WASHINGTON (The Blaze/AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would be on anybody's short list for a vice presidential running mate. Romney calls Christie an "extraordinary person" and "one of the leading figures in the Republican party."
The two appeared together on NBC's "Today" show - and pointedly didn't reject running mate rumors - the day after Christie handed Romney his endorsement. Asked if Christie would make a good match for a ticket with him, Romney said the two are great friends who agree on a host of issues.
Christie, who had considered running for president himself, says he hasn't been promised a spot on the ticket, or anything else, in return for his endorsement. And Romney hinted in one of his answers that Christie hasn't taken his name out of the running (be sure to catch the eyebrow raise after one of the questions):
But Christie has shot down the idea of being the VP before. In June he told NBC, "Seriously, forget it," and during his press conference last week announcing he would not run for president, he said "I'm not looking for that job."
Still, some felt he left the door open by adding plenty of qualifiers such as, "I don’t see it happening" and "I don’t think there’s anybody in America who would think my personality is best suited to being number two."
Here we go again.