Chris Christie: Will He Or Won't He?
Although he has repeatedly denied that he will consider a run for president, last night New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appeared to be wavering on that decision after all the major declared GOP candidates suffered campaign setbacks.
Despite Christie's avowed disinterest in the White House, longtime adviser Tom Kean gave the Christie-for-president movement a boost Monday when he said Christie was "very seriously" considering running. "He's giving it a lot of thought. I think the odds are a lot better now than they were a couple weeks ago," Kean, a former New Jersey governor, told the National Review Online. Wall Street Republicans in particular have been urging him to run. Three politically connected Republicans in the financial industry told Reuters on Tuesday he was being courted by activists who are dissatisfied with the current Republican field, but they asked not to be identified by name. The New York Times listed a number of wealthy and influential party activists who were trying to get him to run, including David Koch, recently listed by Forbes magazine as the richest New Yorker, and hedge fund magnate Paul Singer.The deadline to appear on some state 2012 ballots is in two weeks.