Christie on latest debate: Romney authoritative; Cain and Perry have problems

TRENTON – There was no shortage of praise from Gov. Chris Christie today about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on his performance in Wednesday night’s CNBC debate.

Christie, during a Thursday afternoon news conference, said Romney handled himself well, calling him “mature, authoritative, intelligent, calm and reasonable.”

But on Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza who was leading in many national polls until several women accused him of sexual harassment during his stint at the National Restaurants Association, Christie withheld comment, saying it would be inappropriate since all the information hasn’t come out yet.

However, he did say it was incumbent for Cain to release all the information pertaining to the allegations.

Christie also didn’t say much about Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who stumbled badly Wednesday after failing to name all three of the federal departments that Perry said he would eliminate as president.

The governor stated the obvious, that Perry “had some problems” and was “under stress.”

Christie on latest debate: Romney authoritative; Cain and Perry have problems