Christie Would Answer Romney Call
The governor did not come out and say he would accept if Romney offered the No. 2 position on the ticket. He, on the other hand, offered up a list of his possible choices for Romney vice presidential running mates, who would help boost the chances of the GOP in the November election.
Christie said Romney was the nominee from his party and if the nominee calls him and wants to talk about his running mate, he would talk to him. Christie’s name has been mentioned often as a possible vice presidential candidate.
Christies, who opted not to run for the presidency this year, gave a list of six candidates from the Republican Party who all would be excellent choices as running mates with Romney. On his list he included: Bob McDonnell the Governor of Virginia,; Marco Rubio, a Senator from Florida; Rob Portman, a Senator from Ohio; Mitch Daniels the Governor of Indiana; Tim Pawlenty, the former Governor of Minnesota; and Haley Barbour, the former Governor of Mississippi.
Christie said every one of the six was qualified and each had their own unique qualities. As for his reputation of being a blunt speaker, Christie said did not regret calling a reporter stupid or an idiot this past weekend. He said he did that because the question the reporter asked was not about the topic that was being discussed at the news conference. He said when someone is acting stupid, he would tell him or her, they were being stupid. Christie feels that his self-described assertive and blunt approach is helpful at times in negotiations that take place in politics.