New Jersey governor Chris Christie reportedly impressed a gathering of the Republican National Committee in Boston.

“I am in this business to win. I don’t know why you are in it. I am in this to win,” Christie told the RNC meeting attendees, according to CNN.

“I think we have some folks who believe that our job is to be college professors," he said. "Now college professors are fine I guess. Being a college professor, they basically spout out ideas that nobody does anything about. For our ideas to matter we have to win. Because if we don’t win, we don’t govern. And if we don’t govern all we do is shout to the wind. And so I am going to do anything I need to do to win.”

On winning, Christie said his party should remain focused:

"We are not a debating society," Christie told a lunchtime audience at the Republican National Committees summer meeting in Boston. "We are a political operation that needs to win."

The speech marked Christie's first-ever appearance at a meeting of the RNC.

Christie, who is up for reelection this year, is thought to be interested in trying to become the 2016 Republican presidential nominee.

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