Here we go! Despite repeatedly telling supporters, donors and reporters that he has no desire to run for president of the United States, new reports indicate that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may be changing his mind. NJ.com is reporting this evening that, “according to a source close to the governor” tonight, Christie is “seriously rethinking his months of denials and may launch a campaign for the White House after all.” And, according to an adviser to the Governor, his wife Mary Pat no longer objects to her husband pursuing a presidential run — following a phone call from none other than former First Lady Barbara Bush.
Christie has raised eyebrows (and hopes) with his recent criticism of Barack Obama‘s administration, even telling those gathered at a campaign rally for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal today that “if you’re looking for leadership in America, you’re not going to find it in the Oval Office.” Then again, he’s also asked “Why the Hell would I leave Jersey?”
If he does intend to run, the Governor has a short amount of time to get everything in order: Oct. 31 is the deadline for filing to enter the Florida primary.
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