"We all know the record. He was run out of the speakership of his own party, he was fined $300,000 for ethics violations. This is a guy who's had a very difficult political career at times and has been an embarrassment to the party. The fact of the matter is I don't need to regale the country with that entire list again except to say this. I'm not saying he will do it again in the future, but sometimes past is prologue."
-- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during an appearance on Meet the Press on behalf of Mitt Romney.