N.J. Gov. Chris Christie sounding presidential in California speech

    Although N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is still playing the not-running-for-president card, a speech he gave yesterday has left hopefuls thinking he might redraw his hand. 

    In an hour-long Q & A at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, he criticized both the President and Congress for their lack of collaborative progress in Washington. Christie said they should look to New Jersey (where else?) as an example of how to get things done.

    “In New Jersey we have done this and more,” said Christie. “The executive branch has not sat by and waited for others to go first to suggest solutions to our state’s most difficult problems. Being a mayor, being a governor–being a president–means leading by taking risks on the most important issues of the day. That has happened in Trenton.”

    Christie also said America needs “leadership and compromise,” but didn’t say he’s the one for the top job. 

    • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

    Click here to read WHYY’s Dave Davies’ latest blog, ‘Chris Christie speculation won’t die.’

    WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal