Although some prognosticators are trying to envision a scenario where New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie might seek higher office, specifically the presidency of the United States, Christie himself isn’t ready to embrace those scenarios.
Christie appeared on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report” Wednesday and was asked by host Larry Kudlow why, despite all his fiscal successes, he thought he wasn’t ready to run for President of the United States.
“Because in my heart I know I’m not,” Christie said. “I mean, you know, Larry, you’ve been around people who have run for high national office in your career. If you don’t believe in your heart that you’re ready, you have no business running. And just because you see political opportunity, that’s not an excuse to run. I have to believe in my heart that I’m ready. I have a job to do in New Jersey. I love being the governor. I’ve only been doing it for a year. I have big things to accomplish here. And that does not include leaving and running for national office. And again, when I walked into the governor’s office in January of 2010, I felt completely confident that I was ready for the job. Not that there wouldn’t–weren’t going to be difficult days, because there are difficult days. But I never feel like I’m over my head. I do not want to go for national office unless and until I believe that I’m completely prepared in my heart and in my mind. And if I don’t believe that, then I have no business running.”