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. ep_vet

    Christie can't be VP because the new Mormon VP is already on a spaceship coming in from Kolob. He is carrying new plates and seer stones... not like the plates that one of the many gods from Kolob delivered to Joseph Smith.... these are new White House China. The seer stones are like the ones delivered to Joseph Smith so that he could see the future and understand the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations. Also, the new VP will not have the Mark of Cain that has so troubled Romney, who has pointed out that 999 is 666 upside down!!!

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

    Romney would be a huge improvement over our current president, and he's electable. All you posters who desperately want to nominate a social conservative, you'd only be helping Obama's chances of staying in power,

    October 11, 2011 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  3. GregHaus

    Romney would be a huge improvement over our current president, and he's electable. All you posters who desperately want to nominate a social conservative, you'd only be helping 0bama's chances of staying in power,

    October 11, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  4. Ed DFWTX

    I understand Christie's endorsement. There is no other GOP candidate that has half a brain and not totally wacko like Perry and Bachman.

    October 11, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  5. GregHaus

    Romney would be a huge improvement over our current president, and he's electable. All you posters who desperately want to nominate a social conservative, you'd only be helping O b a m a's chances of staying in power,

    October 11, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  6. Neal

    That is kind of disappointing. Christie for Romney? Ron Paul 2012.

    October 11, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  7. Jimbo

    Paul/Cain ticket, that is the winner. Can't trust a mormon, just can't buy into a guy who follows a church that sends kids all across the globe to convert people and ruin their heritage...all while not letting the kids talk on the phone with their parents or letting them swim or letting them play cards or letting them watch a movie and the list goes on forever.

    October 11, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  8. GregHaus

    Sorry folks, Cain is not electable. I like the guy, but he's not going to win in November 2012, so get over it.

    October 11, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  9. Steve

    Congrats Mitt. No better endorsement could come then from a Governor who has screwed over the working class only to pander to corporations. I'm sure your GOP base will salivate over a leader like that.

    October 11, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  10. Greg

    With Romney beating Obama in most major polls and in most purple states, Christie wants to hitch his wagon to the guy who can win. It's as easy as that. If Romney wasn't leading Obama in a majority of the polls, VChristie wouldn't have jumped so soon.

    October 11, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  11. S.positive

    President Obama will win in Nov 2012

    October 11, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  12. Greg

    Cain is on his book tour at the moment, and he has not set up any organization in Iowa or South Carolina. I wonder if he is really running for President, or if he is setting himself up for retirement. He has done little to prepare for being President, other than hosting his radio talk show.

    October 11, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  13. MissMe

    I would vote for Obama before I would vote for Romney. Might as well start the revolution.

    October 11, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  14. Jimbo

    Greg, Obama just organized a few protests and voted present for 2 years....he got elected.

    October 11, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  15. Yup

    Christie....you made a very smart move by not entering the race this year....I thought your reasoning was sound. BUT; You should have stayed out.....this was a bad move and against your grain. Who do you REALLY feel would have been the best choice?????? I dont think its this fool you stand next too......oh well. hope it does not get you in the long run......have a nice day.

    October 11, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  16. Donna Brand

    What an endorsement! Mitt has never had a fighting chance in the past several GOP Primaries so why in the world would people be endorsing him today. He is the same old guy with the same old ideas which make the fact that Mormonism isn't his only failing. He doesn't get the program, he lost it years ago and can not save the era of George W. Bush Republicans fighting for more countries to invade, stopping funding for FEMA, ending EPA and states rights on obvious federal solutions like national security, and public health.

    October 11, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  17. Schu Montgomery

    Does anybody know how we in Kentucky can view tonight's debate? Is CNN televising it? Instead of the bullying segment? Where in the heck is this critical info. for political types? How can we watch tonight's GOP debate from New Hampshire? Please respond

    October 11, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  18. Rosalinda

    Good call Christie. Now if Romney wants a chance he should NOT Pick Cain as a VP. I hope he learned for McCains mistakes last time. The Tea Party candidate even as a VP is toxic in the general election.

    October 11, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  19. ST

    Romney was accusing Perry to be desperate but it looks it is him. He understands that Herb Cain is one step to pull him behind thats why he has asked this endorsement. What about one from Sarah? Oh! sorry, they do not share same values.

    October 11, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  20. evolwilson

    It's Funny that if Hillary Clinton stepped in this race she would not only win, but would literally take over every poll and every conversation we are all having about this race. and it would be a cake-walk for her and the Dems somone please dare disagree.Its called free speech

    October 11, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  21. Greg

    Democratic Insiders do not want to face Romney – go google their comments. Obama doesn't have a record to run on against Romney while Mitt has turned around small companies, large corporations, a state economy & out-of-control budget and the Olympics. Romney has the record that voters want at this time, and it scares the Obama Administration. In fact, Romney is beating Obama already in the great majority of current national polls. Just look them up.

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

    Mitt Romney is by far the best choice to beat Obama. Not only will he get the Republican vote (ALL Republicans would choose him over Obama) but he will also gain the Independent/moderate vote needed! It is so funny that some people think Republicans will just sit at home this election if Romney is the candidate! Seriously? Conservatives would not pass up the opportunity to see Obama leave the White House in 2012! They would vote for anyone but Obama and that should be obvious. I definitely think nobody else in the field has a chance to challenge the president! Obama is an amazing speaker and debater and it should be obvious by now that Cain nor Perry has a chance. Romney is quick on his toes and will definitely challenge the president on major issues! Oh and people say Romney flip-flops... Obama can be called the same after his first four years!!

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

    I am an original tea partier from Texas, and I can certainly support Romney against Obama. Nobody is perfect, but I do beleive that Romney can get the country on the right path again.

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

    Governor Christie, good move! Would you believe I am a life-long Democrat. By the way, Bobble Head Pelosi accuses Senator Brown of insulting women; I happen to think Pelosi IS AN insult to women! You may also want to add WhatsherMan (Wasserman) to the list. Essentially they are President NObama's lapdogs and the female Weiners.

    October 11, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  25. Someone Who Knows Named Joe

    One guy has biz experience, one guy is willing to make hard choices and push back against nonsense when he sees it. It makes sense that GOP would chose electability over idealogy. Lots of childish comments by people who are using their best judgment & skill sets.

    October 11, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
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