Skip to comments.Christie seriously considering presidential bid after GOP prodding (The Big Tease again)
Posted on 09/29/2011 6:22:52 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
After months of hedging, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is giving serious thought to jumping into the ring for a GOP presidential run -- and could make his decision next week, The Post has learned.
The announcement may come as soon as Monday, said sources familiar with Christies thinking.
The renewed consideration about a White House run came after prodding this week from some Republicans he idolizes, including former First Lady Nancy Reagan, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and former President George W. Bush, sources said.
Christie pals said the pols mind-blowing experience at the Reagan library in California Tuesday changed his thinking.
We need you. Your country needs you to run for president, one woman pleaded after Christies moving speech there.
Yet when the governor first arrived at the Reagan library, he was still telling his inner circle he was a definite no for a presidential run -- and planned to make that clear in his appearance.
Something changed that night, sources said.
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Oh boy. I can see it now. Christie gets in. Palin gets in. Battle royale. I’m still hoping he sticks to his heart and says no, but I recognize he is under a lot of pressure to run, and is receiving quite a bit of flattery and temptation.
No! No! No! Hand-pounding, foot-stomping, temper-tantrum-having no!
We got deadlines to get on the ballot in a number of states coming up in a month. We also got the reality that the entire time table might be moved up if Florida moves their primary. Sorry but the window is closing fast.
That was crap sandwich speech for the Nation, but one that might work for his NJ Governor reelection campaign.
‘The big tease’ - How is it different than Palin?
He has stated he is not running. Many times over and over.
It is always some un-named source that keeps it going. It certainly isn’t him.
If the guy doesn’t want to run, they should get off his back.
On the contrary, it was a very good speech.
after the firm “no” he gave that woman at the Reagan Library the other day he’s gonna come off looking like a bigger flip-flopper than Romney if he does this.
If you like Dole or McCain, or Romney, this is the candidate for you.
What is required to happen on that date is the party (not the candidate) provides the state with a list of names that are to appear on the primary ballot.
LOL - No argument there!
I'll support him if he does get in. He's far superior to Romney or Perry.
CHRISTIE DEFENDS MUSLIM JUDGE APPOINTMENT:
But it was a follow-up question on the fear of Sharia Law that set the governor off. 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.
NO THANK YOU!!!
“...and is receiving quite a bit of flattery and temptation.”
In some circles, a hefty campaign donation is the sincerest form of flattery. And very tempting.
I disagree with that on the major issue for me which is the debt.
the only good thing I can think of about Christie getting in is... he might take some votes from Romney.
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