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Christie: Romney ‘might be able to convince me’ to be VP

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday said that he could be persuaded to accept the job of vice president because presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is “a convincing guy.”

“I really have no interest in being vice president, but if Gov. Romney called and asked me to sit down and talk to him about it, I’d listen because I think you owe the nominee, your party that level of respect — and who knows what he’s going to say?” Christie told a crowd of students at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger.

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“He might be able to convince me, he’s a convincing guy,” he said, adding, “Do I really look like the vice presidential type? Sitting behind him at the state of the union [applauding]? I don’t really think that’s me.”

In an interview last year, Romney told NBC’s Jamie Gangel that Christie would be on his short list for vice presidential running mate.

“Of course he would be on anyone’s short list,” Romney said. “He could take himself off the list and say, no way, he’d have no interest. But the truth is that Gov. Christie is one of the leading figures in the Republican Party and of course, anyone who becomes our nominee is going to look at Gov. Christie and say, ‘That would be a terrific person to have on the ticket.’”

Christie has joked that the former Massachusetts governor “would probably want to get a food taster” if he were vice president.

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Watch this video from New Jersey Star-Ledger, broadcast May 1, 2012.

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(h/t: CBS News)

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Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’

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On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.

As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.

Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:

1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."

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British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate

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Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.

The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.

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Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6

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President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.

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