Today on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told David Gregorythat he thought in November 2012 he would still be the Governor of the Garden State; however, because he loves his country and his party enough, if he were asked by Mitt Romney to be VP, he would consider it. However, if he were a betting man, he sees himself still as NJ Guv in 2012.
Interestingly enough, a majority of NJ voters see Christie as Vice President.
The key numbers: 55% of New Jersey voters say it is “very likely” or “somewhat likely” that Christie will be the GOP running mate. But nearly seven in 10 voters, or 68%, say the blunt-speaking Christie doesn’t have the right personality for the job.
From the WAPO, Christie would consider a Mitt Romney VP spot.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Sunday that he would consider being Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate if Romney asked him, but said he remained skeptical that he would ever be on the ticket.
Christie, who previously denied that he was ready to be president but then briefly considered entreaties to run, also appears to have softened his resistance to the idea of being vice president.
“I absolutely believe that, come November 2012, I’m going to be governor of New Jersey and not in any other office,” Christie said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “But the fact of the matter is, if Gov. Romney, who’s 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.”
Last year, when asked about the idea of being vice president, Christie said, “I don’t think there’s anybody in America who thinks my personality is best suited to being Number Two.”