Current Republican Presidential Candidates Weigh In On Possible Christie Run


christie-koczonWill he run or won’t he? There are new reports that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reconsidering a run in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Support has been growing for Christie to enter the 2012 presidential race. Pundits say Republicans want Christie because he gives the GOP its best shot of unseating Obama.

“They believe he’s more rational. He’s not right, he’s not left and he can actually win and they’d love to have somebody from the Northeast,” political consultant Hank Sheinkopf said. “He can box Obama’s ears in a place where he should do very well.”

The unease among the Republican base around the current field of presidential hopefuls coupled with Christie’s leadership during Hurricane Irene and his passing of an overhaul of the pensions and benefits for public workers have also helped generate significant buzz around Christie for the 2012 GOP nomination.

But Christie reaffirmed in a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Tuesday that he’s not running for president and at a rally in Louisiana, he ducked all questions and ignored several reporters who asked him whether he was reconsidering a bid for the White House.
Nevertheless, the current candidates are reacting to that possibility.

“I think if Chris Christie decides to run, it’s going to have the same effect as when Rick Perry got in. The media is just going to be in awe of Chris Christie for about two weeks,” said Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.

“He’s a good governor. If he wants to come and play, we’d be glad to have him come. I think Gov. Perry could advise him that running for president is a little more complicated than being governor,” said Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.

“I think Chris has been the governor of New Jersey a year and a half and I think he understands he has a big job to do there and there are plenty of opportunities in races down the road for him if he wants to get involved in the fray,” said Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

According to several people close to the governor, Christie is expected to make a decision as early as this week.

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  1. it does not matter who it is if it”s romnney criste huckabee our party has to unite behind ONE man an knock out that libral from office!!!