Christie Endorses Romney New Jersey governor gives front-runner a big boost By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Oct 11, 2011 1:17 PM CDT Updated Oct 11, 2011 2:28 PM CDT 48 comments Comments New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at a a news conference at the Statehouse October 4, 2011 in Trenton, New Jersey. (Getty Images) (Newser) – If you needed any further proof that Chris Christie isn't running, here it is: He endorsed Mitt Romney for president today, reports Fox News. "America cannot survive another four years of Barack Obama, and Mitt Romney is the man to lead America," the New Jersey governor said. His announcement came hours ahead of tonight's Republican presidential debate at Dartmouth College and a week after Christie said he wouldn't run himself. The debate, meanwhile, is being seen as do or die for Rick Perry.