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Analysis: Chris Christie, Born to Run?

Analysis: Chris Christie, Born to Run? If there's one takeaway from Barbara Walters' Chris Christie interview last night it was this: the man is setting up to run for president in 2016. The buzziest example, of course, was his pushback against Walters' question as to whether he was "too heavy" to be president. "That's ridiculous," said Christie. "I mean, that's ridiculous. I don't know what the basis for that is." When Walters' asked about his statement last year that he wasn't "ready" to be president, Christie responded that he wasn't ready for the campaign--a very important distinction. Not being "ready" to be president suggests deficiency in experience--not ready to campaign is simply a recognition of the difficulties of setting up a presidential operation. And, while many potential 2016ers are quick to dismiss talk of a presidential run, Christie does not bat it down. When asked how he'll feel about running in 2016, Christie simply responds: "I have no idea how I'll feel."


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