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Bush Aide: Chris Christie Is ‘Actively’ Considering 2012 Presidential Bid

"I don't think Republicans regard this as a strong field."

The Huffington Post:

WASHINGTON -- The speculation simply won't die. On Sunday, former George W. Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson said that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was "actively" weighing the option of jumping into the Republican presidential race amid voter discontent with the current field.

"I don't think Republicans regard this as a strong field," Gerson said, during an appearance on ABC's "This Week." "So there is still talk of people getting in the race. Not just [Sarah] Palin but last week, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey was in Chicago and had two meetings with serious Republican groups from the Midwest."

"He is actively, I think, considering getting in this race, which would throw things open once more," he added. "But the desire for that to happen ... it shows that they are not happy with the current field, they think it needs to be filled out in an important way. I don't know if that is going to happen, but the desire for many Republicans to expand this field shows that they are not content with it."

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