Chris ChristieMitt RomneyPresident 2012

President 2012: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to Endorse Mitt Romney for President

On the eve of the New Hampshire GOP Presidential debate tonight and within the hour.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will make a surprise appearance Tuesday to endorse Mitt Romney for president, a week after Christie said he had decided not to run.

Christie is planning a joint press conference with the former Massachusetts governor at 3 p.m. in New Hampshire, NBC News has learned.

Christie announced last week that he would not be getting into the race for the Republican nomination, saying “now is not my time,” but gave no indication an endorsement was coming soon.

This should nail down the East Coast GOP delegates for Mitt Romney, along with the announcement today that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is out too.

Unless Rick Perry can execute a “Hail Mary” pass tonight during the debate, it looks like the GOP Presidential nominee will be Mitt Romney.

Now, will Chris Christie be the Vice Presidential running mate?