Chris Christie’s modest ambitions

I continue to be impressed with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. In a political age where every elected official covets the office above his, it’s nice to run across an exception.

During a Fox Business Network interview yesterday, Christie — a rising star in the GOP — was asked if he had interest in the 2012 race. His response:

Not going to happen. I want to be Governor of New Jersey. I ran for Governor of New Jersey. I’m not Woodrow Wilson. You have to be in your gut and in your heart ready to be President if you decide to run for that. I simply do not have the desire to do it, nor do I think I’m ready.

An honest politician with muted ambitions? Say it’s so.

[Hat tip to Taegan Goddard for the quote]

 

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Brian Saint-Paul was the editor and publisher of Crisis Magazine. He has a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Religious Studies from the Catholic University of America, in Washington. D.C. In addition to various positions in journalism and publishing, he has served as the associate director of a health research institute, a missionary, and a private school teacher. He lives with his wife in a historic Baltimore neighborhood, where he obsesses over Late Antiquity.

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