Chris Christie Embraces His Inner V.P.

He’s aggressive. He’s popular with conservatives. And now, he’s making it absolutely clear — he wants to be former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s running mate.

Yes, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is finally done being coy. He wants to be Vice President. “I absolutely believe that, come November 2012, Im going to be governor of New Jersey and not in any other office…But the fact of the matter is, if Gov. Romney, whos going to be our nominee, picked up the phone and called me to talk about this, I love my country enough and I love my party enough to listen.

Christie is still adding the caveat that he’s “pretty sure” he’ll still be the governor of New Jersey come 2012, but placing the possibility out there is a clear signal that he’s a potential member of the ticket, and that Romney wants conservatives to know that fact. With former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich taking the lead in the GOP nomination, a Christie-backed candidacy could be exactly what Romney needs to try and get more conservatives, worried about Romney being “too moderate,” to break for him again.

On the campaign trail, a vice presidential candidate has two main jobs: act as the campaign attack dog in order to help the candidate keep his or her hands clean, and be the presidential candidate’s biggest supporter. And Christie’s already doing both. While Romney continues to wade through the mishandling of the tax releases issue, Christie hits the airwaves, saying that Romney’s new “two years of releases” plan is exactly enough, and people should just let it be.

Romney/Christie 2012 indeed.

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Audrey B.
Audrey B.3 years ago

I would like to see Christy get in as VP, Christy IS the middle class, he is not rich at all.
And he will fight for the middle class, I am from NJ and he knows how to budget. This is what we need at this time, and he won't back down to something he feels is right.

New G.
New G.3 years ago

Thank you for the article.

Mike Barnes
Michael Barnes3 years ago

This anti-union tub of guts flying around to ball games on the taxpayers dime care nothing about America - he thinks he's royalty. If he got the VP nod, and we were unfortunate enough to get a Republican administration, the Koch's would probably see to it that Romney died.

Dmitry V.
Dmitry V.3 years ago

I'm definitely worried about this. Christie is unbelievably popular with republicans, so a Romney-Christie ticket could put up a healthy fight against Obama. I hope Gingrich gets the nom. Still though I think Obama will win regardless

Linda T.
Linda T.3 years ago

If Mitt ask him it will be Bush and Cheney all over again. If Newt gets the nomination well lets just say I can't see 2 pitbulls in the same room together without a real dog eat dog going on.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

Please, WACKO Romney and Christie our President and VP? That's about as likely as ET and Peter Pan holding these offices.

Marilyn L.
Marilyn L.3 years ago

Christie nor any of the Republican candidates are worth one American vote. The don't give a damn about any of us, only corporations that line their pockets and dictate to them how to run (ruin) our country.

Ray C.
Ray C.3 years ago

I think he would make a really good President,

Juliet D.
judith sanders3 years ago

Don't you mean his inner Taft?

Phyllis s.
Phyllis S.3 years ago

He is disgraceful. He is angry , rude and not someone who should represent our country on a national stage.