Mitt Romney picked up the endorsement of Chris Christie yesterday, continuing his slow, methodical march towards the Republican nomination. The Christie endorsement is obviously a prize, coming from a man that last week had many Republicans begging him to run himself. Romney is running a disciplined race, sticking to his message as well as his overall strategy without deviation.
I did not see the Republican debate last night, but a look at the news coverage tells me that Rick Perry, previously bloodied, thought better of directly engaging Romney. And Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan took up a large portion of that debate. Delightful stuff for Mitt, and Cain’s rise has to be considered another great piece of news for the Romney campaign. Cain will not be the nominee, but his elbowing aside Rick Perry and the others can do nothing but help Mitt.