What Do Chris Christie’s Appearances For Mitt Romney Mean?

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was in Iowa twice campaigning for GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, and this weekend he’ll be in New Hampshire. But what does an appearance like this mean?

WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell On The Story

By campaigning in New Hampshire, Christie can win votes for Romney. That’s the feeling of Pete McDonough, who was press secretary to then New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman.

“If Chris Christie gets media attention, the viewer in Concord, New Hampshire who sees that says ‘Oh, that’s what Mitt Romeny’s about. Mitt Romney must be a good person. Maybe I’m going to vote for Mitt Romney,'” McDonough told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell.

But it doesn’t mean Christie can help Romney win in New Jersey in November. Democratic candidates have carried New Jersey in the last five elections.

“I don’t think any surrogate wins any votes for anyone in a general election,” said McDonough. “This is going to be a choice between change or more of the same. I don’t think any surrogate makes a difference in that case.”

McDonough feels that’s because voters are looking strictly at the issues that most directly impact them.

But Montclair State University political science professor Brigid Harrison isn’t so sure.

“When Mr. Christie endorses and campaigns on Mr. Romney’s behalf, some voters in New Jersey will give him a second look because of that,” she said Friday.

Harrison admits New Jersey is a tough state for Republicans.

Romney recently won the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary is this Tuesday.

Do you think Romney will win the Republican nomination? If so, can he beat President Obama? Sound off in the comments section below!

  • lulu

    What a fun year this is going to be. Christi the born again Mormon looking for utopia in latter day zion.

  • Angelica

    I hope he takes One-Term Christie along with him as his running mate….that will assure another 4 years for the Democrats!

  • susan

    if it will get Christie out of nj , then i will vote for him, he stinks,
    they are all liars

  • Mack Seagrave

    “That’s the feeling of Pete McDonough, who was press secretary to then New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman.” Oh yes, this guy’s word is gold! After all, he was the press secretary for the P-O-S who told 9/11 First Responders that the air at ‘Ground Zero’ was safe to breathe … now 10,000 responders are ill due to their exposure to that “safe air” and over 1,000 are dead. GOP = Greedy Out of touch Politicians …

  • Gavoon

    Christies apperances mean that Romney definitely has an all you can buffet at every event

  • Sharon S

    Christie is a liar. Just ask anyone that lives in New Jersey. He is trying to ruin one the best public education system in the country. As a democrat I would like him to get out of New Jersey.He is a bully and an arrogant man, who does not know the meaning of compromise. As much as I want him out of New Jersey, I can’t see him being a vice president. That would be a scary thought.

    • billy

      And as a republican, I would like to see you democrats get out of NJ. The democrats have spent NJ into poverty, much like our grand leader in DC has done for the past 3 years. Christie is obviously doing a fantastic job – the unions hate him and so do the life long democrats in office.

      Clock is ticking – NO-Bama 2012

      • You're an idiot!

        As opposed to how the Republicans under Kean & Whitman raped NJ, and how Bush made sure the economy tanked under his watch!

  • saxman108

    if it means getting christie out of NJ i;ll vote for him.

  • SokrMom

    What it means is that Chris Christie would like to be Vice President.

  • Karen Carpenter Diet

    The title of the movie will be, “IT ATE IOWA”

  • T

    Means nothing to me. As a republican I find that lard ass to be a blow hard who likes to intimidate people because he knows if anyone touches him security will be all over them.

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