[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; send your tips here.]
I won’t pretend I know enough about Chris Christie to say I would want him to be president, but there are times when I really like the cut of his jib. Here he is trying to tell reporters he is definitely not running for president in 2012:
“Short of suicide, I don’t really know what I’d have to do to convince you people that I’m not running. I’m not running!” Christie told reporters in Trenton, the state capital….
“I’ve said I don’t want to. I’m not going to. There is zero chance I will. I don’t feel like I’m ready to be president. I don’t want to run for president. I don’t have the fire in the belly to run for president. But, yet, everyone seems to think that I’ve left the door open a little bit,” he said Thursday in exasperation.
So he is running, isn’t he? (kidding)
It is actually a little reminiscent of when Obama said he was not ready to be president in 2004. Apparently a lot changed in two years when he did start to run for president. Oh, wait, nothing changed, except Obama’s willingness to accept his own limitations.
All of this comes via Cubachi, who also informs us that Christie will be in a Fox News special about people that pundits think might be running for president. Another post also makes the case, convincingly, that Sarah Palin’s reality show is all about setting her up to be a presidential contender. Ugh, a reality show to make you president? The whole thing puts a bad taste in my mouth. But, hey, it does give us this pic of Palin at her cheerful frontierswoman best:
Meanwhile in other “are they running or not” news, Cnn just sent me a breaking email: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will run for minority leader after GOP takes control of the House.”
All I can say to Democrats is “Yes! Please make her the botoxed face of your party!”
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]