Chris Christie Says He Won’t Rule Out Presidential Run

The new Jersey governor quipped that he can "walk and chew gum at the same time" as both a governor and a Republican presidential candidate

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Republican Gov. Chris Christie, right, and Democrat State Sen. Barbara Buono meet in a gubernatorial debate at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J., on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Christie is running for re-election to a second term, facing Buono and six others in the general election in November.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie acknowledged a possible presidential run Tuesday night during the first debate for his gubernatorial re-election bid.

Christie did not confirm or deny his plans to run, but reassured voters he could “walk and chew gum at the same time,” with regard to running the state and campaigning for national office. Should the Republican governor decide to run, he would begin his presidential campaign during his second gubernatorial term.

“I am not going to declare tonight … that I am or I’m not running for president,” Christie said and later added, “I won’t make those decisions until I have to.”

On Friday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also hinted at a run in a speech to the Long Island Association at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Clinton said that she would begin seriously thinking about the idea sometime next year.

[Associated Press]

3 comments
MrObvious
MrObvious

I don't care about his weight, but it seems like instead of doing lapband surgery around his stomach, he needs to tie his stomach around his mouth instead.

Go Christi, you might be the only sane GOP voice in 2016 but you'll have to try so far into to the ditch on the right that even if you win the nomination you still will have a hard time going back to the center.

For your own sake just wait till 2024 instead.

Hermione
Hermione

@MrObvious 

If Christie could run as a FISCAL conservative, and social moderate....

Of course, I am expecting pigs to fly as well (heavy sarcasm)

:)

Openminded1
Openminded1

@MrObvious I am sure he is going to take your advice O, since your opinion is highly sought after in the world of politics . The fat man may surprise everyone a lot of people like is candid approach and how he says it like is attitude .