If Gov. Chris Christie's campaign for president fails, it will go down swinging.

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He has not even formally announced yet, but he has grabbed the third rail of politics with both hands.

Christie has called for major reforms to Medicare and Social Security, including a means test and a higher retirement age.

The speech was meant to jump start a campaign that many have already written off.

We may see how well this plays with voters today.

Christie holds the first of two Town Hall meetings in New Hampshire.