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Chris Christie says ‘no,’ again, on run for president

By DOUG THOMPSON
October 5, 2011

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday said — once again — that “no” means “no.”

Christie said he’s not running for the GOP nomination for President and won’t be talked into it.

“It just doesn’t feel right,” Christie said.

“What I always thought was the right decision remains the right decision,” Christie told reporters in a press conference in New Jersey. “Now is not my time.”

Christie admitted he reconsidered his earlier decision not to run because of increasing pressure from well-heeled Republican donors not happy with the current slate of GOP candidates.

“I felt an obligation to seriously consider what people were asking me to do.  For me, the answer was never anything but no,” he said. “It never felt right to me.”

For Republicans still searching for the right candidate to deny President Barack Obama a second term in office, the present crop of candidates doesn’t feel right to them.

With potential frontrunners rapidly surging and then falling in the polls, the big-money donors who could fund a serious effort against Obama might settle on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney or they may still wait to see if another candidate emerges.

For Christie, the decision was now or never.

For others still on the sidelines, never may be now.

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2 Responses to Chris Christie says ‘no,’ again, on run for president

  1. griff

    October 5, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I thought we would have learned our lesson from the last election. Oops, I forgot, this is America v 2.0. My bad…

    Any one but the current puppet, party before principle, tell ‘em what they wanna hear in order to gain the power, the keys to the kingdom.

    Ahhh…the television, the lies, they soothe me, soooo comfy and warm.

    Go back to sleep America, we’ll wake you when it’s over…

  2. Gregg

    October 6, 2011 at 6:48 am

    As long as people are easily diverted by a hugh veil of lies and deceptions…that keep them emotionally disconnect, which distances them from the sources they have to examine the problems with political machines and government…live in America is going to get really hard.

    As so many times voiced by CHB regulars…and certainly in probably dozens of columns by Doug – WE HAVE A SYSTEMIC problem that’s bigger than any individual who claims to be able to bring about some type of miracle resolve for this country’s many problems.

    Those who even are capable of reaching the masses to make claims that they can fix our problems are themselves by-products of the problems.