New Jersey’s outspoken governor, Chris Christie, appeared on the “Today” show this morning to defend Mitt Romney, whom he’s thrown his support behind in the GOP presidential race, against the other candidates’ criticisms of Romney’s days at Bain Capital. But after five minutes of talking GOP politics, Christie’s ability to get the parties together to compromise on key issues, and other topics, Matt Lauer turned to speculation that Christie could run on Romney’s ticket as the vice presidential candidate.
Christie, ever the tease, didn’t rule out being on the ticket, saying that it would be stupid to turn down a job he hasn’t been offered. But he still is concentrating on running New Jersey and he thinks he’d do his best work there. Which tells us this: as much as the GOP wants to see Christie operate on the national stage, Christie knows that a governor has a heck of a lot more power than a VP.