Skip to comments.Christie: I'd 'Answer the Call' If Asked to Be Vice President
Posted on 07/03/2012 11:57:23 AM PDT by Signalman
Outspoken New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, in a CNBC appearance Tuesday, opened the door to a vice presidential run should Republican candidate Mitt Romney choose him.
While many of those thought to be in contention for the No. 2 spot on the GOP ticket have been coy about whether they would accept the nomination, Christie told "Squawk Box" that an offer would be hard to resist.
"This is an election with one voter, Mitt Romney. He gets to decide who he thinks should be the vice president of the United States," Christie said. "I love being governor of New Jersey, you can tell. But the fact is, if Gov. Romney picks up the phone and calls, you have to answer the call and listen at least."
Christie's name has been prominent in the speculation derby over who will get the nod as the former Massachusetts governor's running mate.
Other leading candidates are Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, among a host of other leading Republicans. Christie had toyed with the idea of a presidential run but ultimately became one of the first GOP governors to endorse Romney, a move made while the party's primary remained hotly contested.
Christie said he feels confident about Romney's prospects, even though some polls show President Obama got a boost from last Thursday's Supreme Court ruling on his health care reform plan.
The court ruled that the law's individual mandate, which requires all Americans to carry health insurance, is constitutional, a decision that Christie called a mistake.
"In the end, if you look at most of the polls this is a margin-of-error race," he said. "It's going to be a close election, but I think Gov. Romney is in a really good position now as challenger to make the case over the next couple of months that he should win."
America can get over the black prejudice, but I doubt if they can get over the “fat” prejudice.
We've had some really big-a$$ed presidents.
And the fat headed one we've got now ain't so good
News flash..we don’t want him! He could not even take a strong stance against building a mosque on part of ground zero..forget about it!
A watched phone never rings, big boy...
Chris Christie goes berserk when criticised about appointing a Muslim judge:
Sharia Law has nothing to do with this at all, its crazy! he cried. The guy is an American citizen! He concluded that the Sharia Law business is just crap and Im tried of dealing with the crazies, adding with disgust and frustration that its just unnecessary to be accusing this guy of things just because of his religious background.
We don’t need a PC idiot as VP
Damn! Another person on bath salts!
He desperately wants it, but NO THANKS!!!
what is worse than one northeastern RINO?
two of them
I love how the lame-media prefaces every mention of Chris Christie with “outspoken”.
Joe Biden is outspoken, but any examples would only re-affirm what an idiot he is. So Stand-up-Chuck-Joe gets a pass.
Either way, Chris Christie would do a better job. Outspoken, or not.
“News flash..we dont want him!”
You got that right.
Take a seat Krispy Kreme, nobody wants you!
Barbara Bush begs Christie to run.
Christie goes to Reagan library, gives a nice speech.
Christie lets everybody stew for a couple of days.
Christie says he won’t run, but endorses Romney.
Turn about is fair play, right?
Romney-Christie - NO
I still haven’t convinced myself to vote for Romney anyway, but if he chooses Christie, then I definitely will NOT vote for Romney
Could the ticket carry NJ with him on it?
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