Is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie precisely who presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney needs to defeat a sitting president?
Christie, who has repeatedly denied he wanted the be considered for the vice-presidential spot on the Republican ticket, sounded open to the possibility this week.
“He might be able to convince me. He’s a convincing guy,” Christie said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The comment set off a heated debate on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report” on Wednesday.
“When you’re talking about the No. 2 spot, you’re talking about some different criteria. I think there’s reason for the Romney people to be very hesitant about putting a guy like Christie on the ticket,” said Salon.com political writer Steve Kornacki.
“The two things that come to mind, are: One, he’s got such a strong personality, he’s so charismatic, he could overshadow Romney, who you know has that reputation for being a bit dull, a bit wooden, a bit stiff,” he said.