The Dreamy One Chris Christie Will Endorse Mitt Romney
FOX broke this a few minutes ago; h/t Fox News Radio’s John Gibson.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, just one week after definitively announcing he will not run for president in the 2012 race, plans to endorse Mitt Romney for the job Tuesday afternoon, Fox News has learned.
The event is set to take place in Hanover, N.H., the site of the Republican presidential debate being held Tuesday night. The endorsement will be made in advance of the debate.
In view of Governor Christie’s popularity, which has not been (fairly or unfairly) tarnished by the harsh glare of an actual presidential run, this is undeniably a significant endorsement.
Important tangent: the Republican debate, referenced above, begins at 8 pm tonight and willl focus solely on the candidates’ economic plans. Supposedly, the debate, sponsored by the Washington Post and Bloomberg, can be watched on line here. The link is to a Washington Post article which previews the debate with “Five Things to watch”; presumably, a “Watch Live” link will magically appear on the page at some point before 8 pm.
UPDATE – Where to watch the debate
That Washington Post link is useless. Bloomberg TV is streaming the debate live on line. Alternately, if you have cable/satellite/dish television, the Bloomberg link has a box where you can enter your zip code to get the channel number for Bloomberg TV.