Christie: It Would Be “Presumptuous” to Rule Out VP Nomination

Posted by on Dec 22, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Let the fun begin. He is a Romney guy, so it’s not a stretch if he wins the nomination.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said today it would be “presumptuous” to rule out being the GOP presidential nominee’s running mate next year, but could envision saying no if offered the job.

“I think it’s presumptuous to do that. Running for president, that’s my decision and [my wife] Mary Pat’s decision alone. VP is the decision of only one person — whoever the nominee of your party is,” he told Fox News in an interview. “The fact is if Gov. Romney comes to me and wants to talk to me about that, we’ll have a full conversation about that and then Mary Pat and I will make that decision about what we want to do with our future.”

Christie added: “But my view is, I think if you fast forward the tape to a year from now it’s going to be President-elect Romney and some other VP-elect and Chris Christie as the Governor of New Jersey.”

Earlier this year, Christie, a Republican, ruled out a White House run. He has since endorsed Romney.


2 Responses to “Christie: It Would Be “Presumptuous” to Rule Out VP Nomination”

  1. Dustin on 22/22/11 at 3:46 pm

    Mitt Romney has made Mass Care his own. Just yesterday he explained it was conservative. If you fail to prove to MA that you bought health insurance this year, you owe them $2000 as a fine. If you can’t afford insurance, and around 40% of MA citizens can’t according to Romneycare, you get some subsidized care.

    That is not conservatism. That is socialism.

    This concedes too much of the debate. If Romney is the GOP nominee, anything to the right of Romneycare is beyond the mainstream realistic conservative view.

    This is an absurd shift to the left.

    Romney is also absurd on gun control, and I differ with Christie there too. Romney is also incredibly inconsistent on issues like abortion, prefering to pander and flip flop like a windsock than show us bully pulpit leadership like Chris Christie has.

    I know Christie’s a Romney man, as the post says, but he’s also a really good example of how Romney should have handled crazy liberals in MA when he was governor. Instead, he negotiated with them while avoiding standing up for conservatism.

    MA is now one of the poorest states in the country. Their debt is incredibly high. One of the highest.

    Romney is better than Obama, but it would be such a mistake to waste 2012 by now making it a conversation about the direction we’re on, regarding spending.