Ann Romney Says Mitt Would Back Chris Christie ‘100 percent’ in 2016

Declaration on CNN stokes speculation that Christie is a contender for the Republican presidential nomination

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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann leave a polling station after voting in Belmont, Mass., on Nov. 6, 2012.
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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann leave a polling station after voting in Belmont, Mass., on Nov. 6, 2012.

Although they might have been at odds in the past, Mitt Romney would support Chris Christie if the New Jersey Governor earned the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, according to his wife, Ann.

During an interview on CNN’s Piers Morgan Live, Ann Romney said her husband Mitt would support Christie “100 percent” if he were selected as the Republican nominee.

According to the book Double Down: Game Change 2012, the Romney campaign was often at loggerheads with the Garden State’s Governor during the run-up to the 2012 presidential election. Although Christie has not made a formal announcement concerning his 2016 plans, pundits view the widely popular governor as a leading contender for the nomination.

[Mediaite]

12 comments
JoseGonzales
JoseGonzales

One marijuana prohibitionist is endorsing another marijuana prohibitionist, what a surprise!

RightSpeak
RightSpeak

"Romney said her husband Mitt would support Christie “100 percent” if he were selected as the Republican nominee."

hahahaha....a little misleading in the headline...NO?

"...'IF' he were the nominee"...HELL..I don't like Christie, but 'IF' he were the GOP nominee, I'd support him too over ANY DEMOCRAT.

ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

George H. W. Bush, Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney, now Chris Christie. Wonder what is their commonality. If someone could find it they will also find why Hillary will beat this fat tub of lard. By the way, did Mrs. Romney ever wonder why Christie spends more time attacking his fellow GOPs than Obama ? And why he spends more time attacking his prospective GOP rivals than the presumed Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton ? And why he stays away from the current Obama Care discussion ? He did criticize his BFF Obama but to compensate he also attacked his own party. Wonder why ?


mary.waterton
mary.waterton

2008 McCain ... RINO

2012 Romney ... RINO

2016 Christie ... RINO


The republican establishment must enjoy losing.

zelskid1
zelskid1

Of course. She is not saying he supports Cristie for the nomination, only that he will support the Republican nominee.

Channah
Channah

Who really cares what Ann Romney thinks?  Why is her viewpoint worthy of reporting?

tkulaga
tkulaga

Let's face it Mitt will back any Republican nominee. He sure as heck ain't gonna back Hillary or any other party's nominee!

JoseGonzales
JoseGonzales

@mary.waterton 

Jindal ... RINO

Walker ... RINO

Anyone who supports big government nanny state war on freedom, liberty, pursuit of happiness, and marijuana is a RINO.

 

 

JoseGonzales
JoseGonzales

@tkulaga Romney would back marijuana prohibitionist Hillary over a Republican pro legalization candidate.