Gov. Christie to endorse former Gov. Mitt Romney for president

Fox News political journalist Carl Cameron reports Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) will endorse Mitt Romney for president.

I really don’t think this is a surprise, but it sets us up for the next question – will Sarah Palin endorse Rick Perry? There has been zero speculation that Palin would endorse Romney, just talk about possible endorsements for Herman Cain or Perry.

From NBC New York.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will make a surprise appearance Tuesday to endorse Mitt Romney for president, a week after Christie said he would not be running.

Christie is planning a joint press conference with the former Massachusetts governor at 3 p.m. in New Hampshire, NBC News has learned.

So who will win the race when it comes to endorsements from current or past governors?

Both Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) and Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-Nev.) threw support in mid-September to Perry, so is it 2 to 2 when it comes to Perry vs. Romney. Or am I missing someone?

Your comments below.

Others Writing…

Hot Air, Michelle Malkin (moderate Republican club), and Big Government.

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  1. Anybody but Obama on October 11, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Christie and Romney RINO’s. No surprise here. I don’t think it will help Romney much.

    • ricbee on October 11, 2011 at 9:44 pm

      My thought too.

  2. phil on October 11, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Onliest person conservative enough to win my vote for president is me.? And I ain’t interested!

  3. Plainvillian on October 11, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Meanwhile Herman Cain and Ron Paul keep racking up ‘insignificant’ straw poll wins and the passionate support of a broad base of followers.? Kinda makes ya wonder how the smartest guys in the room seem required to ignore them doesn’t it?? If Cain wins a few primaries, will that be insignificant too?

  4. Dimsdale on October 11, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Cain is impressing me more and more every day, and increasing attacks on him by Dems, particularly black Dems, make me support him even more.? Romney has potential, but Perry needs a good night tonight or he is toast.
    The bottom line is that ANY of them would be a better president than ?bama.? Even a RINO is better than an incompetent Marxist.

    • brianh on October 12, 2011 at 12:02 pm

      Perry is toast! He can barely stand on the debate stage, never mind shuffle his feet. And….he’s as much a crony capitalist with his TX venture capital fund as the President is with his green energy fund!!
      Romney is?MARGINALLY better than the president. He didn’t even acknowedge the likelihood of another economic crisis, never mind offer a plan to address it!!! And to attack China’s monetary policy, like we don’t manipulate the USD with ours? The pot calling the kettle black!

  5. johnboy111 on October 11, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    the questions I still had left about Chris were answered today???we are doomed???

  6. ricbee on October 11, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    ?I’m now going for Ron Paul. Unless Perry denounces his love for illegals & inoculations for girls. Maybe Paul & Cain.

  7. gillie28 on October 12, 2011 at 3:47 am

    ric…i think Perry’s decision to allow children of illegal immigrants, who have lived for more than 3 years in Texas, to pay in-state tuition to attend college has been viewed from a very narrow perspective.
    1.? The reality is that?Texas has over 1,000,000 (one million) illegal immigrants.
    2.? The reality is that these illegal immigrants are?not going back.?
    3.? The majority of these?are low-wage earners, and poorly educated.?
    4.? The?alternative to educating and/or teaching skills to their children is disastrous.?
    4.? The state has a need for skilled workers.
    5.? Skilled and educated?workers?provide more revenues for the state.
    6.? Skilled and educated workers are less likely to be a burden and/or danger to the state.
    7.??Repeating that the reality is these kids are NOT returning from whence they came – that ship has sailed (apologies for any semblance of mixed metaphores).


    • Dimsdale on October 12, 2011 at 8:12 am

      I would be a lot more sympathetic to the likely realities of #’s 2 and 7 if there were a way to stanch the flow of even more illegals.? Providing jobs AND benefits will do nothing but throw out a welcome mat to even more illegals.? Seal the border, then deal with the current illegals, not the other way around.

    • ricbee on October 16, 2011 at 11:17 am

      ?Then they can pay full price.

  8. Anybody but Obama on October 12, 2011 at 8:20 am

    What’s disgusting is the cartels control parts of our border and zero does nothing. As far as I’m concerned its terrorism and should be dealt with accordingly.

    • brianh on October 12, 2011 at 12:03 pm

      And now Iran is hiring cartel terrorists to attack us!!!

  9. gillie28 on October 12, 2011 at 8:31 am

    well, dims, i agree…..? Actually, I think Texas HAS done more to seal the borders than any other state or federal agency.? So, given that, perhaps they are dealing with the overall situation the best they can.? Just think there is too much anger directed towards illegals when most of them are hard-working and want a better life.? Applying for visas ain’t that easy, especially?for those?from a corrupt, south american country, without the funds to, ahem, sweeten the attitude of officials.? The solutions?offered for this issue always seem to be so extreme.? But you’re right – the borders are ridiculously porous and my concern is more with terrorism than illegal immigration.? Latinos are generally far more conservative (Catholics mostly) and law-abiding?than?many?seem to believe.??With a couple of generations of decent education and joining middle-class and it is not the Democrats who will have their support.

    • JollyRoger on October 12, 2011 at 9:46 pm

      I’d like to live in Nice France, with gov’t subsidized lodging, meals, free university, not learn the language… oh, and free cheese!? Fat chance- I’d have a French boot up my arse!? On the illegal alien issue, let’s actually follow the European model and send them back!? Obama has said time and again- Yes we can!? The 1,000,000 in TX would be a nice start!

    • ricbee on October 16, 2011 at 11:18 am

      I think you’re deluded.

  10. Anne-EH on October 12, 2011 at 8:39 am

    It all comes down to this sense that Romney is “owed” the GOP nomination because he was denied it in 2008 by Sen. John McCain.

    • brianh on October 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm

      Anne-EH…That may be the “ruling elite” position. All legitimate tea party sympathizers?should object with every fiber of their being!

  11. Anybody but Obama on October 12, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    WSJ/NBC poll puts Cain 27 ?over Romney 23 so much for a Christie endorsement.

    Cain/Gingrich 2012

  12. Lynn on October 13, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Nobody but Cain

    • brianh on October 14, 2011 at 3:42 pm

      NBC…very good 🙂

    • Lynn on October 15, 2011 at 8:11 am

      Thanks, Glad you caught it!


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