Might there be a 2012 alliance in the works? NJ.com reports:
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie hosted a frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday night, sitting down with Mitt Romney for dinner at the governor’s mansion.
Nearly two dozen people, including some of Christie’s top political advisers and party leaders, gathered for the meeting with the former Massachusetts governor at Drumthwacket, according to three sources.
The sources described the dinner as an informal discussion without any specific talk of endorsements in New Jersey’s Republican presidential primary, which is still a year away. Romney has been laying the groundwork for a second presidential campaign, although he has not yet formally announced his candidacy.
What do you think was discussed over dinner? Greedy teacher’s unions? Jersey Shore’s favorite orange phenomenon, Snooki? Future VP picks? …I look forward to your speculation in the comments below.
-Aaron Gundy- Follow @AaronGundy on Twitter
Addendum by Nate: I screen-capped an interesting Facebook status update yesterday. It’s a little gem that gives us a peek into the true character of Mitt Romney. I thought this event was perhaps a long while ago, but when I saw Aaron’s post just now I put 2 and 2 together…
At first I thought this lady was motivated to post her experience because she was perhaps a fan of Romney, but as I browsed her profile I saw she has no political leanings whatsoever. Rather, this lady, not accustomed to being noticed by “dignitaries” they serve, was quite impressed that Romney stopped to shake hands and thank each of them for their great service. Romney an elitist? I think not.