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If you missed it last hour New Jersey governor Chris Christie has made it official.
Saying after giving it careful reconsideration.
He will not be running for president not now.
Welcome to -- brand new hour of America live everyone I'm Megyn Kelly governor Christie spoke for almost forty minutes but He really had just one.
Over the last few weeks off thought long and hard about this decision of explored the options I've listened to -- so many people.
They considered whether this was something that I needed to take on.
But in the end what I've always felt was the right decision.
Remains the right decision today.
Now is not my time.
So what does this mean for the rest of the Republican field.
Race element is communications director for the Rick Perry campaign and my guess now -- thank you so much for being here your reaction -- the news out of.
-- -- -- Got a -- governor Chris he's a great governor governor Perry actually helped get him elected at the Republican Governors Association.
He's a star -- major player going forward in a big allies to the nominee here this fall.
The conventional wisdom and take it for what it's worth -- the comes from the pundits.
Is that He is likely to endorse Romney.
Not -- that he's more of a nor our New England moderate northeast moderates.
Less so you know -- along -- -- of of Rick Perry do you think that's likely are you seeking his endorsement.
We would love to have his support they have been they've been friends for quite some time.
Fact of the matter is if you're looking for a blunt -- governor.
Who has balanced budgets cut spending.
Set forth a clear path for getting America working again governor Perry's the guy.
And we look forward haven't support from all over the country going forward here through the primary and in the general election next year.
So many folks talked about how you know that this is the Washington Post -- About 42% of Republicans and Republican leaning independents said that they would like to see Christie joined the race.
Does that suggest you re that there is it dissatisfaction with the current field which would include your -- I think -- suggests that were ninety days away at least from the first boat to be cast in a caucus or primary.
And that there's a lot of work to do governor Perry is trial in the country talking about his record isn't having the best job -- in the country.
Balancing six budgets.
We're going to be rolling out economic and other plans for the future there's plenty of time before the the voters decide.
And we feel like wearing in good position the governor and the race strong.
We've got will work to do and will roll up our sleeves and get that -- keep in mind that Rick Perry is never lost -- election is always underestimated.
And is the the most accomplished solid conservative in the race for president.
Well that that He is talking about but that.
The polls seem to be suggesting that he's he's feeding you in the -- talks that the more He goes down I wanna get your reaction I mentioned this Washington Post poll.
It it reports a dramatic decline for Rick Perry in the last month saying he's lost about half of his support.
Romney now lead to 25%.
Which is identical to his support from a month ago.
Rick Perry is now tied with Herman -- for second with just 16%.
And that's a thirteen point drop for Perry and a twelve point gain.
For Herman Cain your reaction.
These -- move around.
Governor Perry continues to talk about job creation talk about balancing budgets.
Talking about securing that southern border which is something that we worked hard to do.
And there's a lot of time left.
The electorate is clearly.
Governor Romney's been in this race for six or seven years -- it and it seems to have a cap.
On his support.
We plan taking advantage of that working hard in Iowa New Hampshire South Carolina in those early states talking about job creation.
Talking about a bright optimistic strong future for this country which we have not had the last four years.
Rick -- was attacked by the Washington Post this week which released a report citing unnamed sources.
About an offensive.
Name for a hunting camp that He used.
That begins with with the letter end.
And there was a report that there had been put some push back from the campaign.
Saying that the governor.
-- also found that name offensive painted over the rock that that name appeared on and so on nonetheless Herman Cain has come out this week and called.
That name insensitive.
Essentially taking a shot at governor Perry -- -- your reaction to mr.
-- wing and.
-- governor Perry and his family -- care that almost thirty years ago as soon as they entered that hunting -- Important remember that that was not their property they didn't -- -- control it but -- strong action at the time.
We agreed that is that an offensive.
Outdated word the governor and his family cover that up.
It was not on any of the that the documents that the Perry the governor Perry signed on at least.
And this is a thing of the past governor -- a strong record of being inclusive.
Job for everybody in our state.
And and we've seen in the last 24 hours a lot of folks some -- side of the -- stand up and say Rick Perry is a solid.
Fair guy who is is done a good job in the state of Texas representing the whole state.
Well -- the White House about it Jay Carney was given the opportunity comment on -- said that hunting -- He was clearly offensive but said.
It was clear to him the governor Perry also believed that that what I was interested in is.
What what you thought of Herman -- wing and a.
Like this is the season where they they can this try to take advantage is is -- little openings here and there I think mister -- -- since that.
And it changed his remarks a little bit.
This is that something occurred and was resolved properly resolved almost thirty years ago.
We're we're gonna go for -- talking about.
Job creation balancing budgets and getting the country back on track and not get distracted with thirty year old issues that were properly and quickly addressed at that time.
Well -- it looks like you will perhaps have one less person on the stage.
At the next debate governor Christie hasn't actually been there but you know the threat of governor Christie has been there that is now been removed and that we appreciate your time today -- all of us you.
Thanks making -- season.
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