Once Again, Chris Christie Says No To 2012 Run

Repeating comments he made back in June, New Jersey Governor Chris Christe said once again this morning that a Presidential run in 2012 is out of the question:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who’s captured the imagination of conservatives enthralled by his fiscal maneuvers to cut spending, said on Wednesday that any talk of him seeking the Republican presidential nomination is premature because he’s “not ready.”

Appearing on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Christie was told by one of the hosts that “I have to believe you feel that if you ran for president, you could probably do some good.”

“I’m not ready,” Christie responded. “I’m not.”

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“First, you have to have – in your heart – you gotta want it more than anything else,” Christie said. “I don’t want it that badly.”

“Secondly, you gotta believe in your heart that you are ready to walk into the Oval Office and to lead the nation. And I don’t feel like I’m ready,” he continued. “So, it makes it very easy for me. I’m 0-2. So, you don’t do it.”

So there it is. The guy has said at least twice now that he doesn’t want to run for the White House, at least not in two years. So, can we stop the speculation over something that clearly isn’t going to happen ?

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Comments

  1. Alex Knapp says:

    “Only the true Messiah denies his divinity!”

  2. jpe says:

    No way he’s socially backwards enough for widespread support from the GOP.  I’m surprised anyone thinks he’s got a shot at the nod.

  3. sam says:

    “Secondly, you gotta believe in your heart that you are ready to walk into the Oval Office and to lead the nation. And I don’t feel like I’m ready,” he continued.
     

    Gee, and it looks like he’ll complete his term as governor.