Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) told Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday, “I’m not arrogant enough to believe that after one year of serving I have the experience to be president.”
Take that, Obama.
It’s just unfortunate that Barack Obama did live by this same principle. Maybe we would have been spared 9.4% unemployment and a $1.29 Trillion deficit.
The Hill reported:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) brushed off a Zogby poll from earlier this month that showed him leading a pack of hypothetical GOP 2012 contenders, adamantly stressing that’s not in his plans.
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“The president can rest easy because the only guy who beats him in that poll isn’t running,” Christie said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“I have a commitment to my state,” he said, adding that he’d only been governor for a year and New Jersey’s problems still need fixing.
“You have to believe in your heart that you’re personally ready to be president and I’m not there,” Christie said. “I am not arrogant enough to believe that after one year as governor … that I am ready to be president of the United States.”
“So I’m not going to run,” the governor said.