NJ Gov. Chris Christie Would Consider Running As Vice President For GOP



Chris Christie broke the hearts of many Republicans when he declined to run for president, but his GOP fans may yet see him in the White House – as the veep.

The New Jersey governor told Fox News that it would be “presumptuous” to disqualify himself from contention for the vice-presidential nomination so early in the race.

“I think it’s awful to say I won’t do something when it hasn’t been offered,” Christie said.

Christie discarded the possibility of seeking the GOP presidential nomination back in October, saying his work in New Jersey was too important to leave behind.

While the Republican darling refused to disqualify himself from consideration for vice president, he also reaffirmed his interest in New Jersey’s top political spot.

“I think it’s going to be President-elect Romney and some other vice president-elect, and Chris Christie the governor of New Jersey,” Christie said, speculating on the outcome of the 2012 race.

“I love my job,” the New Jersey governor added.

Christie threw his support behind Mitt Romney back in October, becoming one of the first major Republican politicians to endorse the former Massachusetts governor.

Romney enjoys the support of the Republican establishment and jumped out to an early lead for the nomination, but he has struggled since August to climb back to the top of national opinion polls.

An average of national polling data by Real Clear Politics finds that Romney trails frontrunner Newt Gingrich by 3.8 percentage points.

Christie, who has a reputation for not pulling punches, also told Fox he thought Romney should display more emotion.

“Americans don’t want an angry president, but they want to see a president who understands their fear and their anger,” Christie said.

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