He didn’t give a definitive yes or no to the people who came to hear a sold-out speech that could almost be used as the text for a presidential kick-off at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, instead executing a series of artful dodges. ... But he didn’t issue a new denial up on stage as he listened to the crowd’s pleas that he get into the race. "Your country needs you," one woman said. Another, "My Italian mother said you gotta run for president."
Christie’s been the subject of intense, renewed speculation about getting into the race as doubts circulate among big donors and the Republican establishment about Texas Gov. Rick Perry following his weak debate performance and Florida straw poll loss last week. Despite a year of repeating that he wouldn’t run, Christie yet again emerged this week as the choice for those still looking for a Mitt Romney alternative.
Some quick history: The incoming governor threatened to veto the New Jersey legislature's initial plans to vote on marriage equality during its lameduck session. Christie replaced the only Black justice on the state Supreme Court with a white Republican. Christie also "wasn't sure" if he should sign the Garden State's landmark anti-bullying legislation.
Sounds like the GOP has found their candidate.