In November of 2010, when asked if he was considering running in the 2012 presidential election, New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie said that it seemed like only his suicide would make the rumors stop.
“Short of suicide, I don’t really know what I’d have to do to convince you people that I’m not running. I’m not running! I’ve said I don’t want to. I’m not going to. There is zero chance I will. I don’t feel like I’m ready to be president. I don’t want to run for president. I don’t have the fire in the belly to run for president. But, yet, everyone seems to think that I’ve left the door open a little bit.”
Less than a year later, the rumors haven’t died down. Governor Christie is still one of the most sought after people by some who are not pleased with the current choices.
The rumor mill has been kicked in high gear once again, as The Blaze is reporting that former George W. Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson says Governor Christie is “actively” considering throwing his hat into the ring as a presidential contender, due to “voter discontent with the current field.”
In an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” Mr. Gerson said:
“I don’t think Republicans regard this as a strong field. So there is still talk of people getting in the race. Not just [Sarah] Palin but last week, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey was in Chicago and had two meetings with serious Republican groups from the Midwest. He is actively, I think, considering getting in this race, which would throw things open once more. But the desire for that to happen … it shows that they are not happy with the current field, they think it needs to be filled out in an important way. I don’t know if that is going to happen, but the desire for many Republicans to expand this field shows that they are not content with it.”
The real question comes down to whether or not Mr. Gerson has inside information or if this is just more wishful thinking from a Chris Christie supporter? The fact that Mr. Gerson said, “He is actively, I think, considering getting in the race,” appears to be just more wishful thinking.