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February 21st, 2012
04:23 PM ET

Chris Christie on Mitt Romney's struggles within the GOP: "They want someone who they believe will...fight the president"

Tonight "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for an all-encompassing and forthright interview, during which the top Mitt Romney surrogate discusses the former Massachusetts Governor, and his struggles within the Republican party.

Asked by Piers Morgan why so few members of the GOP are "properly in love" with Romney, Christie speaks to the candidate's casual personality:

"He's a very reserved guy. And so in the time that we're in right now, which is a very tumultuous, angry, emotional time, at the moment, reserved is not necessarily what the primary electorate seems to want," suggests Christie.

However, as the sit down progresses, Christie notes that Romney's demeanor may be an asset in a general election, and suspects his candidate will battle Barack Obama when it comes to the politics of the contest:

"It is the nature of our Republican electorate right now that they're very angry about the president and the direction the president is taking us in and...and they want someone who they believe will...will fight the president," Christie tells Morgan. "I think Governor Romney will do that on the issues."

Tune in to "Piers Morgan Tonight" this evening at 9pm ET/PT as the New Jersey Governor reveals his views on sam-sex marriage, and explains why his personal position is not bigoted.

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  1. Rob

    GOOD FOR YOU PIERS!!!!! yet again you showed that you won't be bullied or back back down.
    Gov. Christie doesn't seem so smart anymore. Poor Guy.

    February 21, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Michael

    What are you talking about Rob? Did you even see the whole interview.

    February 22, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. nancy Edward Adler a must seen on youtube

    February 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Beylhi

    I thought the interview went pretty well. Gov. Christie answered the questions thoughtfully, he didn't blurt out the first thing that came to his mind and he was smart about not answering questions regarding things he wasn't fully educated on. I though Piers did a good job asking tough questions, but asking the same question 4 times, and having someone say 4 times "I'm going to answer that because I don't know much about it and won't make an uninformed statement" won't get you a different answer. I thought both parties were quite respectful and I thoroughly enjoyed the rhetoric.

    February 26, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse | Reply

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