Christie: President might want a food taster if I am VP

By David Edwards
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 14:55 EDT
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) again announced Tuesday that he definitely was not running for president, and he added that the Republican Party’s eventual nominee may want to think twice before picking him as a running mate.

“I don’t know that there is anybody in America that would necessarily think that my personality is best suited for being number two,” Christie told reporters at a press conference in Trenton.

“I just don’t think I have the personality to be asked,” he explained. “I mean, seriously. Can you imagine? You know, the guy would probably want to get a food taster.”

It’s generally considered bad form for politicians to admit they are seeking the vice presidential nomination, but a potential candidate suggesting that he might poison the future president may be a completely new tactic for seeking office.

Watch this video from CNN’s Newsroom, broadcast Oct. 4, 2011.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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