Did Chris Christie miss his shot at the White House?
Did opportunity pass N.J. governor by?
- Duration 3:54
- Date Jun 21, 2012
Did opportunity pass N.J. governor by?
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Fundamentally believes that the way to support our economy is to take more taxes from all of you and spend about more public workers who then will pay a fraction of that money back and taxes.
If anybody ran a business like that they would be out of business quickly and Barack Obama's leadership is driving this business the United States of America Schwartz -- fiscal cliff.
We'd better stand together in the next five months and stop him from doing it.
I'll that's despite his tough talk New Jersey governor Chris Christie bowed out of running for president -- -- -- was lobbying him to do so.
And the governor is not saying much when it comes to being Mitt Romney's potential running -- certainly not ruling it out.
In an article in Newsweek he's questioning whether Governor Christie.
May have missed his chance to become presence questioning himself joining -- right now to weigh in is the man who wrote the book on the governor is -- very well literally.
Bob -- is the author of this book Chris Christie the inside story.
Of his rise to power do you believe the governor missed his opportunity.
No I don't.
What he what he said in the Newsweek article was that.
When he said that he wasn't ready.
He didn't mean he was a -- to be president he meant he wasn't ready to run them.
These are relatively young guy he's got plenty of time and I don't think of his popularity is going to be waning -- the bears fan.
He is not for we know we had that weekend when he took the family straw poll and it didn't come out good for running well that was -- And they did have a conversation about it and and he's a big family man he likes to things with a family.
Running for president as a 24 hour day seven day a -- kind of thing three year.
They just decided it was it right -- but when the vice presidential thing came up he had a slightly different team.
He's a guy who had fun with the question can you be vice president I -- -- guy has been charged him win last night could heat -- you literally a guy that could.
Be vice president.
-- -- he seems to almost want to do.
Chris they could do anything he wants to he's that kind of guy.
It wouldn't be your traditional vice president where you go out cut ribbons and go to state funerals and that kind of thing he would have to have an understanding with the president look I need a real job to do.
I'm not interested in sitting around until somebody calls me to go cut -- -- or something but that could be worked out.
So you write this -- we had a Marco Rubio also -- to be vice president right what's the difference between the two books well the -- book which I haven't -- -- -- -- -- -- been busy with this one.
Is a politician writing about himself and what the public.
He wants -- public to know about him.
-- cooperated with this in writing the book but he didn't have any say at all and what's in the book so what do we know for example of the way he handles some questions about -- week he lasted -- I know who I am.
In reality how does how does he deal with.
Well we go into that -- the book in reality.
He the thing the bothers him most is these stereotypical view that people have.
People who are overweight and that is that may be there and disciplined or lazy.
It bothers him that anybody would think that he's and disciplined -- lazy because he.
Actually isn't he works very long -- what else don't we know about him that you able to uncover after all he did cooperate he did.
Well I what do things that surprised me and I've known for more than ten years was -- hourly.
He decided that he wanted to be in politics -- goes back to the second grade.
When he was seven years old he was -- by the flag -- the teacher came out that find out what was wrong and -- looked up better he says you know I'm going to be president some day.
And then four years later when he's ten they're talking about what they want for Christmas.
Man you know the brother wants a trucker whatever.
Little Chris Christie he wanted to law book.
Could have had a little Chris Christie had he became governor of New Jersey and maybe in a running mate would certainly make -- the exciting for everybody covering it.
That would help your book Bob that's some tickets and help the book but it would be there and race for a change that would not even as governors a lot of fun he's unpredictable that is very chill out a great guest Bob -- as you author of a new vocal Chris -- the inside story of his rise to power.
Great to see again.
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