Christie Would Listen if Romney Asked Him to Be Running Mate
(BEDMINSTER, N.J.) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday he’s “not looking to become vice president,” but left the door open to a conversation about being Mitt Romney’s running mate if the presumptive GOP nominee comes calling.
“I love this job (governor) and I’m not looking to do it (vice president),” the governor said.
“But I also think it is extraordinarily arrogant for you to say you won’t even listen to the nominee of your party – especially for me. It’s someone who I’ve been supporting since last October vigorously around the country – that I wouldn’t take a call from Mitt Romney,” Christie told reporters at a press conference.
He continued, saying if “Mitt Romney calls and wants to discuss it with me, I will sit down and talk with Gov. Romney about it.”
Christie said the former Massachusetts governor knows it’s not a job he’s interested in.
“He knows that it’s not my desire, my lifelong wish to be vice president of the United States, so the fact is if he comes and talks to me about it I’ll certainly listen and listening means going into it with an open mind,” he said.
“But no, this is not something I am campaigning for or looking for. I have the job that I campaigned for and looked for and I’m enjoying every day,” Christie said following a tour of a school for autistic children.
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