Chris Christie hasn’t ruled out 2016 run

Though he’s repeatedly said he has no interest in a 2012 presidential run, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hasn’t ruled out 2016, The Hill reports.

“Well, who knows? That’s, what, five years from now?” Christie said in a Thursday interview with Fox Business Network. “And who knows what life is going to be like five years from now? And I have a job to do over the next three years here in New Jersey to make things happen here, to continue to build the momentum we have.”

Christie said there are a number of factors that would play into a 2016 presidential run. He added that he’s not even sure he’ll run for gubernatorial re-election in 2013.

“I have to decide whether to seek re-election in New Jersey in 2013 to another term, and if I did, would I get reelected?” Christie said. “There’s all kinds of variables.”

Christie said a significant determinant would be his personal readiness for presidency.

“It’s, ‘do you feel ready?’ And as I’ve said many times before, I think if you’re going to run for president of the United States, you have to feel ready, and I’m not running for president because I don’t feel I’m ready,” Christie said.

Fox Business anchor Neil Cavuto said, “You already have more experience now than Barack Obama did.”

“I understand,” Christie said. “And I also understand that people will say that there’s great opportunity here because the field is wide open for someone like me to run, but I don’t think those are reasons to run, because you might have more experience than someone else or because there might be great political opportunity. I think the job is much too serious.”

WATCH: Chris Christie talk about a possible 2016 presidential run

  • notalone

    Wish he would change his mind but we can see he a man of his word, not a quitter and so it probably will not happen as he will not quit.

  • scorpioman

    If the man doesn’t drop some of that weight he may not be around in 2016.

  • Tess_Comments

    Right now Christie should concentrate on New Jersey. The voters put him in office. He needs to fulfill his obligations. When his term is over, then he can consider higher political aspirations.

    Campaigning should be regulated. No campaigning until 6 months before an election, that should include all elections. Civil campaigning ONLY.

  • philipjames

    Do you think anyone other than political consultants and others who can make money off of him really care?

    • garl

      I can tell you that all of us who truly care about our future also care about Governor Christie’s future. Your comment is so non-sensical as to make me believe it was written in jest; if so, please forgive my reply.

      • scorpioman

        LOL And to think philipjames said he didn’t believe I could spell the word “attention” (when I did) and he accused me of having a low IQ.

        • jackbailey

          No thanks to you, it is still a free country….and anyone can buy a dictionary….but who does your typing for you?