Christie Readies For Romney’s VP Call

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chris-christieMove over Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan. It’s time for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s time in the vice presidential spotlight.

Thanks to his recent trip to Israel, boosting his foreign policy credentials, his outspoken support for Mitt Romney and now an upcoming autobiography due out next month, the buzz is about to explode just as Romney begins mulling who to pick.

“Chris Christie: The Inside Story of His Rise to Power” compares Christie to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the swashbuckling former prosecutor and 9/11 mayor who flopped on the presidential stage. They even note that Christie has hired key Giuliani aides to help him in his successful bid to take on New Jersey public unions and cut spending.

Christie has repeatedly said he doesn’t want the No. 2 job but the book notes that he went further, telling a Princeton University audience last May that he didn’t have the confidence to be president. “I will tell you that if I were ever at this moment just elevated to the presidency, I would be filled with self doubt.”

Killer comments? Even Christie said in the book that he could work his way out of them should he get the shoulder tap from Romney. “Everybody I talked to, just everybody I talked to, kept telling me, ‘Don’t worry about that. That will be the story for the first week that they’ll talk about, and they’ll play that over and over again. But the reality’s going to be you’re running, so, okay,” authors Bob Ingle and Michael Symons quote Christie reasoning.

Most polls have Christie right behind Rubio, the Hispanic Florida senator, as the two most likely Romney running mates. The key difference between the two is that Rubio is a gifted, inspiring speaker, while Christie is New Jersey blunt. Symons and Ingle think that Christie will be the more entertaining veep choice. “They could sell tickets to a Christie-(Vice President) Joe Biden debate,” they wrote.

{Washington Examiner/ Newscenter}


  1. Not if he’s smart he won’t. And didn’t he promise to finish his term as governor? It wouldn’t look too good if he abandoned his constituents to play second fiddle to pretty-boy Romney.

    Let him wait until 2016 and run for President. By then he’ll have the experience and street cred to make a believable run for the top job.


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