President Obama hasn’t even started his second term as president, but from all appearances it looks like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is already positioning himself for the 2016 presidential campaign.
Of course, Christie told ABC News this morning that it would be "crazy" for anybody to try to "plan four years from now."
He added: "What I want to do now is be the governor of New Jersey, as I said, for the last three years, I’d like to do it for the next four."
A new Fairleigh Dickenson poll shows Christie crushing three potential Democratic challengers in his re-election later this year. With no formidable opponents, its easy to understand why Christie might embrace the national attention. And with Republicans currently facing a national leadership void in their party, Christie appears willing to fill it.
He even hinted at possible national ambitions, noting he'll be more prepared to run in 2016 than he was in 2012.
"I will be more ready than I was in 2012 because I will have done my job for longer and hopefully gotten better."
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Why the West should let Russia have eastern Ukraine
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- The amazing resurrection of Mitt Romney
- 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to
- Why you should stop believing in evolution
- The dangers of our passionless American life
- The essential techniques that every home cook should know
- Your literary playlist: A guide to the music of Haruki Murakami
- Why are all of America's nuclear missiles aimed at Russia?
- Even critics of the euro didn't see this coming
Subscribe to the Week