Christie again denies 2012 presidential run

TRENTON, N.J. – With the midterm elections behind us, some are already looking toward 2012, and there’s a lot of talk about a possible presidential run by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

His stance on tax cuts, smaller government, and a willingness to stand up to unions are some of the reasons why he’s become one of the heroes of the Republican Party.

But the governor is saying once again that he will not be making a bid in 2012.

“I’ve said I don’t want to. I’m not going to. There is zero chance I will,” Christie told reporters Wednesday. “I don’t feel like I’m ready to be president. I don’t want to run for president. I don’t have the fire in the belly to run for president. But, yet, everyone seems to think that I’ve left the door open a little bit. But I don’t – short of suicide, I don’t really know what I’d have to do to convince you people that I’m not running. I’m not running.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jasmine-Clark/1785223171 Jasmine Clark

    i feel so sorry for him. i knew this would happen: he’s getting more and more frustrated that no one is listening to him and no one believes him. i wish people would stop annoying him about a 2012 run and instead, focus on him running for pres in the future, after he’s done being governor.

  • rick013

    Mr Christie, you are a public servant – an employee of the people. If we, the people of this country, decide that that you serve, you shall serve. We may have to drag you screaming and kicking into the oval office, and we will by any means available. The toddler in chief occupying the throne needs to go, and you are more than qualified to replace him. Man up. Your country has need of you.

    We expect to see you in 2013 taking the oath of office.

  • beepster

    Well, a year from now is not that long a time to change a mind with pressure being put on. Justa hafta wait and see!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jasmine-Clark/1785223171 Jasmine Clark

      actually i hope he doesn’t change his mind for 2012. here’s why: he has said “no” to this so many times and so strongly that if he changed his mind i would lose a lot of trust in him. if he changes his mind for 2012 it shows that he’s a flip-flopper who is quick to cave into pressure.

      although i do hope that after he’s done in nj, he considers running. i still think he’s make a great president!

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  • denisestr

    You know, it’s refreshing to hear someone say “I’m not ready to be president”. It’s just a darned shame that didn’t happen 3 years ago. But I am sorry to hear him say that because I think Chris Christie is the ONLY one who could take on Obama and win. Christie can debate off the cuff; Obama won’t debate anyone because you can’t use teleprompters. Pity. The country needs Christie.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jasmine-Clark/1785223171 Jasmine Clark

      we need to find a way to organize that debate… i wish there were a way.

  • Momma M

    Seems he’s pretty clear here. Leave the man alone, people. He’s doing a GREAT job for his state, and sets a fine example for other govenors across the country.

    It’s a wonderful thing when people know what they’re good at and don’t shove themselves off as something they don’t even aspire to become.

    You tell’em Christie…