Christie Says He Could Win Presidency, National Review Reports
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he could win the presidency, though he insisted again that he won’t run in 2012, according to the National Review.
“I have people calling me and saying to me, ‘Let me explain to you how you could win,’” he said in the interview, which was posted online and dated yesterday. “And I’m like, ‘You’re barking up the wrong tree. I already know I could win.’ That’s not the issue. The issue is not me sitting here and saying, ‘Geez, it might be too hard. I don’t think I can win.’ I see the opportunity both at the primary level and at the general election level.”
Christie, 48, a first-term Republican, said in the interview that he doesn’t think he is ready to be president.
“I’ve got to believe I’m ready to be president, and I don’t,” Christie was quoted as saying. “And I think that that’s the basis you have to make that decision.”
The National Review was founded in 1955 by the writer William F. Buckley, who used the magazine to advocate for individual liberty, limited government and the defeat of Communism.
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