The past few months New Jersey's governor Chris Christie has had his name tossed about as a possible heavyweight contendor for the GOP's 2012 ticket. But really folks, he isn't interested! At least not yet. In an interview on Fox News Sunday Christie spelled it out: “I am not arrogant enough to believe that after one year as governor of New Jersey and seven years as the United States attorney that I’m ready to be president of the United States. So I’m not going to run.”
Which doesn't mean he won't be eyeing the White House in 2016. Just “if I was ever to do it, I want to make sure in my heart I feel ready,” he said.
Meanwhile he made the legitimate point, one which we wish other politicians understood, that best helping his constituents starts at home: “I don’t think I can help New Jersey more in the White House than I can help it in the statehouse.” Except for when he is at Disney World, of course.
You can watch the full interview, where Christie also hits his standard talking points, here: