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September 26, 2011

Former NJ Governor & Christie Confidante Tom Kean: Yes, Christie Is Seriously Considering a Bid

I don't know.

Former New Jersey governor Tom Kean, who has known Chris Christie since he was a teenager and remains an informal adviser, tells National Review Online that the governor is “very seriously” considering a presidential bid.

“It’s real,” Kean says. “He’s giving it a lot of thought. I think the odds are a lot better now than they were a couple weeks ago.”

Christie remains undecided, Kean says, but is listening closely to pleas from party leaders.

My problem with this is that Christie's aides are very firm in their "nos."

When Perry's people were saying "no, not yet," they were doing so in a way that did allow for the possibility of a change in position. They would say "Nothing has changed in the governor's thinking," or that sort of thing. They reiterated the old answer -- "No" -- without adding new authority to it.

But Christie's aides do seem to be investing that "no" with fresh authority. One of his aides made a point of saying Christie means what he says and says what he means -- in other words, it would be immoral and dishonest for him to reverse his opinion.

Thus escalating the "No" beyond what is necessary.


Sorry to drop another "Christie May Run" post. I expect pretty much this topic is exhausted, comment-wise. But it is big news.

Or big rumor.


Thanks to lu and "Jewish Janitor."


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