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The Tone-Down-the-Rhetoric Talk Didn’t Make It to New Jersey

Chris Christie’s unfortunate way of encouraging people to stop asking him about the presidency: 

”Listen, I threatened to commit suicide, I did, I said, ‘what can I do short of suicide to convince people I’m not running?’” Christie said. “Apparently, I actually have to commit suicide to convince people I’m not running.” 

He continued, “You have to feel in your heart and in your mind that you’re ready for the presidency. And there are lots of people who will run just because the opportunity presents itself.

“That’s not a reason to be president of the United States,” Christie said. “You have to believe in your heart and in your soul and in your mind that you are ready and I don’t believe that about myself right now. So that’s why I said I won’t run and I can’t imagine that changing.”

Christie said it wouldn’t make his wife happy either.

“My wife would kill me,” he said. “There’s certain things that you know just will not be accepted and I think that’s on the list.”


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