New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his Democratic challenger state Sen. Barbara Buono faced off in a debate on Tuesday night, but the topic kept drifting back to whether or not Christie would run for president in 2016. According to an Oct. 8 report on ABC News, the much-thinner Gov. Christie would not commit either way regarding his plans for the 2016 election.
Christie maintained that he could "walk and chew gum at the same time," and he made the point that most people would not expect him to be able to commit to his plans three year out. The popular governor pledged that he would continue to work hard for the people of New Jersey.
Governor Christie, always somewhat of an outsider in the Republican Party, further distanced himself during the last few weeks of the 2012 election. He extended hospitality (and lots of much-needed photo opportunities) to President Obama in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy which many Republicans thought turned the tide of the election.
Political pundits, such as MSNBC Morning Joe, are observing that this outside-the-beltway Republican, known for his bi-partisanship, may be in a very good position in 2016. Actually, the way things are going, he may be the only one still standing.
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