think the Christie endorsement will help to that end, however, the conservatives look at the Christie endorsement as another nail in the Romney coffin.

    October 11, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  5. Liberty Matters

    1. Christie is looking for a spot in the Romney admin, and later on, his own aspirations to be President of the media.

    2. The Establishment has timed this for tonights debate (it will be mentioned) because Cain has no money and was never legit.

    3. Everyone knows that except for Paul, all others were straw-romneys put out to take the jabs romney could not withstand.

    4. As we are getting closer to the primaries the russian doll must pull herself together again, and Ron Paul is not part of that Russian doll. Ron will have to attack Romney to win.

    5. Anyone still on stage besides Paul – Romney is merely a ghost, a zombie. They are allowed on stage and they can afford the airplane flight to the studio, so they get past the velvet rope.

    Ron Paul needs to go after Romney- use his name in responses- get the tete-a-tete. Interrupt the moderator and demand to be able to respond- use previous debate precedent of romney perry.

    Ron Paul has the answers and speaks well- He will demolish Romney. CAIN is the FED in an End-the-FED world.

    October 11, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  6. Tom

    I was a big Christie fan until I read this

    October 11, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  7. Sue

    I think Romney is a good choice right now for year 2012. I voted against him last time and voted for Huckabee. But I think right now he's a good choice, at least he's sane. There's too much chaos going on in this country, too much anger, fight, etc. Romney probably should be more practical and just get the economy going on the normal track again. All this protests only make things worse. And that China bill, it's insane and so naive. People think if they slap a big tariff on China, they'll get their jobs back. Then US iphones will be hundreds of dollars more expensive than European smartphones, because it's not like US is the only developed country in the world! Other European countries would be laughing in their sleep because US voluntarily pulls out of the China market and increase the cost of its products while other countries will immediately replace US and they'll make their products cheap and everyone in US will order online from European market. Plus there are other underdeveloped countries also who will immediately replace China and they'll manufacture for US instead of China. Plus it's not like China would just sit there and take it from US. They can stop buying US airplanes, cars, trains, agricultural products too. US won't gain much. The only people who will benefit from a trade war between US and China are the other countries, not US or China to be sure.

    October 11, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  8. Donna Brand

    I am glad that Big Boy is sharing his double decker cheeseburger with Mitt. Mitt is going nowhere in the election and GOP donors need to throw good money on the dude who can not be elected because he is a Mormon, has nothing going for him, and wants to trash Medicare.

    October 11, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  9. tafugate

    you mean 'if you don't have a job, go get one', or 'if you're not a millionaire, go earn it' cain? the 'oblivious' cain? don't get me wrong, i admire what cain's accomplished in his life, but he doesn't seem to understand how reality works. i like christie's blunt style. i sort of respect his opinion. but i've always gotten the feeling romney is as disingenuous as it gets. rather than actually being a moderate, romney just seems to say whatever his current audience wants to hear.

    October 11, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  10. dinak

    Now I am glad he's not running, because I realize what an idiot he is if can choose Romney over Cain. Romney is a flip-flopping hypocrite and a liar. Cain at least is honest.

    October 11, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  11. ST

    Who is going to remember in January next year that Christie endorsed Romney? Or is to lift up his polls. If he will not rise in polls, then we will understand the endorsement is good for nothing or rather not taken.

    October 11, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  12. Decided

    Christie can't run against President Cain in 2016, so he has to make sure Obama will be elected for a second term. Endorcing the most liberal Republican candidate is the surefire way to make Obama a two-term President. A liberal republican didn't do so well in the 2012 election–you'd think the GOP would learn and not nominate a near identical candidate like Romney, but then GOP, the GOP voted for Bush twice...

    October 11, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  13. Indy

    Romney is sure getting lots of endorsements lately but it is Cains numbers that go up not Romneys. Mitts is a been there done that candidate and offers nothing new since the last time he lost. If Republicans have any chance at all to finish off the middle class and make corporations into people they are going to have find a candidate with some excitement and someone that has not been running for five straight years.Looking good President Obama !

    October 11, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  14. Tom

    Who Cares? His endorsement means nothing. Media hype!!! I'm a Republican and i'd vote for a Dog before i would vote for Romney! Might as well keep Obama...He's the same thing just wrapped in a different package! I'm from Texas and I like Perry, but more and more i'm liking what I hear from Herman Cain! He's a true Conservative in the likes of Ronald Reagan. Rominey may win the north but once he passes below the Mason Dixon line, he's nothing!

    October 11, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  15. Kyle

    Romney 2012!!!!!!!!!

    October 11, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  16. Randy

    Romney is a moderate that can appeal to the center. I hate to tell those spouting far right rhetoric, but most Americans are in the center. If you want a candidate that will appeal to the voters, Paul, Perry, and Cain are a loss. As for the Mormon thing, get over it. Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, and Hindus could call all of us a cult for not believing with them. We need a qualified leader after the last few administrations.

    October 11, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  17. XRaac

    Chris Christie comes across as a sane sound and smart person. But I'm disappointed in him backing Romney. There are better candidates, specifically one. Chris Christie you suck buddy.

    October 11, 2011 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  18. al in calif

    wow.....the lefties are out in force here......romeny is going to win hands down in '12........it's the lefty policies of barney frank and liberals who wanted to give everyone a mortgage that has us in this mess, despite the nonsense of trying to blame GWB .....oh well, i guess you guys have to wait till '16 LOL

    October 11, 2011 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  19. JOE

    Good! Now he can teach Ronmey how to make a 500 calorie hamburger.

    October 11, 2011 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  20. jim

    Goodbye Obama!!!!!!!!

    October 11, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  21. Dave

    Everything Mitt has worked with was successful. I see no reason why it couldn't happen with the country, which is desperate for some good change by the way.

    October 11, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  22. us1776

    King of PAIN !!

    .

    October 11, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  23. Len

    Now I can sleep comfortably tonight!

    October 11, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  24. Nah

    jos: "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."

    Cute how you contradict yourself.

    Religion doesn't matter, it shouldn't determine how you vote, so therefore a "someone other than a Christian should now run this country".

    What if the "Christian" in the race is the qualified candidate?

    October 11, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  25. NoCommentCNN

    Well America is in real trouble. Mitt or Barack? and same people in the shadows pulling either one's strings.
    Wake up folks! Neither party wants to represent you the people. Both parties are owned by the special interests, big money contributors.
    We need to find a person willing to run independent and represent America again.

    October 11, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
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