(PLAINSBORO, N.J.) — Chris Christie has said he’s “not looking to become vice president,” but the New Jersey governor said Monday presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney might be able to convince him otherwise.
“He might be able to convince me. He’s a convincing guy,” Christie said during a visit to a high school AP history class, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Christie is a much-talked-about veepstakes contender and has said that he would “listen” to Romney if he came calling. But in Plainsboro, N.J., Monday he seemed to open the door a bit more than it has been when a student asked him if he would consider being Romney’s running mate.
Over the weekend, Christie was ABC News’ guest at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner and found himself the butt of several of comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s jokes.
“Gov. Christie, I think you might be misunderstanding New Jersey’s slogan. It’s not the Olive Garden state,” Kimmel said.
At the press conference following meeting with students, Christie noted that he had ABC’s Modern Family star Sofia Vergara next to him during the dinner.
“Luckily, for me, I had Sofia Vergara next to me to console me,” Christie told reporters. “And when you have her next to you to console you, let me tell you don’t care what Jimmy Kimmel says…The fact of the matter is when you’re overweight there are those who are going to make awful comments about you and people who are going to make jokes about you. And you’ve got to live with it.”
“What Jimmy Kimmel said to me is moderate compared to what people call me on Twitter daily,” he said.
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